Hi Kathy and welcome! The only way around this that I can see is for you to put yourself as a priority. If you had an illness that required you to take medication every 3 hours, you would find a way to do it. Or if you were a diabetic that needed to eat rather than go into insulin shock, you would find a way to eat. If you had a urinary tract problem, you would excuse yourself and get to the bathroom rather than make a puddle on the floor.
Ok, maybe I crossed over the line with that last example, but you get the idea. Your health is vitally important. If you don't care for yourself, no one else will. Further, if you don't take care of your basic needs, sooner or later you will not be able to care for others, either.
I do understand that it is very difficult to leave your desk, but "difficult" is not the same as "impossible." I'm sure you do lots of things that are difficult. You can do this, too..
Finally, one of my favorite quotes:.
"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. Choose your hard.".
Best wishes as you start this wonderful journey. Stick with it and you will amaze yourself!..
That is a tricky one. I mean, you can get in a meal before and after work and at lunch so your issues are those in-between meals. I'd say try to carry a bar in your pocket or someplace handy and then scarf down a bar on the way to/from the bathroom. Think of getting in your Medifast meal as non-negotiable. You get bathroom breaks when you need them, you get a lunch break (I hope), and you should be able to take a couple minutes to scarf down a Medifast meal.
Are you able to have a bottle of water at your desk? At least then you should have an easier time getting all your water in for the day.
Congrats on starting Medifast! It doesn't take long to stuff down a bar. I know this all too well. Wish I could make them last longer!..
I had a similar problem until I realized that what I was basically saying is that everyone else is more important than my health. I sometimes end up in the middle of crisis after crisis, with demands on me. The demands will be there still. Your health can't wait...
This is exactly the suggestion I was going to post. I have scarfed my share of Medifast bars on restroom breaks. Not ideal but it does the trick...
Thanks everyone. Wow! I can't believe it is 12:10 am and I just finished my last Medifast meal for the day...and 1 1/2 bottles of water. Phew!!! I feel waterlogged and exhausted. But I TRULY DO APPRECIATE... all of your advice and will definitely make more of an effort. I'm all my kids have, and if I do not put my health first, well anyway, I would hate for them to be without a mom, and a dad!.
I really want to do this!!! And, you ladies are really great!!!!!! Thank you!..
Sometimes it is difficult! It's so important though and you ARE worth it! Can you drink at your desk? They offer pre-made shakes, you can also mix up a shake really quickly in a jar. Perhaps you can drink more of your meals when it's going to be busy?..
My friend is a hair stylist and really wanted to do Medifast but couldn't see how she could make it work with her schedule, and being in constant contact with clients. I gave her a few bars and puffs and I pre-made her a few shakes in nice opaque cups with straws. She ate the bars and puffs while her clients were 'processing' or in between appointments and she found it easy to keep a shake at her station in a pretty cup. She's in her third week and doing great...