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I Began My Journey Again Yesterday

When I first started blogging in July 2010 I first posted about my weight loss and was at 177.0 this was after losing 25lbs before I even began blogging. Through the next year I posted my lowest weight loss of 155.5. I have tried several different plans and have blogged about my struggles for two years.

Yesterday Saturday December 1, 2012 I have begun the journey again. This time I’m embarking on this journey with Medifast by my side, or in my pantry I should say. I was introduced to Medifast on a fellow bloggers blog Soleil Selene. She is currently in her 10th week on Medifast and her struggles and where she began and where she is really reminded me of myself. So I’m very excited about trying this weight loss program.

I have been losing weight and regaining it since middle school, it has always been a part of my life. My first weight loss tries began when I was in 6th grade after returning from a summer with my dad and packing on the pounds. For the most part I was not nor do I consider myself extremely over weight. My mother went on her own program when I was in high school and I can still remember how much energy she had and how great she looked. It worked so well for her that she began to work at the weight loss center. So I feel pretty knowledgeable about what to eat, how to eat, how much to eat, and what not to eat. So why do I have such a problem? Other then absolutely LOVING junk food, time is always against me. I’m not using it as an excuse but it is the lack of time I have and not making organizing and preparing meals a priority that caused me to put back on the pounds over the last year or so.

I can’t tell you how motivated I am to start this program and just KNOW this is going to be it. I am going to stick to this and lose my weight. My goal is to have lost my weight by late spring early summer of 2013. This journey will become a weekly edition here at Shibley Smiles. I hope you will follow my progress and leave words of encouragement as I retrain my brain to eat what I already know I should be eating. So with that I will leave you with my current weight.

Starting Weight: 180.6

Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, SHIBLEY56, 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 SHIBLEY28 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 7/31/2013. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program.

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Disclaimer: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast 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. All opinions are my own. You may read more of my disclosure here.

About Colleen Shibley

Colleen Shibley Mother to 3 kids, wife to an awesome & thoughtful husband, beach lover, book reader, working woman by day, and blogger by night. Blogging from sunny South Florida passionate about travel, good food, entertainment, and enjoying family time...[Read More...]


  1. Good Luck Colleen!!! I know you can do it. 🙂 I will be cheering you on!!

  2. best of luck. I’ve been at it for a couple years myself.

  3. Tracy Estes says:

    I wish you all the LUCK with your Journey!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Good luck Colleen! As someone who’s known you since middle school, I know your determination and how hard you work for things! I have faith in you! I’m beginning another weight loss journey myself with a different method and it will be nice to see comparisons. Best of luck my friend.

  5. Good luck! My friend tried Medifast and liked it.

  6. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    Best of luck! you just need to stay consistent! I’m rooting for you!

  7. Best of luck to you! I can’t wait to start after breastfeeding.

  8. Julie Wood says:

    I am praying for you Colleen and hope you so much success on your new weight loss program. Did you know that Dear Crissy started this plan too! I have not checked to see how she is doing. But, I will soon. Take care!

  9. Colleen, I wish you all the best on this weight loss journey!

  10. Good luck hun. Can’t wait to follow your journey.

  11. Good luck – I can’t wait to see your progress! I have heard of Medifast before and have some serious weight to lose, but I never actually KNEW someone who did it. I will be following your journey closely and cheering you on! 😀

    • Well you will definitely get honesty from me here about my journey. That is one thing I try to do on any post, and I’ve done quite a few weight loss ones.

  12. Good luck Colleen! I love that calorie image:) I’m excited to see how this works!

  13. It’s such an on going battle for me….good luck!!

  14. You got this!! My friend recently lost 70 pounds on Medifast, I know you can do it!

  15. Good luck! I have started mine too. Look forward to seeing how you achieve your goal!

  16. Blessie Nelson says:

    My wishes go to you! I am also struggling with unhealthy eating habits especially during the holiday season…need to find my way out!

  17. Good luck to you! Medifast is an excellent program, not only did it help me reach my goal weight but also understand eating habits and triggers. I was a yo-yo dieter for years but not anymore! Been maintaining since May. Looking forward to following your journey. Also, if you have any questions let me know!

  18. Best of luck on your journey. Cheering for you!

  19. Sending healthy vibes you way!

  20. I started my journey on Oct. 15, and before I did, I planned on starting it the first of the year… fresh start and all. But the more I thought about it, I just knew I’d keep on the way I was, so come Jan. 1st, I’d have even more weight to lose. Besides, I figured if I could lose weight through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve — I really could do this. And I know you can, too! Good luck, Colleen! I can’t wait to hear about (and share in) your journey!

  21. After reading all your weekly posts your determination still shines through. You are still making prigress and giving the rest of us encouragement to keep on track ourselves. Thanks for sharing your struggles with us. We are having the same ones.

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