I feel I owe it to my readers to come clean about my The Food Lovers Fat Loss System. I embarked on a personal journey to lose weight and gain back my self esteem. My journey began last year in June (June 18, 2012 to be exact). I would love to say that it was easy, I did everything right just like I was supposed to and the weight just fell off, but then I would not only be lying to you, but I would also be lying to myself. So, today I’m going to explain exactly how my journey went and where I am on that journey today.
My journey was to be a 6 month weight loss regimen. That was what I had signed up and committed to, and I was determined to still be standing tall (and lean) at the end of the journey. It was a tough six months, but with determination and the mindset to make this work (and there was a $10,000 prize on the line—now, THAT’s motivation) I stuck it out, I lost a LOT of weight, 31 pounds to be exact, and I started to feel really good about myself. Now, if you know me well, you may not have known that I didn’t have a lot of self confidence, but I was really good at hiding it. I was good at hiding the weight too. I often wore shrugs and loose fitting shirts in hopes that no one would notice the rolls around my midsection. I was so embarrassed of my BEFORE photo that I almost didn’t post it, but I knew I had to, it was all part of the journey. After a couple of months dieting and counting calories, I was starting to feel better, and more confident, about showing off my photos. I was actually starting to see progress! By the time the end of the program came, I was feeling great and very confident.
So, what happened and why am I here today posting about coming clean?
What happened was, I deprived myself of things that I loved for 6 months. I was given free products to try and when the program ended I could no longer afford the products. As a mom of 5 children I have to weigh the importance of things. While my weight loss and feeling good about myself is important, it simply does not fit into our budget right now. I wish I could say different, however I want to be honest, and I’m sure some of you can relate.
When the diet ended, I won’t lie, I was bummed that I didn’t place in any of the top categories. However, at first this made me determined to try harder and to get to where I wanted to be, but then without the tools/products I was stuck. I had given up the foods I loved for so long and was so used to eating shakes and meal bars that I really just didn’t know where to go from here. Yeah, I knew I could start counting calories, but that’s a lot of work and between raising my 5 children, working and keeping up with 2 blogs and housework, I simply didn’t feel I had the time. So, what I did was I ate. I ate the foods I missed and I started to put the pounds back on…12 to be exact.
As I was looking into the mirror the other day, I realized that this is not who I want to be. I want to be the confident girl that is proud of the way she looks and inspires others, and that is why I am embarking on a new journey.
It all starts over RIGHT HERE, right now!
My new journey is to become the ME that I want to be! In just a few days I will be starting The Food Lovers Fat Loss System. What inspired me about this program is that it is everything I want in a weight loss program. I can still eat my favorite meals, while reducing my waistline every single week! Sounds pretty great, right?
This is not a diet, it is an EATING program where you use food to lose fat. I don’t know about you, but I like the sound of that. No starving, no special “diet” foods, no counting calories (who has the time for that anyway)? With this program you will learn the simple scientific truths that make fat loss easy. You will learn how to eat all the foods you love in a way that causes your body to lose weight rather than gain it. Yay!
I am taking the 21 Day Metabolism Makeover and I hope you will follow me on this exciting new journey! (My new BEFORE photos will be coming soon!)
Did I mention there are no monthly products to purchase and the kit I received is surprisingly affordable? There are 3 options you can choose from. For more information visit www.MyFoodLovers.com