Weightloss has been a challenging journey for me.
Ever since I could remember, I have ALWAYS struggled with my weight. In elementary, middle, and high school, I was that girl who looked more like an adult with hips rather than a kid.
I never wanted to be labeled as the “fat girl” but there was no escaping it. Although, I kept myself active with bike riding, softball, and dance, I had to face the reality that my frame would never be small. Are could it?
When I arrived at college for my freshman year, everything changed. My classes were often on the opposite side of the campus & I had no vehicle. So, I walked. This helped me to get down to a comfortable size which I remained until senior year.
Now, 3 kids later, a mortgage, and a marriage, I’m back in the same boat…wanting to lose weight & get healthy.
Around summertime last year, we began eating more organic and natural foods. My body responded well to this. And, this is where it ALL started.
Fast forward to the last eight weeks…my results on the HCG diet have been so encouraging.
I went for my last weigh-in today and here are the final results…
- Dropped 24 pounds from 230 to 206.
- Chest reduced from 45 to 41 inches
- Waist reduced from to 42 to 35 inches
- Hips reduced from 49 ½ to 42 ½ inches
- Thighs reduced from 28 to 24 inches
- Arms reduced from 14 to 13 ½ inches
This is 24 pounds and 22.5 inches!
This is only the beginning! I’m well on my way to a healthy 170 pounds.
How did I do it?
A week before Thanksgiving, I committed to a weightloss challenge with some of my co-workers. We all have to contribute $100 to the pot. And, the one with the largest weightloss by March 28th wins all the money. Incentive #1.
Shortly after Thanksgiving, I visited a weightloss clinic that’s in the same location as the chiropractic office my husband visits. After some research, I signed up for the program. I had to pay the cost of the physician examination and an 8-week prescription for HCG + B12 shots. Incentive #2.
The program included a modified eating plan with lean proteins, veggies, fruits, and lots of water. Also, weekly weigh-ins were required. Incentive #3. If I altered from the program tremendously, it would show during the weigh-ins resulting in little to no weightloss for that week.
By the end of week 1, I had dropped 7 pounds. This gave me a huge kickstart. I got such a rush getting off the scale knowing I had committed to living better, eating better, & being healthier.
I completed my first round of treatment. And, I plan to start again in about 2 weeks once I recover from a minor surgery this week.
In the meantime, I will maintain this weight & even lose a few more pounds with making the right food choices, keeping my body hydrated, and exercising 3 to 4 times a week.
I’m experiencing one of the most exciting times in my life. And, my journey to getting to a healthy weight has begun. I have all sorts of things planned as I move closer to my target (makeover, photo shoot, shopping spree, etc).
Will you help me stay accountable?