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!

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Medifast Meals Berry Smoothie July 22, 2013

Filed under: Drinks Recipes,Recipes — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 8:00 am
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wpid-IMG_20130617_210023.jpgI know Medifast just came out with a berry smoothie, but I came up with this one on my own.

Ingredients;

1 Medifast Meal Strawberry Shake
1 tablespoon Walden Farms Blueberry Spread
1 tablespoon Walden Farms Raspberry Spread
4 Ice cubes
1 cup Water, COLD

Directions;

Toss everything in a blender and blend til the ice is all dissolved. Very yummy.

1 Serving
1 Medifast Meal, 1 Condiment

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

 

Medifast Meals Vanilla Milkshake July 16, 2013

Filed under: Recipes,Shake Recipes — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 8:00 am
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wpid-IMG_20130616_210336.jpgKeeping with my theme of trying the almond milk I had to try this one.

Ingredients;

1 Medifast Meals Vanilla Pudding
1 cup Silk Pure Almond Milk, unsweetened, vanilla
4 Ice Cubes

Directions;

Mix all in a blender and mix til smooth.

1 Serving
1 Medifast Meal, 1 Condiment

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Medifast Meals Alfredo Pizza July 14, 2013

wpid-IMG_20130701_040557.jpgWhen they discontinued the cream of tomato soup, I had to do something to continue eating pizza. So I ordered some cream of chicken soup and tried the same thing and it turned out great!

Ingredients;

1 Medifast Meals Cream of Chicken Soup mix
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
3 tablespoons Water
2 tablespoons Walden Farms Alfredo Sauce
2 tablespoons Parmeasan Cheese
Parchment Paper

Directions;

Mix the soup and baking powder well. Add the water and mix. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Pour mixture onto parchment paper and cook 7 minutes. Pull out of oven and spread the alfredo sauce then top with the cheese. Bake 6 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy!

1 Serving
1 Medifast Meal 3 Condiments

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

 

Medifast Meals Orange Milkshake July 4, 2013

Filed under: Recipes,Shake Recipes — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 8:00 am
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wpid-IMG_20130611_043017.jpgI know we don’t think much of using soy milk but this turned out great!

Ingredients;

1 cup Silk Pure Almond Milk, unsweetened, vanilla
1 Medifast Meals Orange Creme Shake mix
4 Ice Cubes
1/4 teaspoon Orange Extract

Directions;

Toss all in a blender and blend.

1 Serving
1 Medifast Meal, 1 1/4 Condiments

Approved by TSFL Dietetic Technician.
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Medifast Meals Tuna Sandwich June 23, 2013

wpid-IMG_20130608_030309.jpgLooking for ways to enhance the dry bread, this works.

Ingredients;

1/2 Medifast Meals Bread recipe
2 ounces Tuna, canned, drained

Directions;

Make the bread and use half the recipe to slice into making this sandwich. I make mine into a pita basically and add tuna and cut in half.

1 Serving
1 Medifast Meal, 3 Condiments, 1/3 Lean

Approved by TSFL Dietetic Technician.
Take Shape For Life (TSFL) is changing my life!!!

 

Medifast Meals Cucumber Sandwiches June 20, 2013

wpid-IMG_20130608_003300.jpgThe bread I made was a bit dry so this worked out well.

Ingredients;

1/2 Medifast Meals Bread recipe
1/2 cup Cucumber slices

Directions;

Make the bread recipe and use half the bread to make this sandwich. Cut it up to smaller sandwiches. Very Good!

1 Serving
1 Medifast Meal, 3 Condiments, 1 Green

Approved by TSFL Dietetic Technician.
Take Shape For Life (TSFL) is changing my life!!!