My Medifast Progress – Week 25 #journey33

May 31, 2013 6 Comments »

Thanks Medifast for allowing me to be a brand ambassador and receive product and tell my readers about my challenges and victories with health.

Hi, I’m Jenn and I’m an addict. I am addicted to food. I am not joking or making light of other addictions. I have seen other addictions take over people’s lives and how it effects everyone around them. I am addicted to food.

I don’t know to what extend I am addicted, but I know that I will always struggle with food temptations, and that it will always take a conscious effort on my part, every minute of the day, to choose health over what my mind tells me.

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When it comes to food I hear voices. No I’m not crazy…at least I don’t think I am, but I rationalize, “one bite of this won’t hurt” “you can work out and work it off later”…and one bite turns into three, and after I know it I end up binging and scraping the hard work I had done in previous weeks.

In my head there are days where I am so on board, I stick to plan and have few thoughts of veering off path, then there are other days where, I swear, my brain wants to sabotage me. I’ve even thought, “how long am I here on earth for”, “there are other people that are less healthy than me and they seem okay”. Then it’s a matter of reminding myself why I’m trying to lose weight, and why I’m using the Medifast plan.

I KNOW how to lose weight, I know the things I’m doing right and the things I’m doing wrong, there are so many things I can and will be implementing to help me in this journey. My excuses aren’t helping, and I know those voices and thoughts won’t easily go away, if ever. I will fall off the wagon, I will get back on, banged up and bruised, and possibly a few pounds heavier, but I need to keep going after this, I choose health, but I am addicted to food.

I’ve always known that I have had an addictive personality and addiction (in many forms) runs in my family, however that is not an excuse for any behavior including my health and weight, and I’m a scrappy lil momma who intends to keep pushing, even when my brain convinces me otherwise.

So if you can’t understand what I’m going through I beg you to please still hang in there with me, and if you have it in you, even though you may think I’m not doing a great job, I hope you are able to send sincere encouragement to push me forward. If you, can empathize or if you are a food addict, this is a day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute process.

I am a food addict and I am not quitting.

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My plans are to start to replace things that I eat or do slowly, but build them up as habits. I am trading coffee for Medifast Calorie Burn Strawberry Lemonade Flavor Infuser™ or another caffeine replacement that doesn’t have the calories that my beloved coffee does, or the temptation of picking up a donut or bagel while I’m there.

So here goes!!!

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs Weight
Lost This Week: -0 lbs (but none gained in the past 3 weeks either)
Weight Lost on Medifast: -21.5 lbs
Current weight: 147 lbs

Pant size: Started at 14 now at 8-10!!!

*Goal to new running shoes: -2.5 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
My Medifast Progress – Week 18 & Week 19
My Medifast Progress – Week 20 #journey33
My Medifast Progress – Week 21 & Week 22 #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.

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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.

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6 Comments

  1. erin May 31, 2013 at 5:08 PM - Reply

    Well – that salad does look boring. You need to liven it up! I made a salad today that was wicked yummy. I crave them and keep “staples” in the house to make them. Try adding bits of dried fruit, nuts, more carrots, strawberries, thinly sliced radishes – and if that is lettuce get it out! How untasty! I only use it to HOLD other chopped up veggies. Try Kale with a little salt and lemon juice. (I used to use olive oil until I got used to the kale taste). Or even spinach is yummier than plain old lettuce. Once you learn how to make delicious, healthy meals you’ll be all good! And Medifast will help you on the way.

    • MommyB June 2, 2013 at 12:06 AM - Reply

      You are hardcore lady and I love it. Could definitely learn a thing or two from you 😉 As for the lettuce it was romaine and spinach mixed (what we had left from memorial day). With medifast I can’t really add certain things, but I don’t mind salad with a few other veggies. The kale/lemon juice is a good thought, I like baked Kale too. Thanks lovie!! Working on making my meals more delicious for sure. Any other tips welcome.

  2. Ellen Thrifty & Chic Mom June 1, 2013 at 9:44 AM - Reply

    I love your honesty, I am prone to make the bad decision too but have been blessed with a super high metabolism and was really active in sports so I had no idea how bad my food choices were. Since getting older and no longer involved in sports I have had to make changes and it’s just not as easy for some of us to love the healthy stuff. Over the years I have gotten better but I understand your struggle to a degree. You are doing amazing and your willingness to stick with it is so inspiring because it’s real and more women are like you than the ones who easily stick to a new diet, you are awesome!

    • MommyB June 2, 2013 at 12:05 AM - Reply

      Thanks Ellen for the vote of confidence. Nice to hear your story as well. Here’s to good choices. xox

  3. Renee June 2, 2013 at 4:28 PM - Reply

    I feel you Jenn! I am addicted to food, too, and it is a constant struggle. Keep at it! You are doing great! I would like to say that it will get easier, but I find that I still have a hard time making good choices.

  4. Brooke June 4, 2013 at 7:53 PM - Reply

    I just found your journey today and just read through your entire journey from start to finish. I too am addicted to food. In high school, I was even diagnosed with a binge eating disorder. I have been on Medifast for 8 weeks and have lost 20 lbs. But I am finding myself struggling these past two weeks. I’ll have great days where I stay on plan but then I have had a few nights over the past two weeks where I went so completely off plan that its embarrassing. I look forward to following you on your journey.

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