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Medifast Day 129 -- End of Weight Loss Phase


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Current Weight: 138 lbs
Total Weight Lost: 39 lbs

Man, I am not very excited or happy right now. I feel like the meeting with the counselor today took my excitement of being in the 130s for the first time since 2009 completely away. It was not my usual counselor since I changed weigh in days to Saturdays. I am now officially in transition but it's making me completely depressed. Transition is 6 more weeks of the program but you add more foods. I thought that gave me more room to actually, oh I don't know, eat FOOD.

For this week until next Saturday the program "generously" gives me an extra cup of low carb vegetables to eat per day. The rest is the same. The lunch is still my cream of broccoli soup so all I'm doing differently for the next 7 days is adding real broccoli to my soup. emoticon Oh boy, stop the excitement.

I don't get to eat any grains for 5 more weeks. emoticon I guess in my mind I was hoping to incorporate more natural foods into my diet within a week or two. Not 5. I've been eating their food for 19 weeks now. I ATE ENOUGH THANKS.

Well, I don't care. I'm celebrating tonight. After listening to the counselor telling me that eating mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving will make me fat and I should just stop eating them in general got me thinking. Maybe I don't want my life to revolve entirely on my weight. Perhaps I want to not worry about my damn weight on a holiday. Maybe after running the proverbial marathon I don't want to start another one right off. Maybe I want to eat mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving because I haven't eaten any in 5 months.

The point is this. Tonight I will celebrate because I have worked very hard. Not sure what I'm eating but I will be drinking champagne! Tomorrow I will get back on this crapfest until Thanksgiving and I will eat mashed potatoes.

If I turn my life into "I can't eat this ever" or "If I eat 1 cup of potatoes I will be fat" then I've already failed. What is the point of life if I am constantly denying myself everything? I'm gonna go work out because apparently I'm getting fatter just by thinking of bread.

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SMILES_CAN_DO 11/18/2013 7:56PM

  Congratulations on losing almost 40 lbs, that's great!! I really enjoyed your blog and the information about Medifast in transition. I've always wondered what it was- I think they make a lot of money on the food and keep you on for as long as they can. I lost 20 lbs on Medifast, but that's as far as I can seem to go. I'm stuck right now because I'm eating too much normal food- I can't get myself to get back with it so strict. I've had my ups and downs with the counselors too, but for the most part they've been awesome. I wish you lots of luck in your journey. Keep going, you've come a long way. You can do it, you're almost there!

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RAINEMARIE214 11/18/2013 12:28PM

    Eat the mashed potatoes. Unless the potatoes are going to make you sick, definitely eat them. If you cant indulge in something you like occassionally, then is it really worth it? I mean, I cant eat grains anymore because they make me sick, but if they didnt make me sick, I would most definitely eat them on thanksgiving (instead, I'm looking for alternatives so that I can still indulge in something!). Just my 2 cents. You've worked so hard. I am sorry that the counselor kind of took that enthusiasm away from you. Dont let her crappiness take away your pride. You accomplished a lot.

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KATRICK528 11/16/2013 10:59PM

    I say have you potatoes. As long as it is not overboard, and in moderation you should be fine.
In the end, you want to be happy with what you eat.

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SDBACON 11/16/2013 3:32PM

    MISHAMW, I love your response! I so agree.

Moderation seems to be the best key to this healthy lifestyle journey.

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FERRETGIRL28 11/16/2013 3:31PM

    It sounds like they don't want you to add foods too quickly so the weight doesn't come back, but seriously...enjoying SOME food on a special day is not going to kill you. Your life is going to be filled with birthdays & holidays & you should be able to enjoy them. And, I don't think it's right for the counselor to judge you negatively just because you enjoy food. There is a total difference between eating a 5lb. bag of potatoes, and a cup of potatoes! As long as you don't go crazy and eat a ton of food (because your body is used to 800 calories) I think you can enjoy Thanksgiving AND be healthy. emoticon emoticon

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MISHAMW 11/16/2013 1:41PM

    A cup of mashed potatoes isn't going to kill you unless it's laced with arsenic or cyanide.

Anyone that tells you are going to gain weight from eating anything is stupid. It takes an excess of 3500 calories to gain a pound. And in all truth, if someone does manage to eat that much in one day, plus whatever there BMR is (say 1,500, for a total of 5000 calories), they actually probably won't gain that pound.

The worst a Thanksgiving meal is going to do is leave you feeling full and bloated. And hey, it might take a week for all that high sodium food to leave, but gaining one, two or three pounds aren't going to kill you. It just means you enjoyed your food, and your life for a week, and now your ready to get back at it.

Enjoy your thanksgiving. Even though I am doing keto, I still plan to eat have of the pumpkin pie, dressing, and maybe a 1/3 of the pecan pie. And I'm not worried.

Balance is everything.

Good luck!

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DIETROCKSTAR 11/16/2013 1:11PM

    Don't get me wrong though! I needed Medifast to help gain control over my eating. My half assed attempts were causing me to fail repeatedly.

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DIETROCKSTAR 11/16/2013 12:50PM

    I have been scoping out other things, meaning diets. I am transitioning to The Simple Diet. I modify it to stay in the medifast area for protein, carbs and fat. I eat more actual vegetables and fruits and don't beat myself up over it. I'm still losing weight.

At the farmers market, I mean, what a bonanza of awesomeness that isn't prepackaged and fortified with chemicals. I still have meal replacements but I use the ones without carbs and eat fruit. If I use the medifast ones, then I don't eat fruit because it already has fructose in it.

I eat the lean and green instead of the two entrees it calls for in The Simple Diet. The great things is I can do it ANYWHERE. I forgot my medifast two weeks ago so I sent bf to store to buy me another meal replacement. I've lost 37 pounds.

Maybe I could be losing a bunch faster if I stuck to just medifast like I did in the beginning. As long as I am losing and I'm not killing myself doing it is all that really matters.

I had watermelon Wendesday! And I had prickly pears with my carb free shake last night. No one died!!

I just track it all and keep carbs under 100g. Fat around 35g and protein at around 100g. I don't go trying to fit a candy bar in there because I know that will just lead to eating more candy bars.

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