March 23, 2012: 165lbs – 22lbs lost (still.)
I’m stuck at 165. Positively stuck. I don’t mean like a week of no change and whatever, I mean a week of no change which lit a fire under me so it was followed by a week and a half of busting my butt, following my Medifast nursing mothers plan, making all the right choices and still no change.
That groan you heard this morning at 7:45 central time? That was me looking down at the scale to see the same exact number I’ve seen for 17 straight days.
They told me this would happen. I can’t pretend I wasn’t warned about the possibility of a plateau, but honestly, I had 2 and a half solid months of consistent success where I could do the actions and see the results, cause and effect, clear as day. And you guys, here’s the thing. I haven’t changed those habits. Sure, I’ve eaten some cookies, but I had those before, too, as long as they fit into my daily calories.
Wracking my brain, the only change I can see in my choices these last 2 weeks is perhaps poor water intake. Is that enough to stall what was very consistent results?
It is such a frustrating reality, and it kind of reminds me of where I was mentally before December 27th when I started Medifast: I feel like I don’t understand the whole equation – food, calories, weight, exercise, body composition/percent body fat… I felt helpless to actually control it. Too many variables, I told myself. There’s nothing I can really do.
When I started tracking my choices, following a clear plan, eating Medifast meals, and actually seeing that what I chose to put in my body made a difference, it was so liberating. So empowering. So exciting.
(Except now it’s not making a difference. And it’s so frustrating.)
Don’t worry, friends. I’m sticking it out. I am. I will be on this plan until I hit my goal weight (25 more pounds to go!), so help me. I have rewards out in front of me, a supportive husband, an awesome Medifast nutritionist, an online community of other Medifast bloggers, and of course, you, friends and readers (who are friends I just haven’t met yet) all cheering me on.
Which I kind of need right now.
My Journey to Health:
March 23, 2012: 165lbs
March 8, 2012: 165lbs
February 29, 2012: 166lbs
January 30, 2012: 174lbs
December 30, 2011, 187 lbs
22 lbs lost!
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How am I losing that weight, you ask? Medifast!! If you use the coupon code, OFAMILY56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage, when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! (More details at the bottom of this post.)
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.