Saturday, May 21, 2011

Big decisions (Jennifer)

I spent the day yesterday thinking of what I should do next.  Two weeks in a row and no loss.  And here is what I have decided.   I am coming off of Medifast.  I am going to focus on exercise and be conscious of what I am eating.  I went to the gym yesterday in a very good mmod.  And I am so happy that "my plan" worked.  I went feeling sorry for myself that I havent lost weight, that I cant seem to get under 160.  And once I started exercing the self pity disappeared.  I felt my muscles working.  And I realized this is what I need to be doing for myself.  I need to be toning my muscles, burning fat and calories (and then enjoying the sauna when I am done  :)  .  So thats where I am at.  I left there is much better spirits.  I will continue to eat my medifast food as part of my regular diet but I will not be following the plan exclusively.  The weather is nice. I am in debate about whether I should count calories or not.  That is still up in the air.  I expect a small gain having come off Medifast and increasing the calories, but I hope to counteract that with exercise.  The people at the gym are happy I am  back.  And one of the trainers and the owner seem to be keeping tabs on me asking me how many times a week I will be coming and when I will be in next.  To me, thats heartwarming.

And justify to myself that its okay to come off of Medifast without feeling like a failure I have made a very HUGE decision.  I will share that decision tomorrow, unless I come to my senses first and change my mind...hehe.

Have a great weekend everyone.  It was supposed to be warm and sunny here as the weatherman said yesterday but again he seems to have lied.  Its cloudy and about to rain...   Its the only job I can think of where you get paid whether you are right or wrong in what you do!  hehe. 

Today's reason for losing weight:
*I really want to lose that tummy roll I have going on....well, at least one of them.  I am trying to be realistic here...

Today I am thankful for:
*After deciding to come off MEdifast I did not run to the cabinets for all the junk food.  I feel appreciative of food again and I am so thankful for that.


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I hope this decision works for you!! That's what this is all about, finding what WORKS for us. We're all different and there are many ways to do it but it comes down to Eat Less and Move More, no matter what the plan.

I am hoping that this challeng that I am doing this summer will motivate me to stay on track. I wish you well! :-)

Jessica said...

Can't wait to hear about your big decision! :)

Jensters said...

Not heard of medifast....but good luck with what your starting out myself.

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Cannot wait to hear the decision...and girl - do what is right for you - this is YOUR journey - you know what is best.

J said...

I am cheering for you.

Shabby Chic Mom- Susie said...

I know you want to see a loss, but I think coming off of Medifast and maintaining shows you can transition successfully!
Keep doing what you're doing and it will keep moving down!!

Kimberlynn said...

I know it's frustrating. I'm in the same boat. I've been working all month and I'm still the same. But then again, I did just recently get into a whole new "decade". Sometimes I think our bodies just need a little time to reset and adjust. Hang in there will start coming off again.