Friday, April 26, 2013

Clothes, and Meals I Eat on Medifast

Today has been crazy busy! I've gotten a burst of energy all of a sudden and am getting lots done: running errands, weeding the yard, housework, dog training, and visiting my daughter at school. My eating's been right where it should be and it is not too hard to stay within the fat and sodium guidelines my doctor set for me. My blood pressure is inching downwards, my 2 pairs of pants that I've been wearing (due to them being the only ones that fit) got too baggy and are in the trash, and my mood is great!

Yesterday, I went through the tub of clothes in my bedroom that are "too small." Funny thing... they used to be "too big." I remember tossing all the size 16's and 14's and some of the 12's into the 'donate' box because they were huge on me! It was sad, and hard, to dig them back out when I regained a chunk of weight, but I was sure glad they never quite got donated like the 20's, 22's, 24's and 26's had! Anyway, just two months ago every pair of pants in that tub was so tight I could not even button them. Yesterday I was able to pull SIX pairs of jeans and Capri pants out of there that fit me comfortably... not even tight! So I know my body is shrinking and changing, even if the scale is ever-so-slow to reflect it.

Tonight we are going to a party where there will be all kinds of junk: pizza, hot dogs, chips, candy, soda. Not the kind of thing I eat anymore. But it's also not the kind of party I could bring a salad to, so I decided to eat my big Lean & Green meal for lunch today and then just have a Medifast meal before and after the party. That way I can focus on socializing, and not food.

Tonight I will be packing for a weekend away with my daughter. We're going on a little 2-day break, just she and I and one of the dogs. It will be nice to spend some girly tome together and just get away for a bit! In the meanwhile, here are some pics of the meals I've been eating while on Medifast.

 Today's lunch: Meatloaf hash, made from leftover crumbled low carb meatloaf, zucchini, mushrooms, and canned tomatoes:


Cabbage and green onions sauteed in sesame oil with chicken breast added:


Scrambled local free range eggs and turkey sausage (I had my veggies later):


Mixed green salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, chicken breast, and light blue cheese crumbles:


Pita bread made from Medifast cream of chicken soup, stuffed with greens, tomatoes, low sodium ham, and light Swiss cheese (a mini meal, not a whole dinner):
*mix 1 packet of Medifast eggs and 1 packet of Medifast cream of chicken soup. Add 1/2 tsp baking powder and about 1/3 c water... just enough water to make a batter (not too thin!) Spread it on a sheet of parchment or nonstick foil and bake at 375 for 7-10 minutes. Let cool a bit, cut in half, then carefully cut a "pocket" into it like pita bread. Each half counts as 1 Medifast meal.



Cauliflower "calzones" with a mixed green salad and light Balsamic vinaigrette:


Zucchini "fettuccine" with mixed green salad and Medifast sloppy Joe (I had my additional Lean protein at another meal):


All very filling and delicious. I very much enjoy this way of eating, which allows for creative cooking as well as quick, throw-together meals. Lately I have just been tossing my (measured) veggies and protein in a pan and sauteing everything together and it always turns out good!

Enjoy your weekend! I am hoping for a loss when I weigh in this week!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The food all looks delicious! It doesn't look like "diet" food at all. I am going to try that zucchini dish, thanks!

Amanda

Kristen said...

I'm so glad you got a victory this week with pants that fit! You are on the right trajectory!

Shelley Ubeika said...

Hey there! I just started a blog a few days ago, and I threw all my numbers out there for the world to see and then had a panic attack. It's so inspiring to stumble across a kindred spirit, especially since I'm at the beginning of my long journey. Thanks for being brave and throwing it out there!

aisyah Chronicles said...

all the dishes look mouthwatering! I'm so happy to hear about all those clothes! :D

Jami Stakley said...

I have loved using your recipes to get me through. I am so glad you re feeling better.

Diana said...

That's great news Lyn that you can fit in your old, smaller jeans. I know that's a wonderful feeling. Just proves we can always trust the scale to be an indicator of how we're doing. Plus sounds like you feel a lot better too. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

well easter was, at least 3 weeks ago, so this is a kinda old story, but im an 18 year old male, highschool senior, thank God im anonymous on here or id die of embarrassment, but i was 346 pounds, i was lost, didnt know what to do, the scale never did nothing but continue going up, then one day i found brad pilons eat stop eat, and now a year later im at 276, still on my weight loss journey, THANK GOD you still have your old posts still posted since you was 278, which is only two pounds away from where you are, so now i can do my weight loss journey, not so alone, i feel like you understand where im coming from and i want to let you know i TRULY appreciate you and your posts. I was reading one of your earlier ones where you told your boys that you lost 70 plus pounds and they was like no way, so you showed them your coat and it was WAY too big and he was like "thats weird" then you took them to your computer and showed them pics of what you used to be like, the reason that helps me is that just recently a friend of mine just said she cant tell i've lost weight, even tho im 70 pounds lightter, and if you can make it through it so can i. Seriously Thank you lyn, from Andy

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am so grateful to have found your blog. Your recipes have been a life saver! I was just wondering where I could find the recipe for the pita bread made with the Medifast Cream of Chicken soup mix? I couldn't find it anywhere and it looks so good in your photo!

Lyn said...

Anonymous~

mix 1 packet of Medifast eggs and 1 packet of Medifast cream of chicken soup. Add 1/2 tsp baking powder and about 1/3 c water... just enough water to make a batter (not too thin!) Spread it on a sheet of parchment or nonstick foil and bake at 375 for 7-10 minutes. Let cool a bit, cut in half, then carefully cut a "pocket" into it like pita bread. Each half counts as 1 Medifast meal.

Amanda @mommymandy.com said...

your meals look yummy!!! I am sorry you had to pull out some clothes, but soon they will be back in that bin and gone forever! Remember you are doing right because you are getting healthy! It's ok to have a relapse. Just get back up and continue one! I am happy to say I cna finally get rid of two sizes. I've heard great things about medifast so I'd love to check it out and get the rest of this weight off.