So I just finished my first month of Medifast and I have to say that I am Medifast convert!
I started at 310 pounds on 9/20/2010. I was squeezing into size 24 pants, but really, I should have been wearing 26 pants. I was wearing 22/24 or 3X-4X shirts and none of my bras fit well.
After one month I have lost 20 lbs and weighed in this morning at 290 lbs! I have lost a total of 8 inches. 2 inches from my bust, 3 inches from my waist, 2 inches from my hips & 1 inch from my upper thigh. Now my clothes are actually fitting me properly, my 4X tops are too big. I am wearing 18/20 & 22/24 tops now. And all my pants are fitting me well. This time next month I hope to report that all my pants are falling off of me!
I do feel fortunate that my first week of Medifast was pretty painless. I had more anxiety then anything about running out of food or that I would be hungry. Praise to God that I did feel satisfied with the food I was eating and my the end of week 2, most of my anxiety was gone. Week 3 was interesting because I did have more cravings, but I do hear that is common. Also in week 3, I really started to feel down about "missing out" on "real food" like Indian, Mexican and Sushi. However by the end of week 4, I realized that I did have an attitude shift about food and I really feel that I am much more emotionally withdrawn from food. I would love to become completely emotionally detached from food, but my emotions and my eating have gone hand in hand for so many years, I am accepting that this is a process.
I also want to thank everyone who has been reading my blog. Being able to share recipes I make with you and know that people are finding it helpful is really helping keep me on track. I love being able to share what I create! It may sound silly, but I think blogging here is a large part of my success so far on the Medifast program.
Have a wonderful on plan night! I am going to head home and heat up left over Spicy Chicken Soup!