I am so excited to be writing this post because last week I was able to stay the course and get this weight loss train back on track. It was not easy but I did it! I have realized that when I feel like I am hungry, I am not actually hungry. I just feel like I should be eating something.
Are you ready to hear what I lost?
I am down 4 pounds for last week.
But…wait before you get too excited. Two of those pounds were back track pounds meaning that I had already lost them and had to go back and lose them again. Two are new pounds!! Whoop Whoop!! That is a total of 10.2 pounds since I started.
I did go out of town this weekend but I ate much better than when I went out of town 2 weeks ago. What was the difference you ask? Well, this trip I had my family breathing down my back watching every single thing that I put in my mouth.
While it could be annoying at times, I was thankful that they were there. I like the feeling of coming back from a trip knowing that I ate well then feeling horrible that I didn’t.
My next goal that I will be working towards is my family vacation. We are leaving for the beach in a month and I want to be beach ready. Well……more beach ready than I am right now. That means for the next month I will be really buckling down and making sure that I note everything that goes into my mouth to make sure I can get the maximum amount of weight loss for the beach.
I am in my kids last week of school so I am hoping life will slow down for a little bit and I can sit back and enjoy the journey. Is that possible? I have talked to a couple of people that have really enjoyed their weight loss journey. I will have to give that some time to see if that can happen for me!!
Now, on to my Medifast tip of the week.
This one is for the Medifast meals that you would typically eat around lunch time. The tip is to “always soak your soup”. Now when I say soups, I am talking about any of the soups, chili, macaroni and cheese, those types of meals. They have hard meats, beans or noodles that taste sooooo much better if you just let them soak for a couple of hours before you eat them. Make sure you are using only the amount of water the specific food calls for. I got this tip off of the Medifast community boards and this was such a valuable piece of advice to make these foods a lot more palatable.
With that being said, there is not much of the Medifast meals that I have tried that I don’t like. The only one that I can think of that I will never, ever, ever order again is the cranberry mango drink. I could not get that one down. I tried everything that the Medifast forums told me to try. I tried soaking the powder, I tried adding ice in the blender, I tried adding diet Sprite along with the ice in the blender. I couldn’t get it down in any way. It was horrible!
I thought that it would have been a good drink to have for summer since it could be cold and refreshing but that just isn’t going to happen. I enjoy the shakes which are super good if you blend them up with ice and I will just have one of those every morning for breakfast!!
One of the things that did surprise me were the bars. I really enjoy all the different types of bars. I used to only eat the peanut butter crunch bar but I have finally branched out and found some that I actually like as much if not better. A few of my favorites are cinnamon roll crunch bar, caramel crunch bar, and oatmeal raisin crunch bar. I am so glad that I finally branched out and tried some different kinds.
I told you one of my goals was to get more beach ready than I am right now. What are some of your goals that you have set for yourself?
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
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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.