I am writing this from a friend’s house in sunny Tampa, Florida. Prior to leaving, I weighed in at almost exactly 175# – down 33 from where I started. That means I’m only about 10 pounds away from my goal of 165. Oh yeah. Continue reading “Medifast Progress: Down 33#”
Two months ago, I started on the Medifast plan. I was 208# then, and I’ve been as low as 183.4# a couple of days ago. Weight fluctuates, so I’m up a bit today, but I’ve lost nearly 25 pounds in two months. It doesn’t sound quite as impressive as when I lost 18 pounds in the first month, but I knew that the rate would slow as I got nearer to my goal, so I’m not worried.
Today was the first time that people commented, unprompted, at how I was losing weight. The were folks whom I hadn’t seen in over a month, so they had the “old me” (read “fat me”) in mind and could really see the difference. Also, today I wore a pair of dress pants which I hadn’t worn in well over a year because I outgrew them – something which really bothered me at the time, because my wife picked them out with me after a time when I had gained weight. So basically, I couldn’t fit into my “fat pants.” That did not feel good, but wearing them today sure did.
Now I need to replace the four new pairs of jeans I bought back in May. Maybe I can take them in…
Two days ago I was just a shade over 190#, down 18# from my starting weight of 208#. Yesterday and today, I weighed in at over 193#. I suspect that I know why. Two days in a row, I “winged it” with my lean portion (sliced turkey meat). I suspect I ate too much. Furthermore, two days ago I dug out some of my old favorite hot sauce, Iguana Gold.
To my dismay, I realized that the second ingredient on the list is cane sugar. Sugar is a big no-no on this diet.
So I’m back on track, and using some Tabasco (much less salt, no sugar, etc.) and paying closer attention to my intake again.
One month ago, I joined my wife on the Medifast plan. This is just a short progress report to say that, as of 8:40am this morning, I have lost 16 pounds in the first month. Continue reading “Medifast Log: 30 Days and Counting (Down)”
I’ve been sticking with the Medifast plan since June 13. As of today, I’m down about seven pounds. It’s been surprisingly easy, and the toughest part has been the hour just before dinner, when I’ve been very hungry and concerned that there wouldn’t be enough food to satisfy me. Fortunately, this is not the case, and I have not once gone to bed hungry. Continue reading “Medifast – Steady as She Goes”