Thursday, April 14, 2011

Some decisions (Jennifer)

I have made some decisions and some changes in my life.  I have been so consumed with my health situation that I felt that some change was needed.  My weight has remained about the same, around 170 lbs for several months now with very little effort.  I am thankful that this seems to be my new weight that my body has accepted for me.  It used to be 230 so 170 is fine with me!  My eating has been awful, and although I have exercised here and there, it hasnt been with the excitement that I used to have. 

Soooooo....after speaking with my friend Karen and my cousin Trish, I have decided to recommit myself to Medifast.  They have recomitted themselves on their own and support is such a great thing on this plan. Medifast is how I got the majority of my weight off.  And I have kept it off for over a year now.  It was quite a thought involved decision that I didnt make lightly.  Its an expensive plan and the last time I was on it I did not cheat even once.  I am going to aim for 150lbs, maybe a little less.  Then I will get back into my running.  I will do some walking and weight training while on the plan, but I know from past experience that I cannot run while doing Medifast.  I have learned that running makes me feel sick(nausea) because of the lack of carbs and calories on MF.  And, running also burns too many calories for MF and puts my body into starvation mode and I am unable to lose weight. It took several weeks for me to figure that out.

Its time. 

Its time to refocus my attention on something other than my health issues that still remain a mystery.

Its time to get the rest of this weight off and be get to my goal weight.

I look forward to this journey again.  I am so thankful for the changes that Medifast made in my life the first time around.  I went from an obese woman with little confidence to a capable, confident, more fit woman.  There are no words to explain the difference.


Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Does it feel good to make a choice an have a direction like that? I've been praying for you girl! How exciting to have something to recommit to! I hope you have a coach! I know you will reach your goal and be resuming your athletic lifestyle in no time... summer is coming and what a perfect time to reach your goal! You really don't have far to go.

I pray that your health issues will work themselves out and be made known to you in a timely manner... and until then, that you can find peace and joy despite those trials! :)

Take care!

Jessica said...

I have been thinking about you! Looking forward to reading about your success :)

Jen said...

I've been thinking about you a lot lately! Good luck with Medifast :)xoxo


Kelly said...

Jennifer, I want you to know that I read everyday, and I really hope your doctors are able to figure out what is going on. But it sounds like you have your focus is spot on. Best of luck with Medifast. =)

J said...

I have recommitted myself too. Sometimes a "restart" is all we need to get back in our groove.
Wishing you the best.