This morning when I weighed in I wasn't sure what to expect. This was my PMS week; I craved salt something fierce and ate salted pistachios several times as my optional snack. Although my clothes are looser, I felt bloated, and when I snuck a peek at the scale 2 days ago I was UP a pound! But this morning that pound was gone and I was back to 209. That's a maintain for this week.
I stayed 100% on plan with Medifast this week. I drank plenty of water. I did not exercise aside from one short walk and a few hours of yard work. My feet were really bad this week and even pedaling hurt, but after acupuncture they started to feel better. So I went to get on my bike and noticed that it was not plugged in and the cord was wrapped around the pedal shaft. When I went to untangle it, it was shredded in two. SO frustrating. I have to order a new cord tomorrow. (My best guess is that the contractor who is remodeling my bathroom accidentally did this when he moved my bike to store some of his materials in my office/gym. And perhaps a random child tried to pedal the bike while it was like that.)
I logged all my meals in my food tracker again this week. Here's my stats for the week, averaged per day:
99 g protein
88 g carbs
39 g fat
This is pretty close to last week's stats, which were 1002 cals, 108 g protein, 89 g carbs and 33 g fat. So I had a bit more fat and less protein per day this week, but still within Medifast guidelines. I have been 100% on plan for the entire month of April except for that one off-plan bite that sent me to the ER two weeks ago.
I wish I was losing faster, but it is what it is. I truly believe that one of these days, hopefully soon, my body is going to realize that I am serious and that this way of eating is not going away and I will start losing more regularly again. I have to believe that. I also believe that if and when I get over this plantar fasciitis and my activity level gets back to normal, that will also make the weight come off faster. I am not looking for huge losses, here; I'd be plenty happy with the 1-2 pounds a week I lost when I did Medifast the first time. It is just SUCH slow going right now. One pound last week, nothing this week. I have an appointment soon with a specialist and I am going to ask him what he thinks I should do... about my health, about weight loss, about the plantar fasciitis... all of it. I trust him and hope he gives me some guidance with this.
Today when I was putting on my capri jeans... the ones that finally fit nicely... I saw daylight through the inner thigh fabric. Darn! They were just getting comfortable. I think they have one or two more washes left in them and then I am going to need something else. All the other warm weather pants I tried on from my closet last month were unbearably tight; I guess now is my chance to try them on again and see if I am getting any smaller.
Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.
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