Can I just say that this diet is AWESOME!?! I mean, would that be too blunt for a first line of this blob? I don't think so.
THIS DIET IS AWESOME!
Ok. It's been a little more than a month since I started this program, Medifast. You can find it on Take Shape for Life dot com (or TSFL.com) In this first little stretch I have lost more than 20 pounds. (That's quite a bit - go and carry around 20 pounds of sugar at t he store. Just carry it around with you the entire time that you have to do your shopping - you will be completely worn out when you are done!)
As of today I have finally seen the new decade of the 160's. I haven't seen this decade since doing HCG. I was concerned because after the first few weeks of losing so fast, I slowed to what I consider "A Crawl". I mean, we are talking only a few ounces per day that I was losing. (What the What? I did so great the first week! I lost 10 lbs just the first week!) So, how was I just crawling along? Actually, I really needed to step back off the scale and rethink what what happening here.
Overall I am averaging about 3lbs of weight loss per week. That's really healthy if you ask me (Especially in comparison to other diets that I have done.) This is not like HCG where I have to lose a pound each day or I would have to starve myself to get beyond that crazy plateau. If I hang out on to a weight for a few days, no big deal. I think that the longest I have been on the same weight is 3 days, and then when the scale moves it makes an even larger drop than before.
Typically, by the end of the week, I have hit my 3lb goal and I feel fine. Daily check-ins can be frustrating though if I don't keep my eye on the prize. If I continue at this rate I will be at my goal weight in 15 weeks. that's actually not a very long time away at all. That's just until the end of this semester, so I will look awesome for Graduation. :)
One of the biggest struggles that I have had so far is staying OP (On Plan) not by eating, but by the time. You are supposed to eat every 2-3 hours. Right now I am struggling with that mainly due to outside factors (Husband, walks, school, work) But I am close. Could I be losing more if I stayed closer to the time restriction? Perhaps. Maybe I will try it out this week and let you all know how it worked out. What do you think?
Either way, I don't mind saying it again - THIS DIET IS AWESOME! I am hardly ever hungry (Unless I am not on time with a meal) and I am losing weight without having to try to add exercise into my regimen (Which is nearly impossible right now if you saw the schedule that I had). So ,if you are thinking about trying it out at all, I really encourage it. Give it a month - just one month - and if it isn't working for you by then, well, scrap it. But I am almost certain that you will see the results taking effect. :)
Have a great weekend everyone! :)