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.
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!