Saturday, October 29, 2011

Reporting In...

Today my daughter was sick so we had to put off plans that we had to go out and visit friends, but she wasn't so sick that a little trip to the park in the sunshine was out of order, so we did that instead. Ten minutes of fresh air and slides was good for us both. Other than that, and a rousing game of Don't Break the Ice, I got practically nothing done today.

My food okay today although my main meal was not prepared by me, so I had to wing it and estimate; thus no stats for today. Close enough, and reasonably low carb though.

5am: 3 cups coffee with 3 Tbsp sugar free creamer with the senile old dog who thinks he is a rooster
7:30am: Medifast peach oatmeal, 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
10am: Medifast Parmesan puffs and a Diet Coke
1:00pm: 2 chicken thighs, about 1/3 c steamed green beans, a large plate of salad including spring mix, spinach, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, red onion, and blue cheese dressing (about 2 c salad and 2 Tbsp dressing). I did have a "sugar free cookie" for dessert. No, it probably wasn't low in carbs as I think they made it with regular flour and nuts and Splenda, but it was a very nice gesture and tasted pretty good. It was smallish, 2.5" or so.
4:00pm: 6 oz fat free Greek yogurt (sub for Medifast meal)
6:00pm: about a cup of popcorn watching a movie with the kids (this is not on plan)
I will have one more Medifast meal around 8-9:00, probably a lower carb one like Cranberry Mango drink.

Scale said 202 this morning, down another pound.


Anonymous said...

Good luck staying on plan... I am not an advocate of Medifast / frankenfoods, so all I have to say is think about this diet long and hard-- if you are already going 'off plan' after just 5 days, do you truly believe you can stick to it in the long run?

Forty Pound Sack said...

Just getting caught up with you, Lyn. I appreciate the reviews on the new offerings from Medifast. I have a shelf full of the stuff and keep thinking I should give it another go. It worked well for me, and I only stopped because I was having breast cancer treatment and my doctor did not want me to lose any more weight. Anyway - new food choices might just be the push I needed.

Theresa said...

oh anonymous...........
Don't you remember what Bambi's mama had to say?

If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all.

It's good advice for all of us. :)

"be well"

Allison said...

Good luck with your weightloss journey... I love reading you blog! just a thought...the artificial sweeteners that you use in coffee/diet soda actually inhibit weight loss (they also gave me horrible headaches). Once I eliminated "sugar-free" syrups, etc I lost 5 pounds quickly. They trick your body and cause it to store fat.

Just a took me years to finally give them up, but the real thing is so much better and I find myself craving sweet stuff less now.

timothy said...

you're doin great hon, hope the princess feels better! and have a great (sugar-free) halloween!i know i will too! lmao

Anonymous said...

I agree that the other anonymous didn't say anything mean. I have noticed that a lot of the commenters on this blog confuse blindly going along with anything Lyn says with being supportive (sorry Theresa, this isn't meant to target you - I've just noticed it as a trend and it has been bugging me). I think support is sometimes giving an outside opinion.

Lyn said...

I see it both ways. The first Anon comment was not hostile, but expressed a concern, which is fine. However, I also don't find it helpful in general to tell someone they won't stick to their plan. I realise they did not *say* that but asked a question, but what I *heard* is "I don't think you're going to succeed" which is neither helpful nor supportive. I also know that might be my filter interpreting it that way, so I don't take offense even though it is not something *I* would say. I tend to go along with that Theresa said, and when I make constructive comments try to do so in a supportive manner.

Outside opionions respectfully stated are welcome. Positive support and *believing in me* (even if you don't believe in a particular plan) is what helps me the most.

And Anonymous, to answer your question, yes. I truly believe it.

Lori said...

I'm glad you're seeing the numbers slip down on the scale. You'll know when it is right to wean yourself from Medifast and artificial sweeteners.

Forty Pound Sack said...

With regard to the first comment, I understand where Theresa was coming from. Lyn didn't go off plan after five days. She's been doing Medifast, off and on, for months now. And it's been very effective. Any plan gets tired eventually. And lately Lyn's had extra stressors, which make it more difficult to stick to the plan. I think that would be true of most anything she'd do right now.

I've had false starts in the diet arena. I start something all gung-ho and determined, but haven't thought through the curve balls that life always throws at you, like when your hot water heater goes out and you have to run to your mom's to shower and you don't have time to make an omelet before work so you end up eating a bagel in the car on the way to work and feeling terrible about it because it's only day four of your low carb plan and here you are eating a bagel. So I try not to judge other people when they have a slip. It happens. Doesn't mean the plan is dodgy.

Deb said...

I don't have anything to add to the comments about your plan, but did want to say this: you did get the most important thing of the day done -- you spent time with someone you love. And I'm sure your daughter felt great about that.

My daughters are adults now and anytime they want to spend time with me, I MAKE time for them.

You did just fine. All that other stuff waits.