Wow...so today was a great day. I know I haven't posted in a while but it is amazing that I am still working the program. I have been known to start things and never "finish" them. I have been working the program just over two months and for a week or two I have been stalled at 186 or so. This morning I got on the scale and my weight was 182! 28 pounds lost. I have started walking everyday...nothing extreme just getting off my butt. It seems that the smaller I get the more I want to get up and walk. My thighs don't chafe and I am able to wear some of my cute SIZE 14 shorts.
My start weight was 211 and my goal is 145 so I have about 66 pounds to lose. I am almost to my half way point and it is amazing.
I was watching a show about weight loss and they were showing a bunch of statistics of people who have lost large amounts of weight and kept it off...one of the statistics was that 90% (or so) kept and keep food journals in which they count calories. They interviewed this one woman who lost over 100 pounds and she had computer records of each meal and how much fat grams, cal, and fiber grams in each meal. I am so thankful to Dr. G that I don't have to record all of those details. I couldn't do it...counting calories seems so far away from the idea of the fat flush plan. I record how I feel and new foods that I try. I know I am rambling but all of this just makes so much more sense then trying to force my body into calculator of fat grams. I am going to spend some time today reading other people's journals to see if I am way out there but I just couldn't be happier with how things are moving along.
It has been 9 weeks + on plan and last night I realized that I haven't had diarrhea or stomach problems since about day 13...I was thinking about all the time I used to spend "camped out" in the bathroom while my kids called me through the door. It is so amazing that I have transformed my gut. Oh and I did my measurements today...I have lost another 3 inches for a total inches lost of 27+. One of my friends at the pool today called me skinny...well I am still 182 pounds (5'4") but I am feeling so incredible about the changes that I thanked her and held my head high. I do have one friend that is a "hater". She is over 200 pounds and always points out what I can't eat. Oh well...
It has been 18 weeks (I just counted) or 4.5 months on program. I am disappointed to say that i haven't officially started any exercise program other then to walk the dogs 3 times a day but...and here is the the big but....I have lost 35 pounds. i am more than half way to my goal. Life is grand and I am still on program. This is huge for me. I can only imagine if I have been exercising but in the beginning I just felt so big and exhausted to exercise...now I don't have an excuse but lackluster laziness for hard work. Once I go back to work I want to buy a mini trampoline because I think the kids will have fun on it too..we have plenty of wii games that I can use it with too. The funny thing is what I really need is a tummy tuck to get rid of all the extra skin I have hanging around my belly. This program really targets that flump of belly fat.