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Canoes, Birthdays and Medifast

I’ve decided to stop titling my daily Medifast journal as day whatever as it is starting to seem boring to me.  I don’t want to get into a rut and lose interest so I’ll try to spice some things up a bit.  I’ll start adding some pictures as well.

Maybe combining a daily thought or so with my Medifast journey will make it more exciting for you the reader as well.  Maybe.

So, today was day #14 and all in all not a bad day.  We celebrated my wife’s birthday by doing something she enjoys; being outdoors and meandering lazily down a river in a canoe.

Medifast Journal Day #13

Well today was a fun filled day. Took the family to visit my parents and celebrate a belated Mother’s Day along with my wife’s birthday. We took a picnic to the local park and I managed to resist snacking on all the lovely picnic items. I took the Cheese Pizza Bites and that sustained me, until we decided to walk along the bike path for about 1.5 miles.

I use an app on my android phone called Runkeeper which uses GPS along with google maps to plot your activity (walking, running, biking, canoeing, what have you) which showed about a 100 calorie burn during that time.  This is really the first time I’ve exercised more than my normal daily activity since I started on Medifast and I immediately noticed the hunger about an hour afterwards.  I had eaten my 2pm Medifast Meal and then we went for the walk, by 4pm I was starving and not going to make it to my Lean & Green so I opted to take my 5th Medifast Meal which is normally around 8pm at 4pm.  This turned out well as we decided to eat out for my wife’s birthday at Red Lobster.

We didn’t get a seat until about 6pm but because I ate at 4 I was only slightly hungry.  It was hard to find something that fit the plan that I liked but I opted for salad along with grilled chicken, scallops and shrimp.  I’m sure I ate a bit more protein (maybe 8oz total) than I should have but it was a special occasion.  For dessert everyone had homemade ice cream and pecan pie at home.  The temptation proved too much and while I managed to avoid the ice cream I had to have a tiny sliver of pecan pie.  When I say tiny I mean it was pretty much a forkful but it was good enough to get the taste and craving behind me.  I know I’m going to have these small setbacks from time to time but when you are around family in a party atmosphere I felt giving in a little was better than going whole hog off the deep end.

Tomorrow we plan on canoeing and I’m going to bring a few extra crunch bars for energy if I need it.  Should be fun.

Medifast Journal Day #12

Medifast Honey Mustard Pretzel Sticks

Today was a pretty good day.  I found out I can eat PIZZA!  Well, ok, not real pizza but there are Medifast Pizza Bites that if you try to imagine real hard actually taste somewhat kind of like cheese pizza.  Ok, after 12 days I’ll take what I can get.

I’m really liking the pretzel bites and snacks.  I miss the crunch of snacks and these fill that void nicely.  They also help me to get over my need for bread and they don’t taste bad at all.  My favorite so far is the Honey Mustard Pretzel Sticks.

My hunger stayed at bay for most of the day although I was pretty busy and didn’t have time to think much about eating.  I actually managed to make my afternoon interval go 3 hours instead of my normal 2.

Lean & Green was a turkey burger with some lettuce.  I added an egg and some turkey bacon as the burger was only 4 oz.  I wasn’t ravenous going into dinner and my night snack came late.  Perhaps my body is adjusting.  The weekend is coming up but we will be on the road so temptations shouldn’t be that great.

Medifast Journal Day #11

Pretty steady day today.  I had coffee for the first time since starting the diet and it was OMG delicious.  I used non-dairy non-fat creamer and some Sweet & Low instead of sugar.  I felt particularly energized after that but I seemed to be a bit hungrier today than normal.  It was hard getting to the two hour marks as I would get hungry about 15 minutes prior.  I upped my water intake slightly and of course made the requisite trips to the bathroom because of it.

I had a special treat for my Lean & Green.  My wife was craving Japanese Steak House so we went.  It wasn’t quite the same as I didn’t eat the rice or the sauces and didn’t get my normal chicken, lobster, shrimp, steak combo but instead opted for just shrimp and chicken.  I shied away from the onions and concentrated on the (you guessed it) zucchini and bean sprouts.  I pass the mushrooms on to my son who loves them.  I’m not sure if he is really my blood or not…

My portion size was considerably smaller than it usually is when we eat at these types of places but I filled up quickly and as of 5 hours later I’m still sated.  Got tired again early tonight.  10PM seems to be my wall now.  Off to bed.