Sunday, April 11, 2010

This weekend (Jennifer)

This weekend we had a few get togethers for my little Emmie's birthday. It was great but at some times hectic. Trish came out on Thursday and stayed for the weekend. It was a great time. I was so distracted that I felt totally off track with Medifast. It wasnt that I was cheating or anything, just off schedule is a better way to explain it. I was a little less strict on my lean and green on Saturday although I did not eat anything that I should not have. And I think I may have missed a MF meal or two along the line from Thursday until today. And that is what makes me realize just how important this blog is for me. It really does keep me on track. I dont like the feeling of being out of control. I guess it goes to show that the structure of medifast is just what I need right now.

So like Teresa wrote, the three of us were together on Saturday for the first time since we started the blog. And there were some interesting realizations. Like she said...I looked at the dip that we usually demolish (and then remake and do the same) and it was barely touched. And I realized that it is because we were not participating. And while at first I said it more as a joke it made me realize that it was the total truth. I bought the normal amount that I usually would, maybe even more. And not even a quarter of what we would normally eat was gone. It was eye opening. And it wasnt just the dip. It was other food (at least for me). There were brownies and cake left over. And ice cream and chicken wing dip. And there was left over buttercream from the princess cake. These are some of my favorite things. But I handled it. Yaay!

I look forward to getting back on my normal schedule. This week will be tough as far as telling how it all affected my results since it is supposed to be "that time" for me and all bets are off on the scale. At least that is how it works for me.

I will say that I am proud of me(and Trish and Teresa too) for being able to prepare so many foods that I knew that I was not going to be able to eat. And many of them were my favorites. So although I may have felt a little off schedule this weekend I guess now that it is all said and done I didnt do so bad :)

Today's reason for losing weight:

*to be able to go to a get together and not focus on what food I am going to shovel in (thank you Teresa for pointing this out). It was nice to talk with people and not be so focused on the food. Although I will say there is much room for improvement. The food all looked so good and I hope that when the Medifast days are over that I am capable of handling it in moderation. And I honestly feel that I will be able to.


mbm1forever said...

That really is the key, isn't it? Moderation. I wish I could get there myself. I just seem to struggle with this as I am an all or nothing gal.

Laura said...

Great job avoiding those foods! It's so tough, having the memory of a food, and knowing how it tastes, etc., and then having to avoid it.

Sounds like you're doing fantastic!

Karen said...

It's called "will power" and you have it! Awesome!