Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Summary

I have been on plan all month so far and doing fine. The scale hasn't budged in the last few days, probably hormonal, but I am waiting for that next big DROP that will put me at a new low, under 175.

Here's a little glimpse of what I eat in a typical day. Today:

7AM: green tea, plain
8AM: French Toast made from a Medifast banana shake packet with a little bit of sugar free maple syrup (I'll put the recipe and pics up on my Medifast recipe page later)
10AM: mocha, made from a Medifast Hot Cocoa packet and coffee
Noon: bowl of Medifast chili
3PM: Eggnog made from Medifast vanilla pudding
6PM: large "cheeseburger salad" made from Romaine, baby spinach, cucumbers, dill pickles, 5 oz lean grass fed local beef, 1 slice of low fat cheese, and a squirt of yellow mustard & low carb ketchup, tossed. Very yummy and filling!
Dessert: 1.5 T organic extra virgin coconut oil mixed with a little cocoa and Splenda, then chilled until firm. Tastes like a chocolate bar. This is *not* part of Medifast but something I am experimenting with myself.
I also had a nice big mug of yerba mate tea
At 8PM I will have a bowl of Medifast chocolate pudding.

I drank lots of water, and today it got SUNNY and for the first time in a month I went outside and walked for 30 minutes. It felt wonderful even in very cold temps.

Other dinners this week included homemade pasta sauce from roasted tomatoes from our garden (frozen) over spaghetti squash with Italian turkey sausage & lean meatballs and a spinach salad; another night was an egg over easy with 2 Morningstar Farms sausage patties and a big pile of crispy baked kale chips (homemade); yet another night I had tuna salad over a big green salad with cucumbers & honey Dijon dressing and a string cheese. I am always quite satisfied with my dinners, and am rarely hungry during the day. Eating every 2-3 hours has its benefits.

Hoping for that new low sometime over the next week.

10 comments:

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Don't take this the wrong way, but you're doing fantastic! (Okay, I'm not exactly sure how you could take the wrong way, but still... don't take it the wrong way!!!!!

Diandra said...

That sounds like a great food plan!

I usually have raspberries with oatmeal and yogurt for breakfast, then pack a lunch sandwich (wholewheat bread, curd cheese with herbs, low-fat cheese or ham, some slices of cucumber) and several pieces of fruit for grazing at the office (today: Apple, pear, some grapes). The worst part is getting home, where I usually feel like emptying all the shelves at once - I try to get some workout done after work (e.g. swimming) and have a low-fat/low-cal snack ready to last me until dinner. And I love experimenting with healthy cooking methods and new recipes. And if I want something sweet, I always have dried fruit at home - maybe not less calories than chocolate, but just as tasty and at least a bit healthier. ^^

So far, I haven't lost that much weight, but reading your blog always inspires me to keep going. So, thanks for sharing!

Bas said...

Dearest beautiful mother,
I feel like i see myself in you. I just want you to know that being a weight loss success story will not define you. Getting to that next goal will not make you happy, only temporarily. Thats the beauty of life, that is what ive discovered at 20 years of age. Ive lost 47 pounds or more and i wear size 4's and 2's. I was satisfied for about 2 minutes and i felt lonelier than ever. Im thankful for that revelation because it lead me to a book called women food and god by genene roth which lead me to eckhart tolles a new earth which transformed my life. I havent exercised in over a month and ive lost weight because of the advice given in women food and god. Im not sure if youve read it but you should, it will free you from the pain you will feel when you reach your "goal" as it did me. Im free. I tell you this out of love, i dont know you but i know you are a beautiful woman bombarded with the same images from the media telling you to be a certain way and that even when you are that way there are still people out there better than you because they have this or that. All lies, you are amazing for so many reasons. You are a wonderful mother and a beautiful soul. That i promise you. When you are ready, read women food and god. To all of the beautiful souls reading this post, free yourselves from the lies that we have told ourselves about food our bodies and life, because they are all intertwined.
Escape the anorexia of the obsession and the mind, fears of obesity because once the weight is gone, when the calorie system collapses around you, you are faced with the reasons why you left your natural weight in the first place.
Facing that my friends was the hardest thing ive ever done, harder than losing the weight.
I eat whatever i want now, no more counting calories or gym slaving. Its no secret, im not a pusher for the book but i feel the need to spread the seed that changed my life. It took me beyond this world and into my soul, and for that i am eternally grateful.
Freedom.

Jeslynb said...

It's really helpful to see your menus, Lyn. Thanks for sharing this blog!

Tammy said...

I'm with Jack....doing fantastic! I'm so glad you're back on track, and were able to get out in the sunshine today....awesome! :)

Leslie said...

That Jack is too darn funny. He's wrong...you're doing fantastic!

beerab said...

Sounds good- are the puddings good? I got one in my free pack and am wary of it lol.

daniii♥ said...

Your meal plan sounds great! I usually skip breakfast because we always order lunch at work out. So I need to make up for those calories somewhere.

Lyn said...

beerab~

The pudding is one of my favorite meals (the chocolate one). But it is best as a shake or as "ice cream." I need to update my Medifast recipes page to include those, but the shake is 1 c water, 1/2 c small ice cubes and pudding in the blender. I often add some instant coffee.

I do like it as pudding too. The vanilla, not so much... I only like that doctored up a lot! You can email me if you need help ;)

gracies tough journey said...

So happy you are feeling better and back to doing great. Hope it stays sunny for you. Gracie