There's nothing like a German Shepherd sleeping under a Christmas tree to make a living room cozy! Love my dogs...
Yesterday was crazy busy and I was out for about 5 hours. I did remember to bring a Medifast bar along for when I got hungry and I also stopped and got a sugar free caramel Americano for a holiday treat. I did some shopping, helped a friend move, and ran errands. We also got our (real) tree picked out and set up in the house, and this morning we'll finish decorating. We might start making Christmas cookies, too! I am taking my daughter out to lunch and to a Christmas play today so that will be fun.
I feel like I am getting my life back with the help of my physical therapist, my doctor, and Medifast. This debilitating foot pain that has kept me sidelined since early spring is getting less and less intense. I do still have some pain and am not supposed to even walk my dog a mile yet, but tomorrow I can start walking her a shorter distance, just 5 or 10 minutes a day. I also am up to 6 minutes on the stationary bike. My seasonal affective disorder is finally under control, and my eating is too. Hopefully, all of this will continue.
Dinner last night was an old favorite: taco salad made from lean grass fed beef, low fat sharp cheddar, avocado, fresh salsa, cucumbers, and Romaine. Good stuff. Not sure what I will have as my main meal today; that depends on where we go for lunch. But I had my favorite 'special' Sunday breakfast this morning: a big Medifast pancake topped with peanut butter and sugar free blueberry jam with an extra cup of coffee.
This morning I weighed in at 215 pounds. That's a three pound loss for this week. By the way, Medifast has changed its 'expected losses' claim; they now state that after the first week people can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week on Medifast. Three is fine with me, though! That makes 7 pounds over the past 3 weeks. Slow but steady, right?
That's all for now. Here's the new disclaimer that Medifast is asking bloggers to use.
Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.