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Monday, March 8, 2010

Moving right along...

The scale is finally moving in the right direction... 10.6 lbs gone in the 3 days I have been on Medifast. Today is day 4, so hopefully I am in Ketosis. Hopefully the water weight is gone, so from now on my losses will reflect fat burning!

I got a burst of energy last night, and I still feel great this morning. My goal for today is to get the house clean... SPRING clean! Tomorrow I want to go through my garage and shed so I can start taking an inventory of spring/summer clothes that my kids have and can still wear! We are leaving for Chattanooga on Wednesday for a mini vacation. It's only 2 hours away, but there are lots of family friendly things to do there (Tennessee Aquarium, Rock City, Lookout Mountain). It also has Tennessee's largest mall, lol. I am excited about the trip, but excited to see how it's going to go with being on the Medifast plan. My hotel room has a fridge and microwave, and I plan on taking my mini-blender and lots of portable food. My obstacle is going to be choosing restaurant food for my one meal that is NOT Medifast. Am I ready for a restaurant outing? We will see!

If I slip, I will NOT beat myself up about it. I will get right back on plan. I still think getting started right away was the best idea. Instead of losing 10.6 lbs of "whatever", I would have been doing more damage to my body. I would have still probably been binging, and I would have been diving even further over the 300 lb mark. Now I am almost out of the 290's again. I am going to be the happiest chic in TN when I am back down to 270 (where I was last summer)! Once I get back there, I will feel like I am REALLY making progress!

My oldest daughter will be back home tomorrow from her school trip. Thank goodness! I really miss her!

The sun is still shining, and I think it's gonna be warmer today. I was talking to a friend of mine that came by this morning, and we were standing on my porch in the sun. When I came in, my shoulders were actually warm (I had on a tank-top). What a great feeling! I am going to check into buying an umbrella stroller for my youngest today. She is 4, so I am torn about buying her a stroller. But it would make it possible to go walking with her. And it might come in handy on our little vacation, since we will no-doubt be walking a lot. If I buy one, I think I may go walking later. My son is 9 and he LOVES to go walking with me.

I hope everyone has a healthy Monday!

7 comments:

Lyn said...

My daughter is 4, too and she doesn't mind a stroller :)

She also likes to ride her bike with me when I walk (she has training wheels), and I am going to get her a scooter soon so we can throw that in the car to take with us places.

Congrats on the loss! That is awesome, and no matter what it was, it is 10 less pounds of pressure on your body!

Debbie said...

You are doing great, it seems that the medifast is working for you. I am on weight watchers and I am only losing 2 - 3lbs a week. Can I ask you is medifast expensive and do they ship you the food.
Good Luck

skinnyhollie said...

Lyn... My daughter also has a bike, but she would ride much slower than I would want to walk, lol. But after big sister comes back, that can work!

Debbie... Medifast is considered expensive by some, but if you really compare the cost with the money you save by NOT eating fast food and junk, I really don't think it's that much. I am getting the plan for free, but after this experience I would definitely find a way to pay for it. And yes, they ship you the food, which is convenient.

For more info: http://www.medifast1.com/?campaign=skinnyhollie

Lisa said...

wow! Congrats on your loss!!!!

- Lisa
www.inweighovermyhead.blogspot.com

Seth said...

Nice job. Keep it going!

LosinWeightMomof6 said...

WTG SKinny Hollie! Its such a great feeling seeing the scale #s go down,& clothes getting too big on you & having to go to the next SMALLER size. I have gone down from a size 14-16 to a size 6-8 & have lost 40lbs!!!!!!!
You can do this!
I traveled & had my stuff with me & it was even easier then being at home...

Debbie, you do lose more rapidly than WW & youre more motivated as well since the scale goes down quicker..
I didnt have the $ to do this program, & kept it a secret from my husband, But he didnt complain when he saw the results!
PS he just lost weight on it too!

It is so worth it because it works!!!!!
Do either of you have a Health Coach?

Julie said...

I have been on the MF plan since the New Year. I have found that most restaurants are super accomodating about making substitutions (salad instead of starch for instance) if you ask, or if you ask them NOT to cook your chicken, fish, etc. in butter. That said, if you end up going "off plan" for a meal or two, don't beat yourself up...just go back to it as soon as you can and keep drinking all your water. You will still lose, maybe not as fast while you're on vacation, but slow and steady wins the race!