Monday, April 18, 2011

Like riding a bike... (Jennifer)

Being on Medifast again is like riding a bike.  Today is day 4 and although I am eating only the allowed foods, I have added a few extras to my serving sizes.  A little extra chicken here, an extra few olives there, etc.  But I have done this only because I know that the first few days are toughest and I wanted to make sure I got through them.  I am trying to set myself up for success to get these last 20 lbs off.  Like I have said in the past, if I get hungry, thats when I lose control of my eating.  Plus, the last time I did Medifast I struggled with not enough calories for what my body needed, and my weight refused to budge after a while.  So I figure if I am adding a few calories with the allowed foods for now I am not too worried about it. 

It actually feels good to be on a "plan" and feel like I am heading in the right direction.  I struggled for so long with calorie counting and exercise and just couldnt bust past that 160 mark no matter what I tried.  So I backed off a little bit(or a lot) of the intense workouts and calorie counting and to my surprise only gained 5-10 lbs.  And that is now the weight my body has accepted as normal for me as I have maintained around 170 for several months now.  I actually take pride in that.  The old me would have yoyo-ed until I eventually gained all of my weight back.  But I havent.   Not even close.  And that in itself is a success for me.

Today's reason for losing weight: 
*Health...plain and simple.  We only get one body in this life.  Its important to take care of it so it can perform at its best.

Today I am thankful for:
*Blogging has been such a helpful tool for me. I have met some amazing people, and there are even a few I wish I lived closer to so we could be real life friends. When I wasnt blogging every day, or even every week for that matter, I found myself missing something. I am glad to be back. Thanks to those of you who stuck around.


dawne said...

I know what you mean about wanting to just get the last few pounds off, but being proud to have maintained a relatively normal weight. I'm right with you - needing to get serious. I don't think we have Medifast in Canada, but I need to start doing something serious. You can do this! You are a success Jennifer.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I hope the medifast works for you!

Jessica said...

So glad to see you back! :) You are going to do awesome!

Calotren said...

This was a lovely post: Thanks for sharing your weight loss journey.I am so glad. Keep in touch.

Joy said...

Hi Jennifer, Keep pushing towards your goal...You can do it!!

Keep focused!

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