Many of you know that I stopped using Medifast to help save money to buy a house.
...drum roll please...
My husband and I closed on our home on 2/13/12!!!
We finally have room for our stuff! I am going to be setting up a home gym with my treadmill, Total Gym and place to do workout videos this weekend!
Now that we are all moved, I am ready to really focus on weight loss again. Yes, I have gained back some weight but I need to move forward again!
Today was my week 1 weight in for the Biggest Loser contest at work. We have a huge turnout this year, with 23 people participating. I work fairly small company, less than 200 employees and under 150 people at this office. I lost 3 lbs this week! That does put me at 12 out of 23 people, so I am going to really focus this week for a bigger number next week! I am okay with 3 lbs though because I kinda blew it over the weekend.
As many of you know, I haven't used Medifast in sometime and regained weight when I stopped Medifast. My struggle is that I know Medifast works and I can lose weight on it, but that isn't how I want to live my life. I want to find a way to eat, lose and maintain weight, in a way that is sustainable long term.
This week I have been attempting the Up Day, Down Day diet. In a nutshell, you eat a maintenance level of calories one day and the next eat very little. On a Up Day, I could eat up to 2500 calories. On a Down Day, I could eat up to 500 calories. On a weekly basis it averages to 1357 - 1642 calories per day (depending on if you have 3 or 4 Down Days that week) which is a great calorie defiect. This is a very similiar to intermittment fasting. There are many people that eat this way for life. I want to get a good grip on the Up Day, Down Day for another week and then I am going to add low carb eating to the equation.
Excited to see how my week 2 weigh in goes!