Thursday, March 4, 2010

I am so ready!

I am PRAYING that I get my Medifast food either today or tomorrow. I REALLY want to get started on Saturday. I have never been so ready to go on a diet in my LIFE, lol! Tomorrow is my last day at work before being out for two weeks for Spring Break. Other than my 3-day trip to Chattanooga on 3/10 – 3/12, and my Praxis exams on 3/13, it is going to be two weeks of relaxation and focus on ME! I found out yesterday that I do NOT have to do the big student teacher interview that I was so stressed out about, which was good news! One less thing to stress out about! I have a midterm tonight that I feel confident about. And my oldest daughter is leaving for a school trip tomorrow morning for 5 days.

Lyn (from Escape From Obesity) is also doing Medifast – I think this is day 5 for her? She has yet to experience the “horrible” side effects of headaches and fatigue that can be associated with ketosis. So I am hopeful that maybe I can avoid it, too? It will be great that I don’t have to “do” anything during the first few days of the plan, so I can just lie around and chill out until it passes. I am really going to pray for some SUNSHINE so that I can get some non-food-related things done around the house while I am off from work. It will also be nice to start walking again around the neighborhood. I also decided on yesterday to buy a jump rope. I was in gym class with a student, and it happens to be the same class my daughter is in. I was watching her jump rope, and she was good! She can actually go for more than 60 seconds without messing up! I thought, I need to get a jump rope for home so we can BOTH jump ropes.

I have so many wheels turning in my head now that I know that weight loss is GOING to happen for me. And my daughter has also decided she is ready to commit, too. When I told her about going on Medifast, she actually asked me if we could “get serious” about her diet, too. She’s been fighting me on it, so I was so happy to hear her change her mind. We talked about eliminating sugar and junk food, drinking more water, and keeping a food journal to start. We are also going to be a fast-food-free household. My two younger children do NOT have a weight problem, but can also benefit from good eating habits NOW.

I figured out today that my daughter has about 30 – 40 lbs to lose. While she is away on her trip, I am going to clean out the pantry and refrigerator so there is NOTHING tempting in the house when she gets back. This will help both of us avoid temptation. I also plan on seriously incorporating physical activity with all my kids. They all got bikes for Christmas, so they are going to start RIDING THEM. We can also go on walks together, and play in the yard. All three of them are signed up for soccer, which will start in a few weeks. Can you see how excited that I am that we are ALL going to jump on the HEALTH and FITNESS wagon together? This can only mean great things for all of us!


  1. weight loss is going to happen. awesome mindset!

  2. I don't understand why you would do this....will you do it for life? What happens when you start shopping and cooking for yourself? You gain it back...

  3. Tina,

    I am doing this because I need SOMETHING to happen. No longer is counting calories, eating healthy foods, and exercising working for me. I need something drastic, if only for a little while, to get things going.

    Have you even looked at the plan? It does involve me shopping and cooking for myself. The main think that it's doing is taking the planning and prep work out of 5/6 of the meals I eat each day, which is PRICELESS. It does have an excellent transition plan if I do choose to stay with it until I reach my goal weight. If I thought I was just going to get to goal and get dropped cold-turkey, I wouldn't have tried it. People do this plan and are SUCCESSFUL at maintaining their weight. Not just the success stories on the website, but the COUNTLESS real people that I have met on Blogger and Facebook.

    This is a last resort for me - honestly. I need something that works, and I need it NOW. The opportunity presented itself, and I am going to give it 100%. And who knows? I may HATE the plan and decide NOT to do it... I won't know until I get started.

  4. I'm very excited for you and your family!

  5. Hollie - your determination and mindset is really admirable.

  6. Good luck! My husband lost 114 lbs on Medifast and has kept the weight off for 3 months now! It really teaches great portion control and to eat small meals more frequently.

  7. I hope that this plan works for you. I wish nothing but encouragement and strength to fulfill your desire to lose weight and be healthy.
    You inspired me to start my own blog,
    I would appreciate if you would check it out.

  8. I've been on Medifast since November '09. I've lost almost 60 pounds.

    Try to eat lower carb until your food comes and your transition to the diet and mild ketosis should be easier.

    The boards at are very helpful and supportive. I'm robadob over there - feel free to look me up.

    You can do it. It works.

  9. Good luck on your works. It taught me that I don't need tons of food to survive :) So when you go off of it, you have that mindset...yes, you can gain it back if you go back to old ways, but that's the same way with any diet, even if it's low cal love fat calorie counting.
    There is a transition phase of medifast, that helps ween you off of the 5 medifast meals a day.
    My lil' tip...when you get to where you want to be and you are done with medifast...weight yourself, often, If you find 5 lbs creeps on, do medifast for a week and it will vanish :)
    Good luck!! This program works, it's challenging, but the results keep you going! :)

  10. I am happy for you! Looking forward to reading all about it. (The whole key to hating or liking the food is the prep... use a whisk! Add water gradually, making a smooooth paste with no lumps before adding more. And soak the soups!) Good luck!

  11. Congrats! But you have to try to maintain you weight with home exercises beacuse you will start eating some unhealthy food and you will need to compensate. You can`t live just with healty food. Is impossible :)

  12. Good job Hollie! I love that you all want to get healthy, even the ones that don't have any weight to lose.
    Good luck!


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