Take it off | Week 53: Mediversary


Remember these?
I couldn't even zip it up :(
A lot changes in a year. 
Not only can I get it zipped, but it's falling off of me.
Where's Izzy? And my boobs?
Like any good bride, I need to be gracious and say my thank yous.

Thank you Medifast for giving me a life I never saw for myself. Thank you for taking a chance on me and letting me prove to you, so many others, and most importantly myself that I have what it takes to succeed. Succeeding not just in weight loss but pushing through physical and mental pain, setting goals and working to reach them, helping me to realize dreams I never knew I had.

Thank you for sticking with me through my ups and downs. For letting me find my own way on this program and supporting my decisions, good or bad. Thank you for not only being an awesome and amazingly generous sponsor but becoming people that I consider my friends.

Thank you for helping me realize what I thought was a small goal - fitting into my wedding gown again. A goal I thought was, on a grander scale, no big deal yet has had nearly as many layers as the crinoline beneath the skirt.

Thank you for helping me become a role model for my daughter. And for helping me be a healthier and happier wife, mother and friend. Thank you for helping me take charge of and save this one life I've been blessed with.

Thank you.
• • • • •
I went shopping over the weekend. I haven't bought any new clothing - especially nice things - in a very long time. Umm....not to be completely vain, because I don't have many moments where I'm all 'Holy shit, you are hot!'...but y'all....HOLY SHIT! I AM HOT!


I'm also a size 10!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Special thanks to my husband for entertaining himself in Kohl's for the better part of two hours. And in case you are wondering, I got the purple dress, the white jeans, the black dress and the denim skirt/shirt combo and two new pairs of heels. I'd like to think they were well deserved treats.


Month One: -16 lbs
Month Two: -5 lbs
Month Three: -6 lbs
Month Four: -6 lbs
Month Five: -6 lbs
Month Six: -8.5 lbs

Month Seven: -7.5 lbs
Month Eight: -5 lbs
Month Nine: -2 lbs
Month Ten: -5 lbs
Month Eleven: -6 lbs
Month Twelve: -4 lbs
Week forty nine: -2
Week fifty: -1
Week fifty one: -2
Week fifty two: -1.5
Week fifty two: -1.5

Total: 85 lbs gone forever! Current weight: 155 lbs Distance from goal: 15 lbs!!

Medifast recently introduced a new customer savings program. If you use my 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.
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.

*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. :) 
Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.

~*Stephanie at A Grande Life*~ 
~*Jenni at Jenni From the Blog*~
~*Stephanie at Goober Monkey*~
~*Alison at O My Family*~
~*Jessica at The Unemployed Mom*~
~*Mariana at The Domestic Buzz*~