Super-Exciting BIG NEWS!!!!!

Over a month ago, on a whim, I entered the OptiFast "New You" Contest. It's an annual contest in which people who have had success with the OptiFast plan write an essay and submit before/after photos and throw caution to the wind. I didn't think I had a chance.

I wrote a super-long essay (1,800 words!) and had to edit it down to 500 for the contest. I submitted pictures, and when I didn't hear anything by May 31, as it had said on the page, I figured I hadn't won. No biggie, right?

Then the email came in.

"Congratulations! You’ve been selected as one of three Grand Prize winners in the OPTIFAST New You Contest.  You were selected based on your overall weight loss, the creativity and originality of your essay, and the compelling nature of your story.  The OPTIFAST team is very proud of you and your accomplishment and look forward to meeting you in New York!"

Wait, what?

I freaking WON?!

I'm one of the three winners of the NATIONWIDE OptiFast contest! I get to go to New York with Adam, get a makeover, have a spa day, go on a $500 shopping spree (which I've joked will get me one shoe or half a nice purse!) and have a professional photo shoot! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING!!!

Without all of your support, I don't think I could've done this... thank you for everything.

In case you want to read my super-long essay, since I don't LOVE the edited one as much as the unedited, you can do so here.

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3 Responses to Super-Exciting BIG NEWS!!!!!

  1. That is SO AWESOME! Congrats!

  2. Biz says:

    I am so proud of you Mara! I am sorry I didn’t realize you blogged on this anymore – great job!! Enjoy your summer off too – even though I know its weird not to have the numbers posts anymore: 4 kids forgot their lunch, 6 kids just lost their first tooth, etc.!
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  3. Olive says:

    awww your essay was awesome!! I laughed and teared up a little bit. …”people stopped looking at me like I was going to drop dead at any moment” HILARIOUS! Congrats on your continued journey!

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