28 July 2011

Y3W| I've got GOAL{s}

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ETA: My dress is from The Limited {it's Kacy's!} and it has POCKETS. Amazing.
I've been in love with it since she bought it and now? It fits.

You guys? I did it.

Perhaps horizontal stripes weren't the best decision for this picture but damn it I LOST 30 POUNDS! And it took less than 5 months to do it. {Thank you Medifast!}

Ya know, when I envisioned myself losing 30 pounds, I thought I'd (1) cry my eyes out when I finally reached my goal and (2) look similar to what I did when I weighed this exact weight before {I had kids.}

Neither came true.

No, I didn't cry yesterday morning when I stepped on the scale to see a number that I haven't seen in almost 5 years. I just felt... relieved. And proud. And excited. I was so glad to finally be at the weight I had dreamed about for so long.

Now, do I look the same as I did when I weighed exactly this same weight before?

Hell no.

But? I'm happy. I'm happy with the way I look. My belly may still look like it housed two 9+ pound babies, but ya know what? IT DID. And I'm proud of that.

I feel good.

As for the weight loss, I've probably seen the most change in my belly {above my belly button... below it has always been a problem area for me} my legs {especially my thighs} my boobs {of course... because every smallish-chested woman wants to lose weight in her boobs too} and my arms. Overall, I think everything just looks leaner. Now it's time to firm up. I need to start working out more now that I'm at my ideal weight. Yes, this may cause me to gain, but I'm okay with that.

And I'm sure many of you are wondering "well, what happens now?" And my answer to you is this: Medifast is awesome. They're not leaving me high and dry now that I've reached my goal. I'm going in to what's called "transition" and then "maintenance" which are programs to help me maintain my weight while gradually reintroducing additional healthy foods and increase my calories to meet my body's calorie requirement for weight maintenance. I'll work with my nutritionist {Hi Matthew!} to discuss what my best options are now that I've reached my goal. Yep... I told you they were awesome.

Lastly, I want to thank you, my readers. For keeping me motivated. For keeping me accountable. For keeping me focused. You guys keep telling me that I'm an inspiration to you, but really? It's the other way around. And I can never thank you enough for sticking with me through this journey. You're seriously the best. Thank you!

EEEKKK! I lost 30 pounds!!!

And if anyone wants to donate to the "I lost 30 pounds now give me my damn Coach purse" fund... let me know.
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31 comments:

mel said...

Wtg! You are awesome {and an inspiration!}!!!

Andrea said...

What an AMAZING accomplishment!! Seriously, I get psyched when I love 3 pounds, I can't even imagine. CONGRATS {hot} mama!

Denise said...

Way to go! 30 lbs is awesome!

Mama said...

Way to GO! You are awesome.
I have actually looked into Medifast since following your journey. It's just not in thebudget for my family right now. So I have been living vicariously through you!
Great work! You have really earned it!

amanda said...

YAY!!! Way to go! :D :D :D :D :D And just think even if you gain "numbers" while working out, it's actually just muscle and therefore no biggie :) Don't be a slave to the scale now. Head into your maintenance time knowing you are going to learn how to eat so well and that you are healthy :) :) Congrats! Just in time for BlogHer :) :) And YAY new bag <3 heehee!

Heather said...

Way to go! such a great job (im jealous!) congrats!

Allie's mama said...

You may not have cried when looking at that scale but I cried while reading this post! Way to go Jenni - I'm SO happy for you!! You're so beautiful and such an inspiration to us mamas (especially those of us who have "housed" 9 lb babies). I think I'm happier for you that I would be for myself! lol.

alicia said...

Congrats. You look rockin.

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

From one loser (hehe) to another---CONGRATUFREAKINGLATIONS! so proud ;)

That one girl said...

First, you look AWESOME in that dress and YAY for you! Good work girly! New follower!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Jenni! Been following you from the start and there was no doubt you would do it. You rock Mama!
Now tell us where you got that fabulous dress!
Lara

Stephanie @ Figments of a Mom said...

Congratulations - that's so exciting! You look awesome. I'm going to soak up some of your motivation and get my butt in gear!

J-Berg said...

I am so excited for you. That is awsome.

Now if I could just get those last few pounds off my behind, I could celebrate with you.

AmberFaith said...

That's awesome!

Newest follower from the Hop Along Friday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:

Amber
http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

That dress looks amazing on you - stripes and all. And you look amazing! Congrats on reaching your goal.

molly said...

I am so proud of you, Jenni. There was never a doubt in my mind that you would meet your goal. You are amazing!

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

You look fabulous!!! And you really inspire me to lose some weight, seriously.

Becky said...

Congratulations!!!!! You look amazing! I love the dress too!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! You look awesome. Way to stick to it! Go for the Joe's jeans first! That way you can show off your new booty!
Oh and you should really post a before and after for us!

MaryBeth said...

Congratulations!!! You did it!!

Steph said...

Can I borrow that dress? Or steal your style idea? Where'd you get it?

Congrats. :)

Anne Marie said...

Congrats, Jenni!! That's awesome!! I'm still working on losing my baby weight....it's the hardest weight I've ever had to lose!

Jill said...

Way to go! I'm very inspired by your success, and I've looked forward to reading your TIOM posts over the past few months!

kacy said...

she got her dress from her amazingly beautiful sister's closet. where she steals most of her dresses.

this one is from the limited- last year's collection though. this spring they did have a similar dress out but i am not sure if it is still there! if you go around march they always have super cute spring dresses out...

my fashion tip for the day.

Emily Kate said...

Lady you look smoking and the dress is adorable! 30 lbs on your own is insane, I'm pumped with 5lbs. Way to go momma, thanks for the inspiration!

Kari said...

Congrats! I have goals to but mine are going to take a little longer. I'm glad you were able to succeed in yours! I'm linking up today for the first time!

Mommie Couture said...

You look gorgeous!! Congrats!

Summer said...

omg! You look so freaking great! =)) WOW! Love your dress! I bet your hubbys mouth dropped.. It feels so good doesnt it. Your freaking glowing in this pic! Enjoy being a young, happy, healthy, SKINNAYYY, mama. =) Have a great weekend.

The Mrs. said...

Congrats! You look great!

Erin said...

Congratulations on hitting your goal!!!

Marlee said...

You look awesome, congrats on the weight loss! BTW you TOTALLY pulling off horizontal stripes, so I say go for it! Great blog, am a new follower!

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