Dear Crissy

Medifast weight loss results week 4

When I started the Medifast weight loss plan 4 weeks ago, I faced a conundrum. I knew that the holidays were right around the corner, and I knew that I didn’t want to totally miss out on the holiday eating.

I chose to go ahead and start the plan, and over Christmas, I made the choice to do some indulging. I had hoped to only go one day off plan, but instead, I pretty much ate as I pleased for three days. This morning, I stepped on the scale to face the consequences of my choice.


To find out how much I lost with Medifast this week, click the image above, or click here.

So, over the holidays, did I lose weight or gain weight?

I gained 0.8 lbs.

Not too bad, I guess.

Medifast weight loss stats:

Start weight: 180 lbs. on 11/30/2012
Lost week 1: 8.8 lbs.
Lost week 2: 1.8 lbs.
Lost week 3: 3.6 lbs.
Gained week 4: 0.8 lbs.
Total lost so far: 13.4 lbs.

Current weight: 166.6 lbs.

What I learned about going off plan

For me, this is risky business. I realize now that I should have been stricter with myself about when I would go off plan, and how long I would stay off plan. I wanted to indulge in one day of holiday eating, but one day faded into three, and I have to admit it was really HARD to get back on track. I am on track now, and getting into the swing of the 5 and 1 plan again.

Medifast Weight Loss Week 4 Thoughts

While I’m disappointed that I gained this week, it isn’t devastating disappointment. I mean, it only makes sense that I gained, and I feel lucky that it wasn’t a significant gain.

I am still failing miserably to drink ample water, and I know that this is a major part of whether I’ll lose half a pound or two pounds. Must. drink. more. water.

I’m also happy that I got a new shipment of Medifast meals this week, it really helps to have some of my favorite Medifast meals back in stock.

Medifast Coupons

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How am I losing the weight? Medifast!

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Both Medifast weight loss coupon codes expire on 7/31/2013. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program.

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    6 Comments on “Medifast weight loss results week 4”

  1. I am also on a really strict diet right now and have done really well right up until Christmas! I gained 2 lbs between Christmas Eve and Christmas day, but lost them before I went to my dr for my weigh in a few days later. I had the same issue with NYE…I was good all day long and indulged at night after having cocktails and continued indulging today. :( Back on track tomorrow! You are still doing really well, and these little slip ups help us to not really go on an all-out binge! :)

  2. Keep up the good work. I too am striving to loose a few pounds in the new year. I got a gift card for Christmas to spend $100 bucks on clothes and well, I need to loose some weight if I want to look good in those clothes. Its mostly around the mid section and its just 6 pounds, but I have so much baby tummy flab I have to tone and the trick is finding the time to work out.

  3. .8 lb gain is great! I do not want to step on the scale tomorrow and I may actually skip it. I have been eating off since Monday (so 5 days). I can’t tell you that coming here to see how you did actually made me feel a little better. I made the decision to enjoy the week but I’m excited about getting back to it and know I’m 100% committed. (I’m pretty sure I’ve gained more like 2-4 lbs though LOL)

  4. Thanks for the update. I’m really curious to hear what the transition off the diet is going to be like. What is the plan for ensuring that the weight doesn’t come right back on once you aren’t eating their meals? I have no doubt that you’ll be blogging about it and I’m eager to read it! Great work so far, Crissy!

  5. Congratulations on your weight loss! No need to beat yourself up over the slight gain. We never even noticed it! LOL Have a fabulous New Year!

  6. GOOD JOB.

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