The Survivals of Jewels

Learning to thrive through sharing my true stories, healing through God, healing through crafts, helping others, and helping others gain better health. Please note, names have been changed for protection.

New Health Plan March 27, 2014

Filed under: Journal,Take Shape For Life (TSFL) — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 6:18 pm
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I know it’s been awhile since I posted last, I’m sorry.

So, I’m at 174lbs. I only have 5 more pounds to my goal. But, I’m thinking this has been so easy that I’m gonna keep going til I reach 150lbs. Then level out. Although I’m not sure I can veer off plan well. I have been used to eating so often that not eating will be a problem. So, I’m gonna stick to the plan but up my calorie content.

Speaking of my plan. A few of you have asked how I am doing this not being on TSFL/Medifast anymore. So here goes. As soon as I wake up I eat 100 calories, like a light yogurt. 3 hours later I eat again, a 100-130 calorie granola bar or something of the sort, as long as it stays within those calorie confines. 3 hours later I have a Lean and Green meal (which you can find in the Lean and Green category on my site). Those average at 400 calories. Sometimes if I don’t have time to cook, I have a Lean Pocket and 100 calories of a vegetable, like a can of green beans. Or if i am out and about, I have a 6inch roasted chicken breast sub at Subway, or Mc Donald’s now posts the calorie content on their menu. Just make sure it is 400 calories. 3 hours later and from there on every 3 hours, I have another 100-130 calorie pack, like a banana, or an apple and a orange together. Even if I eat right before bed, I still eat. Remember this is only within waking hours. This totals 5 100-130 calorie meals and a 400 calorie meal. I eat 6 times a day just like the TSFL/Medifast plan. I look online and look up the calorie content of something before I eat anything that does not have the calories on it. So if there is a fruit or vegetable that I have a craving for, I look it up online. It’s that easy and yes it works, I’m living proof. The Medifast food got to be too expensive for me and I didn’t want to veer too much off plan. If you follow my facebook page you will follow my progress there. I average 1-4 pounds lost a week.

So, if you are wondering if you can do this diet plan without the Medifast food, yes you can!


Week 42 of New Health Plan November 8, 2013

Filed under: Take Shape For Life (TSFL) — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 7:03 pm

Weight 217 = 12lbs lost!

Sorry I haven’t been on, I went through a great depression and just didn’t feel like blogging. Things are better now through changing of my meds yet again. They upped my Loxapine. On a better note. I tried on some jeans after I took a trip down to see my mom and sister. Mom gave me some clothes that she has shrunken out of. Anyways, they fit! Size 18 pants and size XL shirts. I was amazed. That’s coming down from a size 30 pants and size 4X shirt. Amazing, I think.

TSFL changed my life!


Week 37 of New Health Plan September 28, 2013

Filed under: Take Shape For Life (TSFL) — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 5:06 pm

Weight 229lbs = 3lbs gone!

I went on vacation last week and did not weigh in. There was no scale there. So, I weighed in this week for the last two and found a loss of 3 lbs. I’m pretty happy with that. I tried to stick to my diet as best I could. I didn’t drink as much water as I should have and I cheated on chips at the mexican restaurants. I also had a day of drinking alcohol. But it was straight liquor and not wine or beer. And I still lost! I’m amazed.

TSFL changed my life!


Week 35 of New Health Plan September 14, 2013

Filed under: Take Shape For Life (TSFL) — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 9:37 pm

Weight 232lbs = 1lb. gone!

One pound is better than gaining. So, I can’t complain. I was afraid I had gained. I guess the exercise really pays off. Not to mention all the water I drink. I drink tons of water each day. I’m talking 18 glasses. I’ve been really diligent about staying on this plan. I’m hoping for better results but am happy I didn’t gain.

TSFL changed my life!!!


Week 34 of new Health Plan September 8, 2013

Filed under: Take Shape For Life (TSFL) — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 8:31 pm

Weight 233lbs. = 2lbs. gone!

As you can tell, I have made a change to the title. I had to go off plan in order to buy a new car. As you know, this plan is expensive and I needed the money for car payments more. So, I have resorted to eating 100-120 calorie packs every 3 hours or the equivalent in fruits, veggies, and leans. I’m also drinking alot of water. 15 cups a day or more. And exercising twice a week. So, hopefully this plan will continue to work. Pray for me that all goes well. Thanks.

TSFL changed my life!!!!


Week 33 of TSFL Health Plan August 27, 2013

Filed under: Take Shape For Life (TSFL) — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 8:00 pm
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Weight 235 = 1lb gone.

So, I only lost one pound last week. Better than gaining a pound. I probably will gain this week. it was my son’s birthday and I cheated a bit. I’m hopeful though.

Take Shape For Life (TSFL) is changing my life.


Week 32 of TSFL health plan August 18, 2013

Filed under: Take Shape For Life (TSFL) — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 4:50 pm

Weight 236lbs = 6lbs gone!!!

I can’t believeI lost 6lbs last week. This exercising must be working. I’m nervous about having to go off plan once I run out of food. But I’m going to keep my calories at 900 plus lots of water and exercise so I should be able to still lose weight. This current weight is what I used to stay at when I was 18yrs old. So I’m excited about that. Until next week guys and gals.

Take Shape For Life (TSFL) is changing my life!!!