WOW look at you, you are gorgeous. You are so correct, just one meal at a time and we can all do this. When I think I should go off plan or just eat something I shouldn't, I think let me hold off until my next meal because so many times in my life, if I really want something I eat it in 10 minutes and than feel guility or fat for the next few hours. So why not empower ourselves here and take back control..
Great post and what marvelous progress!!.
I didn't take any true 'before' pics either for the same reason, but one day at a time and Medifast has changed my life too. Your post is so empowering and positive, thanks much for sharing your continuing journey. Congratulations on your beautiful transformation!..
WOW Stephanie, You are amazing. How do I bookmark this post to look at every day and give me the encouragement to get it done. I get it every day from my RED HOT team but this post is truly inspiring! Thank you!..
Wow! I feel like there is hope for me! You look awesome!!..
What a great post.... your words speak the truth and the pictures prove it!! You look terrific but more important is your message to never give up....
When you mentioned thinking it's all right to be frumpy it really got me.. sometimes I look with envy at people my age (51) who are out of shape and eating whatever they want and I think who am I to try to be different? Middle-aged people are supposed to be frumpy, right? I have to remember it's because I want to keep climbing those stairs without effort, I want my back to be strong and to be able to hike or dance all night.. and a few other fun things ! Then there are the awesome changes going on inside, like avoiding heart disease and diabetes, etc..
Thanks for the inspiring reminder!..
I totally needed that! Thanks for such a wonderful, inspiring post!.
What an amazing post..
And you are HOT!.
Thank you so much for posting this...
Great post! Proud to be a Red Hot with you! What an inspiration?!? I, too, didn't take official "pre" pics because.... I guess I didn't really believe in myself enough to know that I would succeed! But I'm a work in progress!..
Wow, you look like a totally different person!! Thank you for sharing your inspirational story. It helps me, as a new MF'er, to keep on keeping on. It's been 2 solid weeks for me and I've only lost 9lbs. - I wasn't all that happy, especially seeing others quick results and thinking to myself, of course, this diet won't work for me, I'll be the exception. But after seeing your pic and reading your story, I'm determined to stay on track and be patient for my results. Thank you...
GREAT Post - thank you !! BTW - you look GREAT!!! Hugs and many high-fives to you!!..
You all are so kind. I must say some times you just won't see losses but there really are inches being lost. I'd suggest you have a weight goal AND a clothes goal. I think all of us have an outfit or pair of jeans that a too small - use those as a place marker. It will help during plateaus.
Three points to help up your weight loss:.
Lots of water (water does not count if it has anything in it like infusers or crystal light) PLAIN water.
Spread your meals out evenly.
Get support - put yourself out there say you want you want to do and then go for it. Goal setting and accountability is what will make you DO IT.
Good luck to you as we all continue on this journey...
Are you freakin kidding me? That's an amazing amount of weight to lose in two weeks. The ideal we all hope for is 20 pounds per month, which most of us - including me - can't seem to make. So you are right on track! You'll be showing your belly button, too - very soon! And looking just as amazing! Since you're new - we'll cut you some slack - how about you do the same? Hang in there MF'er we're all here for you...
You look amazing! I can't wait til I get closer to my goal!!! woo Hoo for you!..
You look fabulous! Thanks for the inspriation to keep going!..
Holy mackerel! I needed to see your post this morning. I came down with a cold (week 2) and am feeling very unmotivated. Thankfully, Medifast is SO easy...much easier than cooking when sick. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing. I agree....RED HOT girl!..
Steph, you look fantastic, like a completely different person! You look so fit and healthy! Congrats!..
I HAVE TO STAY ON PLAN TODAY BECAUSE I AM WORTH IT!!!! NO MORE EXCUSES,NO MORE COMPLAINING!! NO MORE BEING JEALOUS OF OTHER WOMEN WHO ARE THIN!!! I'M GOING TO HAVE MORE BACKBONE AND DETERMINATION INSTEAD OF WISHING THAT I COULD LOOK LIKE THAT OR BE LIKE THAT. I HAVE TO STAY ON PLAN BECAUSE I LOVE WHO I AM. JESUS DIDN'T MAKE NO(I KNOW,IMPROPER ENGLISH) JUNK!!!!..
I really needed your inspiring message today CONGRATS you look fantastic!!!!!!..
WoW!! StephanieYou look great When I first got to Medifast in January you replied to a question I had and it was exactly what I needed to hear to keep me going. Thank you. And look, you continue to inspire me. Thank You again!! Congrats on your sucess..
Thank you for the kind words and support Bettieminer! Glad to know that I'm right on track then.
Belly button , what's that???..
HEY=This REDHOT woman is my coach-Isn't she awesome? She has inspired me beyond words-I can't thank her enough..
If you don't have a coach-you need to get one or at least get an accountability partner.
And it doesn't hurt to be part of a team..
Hugs and High fives, Steph-You are awesome.
Oh, fearless leader, you are one Red Hot Smokin Babe! You look fantastic!.
Great post, btw. Hugs!..
Thank you for sharing and the motivation! Great job..
This post is just what I needed. You look good and you look happy! Thank you for sharing your story...
THANKS! That was just what I needed today. Thanks for the pep talk and thanks for being an inspiration to just DO IT.
You look so great!!!! So happy and beautiful. AMAZING!..
I needed to see this today...you give me the inspiration to keep on, thanks. You look sooooooooooooo great!!!..
You are awesome!! You are just what I needed this morning-thanks for sharing of yourself. I ordered my first box in October 07, lasted about a 2 weeks and quit. I restarted this week and recommitted myself to losing the weight. I am really excited about the journey this timethanks again for reinforcing for me that Medifast does work, will work, and I can and will lose weight..
Keep up the good work!..