Tag - weight management

Track your Healthy Lifestyle with LifeTrak Move C300

I received a LifeTrak Move C300 in order to test out the product and give my honest feedback on it’s use.

Since I’m working on being healthier and living a more active lifestyle I’m always getting questions about programs I’m on and also a lot of people asking if I use a calorie/activity tracker. I’ve used another brand in the past, but recently heard about the LifeTrak Move C300.

This wrist watch-based device tracks several aspects of your day. On it’s own it tracks your steps, and distance you walked/ran that day, it calculates your calories burned (using technology to count “true” steps and calories), and heart rate as well. With some user interaction it can also track your sleep, caffeine intake, caloric intake and more.

 

C300 Quick Features

 

This health tracker device stands out, apart from others, for a few reasons:

It’s waterproof – fully submersible to 30 meters – great for swimming and you don’t have to remove it for a shower.

The device shows you some of your stats on the screen (some devices show nothing on their own screen) so you know your progress for the day without having to go to the app.

The device can show you 7 day and hourly activity so you can compare your progress and see how you are doing for the week.

You don’t have to charge the device, so no missed calories burned. Often times with other devices you have to plug into your USB or a AC outlet.

It has interchangeable bands with lots of colors. The devices I have come across usually only have one band, no choices.

It’s one of the lower priced activity trackers on the market.

LifeTrak Move C300 Review Collage

 

One small reason I didn’t love this device was because I couldn’t hide it under my clothes. It is a little bulky for me since I’m not used to wearing even a regular watch, but overall I really did like the features and price point especially. In my opinion this is a great fit for people who are beginning or in their health journey wanting to keep track of goals and see their progress. For me seeing that progress and then watching it reflected on how I feel, the number on the scale, and how my clothes are fitting is awesome.

The Move C300 retails for $59.99 and you can get yours HERE.

Head to LifeTrakUSA.com to learn more about the Move C300 or check out their other products.

 

Have you ever used a health tracker? If not why not?

 

The opinions and thoughts in this post are my own honest words, yours may vary.

 

Medifast Chewy Bar Review and Weight Loss Progress

Hey readers! I know I haven’t had a Medifast update in a while, I figured I would concentrate on monthly weight ins since my weight recently {with vacations and summer events} has been up and down but pretty steady at 147.

I do have some great news however, and that is not one, but two NEW Medifast products! I received the Medifast Cookie Dough Chewy Bar and the Medifast Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Bar. In the packaging the bars looked very tasty and the flavors sounded delicious, right?!?!

Medifast Chewy Bar Review MommyB

Overall I liked the idea of a chewy bar since the other bars that Medifast offers (with the exception of the maintenance bars) are more “crispy” and more like granola bars, so it was a great change from what I’ve been munching on. I was super excited to try them out and they both satisfied any sweet tooth I had for sure.

Both bars are indeed chewy, I’ve talked to some people who prefer the bars chilled for texture purposes. I do agree somewhat, the bars are very chewy, so small bites are best, but I didn’t mind it. This however is not a good option if you’re munching in between talking to someone {think peanut butter on the roof of your mouth.}

I also love that they are “Naturally Flavored”.

Now my thoughts on each separately.

Medifast Cookie Dough Chewy Bar – This bar definitely tastes like cookie dough, I personally would have preferred the milk chocolate drizzle on this instead of the white drizzle. Overall a good bar, a little on the sweeter side for me though.

Medifast Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Bar – I really liked the balance of peanut butter to chocolate in this bar and the chips gave it some additional texture. This is one of my favorite bars in the bunch.

For more of my Medifast Food Reviews click HERE.

MommyB Medifast Progress Summer 13

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs
Weight Lost on Medifast: -21.5 lbs
Current weight: 147 lbs

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

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}

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
My Medifast Progress – Week 25

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 Progess – Week 29 #journey33

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

Here’s to a better week this week, although I struggled at times with my brain, and to be completely honest, there were moments where I thought, {and to be SUPER honest, may still have in the back of my head} that I should take a break from trying to stay healthy for the summer.

Like I’ve said in so many posts recently, losing weight and being fit will always be a challenge for me, it’s not something that I’m programmed to do nor is it a full part of my life yet, but I’m a work in progress and still hanging in there, for this week at least.

I got some great validation from you all in my past posts and on some instagram posts that were really encouraging for me, and while I’m not doing this for other people or for approval, it really is nice to hear words of encouragement and that I have people backing me up, so thank you for those of you who chimed in, (even if it wasn’t “out loud”).

This week I got to try the new Medifast Triple Berry Smoothie. Occasionally I like a good smoothie, so I was excited to hear that Medifast was coming out with a smoothie for their food plan. Medifast has two different smoothie flavors, Triple Berry and Pineapple Mango.

Since I was in a berry good mood, I decided to try out the Triple Berry flavor first. It was super easy to make, but if you’re going to follow the directions you should be at home or near a blender. Basically you add water and ice with the mix, and blend, then voila, a cold treat.

When I opened the package, I was delighted to see bits of dried fruits in the mix, and think it would make a good smoothie pop too!! {hint, hint} Overall I loved the taste of the smoothie and the texture was great too. I’m excited to add this to my list of Medifast foods that I love, although I may just add super finely crushed ice to the mix and shake it up or consider getting a personal-sized blender instead of putting it in my oversized blender, for easier clean up.

Medifast Triple Berry Smoothie Review MommyB

I will let you know what I think of the Pineapple Mango flavor when I try it. In the meantime which Medifast Smoothie flavor do you think you would prefer???

Make sure you check out my thoughts on the smoothie and other Medifast Foods by heading here: MommyB Knows Best’s Medifast Food Reviews.

So cheers {with my Medifast smoothie} to this next week, I’ll be traveling to a blog conference and am going to try to be on plan for the most part, but not beating myself up if not, although I know I won’t get workouts in this weekend, hoping once we get back I won’t have too much work to catch up on and will be motivated to start working out again as well.

Now, here are my results from the past two weeks:

Medifast Week 29 Collage MommyBKnowsBest

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs
Weight Lost This Week: -2 lbs
Weight Lost on Medifast: -21.5 lbs
Current weight: 147 lbs

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

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
My Medifast Progress – Week 25

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 27 #journey33

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

Today, I thought I would give you some tips on how not to gain weight.

Do not go on a press trip and indulge in all of the tasty offerings they have to offer.

Do not drink your calories. {I really only had a couple of mixed drinks}.

Do not travel again the next weekend and give yourself slack to eat not so great.

Good tips huh? Seriously though, those are 3 of the things I have done wrong in the past two weeks when it comes to my weight loss.

It’s really easy to focus on the negative, so I’m going to step out of my box here and list a few things that I did right these past two weeks.

I didn’t go off plan for every meal. I did exercise in the form of some pretty intense dancing. I did get plenty of rest. I drank more water than I usually do at home.

So there you have it, I’m not perfect, {but I’m willing to bet you already knew that}, and even though the scale did go up this week, it honestly could have been a lot worse had I not had any self control, so I am proud of myself for the things I did “right” this week and will continue working on the reasons behind my not-so-healthy choices. I know circumstances won’t always allow for me to eat on plan, especially with my job and having to review food and attend events, but I’m going to try my best and keep on learning.

What’s you’re biggest struggle with weight loss? Is it your will power? Finding time to work out? I would love to hear!!

I recently asked all of my Instagram followers (if you’re not following click HERE), what flavor of Medifast on-the-go shake they would like to see and here are some answers. Feel free to tell me what you would pick.

MommyB Medifast Shake on the Go question

Here are my weigh in results from the past two weeks:

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs
Weight Lost This Week: +2 lbs
Weight Lost on Medifast: -19.5 lbs
Current weight: 149 lbs

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

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
My Medifast Progress – Week 25

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 25 #journey33

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.

This or That MommyB Medifast

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.

Medifast MommyB

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.

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 21 & 22 #journey33

Hello strangers! What a whirlwind couple of weeks this has been! Here’s what’s been going on the past two weeks:

Some of you know I founded and run a local parenting website. Last week we posted our last new article as we felt led to work on other things.

Along with that change there has been another great change in our homes that has consumed a lot of time and has been very draining physically and mentally. I can’t mention the change quite yet but I’ll be sure to keep you posted once things are finalized.

Right now I am sitting at the Honda repair shop since my Odyssey decided to start leaking (pretty sure it’s just a clogged ac drain, no biggie).

And the end of school is near so there are lots of activities and parties and whatnot, exciting but hectic.

Plus, in just over a week I’ll be celebrating Miss A turning 6 years old and partying with her very own Lego Friends theme! I can’t believe it!!!

Busy busy busy!

I’ve been trying to stay on plan and of course other than running errands and cleaning the house have not had time for “real” exercise.

I’ll admit I’ve missed meals completely, eaten some foods that weren’t on plan and as usual struggled with getting enough water to drink and proper amounts of sleep.

One other thing I have noticed is that even though I love my Diet Coke I do feel more bloated than when I drink water. I need to remember too that the Medifast Essential1 CalorieBurn Infusers are great for energy AND hydration. They really do give me the boost that I used to get with my coffee especially on extra busy or sleepy days.

Unfortunately, in our craziness, my hand-me-down DSLR camera also decided it was time to go to camera heaven. I wanted to post more pictures of my progress this week, but it’ll have to wait until I get a new camera, sorry!!!

In the meantime here are some pictures of my progress in a before and during collage:

MommyB Medifast Week 21 22 Update Collage

Weight Prior to Medifast: 168.5 lbs Weight
Lost This Week: -0.5 lbs
Weight Lost on Medifast: -21.5 lbs
Current weight: 147 lbs

*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

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.

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions {Guest Review}

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or one who works outside the home, lunch time can often be hectic and in a rush, you could find yourself grabbing unhealthy food.

Frozen “light” meals are convenient option for a quick meal.

Lean Cuisine, a brand most of us are familiar with, recently added a new line to their frozen meals – Salad Additions.

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions

Thanks to Mommy B, I had the chance to try two flavors of Lean Cuisine’s Salad Additions – cranberry and chicken and Asian chicken.

Before you read any further, I must confess that I don’t eat salads often. I wish I loved them, but they are not something I find myself desiring frequently.

After trying two flavors, here’s my overall impression of Lean Cuisine’s Salad Additions.

The Good [crosslist]

  • Readily available in the freezer section at the grocery
  • Several flavors to choose from
  • Easy and quick to prepare – simply place salad dressing packet in hot water to thaw, microwave the protein/veggie packets for 2 ½ minutes, let it cool for a minute, then add them to fresh lettuce along with the dressing and additional items (such as sesame sticks for the cranberry chicken flavor)
  • Relatively low in fat and calories – there’s 9 g of fat and 280 calories (7 Weight Watchers points) in the cranberry chicken and 8 g of fat and 280 calories (7 Weight Watchers points) in the Asian chicken
  • Taste – salad dressings and toppings (like sesame sticks and crispy noodles) add flavor and great texture to the veggies/protein and the lettuce.

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The Not-So-Good[badlist]

  • Sodium is high (as are most frozen meals). These two flavors had 21% and 26% of the recommended daily value 
  • Need fresh lettuce – not really that big of a deal, but if you prefer to have one box/item to take for lunch to work, this meal won’t work for you. If you forgot the lettuce, you could still eat the contents of the Salad Additions, but it wouldn’t be as filling (or tasty)
  • Taste – The chicken was a bit chewy. The overall flavor isn’t anything spectacular, but I haven’t found a frozen “light” meal yet that is (and I’ve tried various brands and MANY flavors).
  • Texture – if you put the protein/veggie pouch on while it’s too hot, the lettuce gets soft and a bit mushy. I waited for about 1 ½ minutes (the box suggests 1 minute) and it was still too warm. I personally am not a fan of warm lettuce, so if you’re not either, wait until the pouch is lukewarm to add it to the lettuce.

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If you need a quick and relatively healthy meal and want something a little different than the typical frozen “diet” meals, Lean Cuisine Salad Additions is a good choice.

What are your favorite things to add to salads?

 

This post is a review that represents honest opinons of the above mentioned product by me. I was not paid and all thoughts expressed in this post are my own. 

 

Jamie BioAfter a 13 year PR/communications career, Jamie K. took on her most challenging (but rewarding) job – fulltime CFO (chief family officer). She currently lives in Northern Virginia, her 4th “home” state in 5 years thanks to her officer husband’s Air Force career.