You don’t know what it is to not be yourself until you actually go through it and experience the ups, downs, highs and lows. I can tell you for 5 years I have been battling back, and while I am still not myself, I am closer to ME than I have ever been.
I have battled my thyroid which has taken me from states of exhaustion to pounds that I could not trim. People I knew barely recognized me from the weight gain, and then as I began to peel back the layers, suddenly I was ‘recognizable’. Fat faced, disgusted and ready for a change, I stopped eating meats, and other various items and began a vigorous exercise program. Still faced with weight that would not shed, I suddenly was gall-bladder ill. Unfortunately, after a week of hospitalization and a Dr. that decided to call it a Duo-Adenum Ulcer one hour before Gall Bladder surgery, I trudged around ill for yet another year! I finally found a Dr. to help me with the Gall Bladder, and I was so sick from it, again ended up in the hospital, but I had to go home and rest for a week before they could take it out because I was so sick and weak! Lavishly living life out loud, I tipped the scales in my favor, and here is how!
Fast forward to this year in April 2013. I knew I could do better I had lost lots of weight, my clothes were sagging, and people were asking me why I looked different,(personally, I think they should have been real and said,”you look good”) anyway, I wanted more off of my body. I began investigating how. While it turns out there is no magic pill that will take the weight off there are some good products out there that won’t hurt you and will help you lose weight.
I have written about the Nutrisystem Diet, and a low glycemic diet and I will tell you, they have both had a large impact on the change you are about to see! Neither is for the the weak, the meek and those who like to wait for that moment to cheat. If you are looking for options, for a new year, either would be a great try. I will say this: if you are steadfast and get it right, it will get you back to you! It is a team combo of your eating, the the right foods and your overall attitude. The weak won’t survive! I wanted a change, I could not take this and I still want to change more, and I will. I have never been big and for me, a swollen face, and clothing sizes were never where they had been. You know what is funny, no one cares why you are gaining, just that you gained. Water must be drank with this diet, or you will get leg cramps, I failed at a few times and I had leg cramps.
In general, I could care a less what people think, I care what I think, and I want the person I knew before all the health issues back. It is kind of like reclaiming your body after pregnancy, because who cares who thinks you are or are not pregnant it would be nice just to lock into those jeans again!(the favorites).
The Nutrisystem Plan and a low glycemic diet, have created a weight change(substantial) as well as clothing sizes that have dropped! In addition, I have rid a few more bad items from my clean diet and I have done away with Breads(all of them). While I don’t even have a favorite pair of jeans anymore, I do like going to try the jeans on now! I can stand cameras, and I can definitely say I have made huge progress and I will continue, with or without the aid of Nutrisystem(after losing much needed weight) as I am no longer on the program, I am well on my way and I can offer myself gratification every-time I look into the mirror or try clothing on, something I hated doing before! My clean diet will continue and I can credit Nutrisystem with a good part of the success and then of course my switch to the low glycemic diet as it provided me with some good tips on keeping the glycemic index under control! (good bye popcorn, hint hint) – My journey from here is on me, this is where I make the difference again as I have before!
I am looking to continue to take off about 20 more pounds, which will be the hardest and I am looking forward to getting the last bit off! Will I be trying other products I am not sure. I feel so good but this started years ago: Exercise, a complete change in diet and exercise, a few problems along the way, a kick start with a few other products and here I am today! I am steadfast in my challenge and I will win, as the benefits of this last a lifetime and I feel better from head to toe. I did not know the other person and I felt trapped, I have punched my way out of the body that was there and back to who I was! Look for more results as I continue the loss!
Lavishly living life out loud means battling back, not letting the scale take you over and moving on. It is not easy to win the battle of the body, life ages us, and we fight against our metabolism but you can win. Time, energy and effort are best spent making positive changes and while these are different for everyone, for me, it was getting back to the person that I once knew!
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