Thank you for the well wishes; I had not seen this cousin in several years, but my heart really does break for his parents, siblings, and close friends. No one should have to hurt like that.
After my post late last night, I never did finish logging my food or post it. I was around 1200 calories and 120 g carbs... too high on the carbs, but improving. Today will be back under 100. I am planning to do a 4&2 today, which just means 4 Medifast meals and 2 Lean & Green meals rather than 5&1. I am hungry and think this is a better option today than grabbing too many snacks. I haven't had breakfast yet but am going to saute some zucchini and have that with a couple of free range eggs over easy with some coffee. Dinner is going to be eggplant coated in Egg Beaters, Parmesan and Italian seasonings cooked in a little olive oil topped with some lean, browned grass fed ground beef. My kids do not like eggplant, so I will be making beef stroganoff for them. I like stroganoff but need to eat this eggplant instead, and don't have room in my condiments and fat for the stroganoff sauce.
I have my feet on the massager again this morning. I am pretty sore so I may not bike or walk today, depending on how much they hurt later after I run errands. I am getting ready and packed for our medical trip. We'll be gone for 3 days and I am taking 2 kids with me. I am nervous but hopeful. My eating plan on the trip is to eat as close to Medifast as possible, bringing some Medifast meals with me but also when we stop to eat, having mainly lean protein and vegetables and staying off the grains and sugar.
I am planning to post a weight on Sunday as usual... both my "old scale weight" and my "new scale weight" so that I can have an accurate weight difference for the week (on the old scale) but then adjust (upwards) for the new scale. And then I will just use the new scale from here on out. The old one is very accurate in showing differences; it never varies in that and matches the new scale in that regard. But it also consistently weighs me several pounds lower than the new one. So I'll adjust.
Thanks for all the support!
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