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Three months on Medifast! In some ways this has become such a part of my life that it’s second nature, and in other ways it seems like just yesterday that I was struggling with losing weight, even with my best efforts. All I know is that I’m glad I made the decision to use Medifast to quickly and effectively lose the 45 pounds needed for LB surgery, because I KNOW I would have never gotten this far, or felt this good, in this amount of time if I hadn’t.

I don’t know exactly what was going on this week. It might have been the conviction in my writing (and my attitude) from last week’s weigh-in post when I stated, “I know that I don’t want to begin the familiar path of yo-yoing back and forth between losing and regaining weight. I don’t want to go on that weight loss roller coaster again; I’ve been on that ride way too many times in this lifetime.” It might have been my “experiment” with increasing my water intake. No matter what it was, I had a phenomenal week. All week. I just saw the pounds melting off each day when I got on the scale.

20110504-065009.jpg Which means I lost 7.4 lbs this week, for a total loss of 29.4 pounds in 12 weeks. This is fantastic!!! The only time I had a bigger weight loss was my very first week on Medifast, and that was a HUGE week.

Sooooo close to being at my 10%, but since it’s 1.6 pounds away from 31 lost, I’m going to wait until (hopefully) next week to wear my bracelet.  I’m really looking forward to it.

The nice thing about having lost almost 30 pounds is that people are finally starting to notice.  Lots of my students  and a few colleagues have been telling me that I look nice, which is their way of noticing, I think.  It has to be awkward for some of them to think that I’ve lost weight but not to know if they should mention weight at all.  Those students and teachers whom I’m closer with and who know about my efforts, have begun complimenting me on the weight loss, which feels nice.  I must confess that I really want to knock their socks off when I come back to school at the end of August after having 2+ months to work on my weight loss.

Things have been a bit frustrating at work this week because California, like so many other states, is in a “state of emergency” in terms of education and the budget cuts.  So many people are being laid off and the morale is becoming an issue.  Luckily my job is safe, but the entire environment at my school is going to be dramatically changed and not for the better.  It’s difficult, but knowing that things are going so well in my personal life makes it more bearable.  I’m glad now more than ever that I have designed my life so that work is just a part of it and not everything, like it used to be.  I have so much more going on in my life these days, and work is just a way for me to be able to do more of the things I want to do to enjoy life.  I do get a lot out of my career, but it doesn’t define me as it used to. I feel like I’m in a much healthier place in my life right now, in all aspects.

Looking ahead to Mother’s Day this weekend, I’m having everyone over to my house and we’ve decided to barbecue fluff steak and shrimp, with sides of asparagus and a green salad.  My mom requested sweet potato fries, and I think those will look beautiful on the plate, although I’ll be admiring them from afar and not indulging in them.  Everyone else will also be enjoying blood orange and/or blackberry cabernet sorbet from Ciao Bella.

In terms of weight loss for the coming week, I’m just going to keep on keeping on and know that I’ll be able to wear my bracelet (and be that much closer to my mini goal) next week.

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