152, but a delicious 152

O man, that feels good to look at.

I refuse to give up. Slowly but surely, I am losing weight. A pound a week with Medifast nursing mothers’ plan, I carry on. Every ding dang day.

I run less lately, for a few reasons. One is that it is friggin’ hot out, and even if I did hit the road at 8am, it only gets down to 80 most mornings. Another reason is that I am no longer training for a half marathon in September. Before I had even told you guys about it (surprise! just kidding!), something else came up that meant that I needed to clear my plate of all peripherals. Exercise is not a peripheral, but strenuous training is. I’m back down to usual maintenance runs. This probably doesn’t help my pace of weight loss.

But the greatest thing happened last week. I received a shipment of Medifast‘s products just being released. O, mama. It’s funny how, after almost 7 months of Medifast, I totally needed this. A little change, mixing it up, keeping it exciting. And the new products? Well some of them are right up my cravings alley.

Mixed Berry and Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Cereal Crunch:

I am usually a bars and drinks kind of girl, but they totally had me at “cereal“. A little insight into the O home: DanO is a serial cereal eater. It’s a go-to snack or meal for him any time of day and if I’m being honest, yea, I have missed (guilt-free) cereal since being on plan with Medifast. I have now had both of the cereal crunch flavors – mixed berry and cinnamon & brown sugar – and I love them. And with a half a cup of Diamond Breeze Unsweetened Original or Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, I am having on plan cereal!

Mocha Ready-to-Drink Shake:

I don’t even need to tell you the awesome. Again, I struggled with (and usually gave in to) off-plan coffee drinks. I would drink creamer in my coffee alongside my Medifast breakfast (::shakes finger::). But you guys! My sweet creamy coffee! If my plan had an achilles heel, it was this. Take my cookies, take my nutrient-less carbs, but, O sweet mercy, don’t take my coffee! Let’s be clear. Medifast mocha shake is not an iced SBux latte, but that’d be asking a little much from something that is actually good for me. It is definitely good, hits that (very important) creamy coffee spot in my heart and it’s waiting for me chilled and ready in my fridge every morning. True love.

These new treats from Medifast may just be the excitement and push I need to drop these last dozen pounds.

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My Journey to Health:

July 27, 2012: 152lbs

June 20, 2012: 156lbs

April 28, 2012: 160lbs

March 31, 2012: 163lbs

February 29, 2012: 166lbs

January 30, 2012: 174lbs

December 30, 2011, 187 lbs

35 lbs lost!

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How am I losing that weight, you ask? Medifast! If you use the coupon code, OFAMILY56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage, when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! (More details at the bottom of this post.)

Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Nursing Mothers Program. I will only ever tell you how I actually feel about this experience and the Medifast products. Pinky swearsies. I am supposed to tell you that the Medifast Program is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness and that any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs. K, you got that? Good. There will be a quiz later.

6 Responses to “152, but a delicious 152”

  1. Page

    I’ve been reading your blog and following you on Twitter (and now Instagram!) for years, but I’ve never commented. I think that makes me a bona fide stalker, but whatev.

    I just wanted to tell you that I have been SO impressed with how well you’ve stuck to this, but also for your reasoning behind it. The fact that you said you want to be healthy for your family struck a cord with me. We think of our health as a personal, selfish thing, but it affects everyone who loves us in a way. So props to you for keeping that in mind. You look great!

  2. Marta

    Congrats on the weight loss, every photo on instagram you look absolutely gorgeous! ALSO. How amazing about Sri Lanka! I’m so jealous! What an AMAZING opportunity. Congrats on being chosen, that is so fantastic!

  3. Aimee

    Came across your blog as I look for others finding success on Medifast. Putting in an order this week for some of the new products… and I hadn’t really thought about the ready-top-drink shakes, but now maybe I will!!! Congrats on your weight loss and good luck with the last few pounds!


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