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For Hungry Girls Everywhere

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I hate dieting. Let me say that again. I, Retrobetty, HATE dieting!

Now that I've put that out there, let me share my latest endeavor with you. About 8 weeks ago I saw a commercial for Medifast and decided to learn more about the program. I did research day in and day out. After about 4 weeks of obsessing over the plan, I decided to take the plunge and placed my first order. After all, it worked for other people, it could work for me.

My first box showed up and I began to go through the prepackaged meals. I swear, as I pulled each package out, my anxiety went up a notch. Am I supposed to survive on pre-packaged, just add water meals? Alas, I had committed to this. $387 of commitment to be exact. So I gave it a go. I wanted so badly to love Medifast. I wanted to believe in the program, to be skinny in 8 months as so many others had done, but I just couldn't swallow the food!

I am not a picky eater, but Medifast and I didn't mix. After about a week, I was tired, sick from all the soy, starving, and thinking, there has got to be a better way!

I told my husband that I wanted to return the Medifast food. He told me that he believed that I could lose the weight just by eating healthy and that he would support me. That was all I needed... good bye medifast... hello Sparkpeopel!

I will say the upside of medifast is my body is now detoxed of sugar and carbs so I feel more equipped to take on a healthy eating regime at home. I know Medifast is for some people, and more power to those people, but it's just not for me.

So, for hungry girls everywhere... I want to say I admire you and the hard work you are doing. Weight loss is no easy business. I want to find success just as much as the next girl, but we all know it takes time, failures, and the ability to get back up. I want to be skinny, and if you want to be skinny too, lets be friends, work hard, and support each other. Hungry Girls can be skinny too!

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MOTHEPRO 7/1/2013 3:36PM

    Welcome to SparkPeople! We can get through this together!
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WOMANWITHGRIT 7/1/2013 12:58PM

    Here's to Sparkpeople...I've been around the block a couple of times and *this* is the way to go. Lifestyle changes. Social Support. Radio. Humor. Tracking food and fitness. Progressive encouragement. Community. Spark Coach. emoticon emoticon

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JENNYMARIEC 6/30/2013 9:15PM

    Welcome aboard! SparkPeople has really helped me lose weight in the past! I slip back into my old habits whenever I stop tracking but as long as I'm here and tracking fitness and food every single day (and drinking my 8 glasses of water) the journey seems easy. I hope you love it as much as I do! And best of all, it's free!

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CHERIJ16 6/30/2013 8:36PM

    I went on a medically supervised diet a few years ago and lost 35 pounds. The problem is that it was a diet and I really didn't teach myself how to eat for life. I feel so fortunate to have found Spark People because it is helping me to make a lifestyle change. I know the weight I've lost will stay off this time. emoticon emoticon

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JINXIFER 6/30/2013 7:56PM

    Here's to realism...and welcome to Sparkpeople!

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BYEPOUNDS 6/30/2013 7:52PM

    I've not used Medifast, but I was on a hospital plan and they provided the food. I only had to buy the food I used.

I'm glad that you tried the food, and made a realistic decision.

Good luck!

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