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Victory! Week #1 and 7.5 lb. lost

Friday, January 22, 2010

Woo hoo! What a much better place I'm in today than last Friday - thats progress! This first week I'm down 7.5 lbs. and have lost inches all around - including 1.5" on my waist.

I keep my meals spaced basically every 2 hours, so I'm continuously keeping my blood sugar levels stable and my energy and metabolism in high gear. This is also helping me to be aware of what true hunger is, and being content with what I know is the ultimate fat burning options for my body. I love the varieties I'm eating each day, and love the simplicity especially during the busy work week! Now that I'm in the higher fat buring stage. I love the progress I've made after only 7 days, and how much healthier I already feel.

I have about 10 different favorite Lean & Green meals written up on post cards to remind myself of the wide variety of dinner options I really have, and then on those days when I may be more hesistant to actually preparing dinner, I have easy options right in front of me. My best plan of action however, is to know what we are having for dinner early in the day and sticking with those plans. Even eating out is easy enough to do, however, I'm trying to hold off on that for some time so I'm not tempted with menu choices, although I'm feeling particulary strong right now - but it is only Day #8, so I'm continuing to build my defenses. I'm determined I will not sabotage my efforts this time around - goal is too close at hand!

I'm still not focusing on additional exercise this week, but following the suggested outline of the Medifast guidelines. Next Friday I'm planning to work my favorite stretching dvd into my program, and then with Week #4, I'll be moving back into my Leslie Sansone inhome walking workouts. Just enjoying the recommended time off without scheduling my weekly fitness program these first couple of weeks.

Here is my planned menu for today:

Breakfast - Tropical Drink
Mid-morning - Hot Cocoa
Lunch - Cream of Brocc0li Soup w/steamed broccoli blended in
Afternoon - Chocolate Crunch bar
Afternoon - Vanilla Diabetic shake (lower in calories & carbs)
Dinner - Salmon pattie w/coleslaw salad & Thousand Island Dressing
Evening - Chai Latte Drink (optional)

I thank the Lord, that after years of searching and trying plan after plan, I have finally found a lifestyle product I can use for every aspect of my health and fitness goals. After 4 years, my health profile has continued to improve in every way by simply implementing high quality meal replacements in my diet! It feels good, to feel good! Hoping that next Friday I'll be posting a 2 lb. loss. Here's to Week #2! Best wishes in your journey as well - you CAN do it!

Saturday 1/23 - Efforts continue to pay off as I dropped another 1.5# since yesterdays weigh-in! 9 lbs. now and going strong!
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  • JILLLIGHT
    awesome !! isn't it great to see that movement on the scale.
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    4200 days ago
  • TOCHATTY
    Wow that is fantastic. What a great start to your weight loss journey!!!!

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    4201 days ago
  • JMORSE30
    Congrats! I loved your tips. And I agree about planning dinner early in the day so I know how many points to use. I'm less likely to go over that way. Keep up the good work! emoticon
    4201 days ago
  • KROLES55
    Congratulations on your successful week. I did in fact ordered a 2 wk supply of medifast but when I started the first day I came down with a nasty cold that knocked me off my feet...The products that I did consume were manageable. And I look to getting my mind back on game for but in the mean time I am starting back @ WW tomorrow..Once again congrats on your lost this week and thank you for your personal email reply last month..

    Karen
    4201 days ago
  • JULIEPEFFLEY
    Love the idea of having your meals on cards. What a great way to remind yourself of your options. I also keep a rubbermaid bin of snacks in the pantry. I have them in serving size baggies and have the nutritional info marked on each bag. When I go to grab a snack, I can look and see if it will put me over my calories for the day or not. Great start for you this week. Keep it up.
    4201 days ago
  • BIGDAD1211
    You go my friend! You are doing well! I like the way you have your meals planned. Keep up the great work!
    God bless you!
    Greg
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    4201 days ago
  • CGPHILL
    Wow! Great job and great start. Good luck in your heath journey!
    4201 days ago
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