My Medifast Progress – Week 5

As I hopped on the scale this morning, I already knew I was going to have a gain, I knew I would have to be admitting to you all of my defeat this week, I just didn’t know how much I was actually going to gain since I hadn’t stepped on it but once the entire week.


Let’s rewind a little. At the end of last week, weigh in day actually, I felt a tightness in my chest…the dreaded flu decided to take over. The entire weekend I was out of commission, I slept a lot, but was mostly just miserable. Luckily, DaddyB doesn’t usually work on the weekends so he played with, fed, took care of the kids while I tried to recover. I started feeling much better on Tuesday, but I’m still not 100% here, I’m coughing every 10 seconds or so, and everything’s all congested up in here!

Needless to say my body needed food. If you’ve ever heard the old saying, “starve a fever, feed a cold”, and even though my throat hurt I knew my body wanted calories, and while I ate lots of great, homemade meals they weren’t on plan but I wasn’t eating a lot of junk or fast foods either. So I guess I succeeded in some ways, since at some point, I won’t be on the Medifast 5 and 1 plan, it’s all training for a healthier me right?!?!

So here are this week’s photos and results…and oh yeah, I forgot to tell you, when I stepped on the scale I literally said, out loud, “what??!?” because I didn’t actually gain any weight. I didn’t even stay the same. Surprisingly, by some sort of miracle, maybe all the coughing burned lots of calories…..I LOST weight… yep, seriously. I’ll let you read how much I actually lost, but was baffled, and am blaming it on the flu and no I didn’t have any stomach sickness either.

Thanks for checking in!!!

Medifast Week 5 final

Beginning Weight: 168.5 lbs Weight
Lost This Week: -2 lbs {starting this week at 158 lbs}
Weight Lost Total: -12.5 lbs
Current weight: 156 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:

Energy: Tired because I’m still sick, but I have my spurts of energy. Pant size: 12ish but getting looser

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

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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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