Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Week 11 on Medifast

Hi there, I've just finished week 11 on Medifast and this week I've lost 1.4 pounds.  That brings me to 30 pounds down, and weighing in at 183.  I'm pretty darn excited about my progress still.  I went to New Orleans with some of my girlfriends and indulged, I ate, drank and was merry! And still managed to lose a tiny bit of weight that week.  But the most impressive thing of all is that I got back on track, I went to a wedding over the weekend, I drank some wine, but did not overeat and had a loss. 

Some NSV's to share: I bought 2 size 12 dresses and a Medium sweater.  I have gone down a half size in my shoes even.  I also am now wearing a size 14 jeans.  I feel great!

Some of you asked that I give the pros and cons of the Medifast program to share with you, so, here you go:

PROS                                                            CONS
fast weight loss                                              expensive
easy to follow                                                first 3 days are really hard
food taste good to me                                   
lots of choices for food items
cravings go away
good support from health coach
food delivered to my house
no meetings
weigh at home
online support
app for phone

As you can see, for me there are more pros than cons.  And even the cons are not that bad. For me it was money well spent. I feel like I'm actually going to reach my goal, even though I'm not quite sure what exactly my goal is going to be yet.  I know for sure I want to get to 170, but I won't be at a healthy BMI until I get to 166.  I guess I'll see how I feel when I get there.

Anyway, thing are going great for me. And here I am in a size 14 pants.

Big Hugs!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

3.11 pounds per week

Hi there, sorry that I didn't post last week.  I had a 2 pound loss last week, this week only .2 loss.  That's okay though, I'm not concerned.  In 9 weeks I'm down 28 pounds, that's 3.11 pounds per week.  Not too shabby. 

My hubby is better, he had to go back in the hospital for 4 days, had additional surgery for infection.  But now he's good.  That was so scary! I'm so glad that is finally behind us.

I've got an exciting weekend coming up, meeting up with some wonderful girlfriends out of town.  I cannot wait to see them and have some much needed R & R! I'm planning to have fun and cocktail while I'm there, but I'm not planning to go overboard.  I hope I don't undo any of my hard work.

Have a great day!
Big Hugs!

Friday, October 4, 2013

25 pounds really does make a difference

Well, as I've blogged about,  I've been doing Medifast and have lost 25 pounds in the last 7 weeks.  I've really been getting a lot of comments and compliments on my weight loss in the last couple of weeks. It's difficult, however, for me to see much of a difference.  So, I decided to do a side by side comparison.  The one on the left is me the day I started Medifast (213 pounds), the one on the right is me this morning (187 pounds)...technically that's 26 pounds down, but my weigh day is Tuesday.  I can see a difference, and it makes me happy. This brings my totals to: 79 pounds down since my surgery date, and 98 pounds down from my heaviest.  Excuse the fact that my leg is positioned funny on the pic from this morning.  I feel good and wanted to share it with you!
Have a great weekend!
Big Hugs!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Week 7...update

Well, I did not get to post last week, because my sweet hubby had emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix.  Needless to say, it was an eventful week.  I had a lot to share too! My week 6 weigh in was -5.1 pounds and this week's -3. For a 7 week total of: -25.6!!  That's an average of 3.65 per week.  I can't tell you how much this pleases me!! I am in the 180's! I have not seen the 180's since 1989.  Wooo hoo! Can I get a holla!

That's about it...
Big Hugs!