Thursday, October 27, 2011

Daily Menu/Weigh In

I am not feeling well so just a quickie post.

What I ate today:
7am: coffee, 2 Tbsp sugar free creamer
8am: Medifast spiced pancakes, 1 Tbsp sugar free syrup
10:30am: Medifast hot cocoa
12:30: Medifast cheese pizza bites
2:00 coffee, 1 Tbsp sugar free creamer
3:00pm: Chobani nonfat Greek yogurt, 6 oz (sub for Medifast meal)
6:00pm: Leftover tortellini soup (without any tortellini, see prior recipe... one cup) and an ounce of low fat cheese to make up for not enough Lean in the soup. I was short on veggies today but didn't feel like I could eat more.
8:30pm: Medifast brownie

I walked about 1.5 miles today, drank a lot of water, and am very tired. Was up in the night with a crying child, up for the day at 5am with a senile senior dog, and still have a head cold. Going to bed soon.

Scale this morning said 203, down another 3 pounds.

8 comments:

Patricia said...
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Sara said...

Your blog is really inspiring to me.. I was wondering, do you feel hungry at all during the day?

that TOPS lady said...

sorry your aren't feeling well :(

Congrats on the loss! )

Lori said...

I hope you and your family are all better soon. Good for you for hanging in there during the tough times. I think you've turned a corner and have your head in the game. You'll make it.
Lori

Lyn said...

Sara~

I get hungry during the first 4-5 days starting Medifast, usually in the afternoon at my standard "hungry time" between 2 and 5. After I get going though and have a week of on plan days under my belt, the hunger goes away. Most days I am not at all hungry nor thinking about food. The exception is a couple of days in my female cycle when I get extra hungry even on Medifast, so I have a bit higher calories on those days.

kara said...

This is why I have a problem with Medifast and why I don't think it will ultimately work for you in any way.

The last three days you have eaten:
coffee with creamer x5
pancakes
hot cocoa x4
cheese pizza bites
peanut butter crunch bar
chili cheese puffs and coke zero

Questionable:
medifast chili
medifast oatmeal x2
low carb lasagna
medifast chicken and wild rice soup
low carb split pea soup
brownie topped with peanut butter

the only "real" healthy, natural, non-processed, non-enriched food you've eaten is:
yogurt x1
leftover soup x1
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup mushrooms
1/4 cup cauliflower
1/2 cup diced tomatoes

The questionable enriched stuff .. ok, whatever. At least those are representative of real food and don't encourage you to make meals of a bowl of chili cheese puffs (enriched with protein).

But that first list? I don't care that all of that is protein enriched and acceptable on medifast for a meal substitute. How are you supposed to break your cravings for sweets and junk when your "meals" consist of cheese pizza bites, peanut butter crunch bars, brownies, and chili cheese puffs?? How is that supposed to help you learn to eat better and be healthy?

I think the program is just encouraging you in your food issues and is part of the reason when you stop eating the medifast enriched food that you crash hard and have to struggle so much.

Anonymous said...

i just wanna know how u can lose soo much weight in such a short space of time...wowwwww.....i am here stuck at 210 and my scale will barely budge and i am working 6 somtimes every day and eating between 1500 and 1300 calories a day and not drinking anything with sugar in it.....crazyyyyyyy

Lyn said...

kara~

to each his own. I understand your viewpoint even though I don't agree, and neither does my doctor. Of course you may be right. I guess we'll have to see. I can only tell you that the puffs and brownies etc are so far from the taste of "real" puffs and brownies that it isn't really an issue as far as taste buds go. The Medifast food is good, but it sure isn't gourmet. Even when I went off plan I did not go and have a 'real' brownie or cheese puffs for a meal, so I am not worried about that being a habit. Medifast is just a tool, to me. I know it's not for everybody and I am glad you found something else that works well for you. That's all we can do!

Anonymous~

It's just water weight the firs few days. I am pretty carb sensitive, maybe you are too. I can gain 5 pounds overnight if I eat bread or sugar (which is what happened last week) and drop it in a day or two when I cut it back out. Eating sugar and carbs causes inflammation and water retention. The weight loss slows a bit after that initial water dump.