Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Medifast Day 16

One of the best things I have realized is that 45 minutes of exercise every *other* day is a much better idea:

MM pudding
MM bar
MM shake
MM chili
MM hot chocolate

Lean and Green #1: 2 oz moderate-fat cheese, small romaine salad
Lean and Green #2: 3 oz tuna, broccoli and cauliflower steamed and sauteed in olive oil with rosemary and hot peppers

I was on the go today, so I stopped and picked up two pieces of string cheese from a convenience store, and grabbed a salad at a restaurant. I also grabbed a pack of peanuts though :X

Still, another good day!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Medifast Day 15

I really need to log my day in order to see what "works" for me. Yesterday:

MM pudding
MM bar
MM soup
MM shake
MM oatmeal
Lean and Green #1: 3.5 oz shrimp and 1 cup broccoli sauteed in 1 tsp sesame oil and soy sauce
Lean and Green #2: omelette made from 1 cup eggbeaters and 1/2 cup spinach
Extras: One ounce almonds
Exercise: Inhale (Yoga)

That's pretty much a perfect day. I LOVE splitting my lean and green meal, especially because we are allowed such a large portion of food! I'm also going to try exploring some of the vegetarian options a bit more. Not because I am vegetarian, but because I would like to occasionally have my veg days. I think I could do it if I really wanted to, as long as I could have dairy and eggs. After all, I've taken a liking to the omelette recipe, and I could make asian dishes with egg instead of shrimp/chicken!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Weigh In

177! It's official, I'm out of the obese BMI range!

In two weeks, I lost eight pounds, which is amazing to me because i had an NES episode, totally destroyed my weekends, and had an extra snack a few days. In spite of all that, I lost eight pounds. Whew!

Today is the day that I get back on track and do this even better. I can do it.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


I awoke this morning to a kitchen filled with wrappers and empty bags of potato chips. Night eating syndrome strikes again!!

Of course, most of the food I apparently ate in my sleep belonged to my roommate - if I could afford my own place, I certainly wouldn't even buy such things. I apologized to her and promised to rebuy the items, but she said not to worry about it since it's better for her anyway (I only ate chocolate bars and snack size bags of Doritos, from what I found).

I honestly don't know when this started, but unless you have ever suffered from NES, you don't know how frustrating it is. All of your efforts spent dieting during the day actually trigger these episodes. It doesn't even matter how overweight you are, you could have 15 pounds to lose or 150, the result is always the same. Doctors don't even know what to do.

As for today, i'm picking up the pieces, although very depressingly. I will try to fit the gym into the day, but I have a meeting this afternoon and am nearing the deadline for my article.

But I refuse to throw in the towel. Even if I am always *somewhat* overweight, at least I can get out of the "obese" category.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Medifast Day 9

I haven't posted since my dentist appointment. That ended up being a bit more painful than I expected, so I struggled to eat on Monday and had to skip my lean and green. Not fun, I didn't feel well at all.

Thankfully, I felt better by Tuesday. I had a pudding, bar, the last of my muffins, a shake (added lemon extract), and I made some oatmeal biscuits:

1 package Medifast oatmeal (any flavor)
1 package Medifast eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tblsp ground flax meal
1/8 tsp Splenda
1/4 tsp lemon or vanilla extract
Spices to taste: pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice
4 Tbls water
Mix all ingredients, add water, and form into 2 circles on a cookie sheet. Smooth the tops. Bake at 375 forapproximately 10 minutes. If you wish for a browner top, you can then put under broiler for 1-2 minutes.

Not the best, but it was something to cook (and I certainly miss cooking).

I also am trying to widen my lean and green dinners: I scrambled a cup of eggbeaters for lunch, and had 1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese with a side of green beans with a tsp of olive oil and garlic powder. The eggbeaters were a good choice, but I think I will save cottage cheese for a bit later. I felt like I didn't eat "dinner", even though cottage cheese = more calories than a boca burger. Strange how our thinking patterns work.

Exercise: stretching during House. :)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Medifast Day 7

Well, I made it through another day as well as the first week. Admittingly, I slacked for two days, but the days I strictly followed the plan turned out very well. I have to give it to medifast for making 850-1050 calorie days not feel horrendous!

Today's foods: bar, soup, two oatmeals, and pudding. For my lean and green, I fried two eggs with a half cup of egg beaters (about four whites). I also made a very unique broccoli slaw: i decided to make it with whole florets in it (although very small pieces), kind of to replace the raisins I am used to! Basic idea: shredded broccoli stalks, small amount of shredded carrots, 1 TB low fat mayo, 2 TB apple cider vinegar, one packet of splenda. pretty good! I also just finished up a snack (after debating whether I should go for it) consisting of an ounce of pumpkin seeds. Down with another 1000 calorie day!


My medifast blog has been as neglected as my diet for the weekend! Unfortunately, that isn't too terribly uncommon: I hit the clubs Friday night (so whatever that did to my caloric intake probably wasn't too helpful, though I did dance for four hours?!) I wasn't at my apartment much Saturday, and I can't believe I forgot to pack a bar or shake! I ended up stopping at a gas station and eating three sticks of string cheese and about three ounces of nuts for dinner. I have a feeling nuts are not the best replacement for vegetables..

Time to get back on track (although it was an awesome weekend)