OK, OK, I have fallen behind. First for a quick catch up. I am still losing, but have been on a plateau for a little more than a month. I have stuck to the diet, tweaked the exercise up…and down. Cut it out for a bit, started it up again. And the weight comes off, but in the tiniest increments. Two weeks ago I ended up gaining 4 pounds. This week (with Thanksgiving) I ended up losing 1.5 of them.
I am still about 12 pounds from my goal with Medifast and I will get there. My revised timeline was the end of the year. But losing 4 pounds per week for 3 weeks straight seems a bit of a stretch. So, I have always said when I hit my goal, I would start up the weight lifting to get back some tone. My gym membership will renew in February, so February is my new goal date–hopefully before.
That way, I can start a renewal with a weight and cardio routine from the goal weight. But I have to say, it is frustrating.
This week, I am maintaining my exercise. Making sure I am getting in all 5 meals, and then I am ONLY going to eat the same uber lean meal each day. A pre-portioned chicken breast from Perdue and a salad with the Paul Newman dressing. It is the leanest and greenest I can come up with and has less than 200 calories. Hopefully I will see some significant forward (downward) progress on Thursday. Fingers crossed.
I also got some bad news. My local Medifast Center will be closing at the end of the year. While I am not sure a counselor or the center is needed for success on the program; for me they have done a lot to hold me accountable. And I also like the gizmo machine that really measures many different aspects of my weight loss and body. I will miss the friendship and hopefully without a counselor nearby, I can still stick to the program.