Sunday, July 8, 2012

263.4 The Many Faces of Support

I've decided to start every title with my current weight. :)

I drove to Logan on Friday to visit my nephews and their families who were here for the 4th of July. It was so much fun to see them. I packed a cooler with ice, water and celery stalks so I could make my shakes and stay on track. Did quite well until we went to a pizza/pasta buffet for dinner. I didn't eat pasta or pizza crusts, but my protein was mostly cheese and fat laden processed meats like pepperoni, ham and sausage. Not the best, but it could have been worse. Jessica and Lyndsay were so supportive of me and my progress. Thanks gals! My sister Annette has been cheerleading me all the way. I swear she's as excited as I am about my success.

My friends Cathi, Anita and Rosann are super supportive. I feel lucky to have such good friends. They are the first to give me a holla or a woot woot when I text my progress. I also belong to a Facebook group of Stampin' Up! related friends who are working on losing weight. Reading about their daily struggles keeps me going.

I had the best talk with Medifast Mary yesterday. As I shared my nibbling, she helped me see that even noshing on benign things like tomatoes and zucchini can sabotage my efforts. My body needs to tap into its fat stores for the extra calories I'm not eating and it will only do that if I stick with the diet. When I eat extra food I keep my body from operating efficiently. Her words: If you modify the program, you modify the results. So I'm sticking with the fairly straightforward Lean & Green recipes she gave me.

It takes a village for Bonnie to lose weight. Good thing I have one!


  1. keep on keeping on, your doing great!!

  2. Bonnie, I'm so proud of you! I've been using Medifast, but have been cheating, supplementing my diet with a little something here, a little something there. Your comments today hit home. I'm going to take inspiration from you and get back on the wagon. Thanks for being so brave and blogging your steps. Nancy Jo

    1. You made my day, Nancy Jo! I'm so glad sharing my struggles can help someone else. That means the world to me. Thanks for taking the time to reply!

  3. Bonnie! I went out of town for a while and hadn't checked your blog since then, and oh my goodness, I am so PROUD OF YOU! You are doing so great! Hooray!! I love that you are seeing results and really staying focused and motivated--seriously, you're so inspiring! Can't wait to hear more updates . . . (and to see more shrinking numbers in your post titles!)

    Love ya!

  4. Keep up the excellent work Bonnie. I LOVE what you said about how your change in food consumption has made you FEEL better. What a testimony of healthy eating! It actually caused me to consider my food and eating habits. Thinner isn't always healthier if you're eating cookies and not enough veggies. And seeing you eating veggies made me want to do better too! I'd love to hear about your journey. I know you can do it!! Love you-

  5. It was so good to see you Bonnie and you look wonderful! Keep with it and you will reach your goal before you know it! That pizza buffet was a diet squasher for me too, but I guess the whole trip was:)! I'm trying to get back on the wagon of healthy eating again with a few indulgents in moderation of course;) Whenever I take a hiatus, my body craves healthy foods and it makes me like the bad ones less and less, which I never thought possible! You are very inspiring to all of us and Medifast sounds like an amazing program that I might have to try someday. Can't wait to see the progress you have made! Love you!

  6. Bonnie - you are doing AWESOME!! I'm so proud of you and I'm so excited to see 259 - it can't be far off!!!!! Love you tons!