Lifestyle Changes #Medifast Weeks 13 & 14

I have been strapped for time and my blog has been quiet lately. For my last update, I shared how important it is to celebrate victories along the way (for a reminder, click here). If you have been following along, you know I am an optimistic person. This adventure has been about finding balance and focusing on positive health aspects, which I have conquered. Sure, I have splurged here and there, but I have not dwelled on that. Instead, I keep putting one foot in front of the other and reaching for…

Reward Yourself And Celebrate Healthy Victories #Medifast Week 12

When I started this journey, I chatted with my Medifast blogging friend Jocelyn about creating mini-goals (jump over to her blog and show some love). Basically, I wanted to reward myself with non-food related items (hair cut, pedicure, massage, new shoes, etc.) when I lost 10, 20 and then my ultimate goal weight of 30 pounds. But honestly, I hit the 10 pound loss fairly quickly then I saw the 20 lb loss and neglected to celebrate. If you’ve been following along, you know this third month has been a struggle. I have not stayed 100% on plan due…

Give Your Water A Wakeup Call With #Medifast Energy Drops #Giveaway

Do you need a little more energy to get through the day but hate the way caffeine makes you feel (or the dreaded crash afterwards)? I am excited to tell you about a new product launched by Medifast called Energy Drops! These little drops come in three delicious flavors – Lemonade, Pineapple Mango, and Wild Strawberry. These drops naturally give water a wakeup call. Here are the reasons I love Medifast Energy Drops: Free of artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners Contain energizing B vitamins – B5, B6, B12, and B9 Kosher Parve Vegetarian To mix, just add…

Finding A Balance #Medifast Week 11

My week 10 update shared that I’ve have been on the go A LOT! To be honest, that is an understatement. My son’s travel hockey program has me driving all over the state, so I’m trying to find some sort of balance. I’ve watched my running miles decrease as my car mileage adds up. Running clears my mind and I need to get back into my regular exercise routine, I miss it! With that said, I slipped with the Medifast 4 & 2 plan this past week. I switched to this plan due to the…

Getting Healthy With #Medifast Week 9

Last week, I made the switch from the Medifast 5 & 1 plan to the 4 & 2 & 1 (for a reminder, click here). This plan has definitely allowed more flexibility and additional fuel for my workouts. The extra calories have made me feel so energized while running! My pace and endurance have both kicked up! While the scale didn’t move in week 9, I am not stressing out. Like I keep reiterating, this is a healthy journey for me. I couldn’t be happier fitting back into old clothes that have been taunting…

Switching To The 4 & 2 & 1 Plan #Medifast Week 8

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…

Weak In Week 7 #Medifast

Week 7 was a tough one for me. From freezing temperatures to a last minute weekend trip, I didn’t make the best choices and my loss slowed down. I’m not going to sugar coat this in any way, I know this was all my fault! My goal is NOT to beat myself up over being weak in week 7 (trust me, I’m NOT happy) but I am going to work my butt off so my week 8 update is much happier! Month 1: down 13.6 lbs, lost 14.5 inches Week 5: No weight loss…

Dining Out On #Medifast Week 6

So after I hit a plateau last week and lost 0 lbs, I was in a bit of a funk. I decided I wasn’t going to let the scale impact me negatively, so I went running. I literally published my week 5 update and hit the track for a 5 mile jog! It felt amazing. This past week, I had family visiting which changed my routine. I was still very active (a lot more walking and yard work versus track time) but I also found myself dining out 3 times this week (which is rare for…