Thursday, September 8, 2011

Another Good Day

It's day 4 of my Medifast restart and I feel fantastic! I really wonder sometimes what makes me go off plan and eat junk when it makes me feel so miserable. I know it starts with food thoughts, imagining all the yummy things I *could* be eating. After a few days away from the junk, though, it gets easier to just not think about food at all. Grab a packet and get on with life. I am going with the old stand-bys for dinners, for now. It is just easier to not dwell on food thoughts. Tonight will be spaghetti and meatballs! Everyone loves that! I will simmer a pot of homemade, garden fresh (no sugar added) tomato sauce with some lean turkey meatballs in it, and the kids will have Barilla plus pasta while I enjoy spaghetti squash. My portion will be 1 cup of spaghetti squash topped with 1/4 cup of sauce and five meatballs, plus a half cup of salad. Yummy.

Last night I went out to dinner. I drank unsweetened iced tea, skipped the bread basket, and had an appetizer spinach salad topped with toasted Hazelnuts with the dressing on the side. My entree was alder planked salmon with a double side of fresh steamed green beans, no oils added. It was delish and filling! I am down another pound this morning.

Here's a general menu for me while I am on Medifast. I pretty much each the same things every day.

7am: coffee w/sugar free vanilla creamer
8am: spice muffin made from MF pancake mix, OR french toast made from a MF shake, OR scrambled MF eggs with spinach
10am: some kind of coffee beverage made from a MF shake/coffee/ice combo
12pm: flatbread sandwich made from MF tomato soup, filled with Laughing Cow light cheese and fresh baby spinach, OR some kind of MF soup with extra veggies added (chili, chicken noodle, chicken and wild rice, or cream of chicken)
3pm: MF Parmesan puffs OR BBQ Bites with a diet soda
6pm: dinner of 5-7 oz lean protein and 3 servings of veggies, with appropriate amounts of healthy fat
8:30pm: MF bar or soft serve

If I get hungry I have a snack, usually pistachios or almonds.

I am getting into a routine now that the kids are in school. Dance classes have started back up for my daughter, and obedience begins soon for the pup. We are having fun with our last few dock diving jump sessions before it gets too cold. I can hardly wait for fall! I love to rake leaves.

Enjoy your day!

*FTC-required disclosure: Medifast provided me with its products for my personal use for free.*

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are doing good !

Karen said...

Way to go, Lyn! I knew those pounds would fall off at warp speed! You are doing great!

Lisa said...

so glad you are feeling good! :)

Lori said...

Good for you. I knew you'd find your way.
Lori

Anonymous said...

I do this too...eat foods that I know are right for my body/make me feel best, then start to rationalize that I can add in other things (ie eat a more varied and 'normal' diet). Yet it just backfires...I think its hard sometimes to find a new normal for yourself.

Forty Pound Sack said...

Sounds great. I have a shelf full of medifast in my pantry. I keep thinking I should start it again. You may just have pushed me over the motivational edge......

Karen said...

For me, it's the circle of addiction. Just the power of stopping before I go off plan and saying to myself "What do I really need?" and going away from the kitchen & food.

I've started getting hooked on that feeling : that I can't control my feelings, but I can control how I act.

My life has been pretty stressful the last year and Medifast has given me that clarity to step away from the circle of eat, repent, repeat. I've decided, to the best of my ability, I won't go back. Line is drawn in the sand.

Good luck, Lyn. Glad that you've found something that helps you feel better every day. Enjoy the kiddos and the pup and life.

Anonymous said...

Lyn, I knew this was going to happen since the beggining. I kept thinking when is she going back to Medifast and telling us again how great it is?.

Anonymous said...

so you are back on Medifast. Wonder when the crash will happen?

Christina S. said...

Last anonymous is a jerk. Why leave a comment just to be destructive? Lyn, you've written at length about the ups and downs in your journey - the important thing is that you always, always keep trying. I know you may continue to struggle at times, but I also believe that you will never gain back all of the weight you have lost, and also that you will never never QUIT on yourself! I'm so glad MF is helping you get back on track.

Lyn said...

Christina~

Thanks! I appreciate your words of encouragement. I have learned on this journey that there are kind people, and judgmental people. Usually, miserable people want to spread the unhappiness. Thankfully, there are many good, kind people like yourself to make the world a better place :)

I believe in myself, and will continue to do what works!