My update was extremely short last week when I reported about being “weak” in week 7. I didn’t take the time to make excuses and/or beat myself up over making a few off-plan choices. I still recorded a slight loss which was better than a gain! This is a positive journey which is why I am not going to cry over spilled milk. Here’s a great article written by Nick Frye, Medifast LCPC, NCC, DCC about that exact subject!
For me, this is about making healthy lifestyle choices and being happy. I have accomplished both of those goals in just 8 short weeks. I am ecstatic about how active I have become! Since starting this journey on January 5th, I have spent 17 hours running & walking 76 miles (171,213 steps) and burnt 8979 calories! As I mentioned in week 5, you must find an exercise routine that works even if it’s not your ideal situation.
With that said, it has now been 2 months and my nutritionalist and I feel it’s time to make a switch from the 5 & 1 plan to the 4 & 2 & 1.
What is the 4 & 2 & 1?
- A combination of 4 Medifast meals, 2 lean and green personal meals and 1 healthy snack.
- Allows more flexibility in your meal plan (calories ranging from 1100 to 1300).
- Ideal for people:
- With less than 15 lbs to lose
- Who exercise 45+ minutes a day
- Who choose to include whole grains, low-fat dairy and fruit in their meal plan.
I’m exercising a lot, so the 4 & 2 & 1 will give me more fuel yet still keep my body in fat burning mode. It will also make transitioning after I hit my goal weight much easier!
You can view all of Medifast’s Weight-Loss Plan Options here!
For week 8, I recorded a 2 pound loss (but the inches keep melting off)! I think the 4 & 2 & 1 is going to be a good change!
So here’s my breakdown:
Month 1: down 13.6 lbs
Month 2: down 6.2 lbs
Total loss to date: 19.8 lbs
Total inches lost to date: 19 inches