I made it through my first week on Medifast.
For those who don't know what that is, it's a diet meal plan where you order food from the company. You can have 5 of their meals a day (shakes, bars, puddings, a huge variety of items), and then one of your own, which is a Lean and Green (protein and a veggie). It comes out to around 1000 calories a day. Low, I know.
They don't encourage much exercise, especially in the beginning, while you're in the fat burning stage. But there is no way I'm giving that up, I live for my exercise! So I've been working with my coach on how to balance it.
I read another runner's story where she had a great weight loss, while still training for and running races. She would just add in an extra meal, extra protein, whatever she needed. And she had great success.
So, that's what it is. The first 5 days were hell. It was so hard!
I took the girl I nanny for, to Chic Fil A, my favorite place ever. It was SO hard throwing away her leftovers, and just sipping on my diet lemonade!
Every time I want to 'cheat', I just imagine what I'll look like thin, and without this extra weight. Seeing that picture in my mind keeps me going!
And... it was all worth it! This morning I weighed and I lost 6 lbs this week!
I can say, it has gotten so much easier the past couple days too.
I know 'diets' aren't for everyone. In fact, I used to be the one who would say diets are crap, you'll just gain back the weight, just exercise and eat healthy! So, I tried that. And...you see where it got me. For now, I'm just using this as a boost, something to get me going.
Now a funny story. This cookie dough is in the fridge of the 4 year old girl I nanny. I asked her how her cookies were.
She said "oh, that's not cookies."
I said "really? What is it then?"
She said "that's a tub of spinach. My mom said it was spinach, so I believe her."
I seriously had to leave the room so she wouldn't see me laughing. That's one way to keep your kid out of your food!
On to week 2. I'm feeling good and feeling strong! I'm going to do this!