I am always SO COLD (literally, not figuratively). Yes, having more weight on me helped me not feel as cold, but it feels SO good to not hate my body and be disgusted with it like I used to. I love the way I feel. I LOVE being less of me. I feel SO thankful that the Lord has showed us this program and lifestyle that is working for us and I pray to continue a healthy lifestyle throughout the rest of our lives. I stepped on the scale this morning for a sneak peak before weigh-in on Saturday, and it's so close to the 150's.... I am hoping to reach the 150's by Saturday!. I cannot even remember when I was there last. I already weigh less than when I was married! I remember my wedding dress was a size 20.
Speaking of marriage. Our 22nd anniversary is coming up this month. I am trying to find a fun, yet inexpensive way to celebrate. I think it would be fabulous if it involved a hot tub since that is literally all I think about since I'm so cold!!!
Here are a couple of my lean and greens lately:
Roasted Veggies with Alaskan Mesquite Salmon (from Costco in the frozen section) ~ 2 Morningstar Pizza patties w/ tomatoes & sauteed mushrooms.
I've also been experimenting more with my Knox Blox (you can find the recipe at the top of my blog under "Recipes Medifast" tab). I've added some Anise (black licorice) flavoring to the Black Cherry jello. I love it. It feels like I'm eating licorice but it's a firm jello. (It may be an acquired taste).
I also tried some Pina Colada (Capella flavor drops) to the Strawberry Banana Jello and I LOVE that combination. And the classic coconut sf syrup added to the Orange jello makes for yummy knox blox too! (All jello I use is sugar free, of course). Knox blox is awesome because it's fun, yummy, and so flippin' low in calories. It really helps satisfy my sweet tooth with absolutely NO GUILT.
My goal is to drink one of my 24 ounce water bottles per meal. Since I'm having 6 meals a day (5 medifast & 1 Lean & Green) that is 144 ounces of water. I've pretty much been doing that and I know it totally helps with the weight loss. That is one thing that has changed a lot this last year... I can down water so easily than when I first started! It's the potty breaks... that's a whole other story that I won't go into right now... but it IS worth it!
So we are shooting to stay ON PLAN this month which should be easy since we have no extended family get-togethers. Just us. Making our own healthy, fun traditions! Life is GOOD.