doakrh's Journal, 06 December 2012

Forgive me if I ramble a bit here. My fiancé, Carolyn and I are in our 10th week of our Medifast plan. I’ve reached the point having lost 35 pounds, that I don’t have any work pants that fit my body anymore. I’ve spent a few minutes going through my closet and taking out and trying all my work pants. TMI, I know but another true story.
I found two pair of pants that I can still get away with wearing, although, I could get vetoed! So with the two I found and a newly acquired pair, I have a total of 3 pair of pants. None of the ones that are to big are going back in the closet.
I normally do an end of year run to Goodwill and this is a good start. It occurred to me that I have a bunch of jeans I can’t wear anymore either. In the donation pile they go! I still have all my shirts to sort through, so, I’m leaving that for tomorrow evening.
I’m planning to drop off all this loot at Goodwill on Saturday and then go inside and have a little shopping spree. I am in dire need of some new to me clothes. My smallest belt is on the second to last hole. Good thing it is reversible.
Weekends are my most challenging time to stay on plan. Carolyn is my hero here, she really enjoys the Medifast pancakes and I normally go for the oatmeal or southwest eggs. We have a pan that makes one perfect pancake from envelope of mix. Sometimes she adds cinnamon and/or ¼ teaspoon of mini chocolate morsels. When that hits the plate a smear of peanut butter, I mean a small smear of peanut butter or a small smear of jam is the perfect breakfast.
The balance of the morning and into the afternoon goes smoothly for me. It’s that stretch between my afternoon meal and Lean and Green that really tempt me to cheat. I have found keeping busy is best and with extra energy being closer to a healthy weight helps here. Carolyn and I are getting married this coming March and keeping busy is my second full time job ;-)
I would have never thought that ten weeks would make so much change in my life:
• Tying my shoes without getting out of breath
• Going for short walks during my work day
• Painful joints, not so much now
• Pants and belts don’t roll over at the waist anymore
• My feet don’t hurt and I shuffle less
• My afternoon energy conservation mode(being sleepy) has gone away
• Much reduced need for my diabetes meds(stay in contact with your doctor here)
• Less mood swings associated with blood sugar issues
If you are starting to see results share them! I was pushing close to 275 pounds when I started with this plan. Both Carolyn and I are determined to finish, do transition and get to maintenance. It’s something we talk about all the time.
Going kind of long here but before I go I need to thank all of you here in FatSecret and especially Carolyn, Andrew and Chris Cayo our Health Coach.

Diet Calendar Entries for 06 December 2012:
883 kcal Fat: 21.42g | Prot: 108.05g | Carb: 77.96g.   Breakfast: Medifast Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal. Lunch: Medifast Beef Vegetable Stew. Dinner: Leafy Romaine, Red Tomatoes, Olives, Endive, Chicory, Escarole or Romaine Lettuce, Beef Steak (Lean Only Eaten). Snacks/Other: Lemon Meringue Crunch Bar, Chili Nacho Cheese Puffs, Medifast Chocolate Pudding. more...
3477 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 30 minutes, Desk Work - 8 hours, Resting - 4 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 1 hour, Driving - 2 hours. more...
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What amazing progress. I love your little list of things that are different now. This is truly an incredible journey, isn't it? :) 
07 Dec 12 by member: kingkeld
I'm always finding something new. Today for instance, I noticed I'm not bumping into things as much(doorways, chairs, etc...) 
07 Dec 12 by member: doakrh

     
 

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