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I started the 5&1 plan last July, and by Sept, had lost 35lbs. Not bad, but I needed to lose 100..

What happened?.

I had sinus surgery, and a after several weeks of recovery, just could never get back in the mindset. I didn't gain all the weight back, but about 15lbs..

It has taken me to this past weekend to get back into the mindset..

I was doing so well..I know this is something..I CAN do!.

No surgery scheduled this year, and I'm still down from where I was...this time last year. So I'm trying to be positive...

Comments (13)

Hey there- glad to see you're back on!! You were successful before and you'll be successful again!! you can do it! lots of luck to you..

Comment #1



I put up a very similar post this morning. Not sinus surgery, but new job, issues in extended family, ect.....gained back about 20 pounds....back on track now with 98 pounds left to lose. I am right here with you staying positve and ready to lose the rest of this.

Our situations are similar, with a similar amount of weight to lose. PM me if you'd like! Glad to meet ya!..

Comment #2

Way to go on coming back & being positive!!!.

I think you are on the right track with getting into the correct mind frame! I started end of Feb/first of March and lost 35 lbs....then went on vacation for 2 weeks. Didn't gain any lb's when I was gone and actually came back 1 lb lighter. This should have been a huge motivator, however I learned while on vacation that I could still enjoy the burger and fries and all that other food.....for me I got tired of making shakes and washing containers on the road....2 weeks is a long time to live out of a bag! So I've been back for a month and finally.....yes FINALLY lost 2 lbs! It took 3 weeks of just trying to get back to being 100% for longer then a week! But I did it....I am on day 9 of continuous OP!! And now that I have crossed that hump there is no stopping me! I got a new set of workout DVD's and am jamming my way back to loosing those last 16 lbs! It is hard work and I think it all comes from within! You have to make the choice and stick with it. Linda Spangle has a chapter in her book that talks about loosing weight and being "interested" or "committed" and if you are committed you will do what it takes and stick to your guns..

I wish you lots of luck in getting back to it!!! You can do it and you will do it!!!..

Comment #3


I just posted a very similar scenario. I get it! Most of us do. We can do this thing. We know it works. We need to help and support each other. We will succeed because we choose too..


Comment #4

OMG Photorebel - I could have written your very same post. Mine wasn't surgery though, it was just the darn holidays. I originally started July 1, 2007 and by Thanksgiving I was down 44 then that's when it went downhill. I too gained back all but 10. I recommitted May 25 and am doing good. What I keep thinking about is I would be at goal by now had I just stuck it out. Let's do it this time for sure - til the end and then on to maintenance forever!! We all can..

Comment #5

I found your post jandesmom - I went from 251 to 207 last year so I hear ya on that part!!..

Comment #6

DOINIT - I also found your post and I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mother..

Bunny - Good for you buying workout DVD's and gettin' movin'!!..

Comment #7

I started in June 2006, lost 25lbs, then had to move, sell my house, travel and fell off the wagon. I regained the whole 25 plus about 15 lbs! It took me a year and a half, but I'm back and doing great this time around! No quitting til goal!..

Comment #8

Thanks for all the encouraging notes.

What was frustrating was I actually did pretty well last summer. I lost 35lbs!! (needed to lose a 100). I was actually doing good, really sticking to it. The surgery set me back, and I just couldn't get my mindset back to do medifast...then the holidays..came up...etc..

No excuses after the new year..

I just got back from a family vacation last week, so I thought...what a great time to start!.

Made it thru my first day, just fine..

On day two now!..

Comment #9


You are right about needing to be in the "mindset." I really think that's what most of this is all about...attitude. Happy to see you back and in the right frame of mind again..

You will do great!..

Comment #10

I can totally relate. I'm in the same position right now. I'm more determined than ever to be successful, and it sounds like you are too...

Comment #11

I can completely relate, too. I originally did this diet back in July of 2006 to lose weight for my wedding. I lost I think around 30 pounds and was only 13 pounds away from my goal on my wedding day. I loved the diet and raved about it to everyone who asked. My plan was to go on my honeymoon, enjoy myself, then when I returned, I would go back on to hit goal and go into T&M. When I returned I just did not want to go back on, so here I am.

I gained all that I had lost PLUS 26 more pounds. I was well over the "scary" number on the scale for me, and soon I would have to go up a size in clothes which I refused to face, so I decided to restart my Medifast journey in May of 2008. I knew I could do it and I knew what to expect. Now I am down almost 15 pounds and am loving it. It's such an easy diet, but sooooo hard, as well. In the end, I know how great I felt when I lost the weight the first time and I am so looking forward to feeling that way again...

Comment #12

Been there, done that! You are doing great, just keep up the good work!..

Comment #13

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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