Monday, March 1, 2010

March 1, 2010: 234 Pounds

So, yeah. I weighed 234 on February 1st, and weighed 234 yesterday (February 28th). Another month maintaining. My highest weight for the month was 236, and my lowest was 231. Once again, I'd say I worked my plan about 80%...

I weighed on the 28th rather than on March 1st because along with starting Medifast (see my last post), I am going to weigh on a weekly rather than daily basis. I am hoping to take advantage of the huge amount of time I am saving on food prep, shopping, planning, counting and logging calories, etc, to refocus on some other things in my life that need attention. I still have to cook dinner, but I like that.

I will have another post up shortly chronicling my food intake, with pictures. I had a good day yesterday :)

More coming soon...

11 comments:

mandy said...

I just want to tell you that your weight loss has been very inspirational. I have lost over 50 pounds myself and being able to have a blog really makes me accountable. if you have a chance come on over http://mandyparham.blogspot.com. In the meantime keep pushing. We're rooting for you!

Anonymous said...

Do you have any ideas why you haven't been losing for so many months? You eat such wonderful, healthy whole foods, how can you not be making progress? Maybe explore your reasons for lack of progress as you begin this new eating plan. I know if you follow the MF program you will have results :)

Shelby said...

You like cooking dinner? Will you please come to my house?

I'm hopeful that Medifast will bring you the results that you want, certainly it will free up some time!

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

I totally get what you are saying about taking a break from all the meal prep, planning, and plain ol' mental effort required to formulate and follow a certain dietary plan.

A couple of years ago, I had jaw surgery and couldn't eat anything for about 2 months. I was wired shut and then couldn't easily open my mouth to any great degree for a long time. I was restricted to Ensure, and eventually mashed banana and yogurt.

It was an odd relief not to have to think about food. I knew what I was having at every meal - Ensure! - and it was sort of freeing to be released from food for a while. (And the weird thing was I never got tired of drinking Ensure...I still like it!)

Hope Medifast is the tool you're looking for to shake things up with your weight loss journey!

Larkspur said...

A good starting point. Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering what you are feeding your kids while you're doing the medifast program? I hear you on what a relief it would be to not have to think about what to eat, all the shopping, all the prep, etc., but you'll still be doing all this for the kids wont you? Unless the older ones are ok fending for themselves...Anyway, I hope this goes well for you, Lyn!

Seth said...

Good luck with it! You will have more time to yourself, or at least more time for other things not having to make as much at dinner now.

Keep strong!

RedHead said...

You're going to do great! Just have to get through the first 2 weeks- those will definitely be the hardest. But you can do it! Just take it one day at a time! :)

Lyn said...

Anonymous~

I think there are some mental/emotional reasons for my lack of significant loss lately. I've writeen about my fears on my blog, but I think there is something else going on. I am hoping to discover that during this journey. On the physical front, I have been sidelined from biking/walking several times due to injuries to my joints. I have eaten healthy and well about 80% of the time. The other 20% or so is what is keeping me stalled... days when I turn to food for something other than nourishment. Days I eat too much, because I feel driven to. I think this new plan might help with that piece of the puzzle.

Anonymous (the second)~

I am making a normal dinner for my family because on Medifast I get regular lean meats and veggies, so I just make a few sides for the family and don't eat those. I only have to prep breakfast and lunch for my little girl, not a problem. My other children are teenagers, so on weekends they make themselves a sandwich or a burrito or leftovers. During the week they all eat at school. Sometimes I make them breakfast on the weekends, but I will just make myself some eggs or something else allowed.

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

YEAH for good days!!! much luck to you!

Ms. PJ Geek said...

ditto. stuck at 234 myself..again. my lowest this month 232.8 (lowest in 20 yrs) that lasted 1 day. highest 238. my post for the Feb summary and plan for March is being worked on now..theme is "MARCH ON!"