Gone are the days when I would plop myself in front of the TV and devour an entire bowl of spinach dip, a loaf of French bread and a 2-liter of soda. Yes, I used to do that. I could eat a 12-piece order of hot wings, 4 slices of pizza and a 2-liter of soda in one sitting. It’s no wonder I went from 135 to 180 in three short years, and then ballooned to over 200 lbs in another three years.
Truth be told, I wasn’t ever that hungry. I ate because I could, because I had nothing better to do.
This week on Medifast was a telling one. I ran out of MF food on Tuesday, and as of this morning, I am still without. A huge part of me was upset that I had come so far, and now I would be forced to ‘cheat’ because I had no food. But instead of reacting to the situation, I stopped to really think about it.
Did I really have to cheat? No.
Could I still remain on plan even if I had no Medifast food left? Yes.
Did I want to use this as an excuse to have one of those Halloween cupcakes sitting on the kitchen table?
Yes. No, I didn’t.
Instead, I chose to remain on plan and eat 3 Lean & Grean meals. To my surprise, my decision had been right on the mark, as my dietician later suggested I “have 3 smaller lean & green meals (4-5oz of meat and the full vegetable portion) and 1 serving of a fat-free dairy (skim milk or yogurt).”
I managed to stay on plan and still lose weight this week, which in my book is pretty amazing. Had I tried to do that a few months ago, I doubt I would’ve succeeded. I feel it already, I am becoming a different person. I am changing.
Want to join me on Medifast?
Well here’s your chance!
- If you use code LEILANI56 and sign up for Medifast Advantage, when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping!*
- Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? Then use code LEILANI28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250.**
Both codes expire on 12/31/2012. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program.
Disclosure: 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.
*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.
**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.