Saturday, April 17, 2010

How I Lost 30 Pounds in 3 Weeks

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I have been overweight since I was 9 or 10 years old. I have tried just about every diet out there, as I can guess you probably have as well. I think what lead me to Medifast is you just eat the food that they provide, plus one "lean and green" meal that falls within certain guidelines. I like that idea because it takes the thinking and temptation out of eating. By that I mean that I have always had a hard time just having 1 slice of pizza, or 1 cheeseburger. It's easier for me to have no pizza or cheeseburgers at all.

I had a successful experience with Medifast where I lost 30 pounds in 3 weeks. I started out weighing 388 pounds and three weeks later I weighed 358 pounds. I have read a lot of testimonials where people have lost 20 pounds in their first month, and I think I probably lost those 30 pounds because I was so big to begin with.

I guess the most important factor in helping me lose those 30 pounds was that I was mentally ready to do it. I gave myself a few days to adjust to Medifast and after a few days, my food cravings went almost to zero.

I kept a diary of everything I ate during the first week of this weight loss. Click here to read it. It's funny that as I write this I'm smiling because I'm remembering how I felt after I weighed myself after the first week. I lost 19 pounds that first week, going from 388 pounds to 369 pounds in 1 week! Before I started Medifast, I was probably eating 3 or 4 times more calories than I needed, so after I started Medifast my body had no choice but to let go of some of that excess fat!

I weighed myself this morning, and I weighed-in at 334 pounds. During the time since I lost those 30 pounds, I have kind of been off and on Medifast. Sometimes I have been on the 5 & 1 plan, sometimes I have just had a Medifast shake as a mid-day snack, and some days I don't eat any Medifast meals at all. I still have a lot of weight to lose, but luckily I'm nowhere near 388 pounds anymore. If I could do it all over again, I would have just stayed on the Medifast 5 & 1 plan until I lost all the weight I needed to lose. But as you may know, dieting isn't easy, and you don't always lose the weight in a nice smooth downward path. If you've taken the time to read this, thank you. And if you're in the process of losing weight, or trying to lose weight, good luck! We'll get there!

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