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Wow, I can’t believe I’m actually going to say this, but finally, my mirror matches the image I expect to see! Don’t get me wrong, I’m in week 10 and still only halfway to the size I want to be, but when I looked in the mirror today I realized that I looked good.
Not only do I look good, but I look like I expect an (almost) 40-year-old with 2 kids to look. Not awesome, but good. Just what I would expect.
Wanna know what’s super cool though? Hubby and I are going away for a few days and I need to take a bathing suit.
Oh yeah, if you’ve been following this adventure you can guess what’s next…I tried on the top-secret red and coral striped bikini….and…I looked good.
I took a picture and sent it to hubby to ask his opinion. Know what he said? Hot Mama! Wear that on the vacation.
Darn did I smile…and I’m still smiling. I love feeling this good about myself!!!
Well after completely losing a week of my diet I‘ve gotten my (newly smaller) derriere back on track and thank goodness for that.
I still find it hard to remember to eat everything when I’m at work and to carry my plan around, but the new mobile edition of the plan has really helped keep me on track.
I don’t really have a lot to say this week (and that alone will be a shocker to anyone who really knows me!), but that’s because life’s good, and busy, and the plan is actually becoming a lifestyle, versus a diet.
I continually find myself knowing what I should or shouldn’t be having. I find myself adjusting my exchanges on the fly, and not really needing to keep looking up items on the plan. The videos are building on each other and I look forward to them. I’ve settled into a routine as much as possible, and rather than stress out, I forgive myself, readjust and move forward.
I’ve got my second big weigh-in tonight and I cannot wait. It’s weird to be excited about the scale for a change. I know I’m looking really good – the number of compliments I hear increases daily. My clothes really should be taken in again (I’ve already altered them once!) but I’ve decided to try and wait to hit 160 and stretch my winter clothes until I get to buy a whole new spring wardrobe. Heck, even my rings don’t fit anymore!
And, I have a secret that I’ve been holding on to as well, that I’m going to share in the hope that having you all know will be the encouragement I need…I’ve got a bikini in my top drawer. It’s bright coral and red and I plan to wear it this summer!
Watch out Water Park…here I come!
Hi, Gemma here again.
Well, somehow I jumped from week 5 to week 7…and I’m not sure what happened in between, but I know it wasn’t the Curves Complete program for me.
Valentine’s Day feel smack dab in the middle of week 6 for me and all the excuses came out. I proudly ordered a fish and quinoa meal I knew would work with my food plan. And then I let myself be convinced that I was being so good that a little bread…and butter… wouldn’t matter. Nor would the (gasp!) 9 oz glass of wine (it was red, and had health benefits after all). Nor would a taste (yeah right, just a spoonful) of dessert.
That happened on Tuesday, and suddenly it was the week I forgot to participate in the program. I had to skip the next day’s weigh in and coaching session due to work commitments. I missed my workout and Curves Circuit with Zumba class. I forgot to wear my pedometer for the week (oh no, not just a day, but the week!!!). I had two Irish whiskeys while out with friends. And then, on Sunday, I missed my last weekly workout.
I felt awful! I mean that both emotionally and physically. I knew I was fooling myself and I’d let myself down. My stomach was in turmoil from all the food and alcohol. My energy was rock bottom. I was miserable.
But on Monday I fought back. I’d allowed myself a back slide, but I was forgiving myself and moving forward and I feel great again. I’m typing this as I’m on the way to my week 7 weigh in and coaching and I’m gonna face the music. I have no clue what the scale is going to show, but I’ll ‘fess up, take the heat and move forward proudly – knowing I caught myself in time. And you know what, I never make the same mistake twice!
Hi, Kristen Blaker here again!
Well, this week has been one of the most satisfying yet!
I have been struggling with the numbers on the scale for 6 weeks now and I have finally seen some results!
I stepped on the scale at my weekly check in and was down 7 pounds!!!!
This was very exciting for me and also encouraged me to keep it up.
This has taken away a lot of the frustrations I have been feeling.
Fingers crossed for good news next week!
Starting Week Five – Success!
Wahoo, Woot Woot, Way to GO GIRL! Back pats all around and cheers and shout-outs to myself!
In case you didn’t guess, this was a pretty good week for me. I had my first official weigh in and measurement – the big quarterly one, not just the simple weekly step on the scale version.
I was mentally in a horrible place when I went in for my coaching. My poor coach, Catherine, walked in and said “how are you” and I looked up with tears in my eyes and said “I’m soooo tired” and almost lost it.
Four weeks of working hard at a new job, still doing the old job, looking after two young children with a husband on night shift and trying to fit in 10,000 steps a day and four workouts a week had finally caught up with me. But I preserved and agreed to do my weigh in.
Well! 10 lbs down (5 lbs of it pure FAT!!!) and 8.25 inches lost in total (with I think 2 inches off my belly/hips!!!!)
It didn’t sink in instantly because I was just so…done. Catherine sent me home for a bubble bath and an early night. I went home, sat in that bath and looked at myself in the mirror and realized how incredible I looked…and felt. The mirror was beginning, just beginning to match my image of myself!!
I dried up, got into my pajamas, and jogged the rest of my steps out in the bedroom before hitting the sack.
And you know what? The next day on the way to Union Station, I was walking along when a whistle rang out behind me, and a construction worker winked at me as I turned around. Well I scowled (of course, honest!) and walked away with a little extra swing in my hips (and secret is…even my girlfriends commented on it the next day and that, well, that felt REALLY good!)
I’m getting me back!
Hi, I’m Liz Brown, from Newcastle, Ontario, Canada.
So I just completed week 1 of my diet and I lost 2.2lbs! So now I am starting phase 2.
I am enjoying planning my menu for the week and going shopping. Planning is so easy; the website makes up all your meals and if there is something that you don’t like you can simply just change it for something else. It makes shopping so easy with all the organization!!
The portions are very large and I find I’m always eating. Before I started my diet I would always be looking for something to snack on at the end of the day, and now I don’t want anything!! I’m so full with all the yummy food.
Also this week I am eating more than I was last week when I was just starting out on phase 1.
I will keep you posted on the progress!
Hi, I’m Gemma Gillis, from Newcastle, Ontario, Canada.
I want to lose 30 pounds because I am a strong, desirable and, yes, sexy woman…but I don’t see that when I look in the mirror. How wildly confusing is that? It is like thinking I have brown eyes and looking in the mirror to realize they are blue. I believe curves on a woman are incredible, and I love having them, but since my children were born, I feel like I have personally passed curves and moved onto lumps. I worry that people’s perception of me right now is that I lack the willpower or desire to be healthy and in control of my life, and to be honest, I think they would probably be right. I have a wonderful job, and I have even been asked to take on more responsibility, but I feel that I don’t look the part I’ll need to play. I know, intellectually, that it’s stereotyping and my upbringing speaking, but I can’t help how it affects me emotionally. There is just such a disconnect between how I think I look and how I actually do look. I feel it is time for perception and reality to meet and I know this new Curves Complete can have me “looking” the part in no time. It may be a purely physical reason, but it resonates strongly enough with me that I can’t ignore it anymore.