Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012: 199 Pounds

A fresh new month is here, and I am so glad to have it. February is that much closer to spring. I strongly dislike winter and the feeling of hibernation that goes along with it, so February has me feeling hopeful and relieved that the darkest days are over.

January was a bit of a wash as far as weight loss goes. I started the month at 201 and ended it only two pounds lighter. But it's lighter, so that's something. The first two weeks of January I was doing Medifast and added daily walking and biking. I never really believed the tales I'd heard from others on Medifast that said their weight loss stalled when they added exercise, but that's what happened to me. Then I added Plan B (low carb but more fat/protein/calories) and alternated that with Medifast for a bit before jumping off ANY plan and just winging it. I even had a "binge" (which I later realized was off-plan overeating but not, in fact, a binge) of 2 slices of pizza and a diet Coke for dinner, and a few hours later a bowl of chips, a candy bar and a Swiss Cake roll. Water bloat came and went, I took a couple of long walks, and the last couple of days have been back on plan. I put some chicken breasts in the crock pot and have been eating that over salad, or having some eggs over easy with spinach. Tonight's dinner will be more of that chicken breast, either in a salad or with some sauteed mixed veggies.

My hope is to drop ten pounds and get back to 189 by the end of the month, then transition off Medifast (using their transition guide) and add exercise back in and continue to lose weight, even if it is very slowly. I'd like to get to a new low of 174 by my birthday, mid-summer. I think that is quite doable.

Off to run errands!

7 comments:

Leslie said...

Moving in the right direction, Lyn! Good going! Look forward to reading of more progress:)!

Karen said...

Glad you got right back on track and have a plan.

I start MF transition this Friday. My copy of the book " Refuse to Regain, by Barbara Berkeley , arrived in the mail this week. I hope to transition to a modified paleo during maintenance.

Best of luck and the more the merrier in transition and maintenance. Take care and keep going. You are so worth it. We all are. :). Karen P.

Toying around with the idea of discussing the 12 hard rules of weight maintenance on my blog later in the year. Haven't decided yet. We'll see.

Vanessa Joy said...

Don't forget to add some walnuts to your dinner :)

Anonymous said...

i staretd at 220 in october and got down to 200lbs at the beginning of december....and then nothing for that entire month....and then i started having whole grain carbs in january and this is feb 2 and the scale is at 94.5lbs.....beats me.....but i don't think i should be depriving myself of cabrs at night anymore.... i am done doing that....i will continue to watch my protein intake and count my calories and work out 6 days a week. the scale has to move.....

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

It may only be two pounds, but that's a big psychological leap from the 200's back into Onederland. Good for you!

Keep the faith.

Lyn said...

Vanessa Joy~

I had some in my Greek yogurt! Two superfoods in one :)

PamL said...

Way to go! Down any pounds is always a step in the right direction!! Good for you!