Saturday, October 29, 2011

Week 26 weigh in one day early

Weigh in was one day early. I lost 1.8 for a grand total of 51.4.   Very good.  

  • I don't do it often, but I had some yummy tiger prawns from Costco last night for my Lean and Green. 
  • About 10 tiger prawns made 7 oz pan grilled, in 1 tsp sesame oil . I added Mrs. Dash- fiesta lime and a little bit of lime juice. 
  • Half cup of sauteed mushrooms with a clove of garlic and half a cup of red bell pepper
  • One cup romaine with one TBS of Girard's Light Champagne dressing

I'll be trying a clothing trade with a local shop today. Hopefully, they will take some of my nicer clothes in place of my bigger work tops. I will be able to pick from some nice small sized tops for work and I'll swap some clothing without having to spend a lot of $$.

Friday, October 28, 2011

I hit the 50 pound mark this week- Whoot!

Well, I did it. I reached the 50 pound weight loss mark on Tuesday, October 24, 2011.

I feel fabulous. I'm also weighing in every day and tracking my food every day since transition and maintenance on Medifast will be in about 15 pounds or so.

I have a friend who will take some photos of me soon at my new lower weight.  I must say, that putting myself first- by taking the Take Shape for Life Journey or taking time on the weekends to de-stress and going to the beach, or just getting enough sleep has made all the difference. 

Loving my new slimmer identity. About 6 more pounds to my next mini goal of a healthy BMI.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Great Holiday Eating (lack of ) article

I really like this blog and book by Barbara Berkeley, MD.  Here's an article about doing other things that baking during the holiday season(s)
click here for the article

My favorite thing to do during the holidays-
  • Hike
  • Visit with friends
  • Travel & photography
  • Drink lots of good coffee
  • Listen to Christmas music
  • Decorate the tree with my Jr. family member
I got some Peppermint extract to spike my coffee with this year.  And cinnamon in Medifast Hot Chocolate is fab. Who needs a high calorie coffee drink and lots of cookies. Pass on that. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weigh-In & starting to weigh more often-Manitoba!

Okay. Week 25 weigh in  was okay.  1.6 pounds lost , 49.6 pounds lost total
Ave weight lost per week is 1.984 pounds.

Not bad! I'm so close to 50 pounds I can taste it almost not wait to weigh-in, so I'm going to mid-week.

Each week when I weigh in, there is a state map on the wall. I look squarely at the part of Canada, Manitoba, and Lake Winnepeg. So I say to myself- MANITOBA, and look down at the scale.

Now that I'm getting closer to transition and maintenance, I'll be weighing in more often.  At least it's recommended by the book Refuse to Regain, by Barbara Berkeley, MD. And using to track my weight and food, it will be easy to do.

So, I'll be moving my scale upstairs tonight. I'll have to find some fun travel pictures of places I want to go to put up on the wall where I'll be weighing.  So long , Manitoba, Lake Winnepeg, and  Canada. Those 25 weeks and almost 50 pounds have been a great journey.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Favorite Medifast (Take Shape for Life) Recipe sites

  • Sandy's Kitchen is one of my favorite recipe sites for Lean and Green. Many of her recipes also appeal to the junior members that try them and many are great to freeze ahead