Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My last week!

This has been the longest week of my life!!! It's my last week of having to be on this Medifast diet before the transition and I am not motivated to stick to it. I have not cheated this week, but I have had mad cravings.

This past weekend wasn't all that great for my diet. I went home to see my mom...she had knee surgery and Saturday night, we decided on pizza for dinner. Mom wanted thin crust and I was SUPPOSED to only eat 1 slice, but by the time we got our pizza, I was so hungry, I ate 2! Well, thin crust does not fill me up that much so a few hours later, I got another... :( I did get up and go walk/running the next morning hopefully offset the damage I had done. Oh, but on a side note, my mom, sister, and dad all said that I looked skinnier. That really made me feel good since my mom and sister always seem to make a big deal about my weight.

So when I got back on Sunday, I was not feeling the shakes and bars at all and I gave in and had McDonalds. OMG! I just love McDonalds double cheeseburgers! I really think they put crack in their food!! So instead of me just shaking that off and moving forward with my shakes I decided that since we were going to a baseball game that night with friends, I wanted to eat a hot dog at the game with everybody else.

So I weighed myself on Monday morning and I had not gained anything but my stomach has not been as flat as it had been in the past. That was a wake-up call! But seriously...can I never have carbs again in life?? I have been doing some sort of workout everyday since Friday (excluding Sunday) and my stomach still hasn't gone back down. :(

I got up and weighed myself this morning and I'm back down to 15 lbs lost but today is Wednesday and our game night is coming up Saturday. I don't plan to stuff myself but I really want a piece of pizza and chips and salsa and peach cobbler...listen to myself! I sound like a fat girl! LOL

I think this will be a constant struggle for me for the rest of my life. I can say at least Medifast has jump started the weight loss process for me when nothing else seem to work. I know that I can't eat ALL of my favorite food in a week's time and that I need to consistently workout.

So for now, I will finish out my week...I only have a half a week left or 18 meals left to go! ;-)

Until next time...

Friday, July 23, 2010

A Little Setback...

I weighed myself this morning and I have gained a half a pound...I'm back at 152! :( I don't know what I have done wrong...I know that I have been eating fattier meats like hamburger meat and steak and I did have crab legs twice this week. My COO did say that your weight could fluctuate sometimes, but this is frustrating! So back to chicken only and being extremely strict for the next week...I guess I won't be hitting 20 by the end of the month after all. :(

Thursday, July 22, 2010

1 More Week...

I only have one more week of the full Medifast diet where I eat their meals 5 times a day...then I start the transition phase! WOO HOO! I went down 15 lbs on Sunday and then back up to only 14 lbs lost and I have stayed here since then. I'm kind-of bummed after having such a great loss last week. I was for sure that I would hit my 20 by the end of the month. And I still may, but I would feel more confident if the scale moved down a little this week! I have been having a real hard time remembering to eat all of my Medifast meals this week. There has been a few days where I have only eaten 4 or had to eat them all in a few hours at night. I have to do least to finish out my last week!

Until next time...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

On my way to 20 Lost!!

I weighed myself this morning and I have lost 14 lbs! I'm so excited!! I weigh 151.2! I'm about to break 150 and it has been about 2 years since I was under 150! If I lose 3 pounds a week, I can hit my 20 pounds by the end of this month! I will have to turn up the workout though. I went walking this morning with some friends and we walked for an hour and fifteen minutes! I really need to tone stomach isn't as flat as I would like it. But I am going to stick to my plan and not lift weights until I hit 20 lbs lost!

I still haven't had an urge to cheat yet and I haven't been put in any situation that has made it hard for me to stick to my diet. We are having game night at our house the last of this month and that's my last day of my diet, so I think I will allow myself one shot and a slice of pizza! :)

Until next time...

Monday, July 12, 2010

I just had to...

I had to weigh myself this morning, I couldn't wait until tomorrow...I'm down 12 lbs!! I'm sooo excited! My co-workers said that I looked smaller today and that just made my day!

On another note, my co-worker started working out a little more last week and she said that she was starving all week. This weekend, she passed out at the park while walking! That has me a little terrified to increase my workout at the moment...I was planning on actually going to the gym after work and doing a little cardio. :-o I mean but we are only eating 800-900 calories a day, that's hardly enough to have the energy for a good workout. She is going to add another meal and cut back on the Medifast meals and see if that will help. I'm going to just workout for like 30 mins when I do my cardio this week and hopefully, I won't get lightheaded or hungry.

I'm still trying to lose a total of 20 lbs before I add real food back in...maybe 25?

Until next time...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Can't Believe It...

I'm off today...we are not going to Houston this weekend after all though. There is a bad storm coming up through TX and we decided to reschedule our girl's weekend. On one hand, I am sad...I really wanted to see all my friends and get away for the weekend and hang out but on the other hand this allows me the opportunity to stick to my diet and not cheat this month like I vowed...

Ok, so I got up and weighed myself and I am down 11 lbs!! I could not believe it so I stepped on the scale 3 times. Yep, 154.4 it read! that makes this feel worth it! And now I feel more motivated to continue working out...matter of fact, I think I am going to go walk the dogs here in a little bit!

I have 9 more to go this month!! I'm sooo excited!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Week 5...

Last week was a rough week for me! I hated every bit of this diet and I resented being fat and having to diet in the first place!! To make matters worse, my co-worker lost a total of 15 lbs in 5 weeks while another lady who is doing the Medifast diet lost 13 in 3 weeks!! So you know what I go and do?? I take my happy ass to McDonalds for a treat and decided not to even get upset and to start over on Saturday. I have been doing great since Saturday and have vowed not to cheat at all this month.

I weighed myself this morning and I'm down 9.5 lbs! WOO HOO!! I feel slimmer and that helps keep me motivated. I really want to lose a total of 20 lbs by the end of this month. I started hip hop dance classes yesterday and I think I missed my calling! LOL Now, I'm not a Beyonce by any means but I had sooo much fun and it didn't seem like a workout at all. Too bad it's only once a week...but it's a start. I also signed up for Belly Dancing classes...that is going to be VERY interesting! I just want to work out doing something I like and dancing is it amazingly.

I have a girl's trip this weekend in Houston that I am so looking forward to and all of my friends that I am meeting up with are slim and fit and I know I am going to be self conscious. I'm trying to figure out if I should just mention my weight gain upfront and get it over with or just hope they don't notice! :-o LMAO!!

And here again, what to do about this diet while I'm gone?? Awww damn, I am going to have to break my vow for the weekend just a little. I mean, we are going to Lupe's and I heard they had the best Mexican ever! And I LOVE Mexican food!! I will not go overboard like I did in Colorado. I will try to stick to my diet as much as possible this weekend.

Until next time...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

1 month results!

Today is officially my one month mark on the Medifast diet and I have lost 8 lbs! I gained a pound since Saturday but I know I have not been following the diet the way I was supposed to this week. I did go running with the dogs last night, so at least I'm back on track to doing more cardio. I am so freaking sore!!

I am aiming for 12 pounds this next month, so hopefully, with my hip hop class starting next week and with me jogging with the dogs, I can be on track to lose those 12!

I am still happy that I am 8 lbs lighter than I was a month ago! YAY ME!