- Sunday Nov 02, 2014
(nutribullet meals along with left over medifast)
Well, It has been almost one year to the month at least since I have posted. I had some successes and some failures but unfortunately I have never reached my goal. I have a mental block about going to the gym and my membership is up May 31. I don't even go there to tan any more and I am a sun worshipper. I don't know what is wrong with me. I dread the thoguht of taking time to change my clotes and hit the gym and come back home etc... All I want to do is be a couch potatoe. I know in my head ' you don't have to go hard, just go" but I just don't.
Today is my first grandbaby's dedication. Maybe I should make this day my day of dedication to the gym. Baby Asher is worth it!! But more importantly, I am worth it.
Where has my spark gone. I was so motivated a year ago and dropped 20 lbs.. Even two years ago, I participated in a biggest loser evernt and lost 13 lbs. Something has to hit me.
OK - I am going to focus on my gaal of being healthy Today. Let Nov 2 be the day I go to the gym. Today is Sunday and I have the whole afternoon free. I have the whole women's section of the gym to myself. I can't keep making excuses like, I am too busy with work, or family or TV.
I don't have to make a goal of going every day - If I start with going just 'today' for now and see how it goes.
I think someitmes I make big plans then do notheing - so I will start small - go today for 30 minutes stretch for 10, bike for 10 and weights for 10, then tan and go home and see how I feel. I will not worry about tomorrow.
It is 7am now. May I have prayers that I follow through with today's plan of action and not be distracted or discouraged from reaching today's goal.
Can someone tell me which diet diary facebook page is for us?.
Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 30.8 lbs to go!
- Thursday Nov 28, 2013
Happy Turkey Day!!!
I am so excited. I have been on Medifast for one month and lost a total of 11lbs as of today. I finally broke 187 by one lb. and I am delighted. I even cheated as my daughter made 'almond snow ball cookies' which are my favorite. But - because I have finally broken my 187 - I am determined to stick with the medifast plan today and not be tempted by all the wonderful food that will be put out on the table today. I will eat my 'lean and green' and I will eat it slowly and enjoy every bite and accept this as my meal. If I am going to have a life style change, I have to change. I can't let a holiday sagatage my progress thus far.
I will be in a room full of people who LOVE food and will even be observing my plate - but I must politely say "everything looks lovely - but I will pass this on to you...next person. I will only allow myself a small dessert and will only eat a tablespoon and ask to save the rest for later. If I at least accept the host's dessert, I think she will be accepting of my new change.
For those of you who pray - please pray that I will go to the gym. I have a mental block about getting dressed and driving there and it just makes it easy to say 'skip it'. I must add the gym to my day as I know this would help my progress so much. I don't know why I am so anti - after all I am already paid up until the end of May and I know if I don't start using it, I will regret it.
I need some motivator - can anyone give me a slogan or a pep talk that will break though this negative thought process I have against going to the gym?
My daughter has a good one which I love "You don't have to go hard - just go!" I love that but again, I can't get past getting changed into my gym clothes. It seems like a bother. Open to suggestions.
Again Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
Progress as of today: 15.8 lbs lost so far, only 36.2 lbs to go!
- Thursday Nov 14, 2013
Well, Today my PLAN is to hit the gym - not hard - just a simple walking for 30 - 45 minutes. Or if the machine is taken I will use the elliptical.
My game plan is to change into my gym clothes during my lunch break and then when my shift ends - just go. No more excuses. I'm in my 3rd week of medifast and have lost 11 lbs from following their diet (and even cheated a little) so I'm thinking a daily dose of exercise will only enhance my progress.
I have a mental block for some reason and keep makeing excuses for not going to the gym. My daughter suggested having a jar and putting a dollar in the jar for every workout and then after a month - I can spend the money on a new purse or clothes or shoes. She came up with this b/c this past Jan - April I hit the gym every day at 5 am b/c I was enterend in a biggest loser contest and the winnings motivated me. She thought if I motivated myself with a jar of cash, maybe I would be proactive.
I wish I could make myself want to do this - I just can't seem to get the same momentum as I had in January.
Any pep talks out there that work for you.
My daughter gave me one "you don't have to go hard, just go!" I love that one - but my problem is 'changing and getting out the door' How do you stop makeing excuses?
Any advice welcome!!
Progress as of today: 14.4 lbs lost so far, only 37.6 lbs to go!
- Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
Did a good job on my water intake today but ended up sneaking some of my daughter's buffalo chicken dip and chips. I'm not going to beat myself up though. I will get back on track with my medifast meals tonight.
I've been learning about the raw apple cider vinegar drink 3x per day and just ordered my bottles via puritan's pride (buy 1 get 2 free sale). Apparently ACV has great properties for a variety of health issues and though I know it is not a cure all - I think I'm willing to give it a go. I'm betting it will need some lemon juice and sweetenr to tolerate it, but hoping the results will be worth it.
Anyone else try ACV as a supplement?
Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 38.4 lbs to go!
- Monday Nov 11, 2013
Whoo hoo.........I finally broke 190 - I am so happy happy happy
This gives me such hope - my goal is when I get down about 6 more pounds I'll begin to hit the gym.
I was told to take a before photo and I did - I was skeptical to do so - but now I just might be making progress and who knows - in another month or so I'll be taking an after photo.
Well I dont' want to jinx my good news for today - I just can't believe it!!
Thanks for letting me share!!
Best to everyone!!
Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 38.4 lbs to go!
- Saturday Nov 09, 2013
I have started a new journey - I am on the medifast plan and despite the low calories, I have been impressed with the food and the new habit of eating every 2 1/2 - 3 hours. I have only been on one week and I dropped 8 lbs - and I cheated yesterday (ate some cheese and pita chips with hummus and a tiny slice of frozen pizza - cooked of course) My weight still dropped.
I know the holidays are coming so I want to do the bulk of my weight loss and really stick to this plan. I think the reason for my cheating is a bit of PMS and I always get extra hungry at that time. My hope is to reach my goal in two months.
THe medifast food is expensive, but when you consideer that you are only buying groceries in the meat/ fish isle and veggie isle - it is really a cost savings. Of course my family has to eat so my husband has taken over this shopping for us. (God bless him)
Medifast has a cool daily chart that you can down load on medifast1.com if you like a visual daily tracking sheet this is awesome. It makes the food journal fun and you can see your results easily.
I have never in my life tried a plan such as this but I have 4 friends who went on the plan and each lost tons of weight!! It is exactly what it says "medi 'fast' so your caloric intake is low but since you are eating so frequeantly and drinking 8 glasses of water per day - you don't even notice.
Anyway - I am not selling the diet - just describing it - kind of like a pep talk for myself so I can know that what I invested in is worth it for me. I don't want to give up and I want to keep reminding myself of the weight loss I'm made so far. I wasn't doing it on my own so I needed help. I had some trouble on the first day where my medications were affecting my stomach and when I spoke to the nutritionist - he advised going on the veggiterrian menue which allowed for cottage cheese and yoguert - made a big difference!! Now I am doing fine. Still not sure if my ill feelings were an actual bug, or the medifast + meds but I am good now thank goodness.
My new goal is to post every saturday an overview of the week so I have a journal here of my progress - love seeing that bar go down.
Thanks for listening and I'd love to hear if anyone else has tried a program like medifast, or nutri system or weight watchers etc. Just curious if you do have days for cheating and if you have been able to stick with it. so many of you here I know from years past who have made great losses - I want to be a success story like my friends there and here, Wish me luck!!
Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 40 lbs to go!
- Monday Sep 02, 2013
Well, tomorrow I start back to school teaching AND back to the gym. I already have my gym clothes set out and my alarm set. I made a To do list and set it on the table because I will be the first one up in the house. 4:45am - eat grapefruit and protein/fiber drink then off to the gym to do a 30 min walk either on the treadmill or elliptical. Then I may treat myself to a tanning session and a hydro massage depending on the time. Home by 6:30 where I will have time to drink water , shower and get ready for work by 7:30.
I just found out my work will pay a portion of my gym membership so that is motivation too.
All I need to do now is make up a chart so I can journal my food intake. I have a meeting with the nutritionist on the 17th and I want to show her I can indeed eat healthy dinners. Last session, we worked on building breakfast into my schedule (I was a meal skipper) and she is retraining my thinking.
I'll be able to start out well with dinner tomorrow - as we have an award dinner to attend for my daughter. Just have to be sure I eat right and small portions.
Anyone here recommend weight watchers - I think my work will pay for portions of this membership too and I wondered if it was worth it and how it works?
Thank you and Happy Labor Day!!
Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 44 lbs to go!
- Tuesday Aug 06, 2013
Haven't been to the gym in months. My husband lost his job July 1 and I have been working extra this summer to add additional income. Unfortunately my weight is slowly creeping up again. My clothes still fit, but the weight is adding up?
Had a colonoscopy and need to change my diet to help improve colon health. Meeting with nutritionist today to make a menu to get me started on a right path. I know I need to get to the gym even just to walk, but I am so unmotivated. Any words of inspiration welcome. My daughter gave me a cute note that said "you don't have to go hard, just go!" I love that because it really take the pressure off and gives you credit for what you do do.
Well, I will try to relax for my last two weeks of summer before returning to teaching. My this summer whet super fast!!
YOU all seem to be doing so well. Pray I can get motivated and that I would not worry about my husband's job situation. tough with 3 kids in college but we will do what we need to make things happen. Time will tell.
THank you for your support!!
Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 48 lbs to go!
- Friday Jul 19, 2013
Hello - anyone have any good diets for diverticulosis? Was just diagnosed with severe case and other than increasing fiber, can't find too much on this. I'm looking for some menus or recipes - I am very scared that I will get worse and have to have surgery or a colon bag! God forbid!!
Any websites or suggestions welcome.
Hope everyone is doing well - we are having a 100 degree heat wave now.
Progress as of today: 18 lbs lost so far, only 42 lbs to go!
- Sunday Jun 02, 2013
Progress as of today: 22.4 lbs lost so far, only 37.6 lbs to go!