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Old 04-06-2014, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default My Weight Loss Journey with Optifast - 100+ lb goal.

I am going to track my weight loss journey using OPTIFAST here.

I started Friday, April 4th. My starting weight is 265lbs, 5'3.5. Way more weight than what works on my frame. My goal is to get under 160lbs.

I will be going to Wednesday afternoon groups for weigh in. So while the first weigh in will only be for 5.5 days, I am still hopefully of a decent weight loss.

I am doing Full Fast, which for me means 5 shakes a day, no food. 800 calories total. At least 64 oz of additional fluid but no more than 128 oz, half at least has to be just water. The other half can be made up of water, any diet (zero calorie) and caffeine free drink, and up to two 8oz diet (zero calorie) caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee, soda. No energy drinks. No alcohol. I also have an allowance of up to 50 calories a day for extras such as sugar free gum/mints etc.

I want to track my weight loss and hopefully *see* the improvements.

I am really hopeful - Day 3 and so far I feel great. If I get the urge to *chew* I found that chewing a piece of sugar free gum for a few minutes gets me through my craving.

So so excited to get to Wednesday to have my first weigh in. I am avoiding the scale at home for now otherwise I am going to want to weigh myself daily!

I am going to track my progress, any rough patches etc so hopefully it will help someone else wanting to do Optifast.



Here are my before pictures - I forgot to take pictures right as I was starting the program but here are a few of me while at my current weight (give or take a few pounds obviously). As you can see...I have been "settled" at this weight for a while

My wedding - May 2011


My friends wedding in June 2012 (I was Matron of honor) (cropped out my friend)


Me on St Patrick's day this year at work (cropped out my coworkers)
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:12 AM   #2
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Hi nibog! Just wanted to wish you luck with your plan and I'll be watching your progress!
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:13 AM   #3
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Thank you Olivia!
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:23 AM   #4
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:21 AM   #5
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Sorry I haven't updated in a few days - has been quite busy around here!

My first weight in was Wednesday April 9th, I was down 6.2 lbs!!!!

They did tell me that the second week would probably be a small loss compared to all my other weigh ins, but to expect normal losses from week 3 and on.

So so so happy with my first weigh in!

Yesterday I was able to get a pair of jeans on that have never fit before! Before I wasn't able to get them past my thighs, yesterday they were on and fastened! Tight, yes, but ON!

I have adjusted to the shake life now, am not having to struggle like the first few days. I LOVE the vanilla powdered shake inside an 8oz black coffee with a dash of cinnamon - it is by far my favorite now. Also very good to use the chocolate powder and make a mocha coffee!

I also like using a can of diet, caffeine free orange soda and the vanilla powder - Creamsicle! Yum!


Next weigh in is this Wed the 16th....bring it on.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:24 AM   #6
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Oh and yesterday my husband and I went out to lunch with the In-laws (my first real restaurant setting since starting the program).

They ordered lunch, I had a diet coke with lemon. I didn't even take a nibble! It was in between my shake schedule so I didn't have one with me (they were however in a cooler lunchbox in the car so that I am never far from one - I always make sure I have some with me so that there is never an excuse to cheat).
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:32 AM   #7
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Good luck in your journey.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:09 AM   #8
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Good luck! Will be interesting to check in and see how you're doing! You will have lots of support here
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:59 AM   #9
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Last night was my second weigh in....down another 3.8lbs....total of 10.00 lbs!!!

I am sooooo ecstatic!
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Awesome nibog! It's working!! Great loss!
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:33 AM   #11
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Third weigh in last night. Down another 3.3 lbs!

I am now allowed to start the soups....I can have one every other day for the first week so I picked up two chicken and one tomato. Next week I can have a soup once a day in place of a shake if I want.

Had the chicken last night and man oh man did it taste good! Might have tasted exceptionally good because it was the first non chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry thing I have had in 19 days!
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:36 AM   #12
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I am praying that by next week I will have forever said good bye to the 250's!!!!!
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:22 PM   #13
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Down a total of 16.00lb in 26 days!!! Officially out of the 250s forever! I have not weighed in under 250 in over 3 years!
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:35 PM   #14
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That's very exciting, congratulations to you!!!!
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:56 PM   #15
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Rockstar!!!!! Big kudos in your progress so far...
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