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So I kinda sorta stopped posting the foods I've had during the day because I was at work and such. Doesn't really conform to an obsessive paying attention to what I put in my body. Regardless, though, I've lost seven pounds on this plan, and feel a lot better than I have in months. So, yay!

Though last night I went off the plan for an evening. Barbecue put on by my workplace, followed by an hour of intense beach volleyball. I think I worked off the extra carbs I inadvertently put in my system, yeah?

Regardless, I'm back on plan this morning, starting with a shake and working my way to BBQ bites. It'll take a bit to get back to the ketosis, but I'm willing to work at it. I feel too good to want to stop with this diet after only a week.
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Today started really well with my morning weigh-in.

4 pounds. Gone. Just *pfft!* Nowhere to be found.

So that made me quite happy. :3 Anyway! On to meals!

Meal 1: French Vanilla Ready-to-Go shake
I wanted something easy, and let's face it, you don't get much easier than shake 'n' drink. Still not the best in the world, but drinkable.

Meal 2: BBQ Bites
These actually took me awhile to eat, but just because there's so many of 'em in the package. They're sort of like BBQ-flavored puffs, and pretty tasty. They're just also filling enough that it's hard to snack through a whole bag like you do with, say, chips. Or popcorn. Or cheese puffs. I don't like 'em as well as the pretzel bites, though. Maybe I'll try the cheesy nacho bites next month.

Meal 3: Swiss Mocha Shake
IT'S LIKE A BLENDED COFFEE DRINK. I made it with ice and blended it in the blender, and OMNOMNOM! SO HAPPY! I get excited about the small things sometimes. :3

Meal 4: Chocolate Mint Crunch Bar
...what? I wanted something cookie-ish. :3

Optional Snack: Celery with peanut butter
I actually didn't know this yesterday, but if I get really hungry, there are a few snackies I can have. This is one of them. Mmm, tasty.

Lean & Green: Baked Chicken with Fresh Spinach
I'm a bigger fan of spinach than I am of most iceberg lettuce, and there was a lot of fresh spinach at the store today. So yay, spinach! Oof, full.

Meal 5: Peanut Butter Soft Serve
A bit more trouble than it's worth as far as preparation is concerned, but incredibly tasty for all that. On the fence about getting this again.
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Today, I started on a lifestyle change.

I refuse to call this thing a "diet," because it's really not. I'm changing how and what I eat, as well as how active I am, and what I think of myself. I'm doing this thing because, to be frank, I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, yanno?

So. Day 1.

Weighed myself in at 210 pounds. I really wasn't surprised I'd broken the 200 pound barrier; as I said, not feeling good, right?

With the beginning stage of this lifestyle change, I have to eat these "meals" I get from Medifast. Five of them a day, and a "Lean and Green" meal as well for the 5&1 plan. Now, before people start flailing at me, these aren't something I'll always and forever have to eat. It's just to get me through the fat-burning stage, and I'll be able to be entirely on normal food when I hit maintenance. As for the fat-burning, the meals are developed so that I get around 72 grams of protein a day, so while I'm burning off fat, I don't lose lean muscle, which is what happens when someone starts to yo-yo.

Anyway. Because these meals are a little odd and could taste weird, I think I'll go ahead and rate them here. It'll definitely remind me what I like, at least.

Meal 1: Eggs, scrambled.
Not particularly thrilled with them. They're bland and the consistency is bizarre (I have issues with texture sometimes, and this is weird enough to set my teeth on edge). And since I really can't add a bunch of salt to get them to taste right, I'm not sure I'll be ordering these again. Blegh.

Meal 2: Cherry Pomegranate Shake
I actually really liked this one. Reminds me a bit of a virgin daiquiri mix, only not so tart that I can't drink it. And blended with ice, it was quite tasty. Definitely going to get this again.

Meal 3: Chocolate Mint Crunch Bar
One thing I'm happy about; the "chocolate" meals on this program have so little actual cocoa powder in them that I can actually eat them. Which is all of the yay. And this particular bar tastes like the peppermint patty cookies you get from the Girl Scouts. Which I adored. This is on my list to reorder, totally. It's candy in a healthy form!

Meal 4: Cinnamon Pretzel Sticks
I was hesitant about this one, because I don't generally like pretzels. They're too salty and dry for me. These pretzel sticks, on the other hand, are relatively fluffy and flavored with cinnamon and a small touch of sugar, and they are incredibly tasty. This will be something I reorder, most definitely.

Lean & Green: Lean Hamburger with Salad
All I can say is: **omnom**

Meal 5: Ready-to-drink French Vanilla Shake
Hrm... about the same as those SlimFast shakes you can get. Not horrible, but I think I like the Dutch Chocolate ones better. The flavor lasts a little longer.

I'm also drinking ALL OF THE WATER EVAR, as I'm quite thirsty for some reason. Shockingly, though, the bloat from my girly time (yes, I'm starting this during girly-time, I'm so weird) is going down rapidly. My capris fit properly, yay!

If people want me to, I'll go ahead and make a weightloss filter for my journal. Please, let me know what you think, and if I should put this all under a cut.

Let's hope this works, eh?

ETA: And before I forget, starting measurements.
Measurements Starting
Right Bicep 14.75 in
Left Bicep 15.25 in
Right Thigh 26.75 in
Left Thigh 26.75 in
Waist 44 in
Bust 43.5 in
Underbust 39.5 in
Neck 15.5 in


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