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Hi, it’s Rosemary. I lost another 2 pounds this week! That brings me to a total of 17 pounds all together since I started Curves Complete. That’s through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a vacation – I am so proud of that.
This past week I went walking with a friend. Normally I get about 8,000-10,000 steps a day, but that day I got 18,532! I am going to try to do that once a week from now on.
I hope to see big changes next week!
Next week I’ll be in Atlanta. We’re driving there and back (twelve hours each way), and will be house-hunting with my daughter and future son-in-law.
I’m scared to death.
I’m worried about my workouts, without my Curves.
I’m worried about getting my steps in every day, while traveling.
I’m worried about all the times we’ll have to eat out, since we’re staying in a hotel for the entire week.
I’m worried about fitting my snacks in and keeping my metabolism up.
I’m worried about not seeing my coach every day (we don’t meet every day, but she’s there at my Curves to answer any question I have, anytime).
But I can do this.
My awesome coach talked me through it. She reminded me that I can do it if I have a plan, so together we made a plan.
I will work out in the hotel weight room every morning for a half an hour.
I will jog in place every chance I get, every rest stop break.
I will keep my “on the go” list in my purse and I will not deviate from it. I will not.
I will pack almonds, protein bars, fruits and vegetables in my purse and car.
I will call my Curves if I really need my coach.
I’ll let you know how it goes when I get back. I can do this.
I’m feeling lighter and more energetic, but the scale stayed the same this week. Still, I am excited that I am creating good new habits that can stay with me for life. Also, this week my granddaughter goosed me in the side and said, “Hey, Nana’s getting muscle.” I had to check that out and boy did I feel a difference. I’m noticing some great changes.
This week was better than last week as I felt much better and not as tired as before due to the sickness.
I did all of my 4 workouts and my steps and I lost another 3 pounds!!
The weekend was a bit busier than usual for me. I was on the road a lot and I had planned my day. I had my breakfast and 3 hours later I had my snack while I was out. I thought I would have been home in time for lunch but things didn’t go as planned.
I grabbed my phone and I visited the mobile Curves Complete website to see what I could eat while I was “on the go” and it was SOO EASY!! I was so happy that I could do that!
There is absolutely no excuse not to follow the plan properly when all the tools are just a few clicks away. The weather is nice here now so the jackets came off, this weekend was the first time I had worn a tank top and jeans without feeling like my jeans were going to explode and being self conscious of my love handles and belly.
I am still not at my goal weight but I am getting closer and closer.
There is nothing we can’t achieve, especially with the support of the people that we love and that love us ….that is family, friends and Curves.
Hi, Martha here again.
FROM A SIZE 20 TO A 14 IN MY JEANS!!!!
A great week. I have now lost a total of 22 pounds.
I went shopping in Galveston this past week with my girls. Boy did we have fun.
I tried on jeans. In the past I would have bought a size 20. I actually slipped into a 14! WOW!!!!!
Life is Good thanks to Curves Complete!
Hi, Alicia here again.
This week has been an emotional, but at the same time, very rewarding week.
I have had to learn, since finding out who the real Alicia is, all these emotions that once used to be pushed down with food, are now surfacing. That has been really hard to deal with and I have cried a lot but in doing so. I have let a lot of bad and negative stuff go.
I realized I no longer need to hold onto the bad thoughts people have said to me my whole life. It really is ok to release and move forward, and when I am feeling vulnerable I can deal with it by reaching out to friends and my coach, who by the way has became my best friend.
So by looking inside myself and accepting what is going on with my body, both physically and emotionally, I am truly a happy person who is determined to win!!!!
I have no doubt with the help of my Curves family, my coach, and most important ME, I will get to my goal.
And, I will continue to climb this mountain till I get there. Thank you Curves!!
Pounds lost: 28
WOW! I can’t believe there are only 3 weeks remaining in this 90-day challenge! The time has gone so quickly – and smoothly!
With the countdown on, I am focussing on losing another 3 pounds over these next three weeks. I have lost 13 pounds so far and am thrilled with these results. I have steadily upped the ante as weeks have gone by, adding additional steps each week, and even 6 workouts a week over the past two weeks. I averaged over 21,000 steps per day last week. I am even considering starting to ‘jog’ a bit while I walk now. Always thinking of ways to keep the challenge going.
My husband has lost 15 pounds supporting me through this challenge, and he is thrilled too. We are off to Mexico for the first two weeks of April and are already planning our strategies as to how to maintain our newly formed ‘great habits’ for better health and less weight. We aren’t even at the ‘all inclusive’ yet, but we already have decided how to manage our breakfasts, lunches and dinners. We are bringing our pedometers so that we can keep track of our excercise/steps as well.
I am so pleased that we both are seeing our future through these new ‘eyes’ of health consciousness. We don’t want to reverse our new trend – we want to continue!
How cool is that!
“I confronted a guy who was breaking into my car, and I didn’t get winded or comfort myself with food!”
Hi, Kristine DeWitt here.
Since starting Curves Complete I have noticed so many things that have changed on a deeper, more mental level that I have never had with other diets I’ve tried.
I have learned that the temptation of eating the junk food significantly decreases when I don’t even bring the junk food into the house, rather than buying it thinking I can only eat a few and say no. I can’t say no. :-)
I have been getting better with eating around my family, too. This last weekend we had everybody over for a simple grill out, with hot dogs, chips, sweet tea, and pop. I not only stayed away from the chips and the pop and sweet tea, but I grabbed some raw veggies and cut those up and filled up on those so I didn’t even feel like eating the salty chips.
I never thought that I would eat so many vegetables, but I almost feel like I’m missing something if I don’t eat them every day. I’m learning that I CAN do this. I’m no way 100% there yet, but I feel that I am on the correct path to finally winning this battle, and not having my weight problems control my life.
“I have all the tools I need to put food in its place: a means of maintaining my health and energy!”
Hi, Mary Mills here, from Daytona Beach, Florida.
I’ve lost a total of 17.5 pounds and a total of 11 inches.
One of the videos from last week encouraged us to reflect. I’m two-thirds of the way through this phase and as I assess where I am, I’m feeling pleased.
The exercise routine is becoming just that–a routine! I’ve learned what appropriate portions are, as well as becoming aware of cues, especially emotional cues, that can trigger unplanned eating. All the tools I need to put me in control of my life and allow me to plan for a lasting change.
Now, I’m feeling cautiously optimistic. With practice and the support of my Curves team, I know that I will eventually put food in its place–a means of maintaining my health and energy.