Medifast - Brand new to MF- started 2 days ago




xirene
02-27-2012, 12:28 AM
Hello :) Been lurking and reading for a bit, and decided that MF looked like the best way to go for me. So here I am!

Just started on Saturday, the day after my shipment arrived. I couldn't manage the entire lean part of the L&G last night and paid for it with a whopping headache...so tonight it was 2 Morningstar Farms Grillers patties and some bell peppers (which I adore), had no problems with finishing that.

I'm tempted to weigh myself, as my jeans are already (!) loose after just 2 days. But I promised myself I wouldn't until the 1 week mark. I am so excited! :D


JayEll
02-27-2012, 08:07 AM
Hey xirene! :wave: Welcome! Things do get better after the first few days, I promise. Good luck, and remember to drink that water!

Jay

Riddy
02-28-2012, 11:40 AM
Hi xirene!

Keep up the good work - you can do it! Definitely experiment with your lean & green meal. I think keeping the 1 real meal a day interesting is why I've kept with it for 10 months. And it is so simple.


brookelizabeth
03-01-2012, 12:07 PM
Hi xirene!

day 10 here. It gets easier. Did you try to eat the eggbeaters as lean? No way could I eat 2 cups of egg beaters.

One bit of advice, I tried this a few years ago and weighed the same at the start. This time I am losing much faster and the only difference is this time I am drinking 64 oz of water instead of diet coke.

What foods do you like so far or dislike? I like the dutch chocolate and banana shakes, the pancakes, the stew is really good and I normally am not a soup eater. I also like the wild rice and chick noodle soups. The oatmeal is filling but I have to make it into waffles to eat it. Let's see, the swiss mocha shake is what I ordered the most of and it has an odd taste, not sure I'll order that again. I tend to drink 3 shakes a day. I don't care for the bars.

Oh, I ordered some samples, you can order one of something to try it. Click on the item and there is a drop down to each. I am paying $10 in shipping but I wanted to try the puddings, cocoa, soft bake, brownie, sloppy joe and cranberry mango drink in one's before I ordered it.

Good luck!

thebeckster4
03-02-2012, 02:36 AM
It is a good idea to drink a cup of chicken bouillion mid-morning the first few days of the weight-loss program. This will help ward off the headaches. You should be drinking a minmum of 64 oz of water. Always eat ALL your lean and green, even if you spilt it up. You can add chicken and veggies to the soups to help you get it all in. You need ALL your food for successful weight-loss.

I lost 64 lbs through Take Shape For Life (we use medifast meals) and have kept it off for over a year.

Use the weight-loss time as a time to focus on getting healthy and when you feel tempted remember WHY you want to get healthy!

xirene
03-05-2012, 02:31 AM
I've been doing all bars so far, because of my work schedule, but I just ordered some of the soups and pizza bites because I have gotten to the point after 1 week that I just cannot choke down anything sweet in the morning. I am drinking water like it is going out of style, having MSF grillers and a side of veggies for the L&G. I weighed myself at the one week mark and was only down 3 lbs, so I am kind of disappointed about that. :(

ShrinkinSue
03-05-2012, 07:29 PM
I also just finished my first week, down 4 lbs yay!, was hoping for a little more but at least The scale is going in the right direction, I've found that I like the chicken soups, but the vegetable beef soup is terrible! blechhhh! I also really like the dutch chocolate shakes, and my very fave... the chai latte!! very yummy, I can just do that or the cappucino for breakfast and I'm happy since I've never been much of a breakfast person, that is a great substitute for coffee. Also I have found that sea salt is good for the headaches, I use about 2 tsp in a small dixie cup with water, cures it in about 5 minutes
I've also found that the mymedifast website is a bit more active, lots of good advice

xirene
03-09-2012, 12:57 AM
Well, tomorrow is two weeks and I have gained two pounds back. According to the keto strips, I am in mild ketosis. I have been so damned faithful to this and I am only two pounds down in two weeks, and I am getting the worst cravings the past two days.

I am really, really disappointed. I'm doing everything I'm supposed to be. At minimum, I'm drinking 70 oz of water (3 sports bottles full). I even stopped using milk and sugar in my coffee the day I started this, and have been drinking it black, which borders on sacrilege! :cries:

I will stick with it for the full month, but if I'm not seeing some real results by then, I surrender.

JayEll
03-09-2012, 12:14 PM
You might try consulting a coach on the Take Shape For Life site (just Google it). It would be very unusual for someone to follow Medifast exactly as written and not lose weight.

Jay

xirene
03-09-2012, 12:27 PM
Thanks, I will do that. I am just at my wits' end here!

Riddy
03-10-2012, 02:40 PM
That is odd, xirene - I hope a coach can figure it out for you! :hug:

xirene
03-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Talked with a coach yesterday, and we came up with a few reasons I might be having problems. I was indeed short-changing myself on my greens, and the fact that I started an exercise program the same day as MF wasn't a good idea. So I am stuffing more asparagus into myself at dinnertime- no hardship there! and have laid off the exercises for the next 2-3 weeks to give my body time to adjust to MF...and today, I was suddenly down 6 lbs from my start weight. I just seem to be a late bloomer! :P

Thanks everyone for your support and encouragement! :)

Riddy
03-16-2012, 10:23 PM
Hooray for a whoosh!

xirene
03-24-2012, 02:55 PM
Ok, so whatever I was doing wrong seems to have resolved itself :D

Today is one month, and I am down 12 lbs and 4 inches. Yesterday, I wore a pair of size 22 jeans for the first time in about 5 yrs, and they were *comfortable*, not tight!!! That is more than enough motivation to keep going.

Riddy
03-24-2012, 03:38 PM
12 pounds is great! And smaller clothes are great, too! Keep it up!

medifaster27
03-24-2012, 04:37 PM
I am on day 5 and yesterday on day 4 I had lost 4lbs! I wasn't going to weigh till Monday but this is exciting. =] It gets easier and already my body is mostly used to it. I only get hungry near my next meal/snack time. The numbers on the scale are worth it.

xirene
04-16-2012, 02:17 PM
Wow...once things started, they really took off. I added some of the shakes when I got my last meal shipment, and I don't know if it's just coincidence or if I really am losing faster with them. All of a sudden, I'm down 21 lbs total and now fit into size 20 instead of 22 jeans (YAY!).

The meals are getting old and boring, but the results are keeping me encouraged. It also occurred to me today that since I had 112 lbs to lose when I started, and I'm down 21 lbs total...I've lost just about 20% of the total I wanted to lose. Now THAT'S an encouraging number. 1/5 of the way there in 6 weeks!

DeFluffinMyStuffin
04-17-2012, 12:07 AM
Wow...once things started, they really took off. I added some of the shakes when I got my last meal shipment, and I don't know if it's just coincidence or if I really am losing faster with them. All of a sudden, I'm down 21 lbs total and now fit into size 20 instead of 22 jeans (YAY!).

The meals are getting old and boring, but the results are keeping me encouraged. It also occurred to me today that since I had 112 lbs to lose when I started, and I'm down 21 lbs total...I've lost just about 20% of the total I wanted to lose. Now THAT'S an encouraging number. 1/5 of the way there in 6 weeks!

Yee to the Haw! :encore:It's encouraging reading all you gals' Medifast successes. I'm hanging on by a thread but still here. I think I may have goofed by agreeing to the 4 and 2 the second week. We shall see what the weight wizard has to say. :wizard:

Travelnurse74
04-17-2012, 11:25 AM
Your posts and updates are encouraging to people starting off. Thank you and congratulations!!

xirene
05-24-2012, 01:43 AM
This past weekend was 12 weeks (3 months). I'm down 35 lbs total and 15.5 inches (have been tracking my bust/waist/hips/calves/upper arms).

I was "bad" three weeks ago, I had a very special occasion to celebrate (I finished writing my first novel!) and went out for Indian food. MISTAKE- gained 6 lbs overnight. Knocked me out of ketosis and took almost 2 weeks to get back there. Well, I learned, and I'm back to losing so all is well.

I officially weigh less now than I did when I met my ex almost 12 yrs ago, which is very encouraging ;)

Riddy
05-24-2012, 11:57 PM
Great job, xirene!

It sucks to knock yourself out of fat burning, but sometimes it's worth it. :p I've cheated several times since I started, but it's always planned, and I know I'll just have to suck it up for a few days afterward. But knowing the consequences makes it easier to resist unplanned cheating. :D

melNco
06-22-2012, 05:17 PM
xirene.. you are totally motivating me!!!!:carrot:

xirene
06-23-2012, 02:33 PM
Thank you! Weight loss has been slow for the past week and a half- I think because I've been drinking soooo much water due to the heat. It's been over 100 most days for the past week and I have no a/c :( Yesterday I drank 7 1/2 liters of water. I think I may be wearing a path from my desk to the bathroom, LOL!