Wednesday Weigh In

turkeyHappy Thanksgiving!  This year we went to my In-Laws for Thanksgiving.  I had already decided that I was going to just eat turkey, salad, and whatever non saucy vegetable they offered.  Other than having a second helping of a small piece of turkey (about 2 oz.) I stuck to my plan.  My MIL was nice enough to make sugar-free jello for me for dessert.  I didn’t feel deprived because I didn’t have mashed potatoes, bread or sweet potato casserole.  I felt full and we had a great time with my husbands parents.  I couldn’t ask for better In-Laws.  They raised a wonderful, caring, and giving son who I am very fortunate to have met and married.

Stats for this week:

  • Starting weight: 191 lbs
  • Today: 159 lbs (11/26/2014)
  • Loss to date: 32 lbs
  • Remaining: 29 lbs

Can you believe that I am less than 30 lbs from my goal weight!  I am so thrilled with the results I have gotten from TSFL/Medifast.  My success is due to many factors.

  1. I am ready to change how I eat.  I have changed my view on food.  I view it as fuel and not as a treat because I had a bad or good day.  I am not going to eat food in response to my emotions, I am going to eat when I need to.  I have also learned that I need to fill my plate halfway with vegetables, 1/4 with protein and the last quarter for an optional food.
  2. I changed “I can’t” eat that to “I don’t” eat that.  It’s not that a certain food is forbidden for me to eat. (We all know how forbidden foods lead to craving.)  It’s that I don’t eat that.  Just as I can’t eat dairy and acidic foods due to my chrons, I don’t eat foods that aren’t healthy at every meal.
  3. Support from my TSFL Coach Sara and from my friends and family.  Support has been invaluable to me.  Sara answers any questions I have and has offered lean & green meal ideas.  She also makes sure I have a plan in place for upcoming holidays. My family and friends aren’t bringing over cookies and cakes.  None of them pressure me to eat more or to just take a bit.  They have been my cheerleaders and I love them for helping me.
  4. I have a plan.  With less than 30 lbs to go until I reach goal, I am already planning for my maintenance step.  I am using Plan to Eat and I am creating a new recipe book that will no longer have heavy carb recipes.  I already know carbs (bread and pasta are my kryptonite) trigger binge eating for me.

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Sandy’s Kitchen

buttonEven if you aren’t making a life style change (aka a diet), you can find delicious recipes on the internet.  One of my favorites is Sandy’s Kitchen.  She has a separate tab for Medifast only meals that list the leans/greens/healthy fats/condiments in the meals.  She also has many low-fat recipes as well as several traditional ones.  One of the many reasons I like this site is that Sandy has a good sense of humor and is just like the rest of us.  She also battles temptation in the kitchen and deals with having to make her own meals in addition to her families meals.

I have also used Spark People, My Recipes.com, and Pinterest.  I love to use Pinterest but I also see very tempting regular recipes.  Stick with a Lean and Green search and you will find a variety of ideas.

My weigh-in is tomorrow.  I had a day of plan so I am hoping I will still have a loss for the week.

 

Current Stats:

  • Starting weight: 191 lbs.
  • Today: 185 lbs. (9/16/2014)
  • Loss to date: 6 lbs.
  • Remaining: 55 lbs.
  • Goal: 130 lbs.