Category - Fitness

My Medifast Progress – Week 20 #journey33

Hooray for a great week. I don’t want to say it yet, but I may be back on track. This week I got a few workouts in, {hooray for that motivation} I stayed on plan, {minus a handful of my daughter’s goldfish crackers} and was inspired both on instagram, and by people who are doing the program themselves {you know who you are, and THANK YOU!!!}

I tried a few new Medifast foods, make sure you check my page for Medifast Food Reviews to see those. I had lean and green meals like lean turkey and broccoli, salad and grilled chicken, snacked on kale chips {yep that’s right}, and even made this delicious cauliflower pizza that is perfect for Medifasters!

Cauliflower Pizza Recipe MommyB

 

So here’s to another week, closer to my first goal of 33lbs for my #journey33 and also my incentive goal, which I posted about here in my Week 18 and Week 19 recap, so let’s see how close I am to both of those goals as of this week, shall we?!?!

Medifast Weight Loss Week 20 MommyB

 

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs Weight
Lost This Week: -2 lbs
Weight Lost on Medifast: -21 lbs
Current weight: 147.5 lbs

*Goal to new running shoes: -3lbs
My First Goal: -33 lbs/135.5 lbs {since I’m 33, I thought that was appropriate}
My Final Goal: -16.5 lbs/119 lbs {half of 33}

Check out my thoughts on the Medifast Foods I’ve tried so far: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/medifast-food-reviews/

For previous week’s Medifast posts click the following:
Happy Birthday to Me – A Medifast Present
My Medifast Progress – Week 1
My Medifast Progress – Week 2
My Medifast Progress – Week 3
My Medifast Progress – Week 4
My Medifast Progress – Week 5
My Medifast Progress – Week 6
My Medifast Progress – Week 7
My Medifast Progress – Week 8
My Medifast Progress – Week 9
My Medifast Progress – Week 10
My Medifast Progress – Week 11
My Medifast Progress – Week 12
My Medifast Progress – Week 13
My Medifast Progress – Week 14 #journey33
My Medifast Progress – Week 16 #journey33
My Medifast Progress – Week 17 #journey33
My Medifast Progress – Week 18 & Week 19

If you want to join in my journey here’s how: Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, MOMMYB56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! You’ll receive 28 free meals with your first Medifast Advantage order and ANOTHER 28 free meals with your next order! This offer is only valid if you enroll in Medifast Advantage, and it’s limited to one per customer. It’s not valid with prior purchases, any other promotions or discounts, or for Medifast Ready-to-Drink Shakes. Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? You can use code MOMMYB28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250. Limit one per customer. This offer is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts. Both codes expire on 12/31/2013. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program. Click HERE to head over to Medifast’s website and learn more about the program I’m starting and begin your own journey.

Medifast_BecomeYourself

Also check out the progress of these other great bloggers and follow their journey!

The Divine Miss Mommy

Kelly with Makobi Scribe

IROCKSOWHAT

Dear Crissy

Shibley Smiles

Couponing to Disney

A Grande Life

O My Family

Two Frugal Mommas

Single Mom on a Budget

Gaithersburg-Rockville Macaroni Kid

Jenni from the Blog

Escape from Obesity

–        A Very Busy Mama (currently pregnant!)

–        The Turnip Farmer (maintaining)

–        The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man (maintaining)

–        Unemployed Mom (maintaining)

I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.

My Medifast Progress – Week 18 and 19 #journey33

Even though I don’t have anything to really update in here I figured I should give you all a shout. Yes, that’s right, I’m holding at 150 (so I guess I’ve lost .5lbs) but I’m not going anywhere. Not for the lack of a good program, because Medifast works, it helped me lose 19lbs already, but I am the one that is broken.

My willpower is almost non-existant, actually I can’t say that because if that were true I wouldn’t be on the program at all, so I guess I do have some willpower when I stay on-plan. But there are true moments of weakness, when I fail the plan and eat whatever I please.

Two weeks ago, I had a couple of amazing workouts and thought to myself, “I am so on track”, yet I continued to eat in an unhealthy way. I decided that I am going to set up some short-term goals for myself as I really don’t have any accountability other than writing my progress here. I think too, it would help me personally, to have someone to “do this with”. Someone who I could be inspired by, commiserate with during the hard times, and hopefully encourage as well. But because I don’t have that I need to be encouraged by the way my clothes are fitting, and how I’m feeling, but also by incentives. Hopefully this will kick start me into the right direction again.

Here’s my first incentive oriented goal:

Medifast 1st Goal

I truly am not ready to give up yet, but my battle is with my mind. Do you ever feel that way?? Just when I thought things were getting easier, my mind convinced me that I could have 1,2,3,4 and so on, bites of {fill in the junk food here}. I’m not accepting failure, I know I haven’t been the perfect image of health, but I know that I have been 100% real with you all, and I hope that you can appreciate that if nothing else.

I know I’m not the only one who struggles with weight, diet, and exercise, it’s evident in our world. My work will be not only to lose this weight, but to train my brain to stop thinking about “cheating” and start thinking what’s important for my body and how I want to be a healthier person in my 33rd year of life.

Sorry for the military faces, I dunno what’s going on here *LOL*

Medifast Weight Loss Progress Week 19

So here are my stats for the past two weeks, expect these to change at the end of this week though 🙂

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs Weight
Lost This Week: -0.5 lbs
Weight Lost on Medifast: -19 lbs
Current weight: 149.5 lbs
My First Goal: -33 lbs/135.5 lbs {since I’m 33, I thought that was appropriate}
My Final Goal: -16.5 lbs/119 lbs {half of 33}

Check out my thoughts on the Medifast Foods I’ve tried so far: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/medifast-food-reviews/

For previous week’s Medifast posts click the following:
Happy Birthday to Me – A Medifast Present
My Medifast Progress – Week 1
My Medifast Progress – Week 2
My Medifast Progress – Week 3
My Medifast Progress – Week 4
My Medifast Progress – Week 5
My Medifast Progress – Week 6
My Medifast Progress – Week 7
My Medifast Progress – Week 8
My Medifast Progress – Week 9
My Medifast Progress – Week 10
My Medifast Progress – Week 11
My Medifast Progress – Week 12
My Medifast Progress – Week 13
My Medifast Progress – Week 14 #journey33
My Medifast Progress – Week 16 #journey33
My Medifast Progress – Week 17 #journey33

If you want to join in my journey here’s how: Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, MOMMYB56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! You’ll receive 28 free meals with your first Medifast Advantage order and ANOTHER 28 free meals with your next order! This offer is only valid if you enroll in Medifast Advantage, and it’s limited to one per customer. It’s not valid with prior purchases, any other promotions or discounts, or for Medifast Ready-to-Drink Shakes. Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? You can use code MOMMYB28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250. Limit one per customer. This offer is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts. Both codes expire on 12/31/2013. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program. Click HERE to head over to Medifast’s website and learn more about the program I’m starting and begin your own journey.

Medifast_BecomeYourself

Also check out the progress of these other great bloggers and follow their journey!

The Divine Miss Mommy

Kelly with Makobi Scribe

IROCKSOWHAT

Dear Crissy

Shibley Smiles

Couponing to Disney

A Grande Life

O My Family

Two Frugal Mommas

Single Mom on a Budget

Gaithersburg-Rockville Macaroni Kid

Jenni from the Blog

Escape from Obesity

–        A Very Busy Mama (currently pregnant!)

–        The Turnip Farmer (maintaining)

–        The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man (maintaining)

–        Unemployed Mom (maintaining)

I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.

My Medifast Progress – Week 17 #journey33

This is the time of year when things get a little hectic in our schedules. Lil’ C celebrated her birthday last weekend, we celebrated Easter, and we had family in town, so some fun and entertaining. Unfortunately this was not a good week to stay on plan with cupcakes and other birthday treats, Easter dinner and dessert, and of course eating out with the family and our visitors.

Surprisingly though I did not gain any weight this week, and did better than I thought I would staying on plan. Medifast also just revealed a few new product additions. The first of course is their NEW Tomato Basil Bisque, I love basil so I was super excited to try this out.

Medifast tomato bisque

Medifast Tomato Basil Bisque

I love that the Tomato Basil Bisque has sundried tomatoes and basil in it and is easy to make. The bisque has an okay taste, but something I’ll have to get used to as it’s not as creamy as the non-Medifast versions. I’m a flavor-full kind of gal so this doesn’t knock me out with flavor but definitely feels light and healthy.

Aside from this new product announcement, Medifast also announced their new Four-Week Variety Packs, which I think is really cool. They have Medifast Favorites, On-the-Go Favorites, Gluten-Free Favorites, and Chocolate Lovers. Each package has 140 meals, that add up to a little over $2.40 per meal. Not too shabby!!!

Here are this week’s stats:

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs Weight
Lost This Week: 0 lbs
Weight Lost on Medifast: -18.5 lbs
Current weight: 150 lbs
My First Goal: -33 lbs/135.5 lbs {since I’m 33, I thought that was appropriate}
My Final Goal: -16.5 lbs/119 lbs {half of 33}

Check out my thoughts on the Medifast Foods I’ve tried so far: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/medifast-food-reviews/

For previous week’s Medifast posts click the following:
Happy Birthday to Me – A Medifast Present
My Medifast Progress – Week 1
My Medifast Progress – Week 2
My Medifast Progress – Week 3
My Medifast Progress – Week 4
My Medifast Progress – Week 5
My Medifast Progress – Week 6
My Medifast Progress – Week 7
My Medifast Progress – Week 8
My Medifast Progress – Week 9
My Medifast Progress – Week 10
My Medifast Progress – Week 11
My Medifast Progress – Week 12
My Medifast Progress – Week 13
My Medifast Progress – Week 14 #journey33
My Medifast Progress – Week 16 #journey33

If you want to join in my journey here’s how: Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, MOMMYB56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! You’ll receive 28 free meals with your first Medifast Advantage order and ANOTHER 28 free meals with your next order! This offer is only valid if you enroll in Medifast Advantage, and it’s limited to one per customer. It’s not valid with prior purchases, any other promotions or discounts, or for Medifast Ready-to-Drink Shakes. Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? You can use code MOMMYB28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250. Limit one per customer. This offer is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts. Both codes expire on 12/31/2013. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program. Click HERE to head over to Medifast’s website and learn more about the program I’m starting and begin your own journey.

Medifast_BecomeYourself

Also check out the progress of these other great bloggers and follow their journey!

The Divine Miss Mommy

Kelly with Makobi Scribe

IROCKSOWHAT

Dear Crissy

Shibley Smiles

Couponing to Disney

A Grande Life

O My Family

Two Frugal Mommas

Single Mom on a Budget

Gaithersburg-Rockville Macaroni Kid

Jenni from the Blog

Escape from Obesity

–        A Very Busy Mama (currently pregnant!)

–        The Turnip Farmer (maintaining)

–        The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man (maintaining)

–        Unemployed Mom (maintaining)

I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.

My Medifast Progress – Week 16 #journey33

Alrighty folks, you know I’ve been struggling with staying on plan and being motivated. Welp, I am happy to say that this week I have hit the rewind button, and I’ve gone back to week 13.

Although I am beating myself up a little for the slip up, I know that if I am too hard on myself then I will just quit, and I’m not about to quit. I just needed to refocus and get back on track. So here I am, ready to go at it again, and continue on my weight loss progress.

Although with Lil C’s birthday party and Easter Dinner, I did better than I would have off plan, but still not great. My plan is to make better choices for the rest of this week and hopefully get in some exercise too.

Cupcakes

I will be attending Mom Prom, a Charlotte charity event, that benefits children with cancer and have a good time with friends and I’d love to look and more importantly feel good in my dress as I dance and enjoy the night, so that’s my closest upcoming goal. Hoping that’s an inspiration for me to be kind to my body.

So, here are my stats for this week, again remember I am doing a rewind, so from Week 13 to now, week 16:

Here are this week’s stats:

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs Weight
Lost This Week: 0 lbs (weight rewind)
Weight Lost on Medifast: -18.5 lbs
Current weight: 150 lbs
My First Goal: -33 lbs/135.5 lbs {since I’m 33, I thought that was appropriate}
My Final Goal: -16.5 lbs/119 lbs {half of 33}

Check out my thoughts on the Medifast Foods I’ve tried so far: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/medifast-food-reviews/

Energy: More tired this week, staying up later though. Pant size: 8 (short of course)!!!

For previous week’s Medifast posts click the following:
Happy Birthday to Me – A Medifast Present
My Medifast Progress – Week 1
My Medifast Progress – Week 2
My Medifast Progress – Week 3
My Medifast Progress – Week 4
My Medifast Progress – Week 5
My Medifast Progress – Week 6
My Medifast Progress – Week 7
My Medifast Progress – Week 8
My Medifast Progress – Week 9
My Medifast Progress – Week 10
My Medifast Progress – Week 11
My Medifast Progress – Week 12
My Medifast Progress – Week 13
My Medifast Progress – Week 14

If you want to join in my journey here’s how: Click HERE to head over to Medifast’s website and learn more about the program I’m starting and begin your own journey.

Medifast_BecomeYourself

Also check out the progress of these other great bloggers and follow their journey!

The Divine Miss Mommy

Kelly with Makobi Scribe

IROCKSOWHAT

Dear Crissy

Shibley Smiles

Couponing to Disney

A Grande Life

O My Family

Two Frugal Mommas

Single Mom on a Budget

Gaithersburg-Rockville Macaroni Kid

Jenni from the Blog

Escape from Obesity

–        A Very Busy Mama (currently pregnant!)

–        The Turnip Farmer (maintaining)

–        The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man (maintaining)

–        Unemployed Mom (maintaining)

I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.

My Belated Medifast Progress – Week 14 #journey33

Ever have one of those, days, weeks, months, years *LOL* that you just feel like you’re not quite 100% in anything? That was me last week, my 14th week of Medifast. For some reason I couldn’t shake the funk. I didn’t care what I was eating, I wasn’t reading the Bible as much as I wanted or should have been, I missed some events because of the funk and other petty issues at home. Just not a great week for me.

Now as I reflect on my week I’m thinking, “what’s wrong with you?!?” I realize there were so many good spots in my week that I was too busy complaining in my heart and head to notice. For my own sake I’m going to write them here so I can learn from this.

I placed my worries about Miss A’s first sleep over into God’s hands, even being the worrier that I am.

I got to play on the playground on a beautiful day with Lil C and DaddyB.

Park Play MommyBKnowsBest

 

Even though they may not add up to all my issues and frustrations from last week and may not even be directly related to Medifast, these are all periods of life that we each go through, and if you don’t have “funky moments” I need to chat with you and get some advice!!!

I decided last week not to weigh in at all because at that point I think it would have just encouraged me to quit altogether and I wasn’t having that, so I guess that’s good at least. So I hope you’ll give me a pass, everyone needs a little grace once and a while right??

MommyB's Free Pass

My biggest issues this time around with my weight loss are:

  • Figuring out what lean and green I want to eat without always eating grilled chicken and salad
  • Finding someone who I can be accountable to and who encourages me
  • Having enough willpower and caring about myself enough to change my bad habits and make good choices
  • Having the energy, between not drinking coffee, allergies, and bouts of the sickies I’ve been drained

But, life goes on, and I really do want to be a healthier person inside and out in my 33rd year of life, I deserve it. I just need to dive into finding recipes, chatting with people who are like-minded, being in my Bible and hearing what God has to say about me rather than what my thoughts say about me, and being reminded of good and bad (anything) that I can put into my life and trying to fill it up with good.

So, thank you for letting me vent, sharing my failures and successes, and I hope if you are in a funk, no matter how long it has been, that you too will find inspiration, take hold of it, and fighting for what you want.

Here are a few pictures of where I have been and I would like to get back to and maybe even beyond (sorry for the blurryness in the second one):

Jenn Pink Dress

Jenn Thin

 

What were your struggles this week???

So here’s to another week of life, hoping that this week I choose more good than bad.

Check out my thoughts on the Medifast Foods I’ve tried so far: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/medifast-food-reviews/

For previous week’s Medifast posts click the following:
Happy Birthday to Me – A Medifast Present
My Medifast Progress – Week 1
My Medifast Progress – Week 2
My Medifast Progress – Week 3
My Medifast Progress – Week 4
My Medifast Progress – Week 5
My Medifast Progress – Week 6
My Medifast Progress – Week 7
My Medifast Progress – Week 8
My Medifast Progress – Week 9
My Medifast Progress – Week 10
My Medifast Progress – Week 11
My Medifast Progress – Week 12
My Medifast Progress – Week 13

If you want to join in my journey here’s how: Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, MOMMYB56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! You’ll receive 28 free meals with your first Medifast Advantage order and ANOTHER 28 free meals with your next order! This offer is only valid if you enroll in Medifast Advantage, and it’s limited to one per customer. It’s not valid with prior purchases, any other promotions or discounts, or for Medifast Ready-to-Drink Shakes. Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? You can use code MOMMYB28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250. Limit one per customer. This offer is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts. Both codes expire on 3/31/2013. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program. Click HERE to head over to Medifast’s website and learn more about the program I’m starting and begin your own journey.

Medifast_BecomeYourself

Also check out the progress of these other great bloggers and follow their journey!

The Divine Miss Mommy

Kelly with Makobi Scribe

IROCKSOWHAT

Dear Crissy

Shibley Smiles

Couponing to Disney

A Grande Life

O My Family

Two Frugal Mommas

Single Mom on a Budget

Gaithersburg-Rockville Macaroni Kid

Jenni from the Blog

Escape from Obesity

–        A Very Busy Mama (currently pregnant!)

–        The Turnip Farmer (maintaining)

–        The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man (maintaining)

–        Unemployed Mom (maintaining)

I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.

My Medifast Progress – Week 13 #journey33

Welcome to week 13 of #Journey33. If you haven’t been following along, the day after I turned 33 I decided that this year I am reclaiming my health in so many ways, one of which is getting my weight down and being healthier about the choices I make when it comes to my body.

My first Medifast goal is to hit 33lbs, last week I surpassed that goal and was down 17lbs, woo hoo!!! This week I hit another milestone. One of the many reasons I started searching for weight loss options was that my clothes in my closet were the biggest I have worn and even so were very tight. I wasn’t about to buy another size up and knew that it was time for a change. This week, I am proud to say that I have gone from my size 12/14 tight clothes, into a comfortable fitting size 8 (same brand of pants). I also notice in my tops and undergarments, but it was so awesome to be able to put them back on. I know for me, I have a long way to go, but inside I’m saying, “I’m doing it, and I deserve this.”

Size 8

Did you have any awesome milestones this week, whether they are health related or not I’d love to hear them and celebrate with you.

This week too, I had a restaurant review and went out to dinner with a few friends. My amazing dietician (you get one too when you enroll in Medifast’s program) gave me some tips for dining out. Some of them I already knew and others I’m working on implementing  One thing I’d really like to start doing because I have the must-eat-everything-on-my-plate mentality is either to get a to-go box right away or have the kitchen divide my meal in half when portions are as big as my 2 year old. 🙂 Know what I mean???

· Get food “naked”—without sauces, dressings, or toppings. Get those on the side.

· Stick with broth based soups

· Choose marinara, olive oil, or tomato-based sauces

· Keep portion sizes in check

· Ask for a to-go container to avoid eating after you are already full

· Share entrees, appetizers and desserts

· Focus on companionship and conversation rather than food

· Put your utensils down between bits

· Have your plate cleared as soon as you are done

Here are this week’s stats:

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs Weight
Lost This Week: – 1.5 lbs {starting this week at 151.5 lbs}
Weight Lost on Medifast: -18.5 lbs
Current weight: 150 lbs
My First Goal: -33 lbs/135.5 lbs {since I’m 33, I thought that was appropriate}
My Final Goal: -16.5 lbs/119 lbs {half of 33}

Check out my thoughts on the Medifast Foods I’ve tried so far: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/medifast-food-reviews/

Energy: More tired this week, staying up later though. Pant size: 8 (short of course)!!!

For previous week’s Medifast posts click the following:
Happy Birthday to Me – A Medifast Present
My Medifast Progress – Week 1
My Medifast Progress – Week 2
My Medifast Progress – Week 3
My Medifast Progress – Week 4
My Medifast Progress – Week 5
My Medifast Progress – Week 6
My Medifast Progress – Week 7
My Medifast Progress – Week 8
My Medifast Progress – Week 9
My Medifast Progress – Week 10
My Medifast Progress – Week 11
My Medifast Progress – Week 12

If you want to join in my journey here’s how: Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, MOMMYB56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! You’ll receive 28 free meals with your first Medifast Advantage order and ANOTHER 28 free meals with your next order! This offer is only valid if you enroll in Medifast Advantage, and it’s limited to one per customer. It’s not valid with prior purchases, any other promotions or discounts, or for Medifast Ready-to-Drink Shakes. Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? You can use code MOMMYB28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250. Limit one per customer. This offer is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts. Both codes expire on 3/31/2013. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program. Click HERE to head over to Medifast’s website and learn more about the program I’m starting and begin your own journey.

Medifast_BecomeYourself

 

My Medifast Progress – Week 12

I am so excited this week. It’s really neat because I feel like the past week I’ve had a brain switch. You know how they say it takes 60 days to form a habit and 90 to stick with it? That.

I feel like the healthier choices I am making are easier to make and less of a struggle. Can we say, “Breakthrough”. While I know I will still and do still have my moments I really feel like I am on a great path and am very happy that I have had the opportunity to lose this weight and improve my general well-being with Medifast. I can honestly say not having to rack my brain to count calories has made this transition a ton easier, no joke.

For me, Medifast has been a great fit because other programs need more time and brain power. Because the girls, my home, being a wife, and working keep me so busy, Medifast just made sense for me, and it’s working and I can see lots of benefits.

I definitely can tell by the way my clothes fit, and how I feel (meaning it’s not as hard to get up off the couch or go upstairs to tell the girls to go to sleep for the 4th time *LOL*). I can also notice it in my face in pictures this week. Other people are also noticing, which is nice, not that I am doing this for others at all, but it’s nice to hear and also encouraging to keep going as well.

So, with all the positivity floating around, I can also mention that I hit AND passed the half-way point of my first goal (and I tried a couple of new bar this week too, so check out my Medifast Food Reviews page below too)

Here are this week’s stats:

Medifast Week 12 Final Results Collage

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs Weight
Lost This Week: – 1.5 lbs {starting this week at 153 lbs}
Weight Lost on Medifast: -17 lbs
Current weight: 151.5 lbs
My First Goal: -33 lbs/135.5 lbs {since I’m 33, I thought that was appropriate}
My Final Goal: -16.5 lbs/119 lbs {half of 33}

Check out my thoughts on the Medifast Foods I’ve tried so far: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/medifast-food-reviews/

Energy: More than usual. Pant size: my 10s are loose!!!

For previous week’s Medifast posts click the following:
Happy Birthday to Me – A Medifast Present
My Medifast Progress – Week 1
My Medifast Progress – Week 2
My Medifast Progress – Week 3
My Medifast Progress – Week 4
My Medifast Progress – Week 5
My Medifast Progress – Week 6
My Medifast Progress – Week 7
My Medifast Progress – Week 8
My Medifast Progress – Week 9
My Medifast Progress – Week 10
My Medifast Progress – Week 11

If you want to join in my journey here’s how: Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, MOMMYB56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! You’ll receive 28 free meals with your first Medifast Advantage order and ANOTHER 28 free meals with your next order! This offer is only valid if you enroll in Medifast Advantage, and it’s limited to one per customer. It’s not valid with prior purchases, any other promotions or discounts, or for Medifast Ready-to-Drink Shakes. Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? You can use code MOMMYB28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250. Limit one per customer. This offer is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts. Both codes expire on 3/31/2013. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program. Click HERE to head over to Medifast’s website and learn more about the program I’m starting and begin your own journey.

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My Medifast Progress – Week 11

Week 11 went by really quickly, maybe because of the holiday weekend and the fact that I posted last week’s results on Monday?? In any case, it’s almost March!! Work has slowed down since I’m saying, “no” to some smaller projects, and I’m able to focus on Lil’ C’s upcoming 3rd birthday, holding the fort down as co-room mom at Miss A’s school, and of course taking care of me, in all areas of life.

Blue Isabella Water Bottle

I’ve been doing more devotions, working on being more active {mostly by just getting up more} and getting more sleep this week. While it’s not where I want it to be, I’m a work in progress. You too?? I did have a HUGE boost this morning {technically at 11 last night, and yes that was early for me to go to bed….like I said, I’m working on it}, when a fellow blogger and friend gave me a shout out in her blog, but more importantly, she noted that I was one of her inspirations. Wow! I don’t take it lightly when someone says that I’ve inspired them, and although I can’t believe it, I’m also working on accepting compliments and am incredibly blessed by her words. Of course in turn it also makes me want to work harder.

She mentioned how hard it is to put yourself out there. Whether you tell your husband, or your competing with coworkers, or putting it out on your blog for all the world to see, when you put your health goals out into the proverbial “universe” it’s a little frightening, and I can say, personally I don’t want to let others down either, but as you’ve seen it’s hard to lose weight. Medifast is a very simple program, but my mind is not so simple. I think some of you can probably relate. After some years of thinking one way about food, it’s really a struggle to train myself otherwise, and even though I know what foods are healthy and often make sure my girls are eating well, it’s a whole other ballgame with me, but, I know with this plan, I am on the right track and my mind is really starting to change. I can feel my brain wanting to make better choices, craving less “bad-for-me” foods, and really, it’s just about being present in my own life, which I think so often we don’t really think about.

How about you? Are you present in your life? Are you inspired by others, or perhaps your an inspiration. I’d love to hear your story and thank you for allowing me to share mine. Speaking of, here are my weekly stats {and I’m very close to half my first goal, hopefully this coming week I will hit it!!!}:

Medifast Week 11 Final

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs Weight
Lost This Week: – 1.5 lbs {starting this week at 154.5 lbs}
Weight Lost on Medifast: -15.5 lbs
Current weight: 153 lbs
My First Goal: -33 lbs/135.5 lbs {since I’m 33, I thought that was appropriate}
My Final Goal: -16.5 lbs/119 lbs {half of 33}

Check out my thoughts on the Medifast Foods I’ve tried so far: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/medifast-food-reviews/

Energy: More than usual. Pant size: 10ish woohoo!!!

For previous week’s Medifast posts click the following:
Happy Birthday to Me – A Medifast Present
My Medifast Progress – Week 1
My Medifast Progress – Week 2
My Medifast Progress – Week 3
My Medifast Progress – Week 4
My Medifast Progress – Week 5
My Medifast Progress – Week 6
My Medifast Progress – Week 7
My Medifast Progress – Week 8
My Medifast Progress – Week 9
My Medifast Progress – Week 10

If you want to join in my journey here’s how: Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, MOMMYB56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! You’ll receive 28 free meals with your first Medifast Advantage order and ANOTHER 28 free meals with your next order! This offer is only valid if you enroll in Medifast Advantage, and it’s limited to one per customer. It’s not valid with prior purchases, any other promotions or discounts, or for Medifast Ready-to-Drink Shakes. Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? You can use code MOMMYB28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250. Limit one per customer. This offer is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts. Both codes expire on 3/31/2013. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program. Click HERE to head over to Medifast’s website and learn more about the program I’m starting and begin your own journey.

Medifast_BecomeYourself

 

My Medifast Progress – Week 10

Wow, here we are at 10 weeks. I don’t know how long I thought it would take for me to get to my weight loss goal, but I do know that I didn’t anticipate life, although we experienced a lot of unexpected things, including the loss of an amazing family member and a month of illness, so I’m trying not to be hard on myself that I’m not further along in this journey.

Do you struggle as you lose weight or even struggle with deciding whether or not to give it a shot?? At least we’re in the same boat!! It really takes a lot of motivation and a desire to drop pounds when you’ve struggled with weight almost all your life. I know some of you can agree, some of you have extra weight because of having babies and all the body changes that brings, some of you have life changes or are working more, maybe some of you don’t want to lose weight but want to be healthier. Whatever it is, I am so thankful that I have you with me on this journey, and I hope that I too can help lift you up, and also remember you’re not alone.

This week DaddyB and I changed the theme of my local site TheCharlotteMoms.com, which we’re still doing a few small things to, and as a result I had very little sleep this past week, one night even getting as little as 3 hours of sleep, horrible I know!!!! I’m working on putting myself to bed earlier, and hoping that as I work out more this week I’ll be more tired.

I challenged myself to work out for two 30-45 minute sessions and one fun activity with my girls. To be completely honest, I didn’t accomplish the goal, but I did get one steady 30 minute session in and also had fun chasing my girls, and dancing, and I was definitely sweating and breathing heavier.

Lastly, this week I saw some great recipes, and when it comes to the Medifast 5-and-1 plan, I’m usually a shakes and bars kind of girl, but after checking out cauliflower pizza crust that looked amazing. (I actually don’t like cauliflower, but the pictures on Pinterest and Instagram made me drool.) So I may, or may not get adventurous with my lean and green meal, because my main goal is to learn how to live a healthier life. But I did end up trying a few new Medifast foods, so make sure you check out my Medifast Food Reviews page to see what I thought.

This 33rd year is turning out to be a pretty good one now that we are mid way into February. How about your journey? I would love to hear what you are up to this year, whether it’s health related or not! And of course if you have any questions about Medifast, or my workout plan, feel free to ask!

Here are my results for this week:

Medifast Week 10 Final

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs Weight
Lost This Week: – 1 lbs {starting this week at 155.5 lbs}
Weight Lost on Medifast: -14 lbs
Current weight: 154.5 lbs
My First Goal: -33 lbs/135.5 lbs {since I’m 33, I thought that was appropriate}
My Final Goal: -16.5 lbs/119 lbs {half of 33}

Check out my thoughts on the Medifast Foods I’ve tried so far: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/medifast-food-reviews/

Energy: N/A due to the fact that I didn’t sleep much. Pant size: 10ish woohoo!!!

For previous week’s Medifast posts click the following:
Happy Birthday to Me – A Medifast Present
My Medifast Progress – Week 1
My Medifast Progress – Week 2
My Medifast Progress – Week 3
My Medifast Progress – Week 4
My Medifast Progress – Week 5
My Medifast Progress – Week 6
My Medifast Progress – Week 7
My Medifast Progress – Week 8
My Medifast Progress – Week 9

If you want to join in my journey here’s how: Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, MOMMYB56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! You’ll receive 28 free meals with your first Medifast Advantage order and ANOTHER 28 free meals with your next order! This offer is only valid if you enroll in Medifast Advantage, and it’s limited to one per customer. It’s not valid with prior purchases, any other promotions or discounts, or for Medifast Ready-to-Drink Shakes. Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? You can use code MOMMYB28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250. Limit one per customer. This offer is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts. Both codes expire on 3/31/2013. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program. Click HERE to head over to Medifast’s website and learn more about the program I’m starting and begin your own journey.

Medifast_BecomeYourself

 

My Medifast Progress – Week 9

Hola from the land of less sickies. We’re not totally in the clear as my girls are experiencing some post-nasal drip, but fevers, and fatigue have {hopefully} left the B household. Hit the road flu and don’tcha come back no mo’ no mo’ no mo’. That’s all I have to say about that!

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This week I have just been so happy with the fact that we’re on the mend and Charlotte also got a touch of beautiful weather, before it was gross and rainy out yesterday so my mood has been pretty up between the past few days. I’m hoping this is a good sign and is an even bigger incentive to get healthy on my journey in my 33rd year in my life.

As for this week in terms of staying on plan, I’ve done a decent job but made some off-plan choices, like coffee {not black}, and I’m not getting the sleep I should be and because of that, not burning as many calories, but moreover, getting hungry during those hours I’d normally be sleeping…and eating….but here’s to an even better week next week!!

Speaking of, let’s take a look and see how close I am to my goal of losing 33lbs in my 33rd year.

Here are my results this week:

Beginning Weight: 168.5 lbs Weight
Lost This Week: +0.5 lbs {starting this week at 155 lbs}
Weight Lost Total: -13 lbs
Current weight: 155.5 lbs
My First Goal: -33 lbs/135.5 lbs {since I’m 33, I thought that was appropriate}
My Final Goal: -16.5 lbs/119 lbs {half of 33}

Check out my thoughts on the Medifast Foods I’ve tried so far: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/medifast-food-reviews/

Energy: A little perkier than normal. Pant size: 10ish woohoo!!!

For previous week’s Medifast posts click the following:
Happy Birthday to Me – A Medifast Present
My Medifast Progress – Week 1
My Medifast Progress – Week 2
My Medifast Progress – Week 3
My Medifast Progress – Week 4
My Medifast Progress – Week 5
My Medifast Progress – Week 6
My Medifast Progress – Week 7
My Medifast Progress – Week 8

If you want to join in my journey here’s how: Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, MOMMYB56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! You’ll receive 28 free meals with your first Medifast Advantage order and ANOTHER 28 free meals with your next order! This offer is only valid if you enroll in Medifast Advantage, and it’s limited to one per customer. It’s not valid with prior purchases, any other promotions or discounts, or for Medifast Ready-to-Drink Shakes. Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? You can use code MOMMYB28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250. Limit one per customer. This offer is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts. Both codes expire on 3/31/2013. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program. Click HERE to head over to Medifast’s website and learn more about the program I’m starting and begin your own journey.

Medifast_BecomeYourself

 

Also check out the progress of these other great bloggers and follow their journey!

The Divine Miss Mommy

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Jenni from the Blog

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–        A Very Busy Mama (currently pregnant!)

–        The Turnip Farmer (maintaining)

–        The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man (maintaining)

–        Unemployed Mom (maintaining)

I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.