I'm also in week 6 and feeling a little burned out at the moment, but it was a long day..
I've talked to a few people who have done it for months or even a year; the consensus seems to be that it's easiest in the middle of it and gets harder when your goal is in sight and your losses slow down...
Yes, I know what you mean. When I first did MF, I was finding it very easy to do and then I got to a point when I was thinking, "When do I get to eat an apple, even?!" I was dying for a sandwich. How sad, right? I am one of those that don't mess with recipes, just eat the products as they are with a couple of condiments for my L&G, so boredom did play a role. Luckily for me, I knocked those thoughts out and stuck to the plan to hit my goal. I'm back because of pregnancy weight and horrible eating (beyond horrible). This time around, I feel much more confident...maybe because I know this program works.
At least that's how it worked for me. I went through cycles. Then again, my weight loss goal was 50 lbs, so I think those that have lost way more may have different experiences. Stick to it!..
I think i'm kind of bored of being on a diet at this point.. But i'm not tempted to eat poorly at all.. So not sure what i'd do if I decided to quit mf. I guess it does get easier cuz i'm just on autopilot at this point. Grab your food, eat when you're supposed to, eventually weight comes off.. It's not a bad life..
I'm in my 9th month, and it has become a total no brainer. I do what I need to do, eat what I'm supposed to eat, and rarely think about it. I never realized how much of my life was centered on thinking about food until I starting MF! It's been liberating. =)..
Thinking of this as a life plan for getting healthy rather than a diet makes it so much easier. Lots of people fail on diets, but with a plan, your chances of being successful increase greatly. I look at this as my life plan. It's vital. I must do it in order to live healthy.
Perspective is everything...
I found that when I get bored with MF, hitting the boards and getting a little creative with how I enhance my meals helps a lot. To me, adding a few extras as opposed to getting to a point where I just don't care and want to go off plan is absolutely worth it. Plus, I try a lot of the L&G recipes so I don't always eat the same boring things. Tonight I tried a chicken broccoli and mushroom with some dijon I got here and OMG it was sooooo good!..
I actually see the boredom as a good thing. When I think back on how much energy I put into what I was going to eat, and when I was going to eat it, it's kind of mind boggling. I'm in my 17th week and just enjoying the ease of doing the 5 and 1 every single day. I'm working very hard on the food as fuel concept. It wasn't intended to be entertainment and the day in - day out nature of Medifast is really helping me with that.
I'm also about to hit the 80 pound mark in only my 17th or 18th week. It's hard to get burned out with results like that...
I was bored with being fat so changing that to a laid out plan of what and when to eat was a comfort for me and still is in transition...
For me I've found dissatifaction with the plan usually coincides with some other stressor I'm dealing with- when things are fine externally, the plans goes smoothly.....
I am in week 10, and I went through a period of "boredom" right before I hit the milestone goal of 20 gone. Once, I broke through that, I have been fine. I get my variety in my L&G, and order sample packs of things I haven't tried, or revisit things I did not like at first.
So, to answer your question, it has become easier for me. It is on auto pilot now and just waiting to land at goal!!!..
I just finished my 10th week and for the first time had a minor slip up and ate extra meals 2 days. It was work-related stress eating I believe. No off plan food, but enough over in cals & carbs to cause no weight loss this week. I am refocusing, rereading the literature and making sure I'm 100% op!..
Wow, you guys are amazing. Truly inspirational. I will reflect back upon this thread when I am feeling like quitting!!!!..