I still think...

Sometimes I still think:

That I hate shopping for clothes because nothing will fit. 
The reality: nearly everything fits. But in my head, I am still a size 20. I still gravitate to the plus size section. I start in the 18’s and work my way down. I put on a size 12 pants last week and nearly talked myself out of buying them. That they couldn’t possibly fit me and that I would look foolish wearing them. I’m wearing them right now. I have no trouble buying clothes now. It’s pretty cool.

That I won’t fit in theater seats and I should still sit in the aisle seat so I am not squished.
The reality: I have room to spare in those seats. I no longer scan the movie theater looking for a spot with a left over aisle seat. When I buy concert tickets my only concern is how close I can get, not where I will be stuck.

That I can’t cross my legs
The reality: I can’t stop crossing my legs. Really, it’s an issue. I’m starting to look like a pretzel twist.

That I have to remain acutely aware of which way my hips swing in crowded areas or stores with small walking paths – that I will break something by bumping into it.
The reality: Well I’m kind of clumsy so I still have to do this. ;) But as far as the space around me goes, there is a lot more!

That I need to choose my chairs wisely. I might not fit or it could break.
The reality: I no longer have to gingerly test chairs or step stools. In fact, I look at that ‘Do not exceed 250lbs’ weight limit on labels and think ‘Heck no I won’t!’ Hmmmm in fact, 'Do not exceed 150lbs' might make a good reminder tattoo.

That I’d never see my goal weight. That I am not one of those lucky people.
The reality: Luck has nothing to do with it. It’s all determination and having the right tools. I'm so close. I will see it and I will stay there.

Yes, every so often I will forget how far I’ve come since March. Then I will happen upon an old photo.

So sometimes I still think that I am 240lb me. But no matter how much I’ve lost, something I never forget is how much I’ve gained. If I can do it, you can too.

A lot of my readers have expressed concern over the cost of this program. And no matter how I break the numbers down and demonstrate to people how affordable the program really is, they still struggle with the idea of the cost. I get it. When you have a large amount of weight to lose, it can be a large commitment.

Well the folks at Medifast understand too.

Today, Medifast introduced a new customer savings program. If you use my new coupon code, TURNIP56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage, when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! Medifast Advantage has a lot of perks, including free customizable meals and a free BlenderBottle® with minimum purchase.
Here are the details: For your first order of $250+, use my code, and enroll in Medifast Advantage to receive 28 free meals. Do the same on your next order and you’ll receive ANOTHER 28 free meals! This offer is only valid if you enroll in Medifast Advantage, and it’s limited to one per customer. It’s not valid with prior purchases, any other promotions or discounts, or for Medifast Ready-to-Drink Shakes. Check out Medifast’s website for complete details on program and discounts.
P.S. The new year is right around the corner! You could be bikini (or speedo) ready by the end of May.

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Total: 69 lbs gone forever!
Current weight: 171 lbs
Distance from goal: 31 lbs!!

If you're interested in trying Medifast, I have a great deal for you! Use the code TURNIP50 to get $50 off an order of $275.
*FTC Disclosure: Medifast provides their products for my personal use for free. I am not paid or compensated in any other way for mentioning their products. All thoughts written here are mine. I love complaining so I would tell you if I didn't like something in the program. :)

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