raitchison's Journal, 21 September 2010

That progress is nothing short of pathetic, considering how well I have followed this diet (no cheating whatsoever) and how terrible the food is.

If this is how it's going to continue needless to say my experiment with Medifast will be a short one.
292.0 lb Lost so far: 13.0 lb.    Still to go: 42.0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entry for 21 September 2010:
860 kcal Fat: 22.50g | Prot: 89.00g | Carb: 92.00g.   Breakfast: Medifast Honey Mustard Pretzel Sticks. Lunch: Medifast Chili Nacho Cheese Puffs. Dinner: McDonald's Premium Bacon Ranch Salad with Grilled Chicken with no Bacon, Cheese or Dressing.. Snacks/Other: Medifast S'more Crunch Bar, Medifast Caramel Crunch Meal Bar, Multi-Grain Crackers, Medifast Parmesan Cheese Puffs. more...
on diet Medifast   losing 2.0 lb a week


I'm doing medifast also. I found that when I didn't lose (enough) even though I didn't cheat, it was because I wasn't eating ENOUGH and my body was holding on to everything in "starvation" mode. My coach had me write down all of my food, and I found out that I was actually missing a serving of veggies and I wasn't eating all of the ounces of protein. Once I added these back in, the weight started coming back off. If you find that you aren't "missing" any of your food, try adding an extra bar or shake or whatever...because your body may be in panic mode, and that one extra 100 cal serving may be enough to put you back into the fat loss. Don't give up yet. 
21 Sep 10 by member: bobby snowflake
In three weeks, you have lost 13 pounds. I think that's pretty amazing. That's a lot of weight in a short time. You have to be realistic when it comes to weight loss or you may become disillusioned and quit. Two pounds a week will take you to your goal. Many of us struggle to lose a pound a week. If you don't like the the Medifast food, it will be hard for you to continue for the long term. It's important to find a plan you enjoy, so that you can keep eating that way for the long haul. Otherwise, you go back to regular habits and those pounds just pile back on. Whether you stick with it or change plans, you are doing really great.  
21 Sep 10 by member: Suzi161
Thanks for the encouragement but I REALLY loathe the food, I hate preparing it (yes I know I'm supposed to use COLD water and I'm not supposed to prepare it in the shaker jar). This past Sunday I went with a friend to one of my all time favorite restaurants (that I only get to go to 1-2 times a year) and watched him eat while I drink my diet coke. I meticulously weigh all the ingredients in my lean & green and finish it all even though I often don't like it. I meticulously eat all my medifast meals on schedule even when I'm not hungry. I'm sticking with it at least one more week, but I will be cutting out all the soups, stews and anything else that requires a microwave, at least the pretzel sticks, puffs and bars are easy. BTW I don't have too much of a problem with weight coming back on (at least not quickly) I lost 40 lbs on my own last year (was seeing better progress than this right up until the end) and over the course of the next year (when I wasn't specifically on a diet and wasn't meticulously tracking what I ate) I gained only 4 lbs total. 
21 Sep 10 by member: raitchison


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