February 7, 2012: 173lbs – 14lbs lost!
I think I’m in a really bad place today when it comes to choosing health and my Medifast journey, so, you should probably take this post with a grain of salt.
Or maybe something with less sodium. A grain of potassium chloride? Anyway.
I have lost sight of the light at the end of the tunnel.
Maybe it’s because I’m only down one pound this week, my lowest loss since I started my journey. Maybe it’s because I lost that pound right away this week and have been staring at the same number for 6 days. (To be honest, I didn’t post my weight update yesterday because I was SURE I would see that lower number this morning. Alas, no. 173 it is. Again.)
Maybe it’s because I’m waiting on my next order of Medifast meals to come and in the meantime I’m down to my not-so-favorite meals (a couple of soups, soft serve, and shakes. None of them have any crunch to them. I like crunch).
Maybe it’s because on a date night (eating out) and at our Superbowl party I had to say ‘no’ to things I really, really wanted. Maybe it was just a hard week.
I feel like I will have to turn away every decadent treat for the rest of my life, which is not true, but it feels like it when you’re 14lbs and 6 weeks in with 33lbs (and WHO KNOWS HOW LONG) still to go. I know in my head that every time I say ‘no’ to that dessert or make a healthy snacking choice when I’d rather make a poor one, that it is a victory but in my heart (and stomach) it feels like a loss. You know what I mean?
I could wrap up with “slow and steady” or “eyes on the prize” or some other motivating cliche, but I’m really not feeling it. If you need me, I’ll be over here eating my spinach salad with fat-free dressing for lunch when what I’d really like to be having is macaroni and cheese with bacon in it (I’m looking at you, Noodles and Company).
My Journey to Health:
February 7, 2012: 173lbs
January 30, 2012: 174lbs
December 30, 2011, 187 lbs
14 lbs lost!
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Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Nursing Mothers Program. I will only ever tell you how I actually feel about this experience and the Medifast products. Pinky swearsies. I am supposed to tell you that the Medifast Program is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness and that any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs. K, you got that? Good. There will be a quiz later.