Friday, December 27, 2013

I am a BIG way!

3rd time is a charm? I certainly hope so.

As of 12/26/2013 I am back on the Medifast diet.  This now marks 3 times I have gained "the weight".  And this third time I am starting 10 lbs heavier then my original starting weight.  I thought I would be sadder about it, but I am really not.  I have a strange sense of peace about it all.  I know what works to lose weight, I know why I regained weight.  I just have to make up my mind that I am worth doing it again over. If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand diet, surgery, workout plan or change any other change of lifestyle works if you go back to your old habits & way of eating. If you eat again in the same way that made you fat, guess what? You will get fat again.

Here is a bit of my history, if you aren't familiar with my story:

Round 1
In September of 2010, I started Medifast for the first time. I was doing Medifast 5&1 diet alone, with the support of Take Shape for Life.  From September 2010 until March 2011, I had lost 75 lbs.  I started at 310 lbs and ended, still 60 lbs from goal at 235 lbs.

Round 2 
By March of 2012, I had regained 55 lbs, weighing in at 290 lbs.  Being very scared of hitting the big 3, I started Medifast again in March 2012.  By September of 2012, I had lost 60 lbs, bringing my lowest weight to 230 lbs. Still 55 lbs from goal.

Round 3
In December 2013, I crossed the line into the big 3 again.  As of Christmas, I weigh 320 lbs. That is 10 lbs higher then my Round 1 starting weight.  I am now 145 lbs above my goal weight.  I have to start over 

My husband cracks me up. With a sorrowful face I was just telling him the stats and he said "Now is your chance to show everyone how awesome you are. You can be like Rocky and come back even stronger!" 

Round 3 Official Stats:
Starting Date: 12/26/2013
Starting Weight: 318.6
Weigh In Days: Thursday
Jean Size: 24
Tops: 3X

I have about 4 months of Medifast food in my kitchen and a very supportive husband.  I have no reason to not accomplish this!!

I will commit to post a blog every Friday, with my weekly updates, what I have been eating, etc.

Thank you for your support!!


Anonymous said...

Nothing but love and support for you! I feel like I'm forever on and off the program and every time I go back on the weight comes off more slowly. Have you noticed the same thing? It's freakin' discouraging!!!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

It's about not giving up!! This is your year. I'm having re-start again on my health as well. :)


Anonymous said...

I'm so excited about your restarting. Between you and Sandys Kitchen Adventures the Medifast Plan is definitely doable. Thanks and look forward to your progress.


Emily H said...

I came across your blog last week and you hadn't posted in a long time. I am glad to see you back! Your recipes are great! You have got this! Are you going to get the habits of Health book and companion? I have issues with food... And I have had gastric bypass and lost the weight to gain it back. I am with you on how you really do have to change if you don't want to keep gaining. Good luck! The first week is always the worst but once you are past that... You are gold!

Megan Guttman said...

Have you read Dr. Andersen's new book? It's called "Discover Your Optimal Health" and has been so helpful to my clients who were going back to their old habits. We're so glad you are back and I know my Take Shape for Life clients and I will be watching for more delicious recipes!

Courtney W said...

I'm starting for the first time tomorrow...wish me luck! Thanks so much for posting all these great recipes! You can totally do this!!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. I just started my journey yesterday and almost gave up on the food (yuck) but thanks to your site I think I can make it!! Thanks, O

Anonymous said...

You sound like me. I will follow your progress as you go through your weight loss. I'm just now starting the MF program.. a first timer. I'm nervous but excited in putting me first. We are close in weight and sizes. Good luck you can do this!

Anonymous said...

It's Saturday! How did your first week go?

Corey said...

I am so glad I ran across your blog. I am starting round 2 tomorrow and you were a big inspiration. I will keep checking back on your blog to see how great you are doing! Corey

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