One Year #Medifast Comparison + Cross One Off My Bucket List!

My weight loss success has inspired others I know to join Medifast. To date, total weight loss from 5 of my friends/loved ones totals 140 lbs! Not joking. ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY POUNDS! That’s insane. So proud of each and every single one of them, they know who they are! Keep up the great work, simply amazing!

Now, here is the kicker. Last year (November 2011) I attended a holiday event called ICE (it’s a beautiful frozen ice sculpture display that is kept at a frigid 9 degrees, hence the enormous blue parkas). One year later, I attended the same event. TAKE A LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS. They have not been altered in any way shape or form! I knew I looked different, but this photo just made me realize how different!

Here’s a close up comparison!

Yesterday, I RAN MY FIRST HALF MARATHON. The race was at 7 am, I did not drink any coffee and only had a Medifast Oatmeal Raisin crunch bar and a Mixed Berry CalorieBurn infuser stir-in (I needed a little caffeine for 13.1 miles!) for breakfast. I was prepared, lots of training miles in the books. I wanted to do my very best and my goal was to keep my finish time under 2 hours. There was never a doubt in my mind about not finishing, my focus was on how amazing it was going to feel to cross this accomplishment off my bucket list.

My training paid off, I felt great until I hit mile 9. My energy level drained tremendously when I had to run up an overpass (despite I have been doing hill intervals and sprints). By mile 12 1/2, I was praying the race would soon end.  The final half mile seemed like 5 miles, but I didn’t give up. I just keep running. Strangers along the way kept yelling “you got this” and “you’re almost there, great job” and that kept me motivated.

Here are my results:

  • Half Marathon (13.1 miles) Time: 1:54:39.
  • 3rd place in my age group (35 – 39) for females
  • Placed 13th out of ALL females
  • 63rd overall

Get this, my time would have taken first place in the 30-34 year old group, sigh…but I’m 35.

 

I snapped this as I crossed the finish line!

All in all, it was a great experience. I worked hard to prepare for this race and my training paid off. YOU TOO can achieve your goals, just believe in yourself.

Check out these coupon codes for free meals!

Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, UNEMPMOM56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! You’ll receive 28 free meals with your first Medifast Advantage order and ANOTHER 28 free meals with your next order! 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.

Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? You can use code UNEMPMOM28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250. Limit one per customer. This offer is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts.

Both codes expire on 12/31/2012. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program.

 

I also encourage you to check out these Medifast bloggers. If you need a shove in the right direction, these girls will help! Also, Steph (Goober Monkey) and Kelly (The Turnip Farmer) are half marathon veterans and I want to personally thank them for their support and inspiration!

Jenni from the Blog (maintaining since summer ’11)

The Turnip Farmer

The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man (maintaining since April ’11)

Couponing to Disney

A Grande Life

O My Family (breastfeeding program)

A Very Busy Mama (currently pregnant)

Gaithersburg-Rockville Macaroni Kid

Two Frugal Mommas

Soleil Selene

Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the MedifastProgram. 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. 

 

 

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8 Thoughts to “One Year #Medifast Comparison + Cross One Off My Bucket List!”

  1. Wow. I really can see the difference between those two pictures! Amazing.

    Congratulations on finishing the marathon, and having such a great time!

  2. That’s amazing, Jessica! What a difference you made. I am so proud of you. 🙂

  3. AMAZING! We’re so, so proud over here at Medifast 🙂

  4. Congratulations on all your success!! That time is amazing! Go you!! And you look fabulous. So happy to know, more importantly, that you feel even better than you look. That’s the most important thing and something I working on with myself. You’re a real inspiration!

    Congrats!

  5. You are simply amazing!! Congrats on the race and doing so well with it!

    I never thought that you looked heavy before but you look amazing…. you knew that though! 🙂

  6. Go you! Yay for crossing off bucket list items. You do look fabulous and WOW the difference is amazing too. I agree with Jackie… if the photos weren’t side by side I wouldn’t see you has heavy in the before one. 🙂

  7. Ana Wilson

    Absolutely unreal! What a difference! I’m so proud of you 😀 You look amazing.

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