Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Day 1

Yesterday was Day 1... not of any diet or weight loss plan or anything like that. I've had plenty of those! Yesterday was Day 1 of April! Silly for me to point this out? Nah. I am looking at my weight loss progress and health improvement in units of months now. I no longer *just* judge my progress by how much weight I lose or don't in a week; I am training myself to see a bigger picture of months and years. And each new month is like a fresh recheck. It's a time to look back, evaluate what worked and what didn't, and renew efforts towards bettering myself.

Yesterday was a very good day.

7am: black coffee
8:30am: Medifast cereal with almond milk
10am: Medifast hot cocoa
noon: 3 devilled (Easter) eggs made with light mayo, mustard, salt, pepper and paprika with a cup of steamed asparagus
3pm: Medifast shake
6pm: Medifast macaroni and cheese with 1/2 cup of asparagus
8:30pm: Medifast chocolate chip pancake, made into a muffin in a coffee mug in the microwave

I'm not sure yet what's for dinner tonight... maybe some baked fish and a salad. I am going to make split pea soup for my kids using this recipe. I may also make a pot of low carb "split pea" soup (with no peas) for myself, but freeze most of it in portions for future use. I can't think of any better use for a leftover Easter ham bone!

That's all for now. Hope you're enjoying your day!


Kaki said...

I like your idea of looking at progress in terms of months or years. Sometimes my weekly results are decidedly under-whelming. It's easy to lose sight of the big picture when the scale has only budged .5 lbs in two weeks! I LOVE deviled eggs, too. It might have been the healthiest thing on our table!

Deb M. said...

I just started on Medifast on April 1st. So far, so good. Some of the food is gross, but the health coach assures my that my tastes will change and I will come to like it more.

That said, would you mind if I shot you some questions about the program now and then? I've already found a LOT of useful information from this blog -- have been following it for quite some time.

Lyn said...


my tastes have changed a lot, and Medifast foods I did not like are favorites now. Feel free to drop me an email and I will do my best to answer your questions :)