Today's weigh in: 203 pounds. Not thrilled with that. I know why the slight jump, though, even though I was on plan with Medifast all week until Saturday. I was out yesterday for a couple of hours and while I did bring a Medifast bar, I left it in my car. We were at an 'event' that lasted half the day and I made the best of it. At my first scheduled eating time I had lunch with my daughter. There were almost no healthy options: french fries, BBQ pork, hot dogs, nachos, big fat pretzels. I chose a cheeseburger with no bun and counted that as my "Lean" portion for the day (it was just meat and cheese, a bit of tomato and lettuce and mustard). I drank water. A while later when it was time for another Medifast meal I had a sugar free, nonfat, small latte. Not at all equivalent to a Medifast meal, but I had read somewhere that a glass of skim milk was about right in the protein/carbs/calories department so that is what was in the latte and I figured it was an okay choice. My "Green" portion is what sucked the most, as there were no veggies to be found so I had a green apple. The "Green" is supposed to provide under 15g carbs; a medium green apple has about 19g. So that's that, and I am happy (that I did not even eat one French fry or donut or other carby thing available) and not so happy (that I did not plan better and bring more food with me and didn't lose weight).
Today I had my Lean for breakfast (eggs over easy) and will chop up my Green (1.5 cups of veggies) and add them to my Medifast chicken soup for dinner. I feel good, my daughter is better now that she is on antibiotics, and I have succeeded in cutting way back on my caffeine this week. Most days I had two servings of caffeine, and the most I had in one day was three. This is much better than the 6 or so per day I was having before. I want to make 2 my max for this week, and try to just have one caffeine serving a day from now on. I did have some nasty caffeine withdrawal headaches. I also just used my last packet of Splenda and won't be purchasing any more.
I am actually itching to start exercising more. Trying to figure out the logistics... I always seem to make it a bigger deal than it is, but to me the hurdles seem very real. I am already walking more, but want to get back on the bike to get my heart rate up. My bike is covered in junk right now in the exercise room and there is barely room to walk in there, so perhaps step one will be to declutter that room. And then to set up a time to exercise. I am kind of excited about it. I think it will help rev up my metabolism and get me better losses. So that is my goal for this week.
That's all for now. Enjoy your weekend!
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