After the 8 day detox...
I lost 8 lbs.
My husband lost 8.5.
From there we had two days trying to figure out what was going to groove with our bodies and staying healthy. My husband is working to maintain his loss, and I am hoping to lose more!
(My goal is 50+ lbs by August 19th, which is Laurens wedding day.)
Since the detox my total is now up to just under 10 lbs.
10 lbs in 12 days is pretty stinking phenomenal let me tell ya.
(patting myself on the back for this one)
I am publicly sharing the details of my weight loss because I want to let you know about me. I want to share that its been a struggle to get my weight under control for most of my adult life. Its been definitely a lot easier for me to implement exercise into my life than it has for me to control my eating. I like to eat carbs and I have been eating far too much for far too long. I desperately want to get healthy not only for myself but for my family. I have lofty plans for my new body and the adventures it will soon be able to go on!
One thing about the detox that I want to share is that my husband and I DID NOT do our normal working out during the detox. We did light work outs, going for walks etc. So that 8 and 8.5 lbs was primarily from changing our eating habits and following the program.
Most people lose between 6-15lbs during the 8 day detox.
I haven't been able to stick to an eating plan for a really long time. I was on weight watchers and motivated at one point and lost about 30 lbs. Which I put back on, with an additional 20 lbs. Then I eventually went on prescription medication to help lose weight. There is a very popular diet doctor here in town that gives folks medication, supplements and a LOW cal (like 800 cals per day) diet. I wasn't even able to stick to that low calorie intake during the weight loss medication. I did lose 30 lbs with eating less and lots of exercise.... then I got pregnant. Gained it back. Had gestational diabetes, lost weight while pregnant. Had the baby, lost a ton of weight, had the crisis going on, then emotionally ate and gained again. Ok, can you see an unhealthy pattern here?
My weight stops me from being the out going person that I really am inside. It stops me from doing the things that I love- adventure and hiking, climbing mountains, learning new sports etc. It keeps me from being whole. I am not saying that I have lacked living a lot of life. Because I have had an amazing amount of life experiences that I appreciate. I just wonder how much more I could have done had I not let this weight hold me back?
I am this skinny girl.... (with the dark hair and the smile)
and I am trapped inside this body I don't want anymore!
|Me and my dear friend Brooke|
Let me tell you what motivated me to try the program that I am on. I read and watched and waited for a long time before buying anything. I am miss completely frugal and not spend any money taking care of HERSELF or her health. That is like the last thing on my list of things I should be spending money on at this point! But after watching, reading, waiting- I saw some pretty amazing things happening to some other Moms.
Cala went from size 22 to size 8 in SIX MONTHS.
No way, right?
I know... I thought it was some kind of BS infomercial. Then I read more and this Cala woman, she is really a real person. And she has SEVEN kids. Now she works for the company that invented and sells the products and she has made $90,000 in the past six months to top off her weight loss joys! Because once people in her life saw her losing and saw her success they wanted a part of it too. The company is fairly new and the products haven't been around for long so the word is now spreading like wild fire.
Especially since Jennifer got on board!
Everyone knows Mckmama right? And with everything MckMama has had going on, she still managed to lose 55lbs so far! I have joined her team and am now a distributor.
I only hope that someday I can share my progress pictures with you all and be as successful as these women. I haven't found a plan that I can stick to and I have tried most all of them. Nutri*system, J*enny craig, diet pills, etc. Nothing has been able to stop my food addiction, my CARB issues. I actually think I have not only lost 10 lbs. But I haven't felt so well in a long time. Despite having terrible seasonal allergies right now, I feel so darn good. I had been taking ibuprofen like it was candy, I was always getting headaches. I haven't needed it once in 12 days.
It was never our intention when we started this lifestyle change that we would jump on the bandwagon and sell the products. Actually I am horrible at Sales. I used to work for Es*tee Lauder and nearly cried when I worked because I hated selling the expensive things to women whose skin was like a babies bottom after 30 years of using Dove soap- why would they want to pay so much money? I am just far too frugal! I also hate high pressure sales and pushing product on people. That is why this blog WILL NOT be turning into a sales pitch every chance I get... however...
I can't NOT share this with you all and with everyone that I love. I truly believe in these products. They are high quality. This plan encompasses all forms of health and weight loss. Not only is it good for people with a lot of weight to lose or a little, but even just for the health benefits- some of the products are outstanding for your health alone.
I bet you might already know what it is if you read Mckmama!
Check it out here... and let me know if you have questions!
firstname.lastname@example.org (email me!)
Or leave a message on the blog!
The website is fairly confusing in my humble opinion but I would be happy to talk and walk you through the options and programs. Or even if you just want to try a product, let me know!