Yesterday I felt lousy with this head cold. I had my Medifast meals (orange drink and hot cocoa) and then thawed some cabbage soup and ground turkey from the freezer and mixed them for my lunch:
I also thawed some homemade chicken stock, which I am sipping today. By nighttime, I felt really awful and the smell of my usual Medifast meals was a turn off. I went off plan and ate what I felt my body needed: half a cup of blueberries and a Clementine. Later I also had a few walnuts and a banana.
This morning I had a scrambled egg, a turkey sausage, low fat cheese and sauteed spinach with black decaf coffee. I am having Medifast and chicken broth for the rest of the day.
Not getting on the scale and not even thinking ahead to the scale has made an unexpected change in my outlook. I always *thought* I was doing this for the right reasons: for my health, to eat better, to lose weight over time. But I have suddenly realized that I was leaning quite heavily on the results of "the next weigh in." Everything I was doing was so I could see a loss at "the next weigh in." And if I did not get a loss, I felt like exploding from frustration. Now that that pressure is gone, I am just doing what I am doing because it is *what I do.* Does that make sense? I am not changing anything based on last week's weigh-in or next week's potential weigh-in. I am just doing Medifast because it is what I am doing. Period. (Yes, the fruit was off plan. I think it was the right choice for my body though.) I believe that over time, as I become more active again and get more sleep, the weight *will* come off with Medifast. I believe that, and now I do not have daily or weekly scale numbers making me second guess myself. I am just doing it.