Tuesday, November 12, 2013
So I was forced to attend this entirely useless training at work today 30 miles from where I live. Around 11 they ordered pizzas which arrived and everyone was forced to sit in the room. I didn't eat any pizza. Mostly because my stomach was still suffering from the whole wheat bread I ate last night at dinner. Then they made us sit there with the pizza for the next 4 hours. It was not a very good day for me.
A lot of people aren't familiar with the Medifast program and I haven't talked to my counselor in depth about it yet because I'm going to tell them I'm done this Saturday. Basically, after I decide I want to move past the "weight loss phase" I will then go into the "transition phase" where over 6 full weeks slowly integrate normal food back into my diet. This is fruits and sugary vegetables like carrots and eventually grains and bread that I haven't eaten in these past months. I will be eating their food still for these 6 weeks. I don't just drop off. I will lose weight during these weeks. I will be brought up to 1,200 calories in the course of these weeks. Right now I am still at 800 each day.
After 6 weeks of transition then I will move into "maintenance phase" which still requires weekly meetings and weigh ins until July 2014. This is a full year program. They will go over my food journal and re-adjust my food as needed depending on how my body reacts.
I'm feel like I am done losing weight and I am ready to shift my focus to non-scale goals. Last night I thought about what I really want. I started the plan and my goal was to fit into my clothes and I have. NOW I want to be strong. I have trouble opening most doors. I can't even do a push up. But I have to start somewhere that won't kill me. I ordered Jillian's 30 Day Shred. It's coming Thursday and I'm pretty excited to get into some sort of shape.
Wish me luck because I have another full day of training tomorrow.