OK – I had this grand goal that I would be putting regular updates and photos here of my Medifast journey. I’ve fallen short on that. However, the good news is that I am keeping on track with my Take Shape For Life meal plan and my weight loss continues! Even on my tougher weeks, when I was sure I had “gained”, I’ve lost at least 1.8 lbs minimum. I will try to get photos up as soon as possible.
My start weight was 184.4 on July 27, 2009
As of Monday Sept. 21st, 2009 - WEEK 8 - My weight is 165.0.
Total weight loss of 19.4 Pounds.
I continue to lose even more inches! I started as a size 16, and I am now wearing a size 12 slacks & jeans, and size 10 dresses. I even made it into one of my size 8 dresses on Sunday, which was quite startling. It is just a little tight in the mid-section, so I am holding off wearing it for another week or two.
I have been averaging a 2 pound weight loss. That’s nothing to complain about, HOWEVER, I realize that I can ramp the numbers up big time if I start MOVING more. (I’ve realized this for a long time, but have been less than diligent with exercizing)
Monday was my goal to start exercizing seriously daily. Nothing fancy. Just walking. Imagine my excitement when I arrived home from work and found my brand new running shoes I ordered last week waiting for me! IT WAS A SIGN!
So, I laced up and headed out for an intense 45 minute walk with hubby and Joe Dog. We live in a very hilly neighborhood. The shoes fit so perfect and are as light as a feather. The former runner in me was itching to be released – so I started jogging slowly – UPHILL! It was amazing – I had so much energy, and now that I am nearly 20 pounds lighter, I really could do it! I kept going – made it up the entire hill – then decided I would see how long I could just keep jogging, and I pretty much kept the pace the entire 45 minutes. This is a HUGE victory for me. My ultimate goal is to be running again, and now I see this can be a reality. Whoo Hoo!
In other news, my Third Month order is on its way and should arrive on Friday. It’s hard to believe I have been at this for 2 solid months. Sometimes, it’s hard to believe that in 8 weeks I haven’t had any bread or cereal or fruit (OK, I had some grapes once, and I had one banana a couple of weeks ago). Amazing that I am not too hungry. I only get cravings when I get off schedule. I’ve set up alarms on my cell phone to remind me to eat, and that has been helpful.
That’s the scoop – hoping to get time to post a video or photos soon – life is SOOOO Crazy for me right now. But, that’s another amazing thing about Medifast. It works especially well for BUSY people.
Keep Surviving! – HK