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So I start my 5th week today. I'm down 15 lbs. and feel good. I have stayed (with the exception of a little too many tabelspoons of cool whip in my pudding) OP. Before doing this eating plan I was eating whole foods. My wish to have the lbs.

The problem that I am having, not a complaint, just a little nagging in my head is this: On the days that I am REALLY hungry, tired, etc. I EXPECT to show a loss. At least a pound. SOMETHING. Especially since I am essentailly paying to lose weight quickly (I already know how to eat).

is a LOT. That's not the issue. Maybe it's cause I am down to my last 20 and I want it off NOW. I know that patience is important and I have no plans to deviate from being OP, I just get discouraged in the morning when the scale doesn't move. Or when I've worked out the day before and I show a gain.

I'm debbie d/img/avatar5.jpg today, sorry. Does anyone else feel like this? Should I throw the damn scale away and only weigh on my weigh in day?.

Comments (36)

I have felt the same way. This week, I gained 2 pounds (for two days- LOL). I was cranky even though I know weighing every day is bad. I looked back to see what changed I made. Did I work out, not have enough water, what? I remember feeling bloated and it may or may not have been a coincidence but I had broccoli both nights before. I stopped with the brocolli and it came right off again! Look and see if you changed anything this week.

But it will come off. 15 pounds so far is great! Don't get discouraged. The days are gonna pass whether you stay OP or not. So you might as well stick it out and do it. You will be so proud of yourself when you get through this!.

Comment #1

Yep. Hide the scale. Some people can handle the fluctuations that are perfectly normal on a day to day basis. If you can't, then you need to stop weighing daily..

Comment #2

I feel the same way as you do lately. I have been in such a rush to get this weight off. I know it is because I want to be at goal before my trip to Cancun in November. I drive myself crazy when I don't lose enough weight to get there by then. The last couple of weeks I have only lost a pound a week. I added in exercise and my weight went up a couple of pounds in the first part of the week.

I just feel like I should be losing more than this on this strict of a diet program. I am still gratefull for Medifast because it has taken me farther than any other program but come on already..

Comment #3

I'm totally with you..

My weight loss has slowed to a pound or so a week. That's healthy and fine and all that, but I feel like I could do that eating real foods. I'm really torn about signing up for another month.

It's more work to do it on my own. It's nice and handy to only really have to think about one meal a day. But I could certainly do a low carb, low calorie diet from things I have in my cupboard if I took the time to plan my meals carefully every day.

I'm grateful for the weight I've dropped so far, but I agree, on such a strict diet it doesn't feel fair not to be shedding weight a little faster..

Comment #4

I try to remind myself I didnt get fat overnight, so it's going to take some time to get the weight off.... To me, it's just being realistic..

Comment #5

Stop weighing every day girl! And when you workout, your muscles hold onto water for repair, so of course the scale will not reflect a loss. I understand the impatience. The average loss is 2-5 pounds per week after the initial week (where we lost lots of water weight). Sadly, it just doesn't happen as fast as WE want, but it will happen! Just keep it up.

Comment #6

Thanks Medifast friends! It's nice to know that I'm not alone. Wish we didn't get discouraged at all. And that weight just melted off! I have no plans on stopping this, I just need to stop obsessing! I'm down 2 sizes and a TON of inches and have 2 months before my "goal date" so I need to chill. Praying that the rest of you get some peace about it as well. Funny how something as small as brocoli can make us retain! Maybe all the gas bubbles I get from it actually weigh something???.

Comment #7

Wow, 15 pounds...congrats girl. Are you exercising? I know the disappointment feeling...I'm almost a month on Medifast and only down 6 lbs. Was expecting so much more..

Comment #8

Me, too - I'm disappointed and discouraged....and I don't have the option of not exercising, being in the military...I have a PT test coming up in October, which includes a weigh-in...and if I fail either, I can get kicked out - I'm 3 pounds from the weight, but it is not coming off! I've not lost for almost ten days! I've been strict with the intervals, I'm only doing pushups and situps for 30 min 3x a week, and, since I've been working overnights, I've actually had my 5+1 over about 18 hours a day rather than the usual....so ***??.

Comment #9

I agree with the others... put the scale away! When I feel myself getting frustrated with the day-to-day weighing (not losing what I think I should, etc)... I just stop the sabotage. Stay OP and you will lose! No need to watch it ounce by ounce. It's a lot nicer to see that loss all at once. Best of luck! You really are doing fantastic!.

Comment #10

Trublue- I'm sorry that you are stuck! I feel your pain! Praying that those 3 lbs. you need for weigh in fling off of your body ASAP! .

I am working out about 2 days a week (I was working out 5 days a week before starting MF) I've scaled down because I'm SO tired and have 2 little ones to take care of. I also don't push myself as hard when I do work out.

I think that a big thing with me is that I don't get enough sleep. My kids still sleep funky and my hubby is gone at night so I'm lucky if I get 4 hours of uninterrupted Z's. I'm working on it, though.

I appreciate the support and knowing that you've "all been there". I'm typically not a self doubter, I'm going to take the advice and ditch the scale. It's old anyways, maybe I'm down 5 lbs. and I don't even know it... Positive thinking, right?.

Comment #11

I'm with you, jermsgirl! I get weird sleep, too, working overnights and having a 6 year old...trying to stay positive!.

Comment #12

I have felt the same way. This week, I gained 2 pounds (for two days- LOL). I was cranky even though I know weighing every day is bad. I looked back to see what changed I made. Did I work out, not have enough water, what? I remember feeling bloated and it may or may not have been a coincidence but I had broccoli both nights before. I stopped with the brocolli and it came right off again! Look and see if you changed anything this week.

But it will come off. 15 pounds so far is great! Don't get discouraged. The days are gonna pass whether you stay OP or not. So you might as well stick it out and do it. You will be so proud of yourself when you get through this!..

Comment #13

Yep. Hide the scale. Some people can handle the fluctuations that are perfectly normal on a day to day basis. If you can't, then you need to stop weighing daily...

Comment #14

I feel the same way as you do lately. I have been in such a rush to get this weight off. I know it is because I want to be at goal before my trip to Cancun in November. I drive myself crazy when I don't lose enough weight to get there by then. The last couple of weeks I have only lost a pound a week. I added in exercise and my weight went up a couple of pounds in the first part of the week.

I just feel like I should be losing more than this on this strict of a diet program. I am still gratefull for Medifast because it has taken me farther than any other program but come on already...

Comment #15

I'm totally with you..

My weight loss has slowed to a pound or so a week. That's healthy and fine and all that, but I feel like I could do that eating real foods. I'm really torn about signing up for another month.

It's more work to do it on my own. It's nice and handy to only really have to think about one meal a day. But I could certainly do a low carb, low calorie diet from things I have in my cupboard if I took the time to plan my meals carefully every day.

I'm grateful for the weight I've dropped so far, but I agree, on such a strict diet it doesn't feel fair not to be shedding weight a little faster...

Comment #16

I try to remind myself I didnt get fat overnight, so it's going to take some time to get the weight off.... To me, it's just being realistic...

Comment #17

Stop weighing every day girl! And when you workout, your muscles hold onto water for repair, so of course the scale will not reflect a loss. I understand the impatience. The average loss is 2-5 pounds per week after the initial week (where we lost lots of water weight). Sadly, it just doesn't happen as fast as WE want, but it will happen! Just keep it up..

Comment #18

Thanks Medifast friends! It's nice to know that I'm not alone. Wish we didn't get discouraged at all. And that weight just melted off! I have no plans on stopping this, I just need to stop obsessing! I'm down 2 sizes and a TON of inches and have 2 months before my "goal date" so I need to chill. Praying that the rest of you get some peace about it as well. Funny how something as small as brocoli can make us retain! Maybe all the gas bubbles I get from it actually weigh something???..

Comment #19

Wow, 15 pounds...congrats girl. Are you exercising? I know the disappointment feeling...I'm almost a month on Medifast and only down 6 lbs. Was expecting so much more...

Comment #20

Me, too - I'm disappointed and discouraged....and I don't have the option of not exercising, being in the military...I have a PT test coming up in October, which includes a weigh-in...and if I fail either, I can get kicked out - I'm 3 pounds from the weight, but it is not coming off! I've not lost for almost ten days! I've been strict with the intervals, I'm only doing pushups and situps for 30 min 3x a week, and, since I've been working overnights, I've actually had my 5+1 over about 18 hours a day rather than the usual....so ***??..

Comment #21

I agree with the others... put the scale away! When I feel myself getting frustrated with the day-to-day weighing (not losing what I think I should, etc)... I just stop the sabotage. Stay OP and you will lose! No need to watch it ounce by ounce. It's a lot nicer to see that loss all at once. Best of luck! You really are doing fantastic!..

Comment #22

Trublue- I'm sorry that you are stuck! I feel your pain! Praying that those 3 lbs. you need for weigh in fling off of your body ASAP!.

I am working out about 2 days a week (I was working out 5 days a week before starting MF) I've scaled down because I'm SO tired and have 2 little ones to take care of. I also don't push myself as hard when I do work out.

I think that a big thing with me is that I don't get enough sleep. My kids still sleep funky and my hubby is gone at night so I'm lucky if I get 4 hours of uninterrupted Z's. I'm working on it, though.

I appreciate the support and knowing that you've "all been there". I'm typically not a self doubter, I'm going to take the advice and ditch the scale. It's old anyways, maybe I'm down 5 lbs. and I don't even know it... Positive thinking, right?..

Comment #23

I'm with you, jermsgirl! I get weird sleep, too, working overnights and having a 6 year old...trying to stay positive!..

Comment #24


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