06 May 2011

Y3W | Down Twenty Pounds

{Taken this morning. No, I'm not wearing make-up. Yes, I dress like that for work.}
Never.

Never in all my life did I think I would be at this weight again. But here I am. 20 pounds lighter than I was just 2 months ago when I began this weight loss journey with Medifast.

Twenty pounds. Let's just let that soak in for a second.

Obviously, I was excited to reach my second weight loss goal yesterday. When I began this journey wanting to lose 30 pounds, I thought it sounded like a dream. An overwhelming dream. I remember thinking "Is 30 pounds even a realistic goal for me?" Honestly? That's like losing a toddler.

But instead of getting down about it, I decided to stay positive. I just wanted to take it 10lbs at a time. Just 10 pounds. Sounds much better, doesn't it? Much more achievable.

And here I am, 2/3 through this "10 pounds at a time" journey. It's becoming real. Now? I only have 10 pounds to go. Just 10 pounds until I reach my final goal. Wow. That is crazy.

I am excited. I am proud of myself for doing this and sticking with it. I am happy that I am getting healthy. I feel wonderful. Gone are the compliments like "you look good... for having two kids." Those compliments? They have been replaced with "you look good." Period.

And that's exactly what I wanted.

Thank you so much for sticking with me through this everyone. I'm completely serious when I say that you have helped me more than you know. You've made me feel accountable. To stick with it even when I wanted to order that cheeseburger {with extra large fries, of course.} To skip that 2nd glass of wine. {That? I probably haven't been doing. What?}

Seriously. From the bottom of my heart- thank you.

These jeans? Well, they'll be mine soon. I just may have to wait until after Brynn's 1st birthday party to actually order them. {Or else some poor kid won't get a party favor.}



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28 comments:

Mrs Gloves said...

You look good. Period.

Tisha said...

You look great!! Congrats on 20 lbs. You should do a before and after photo!!

Jeremy, Censie and Jude said...

YOU LOOK HOT!! And congratulations!! So happy for you!!

Toni said...

You look awesome!! And love the shirt, not to mention the fact you get to wear it to work! :)

20 lbs in 2 months is amazing! You & the other Medifast girls are really motivating me to lose weight after this baby. I just hope I can keep that motivation going.

The Mrs. said...

I'm jealous of your work attire and you look great!

Christa said...

congrats! SO jealous! im on my 5th week of insanity (REALLY intense workout system working out 6 days a week) and im only down 3 pounds :(

Jen said...

You are such an inspiration!!! I want to go home and throw all the junk food away and get my butt in gear!

kacy said...

you're hot.

Amy said...

Seriously, it's been said, but you look AWESOME!! What an accomplishment and I love how motivated and proud you are (you totally should be). And the jeans are a fabulous reward!!

Eileen @ Bringing Up Bronwyn said...

Wow! That's so great. You look amazing. Good job!

Duchess said...

Congrats! Hot stuff :)

Jessica said...

You look amazing! I'm jealous. If I had the extra funds I would totally try Medifast.

Jeannie said...

Congratulations mama :) You look fantastic!!

kacy said...

can i have your number hot stuff?

Sarah said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome!

jenni said...

Thank you SO MUCH everyone! You might make me cry!

And, unfortunately for me, Kacy, you already have it.

SSzem said...

wowzah!! You look incredible!! Happy Mother's Day, mama!

The Best of Both Worlds said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I have a friend that just reached 20lbs too! I'm a new follower! Love the blog : )

kacy said...

lookin' good sugar.

ps- that was in my 72 year old man voice.

pss- i decided i'm just gonna leave obnoxious comments all day. what? it's slow here.

jenni said...

I would expect nothing less, Kac.

Tiffany said...

You look AWESOME, and should be very proud of yourself!!!!
I just ordered Medifast for me today. I only got the 2 week package. Thought maybe I'd give it a try to see if I can lose 10 lbs within the next month. I'm a small girl already (112lbs) but I CAN'T. STOP. EATING. FOOD!!!!!! Even if I tell myself to not eat this, or not eat that, I find myself munching on the bad stuff anyway. So, I hope I can stick to the Medifast!!!!!!

Bobbi B. said...

That is awesome!!!! I wish i had your motivation. Im struggling with reaching my 1st 10lb goal.i will do so well and then just screw things up. So glad that you are doing so wonderfully at meeting your goals!!!!

Mandy said...

Wow you look fantastic!! Congrats! I wish I could lose even just 5lbs. I'm SO bad. Ha ha.

Audrey said...

Hot Mama! Way to go girl! I mailed Ace's party invites out and everyone is LOVING them!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! You are an inspiration! I am still working to lose all the weight I gained from pregnancy. It sure is hard, but the results are worth it!

MrsKBJ said...

You look amazing! You made me laugh when you said..."Is 30 pounds even a realistic goal for me?" Honestly? That's like losing a toddler. So true for me.... My daughter weighs 30lbs. I am down 9 lbs working toward 30:) You are such an inspiration! Happy mothers day weekend!

amanda said...

Way to go!! Small attainable goals is always the best strategy :) :) :)

mominrome said...

Wow!!
Congratulations!!!
You look terrific!!

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