Today was such a beautiful day in my neck of the woods (Middle Tennessee). It was still a little chilly (around 60 degrees), but the sunshine was just glorious! I woke up in a good mood this morning, got my homework done and turned in, and then went to my godson's basketball game. I ended up bringing him and his two brothers home with me! You would think I would enjoy having one less child in the house, instead of bringing home three more! It's all good though... they all play well together and I know my two enjoy having playmates while their big sister is away.
I guess I tested how well I could do Medifast on the fly today. When I left, I packed two of their bars to eat. I ate one right away, but didn't think I would have to eat the other. But I ended up staying out longer than expected, and am glad I had it with me. I am still quite happy with the food and the way it tastes. I had an iced cappuccino this morning that tasted like the real thing! I grilled out this afternoon when I got home, so my "lean and green" meal also hit the spot! I threw some asparagus on the grill, too, and it was so tender it just melted in my mouth!
I actually feel pretty good, too. A little tired after my trip out, but my energy returned this evening and I actually have got a lot of cleaning done in the house. I HAVE fought headaches today. I actually got a pounding headache while I was out that required me to take something for it. But it went away, and so did the mini one I got later, only without meds. I don't know, but it doesn't seem "hard" yet. I don't feel deprived.
Oh, and out of curiosity I stepped on the scale this morning. I was down 4.2 lbs from yesterdays weight. Yeah, I know... water weight. But just losing that much made a big difference to me. See, yesterday when I stepped on the scale, it read 302.2. Yes, I had went back over into the 300's and I was DEVASTATED. That number haunted me all day yesterday. So when I saw 298 this morning, I felt so much better.
Several people have emailed me asking why I would do something so drastic to lose weight. These people guarantee that I will gain the weight back. Well, I hate to break the news, but I am gaining the weight back that I lost due to cleaning, healthy eating and exercise, too! No matter how you lose the weight, you can always gain it back unless you change your habits that got you there in the first place. Even when I was eating clean and restricting sugar and caffeine, I still enjoyed my food. Too much! I still leaned on it for emotional reasons, and always had the mentality of "I will do better tomorrow."
Like I've said before, I need to do something drastic so I can see immediate results. Let me get to my goal weight, and then I will worry about keeping it off. But in the process, I am really hoping to change my relationship with the food I eat. Maybe I just can't be one of those people that enjoys food? I don't know... but SOMETHING has to change. I am hoping that getting the spotlight OFF food for a while will help me change, or gain some kind of focus on what's really important. At least I have to try, right?
*FTC-required disclosure: Medifast provided me with its products for my personal use for free.*