YEAH!!!! IT ACTUALLY WORKS – I’VE LOST POUNDS, FAT & INCHES

What a concept.  I know this is how a healthy eating program is supposed to work but at the age of 58 I’ve never had this experience until utilizing the TRANSITIONS LIFESTYLE SYSTEM.  It feels so good to be making progress and I’m not starving.  I still have to pinch myself at times to make sure this isn’t just a dream.

I can honestly say that I do not, let me repeat, I DO NOT FEEL DEPRIVED OF ANYTHING while eating this way and I’m achieving wonderful results.  It doesn’t get any better than that.

When I first weighed and re-measured on April 30th I was initially disappointed with the pounds dropped.  But then I realized that 15 pounds in a 3 week period is not too bad.  Especially when my metabolism has been running slower than a snails pace for not just years but for decades.  My thyroid has been low for years, bloodwork done 2 years ago showed that I was in severe Adrenal Exhaustion, I’m carrying an extreme amount of fat, my whole body is toxic, my digestive system has been compromised and and my liver hasn’t been able to effeciently burn fat.  So considering all of these factors 15 pounds in 3 weeks is absolutely awesome.

Now we go to measure for inches lost.  The numbers there were extremely good also, yet it took a full week for it to really register.  Although I’ve dropped a couple clothing sizes it simply did not completely sink in.  Part of my challenge is I focus too much on how much weight I have left to lose rather than the progress I’ve made.  I am slowly but surely making a paradigm shift on how I think about my health, weight loss and lifestyle changes.

When I re-measured I wasn’t initially impressed as I was thinking that my previous measurements were taken months prior.  I finally realized I  initially had my sister take my measurements on 3-22-10.  I had signed up for a personal trainer at the gym on 3-20 and had my measurements taken prior to my first one-on-one training as I didn’t want one of the guys at the gym to take my measurements.  Thank goodness I wrote everything in my workout journal.

So here we go with the results.  I dropped 4 1/2 inches off my hips, 3 1/2 inches off my waist, 1/2 inch from the biceps and 1 1/2 inches off my bust.  I really wish I would have measured my neck and shoulders.  From the looks of my ‘Heavy Picture’  I’ve probably dropped 5 inches off my neck.  In my initial measurements we did the calves and upper thighs but I did not re-measure those areas on April 30th.  I will have those areas measured next time.  I also dropped 4% body fat and my water % based on total body weight went from 13% up to 16% which is a good thing.

So I am living proof that a person can eat, not starve themselves, feel good and shed those extra pounds.  The biggest challenge is where your mind wants to take you yet I’ve discovered the better I eat that becomes easier also.  I have more energy, I’m not as depressed and I just feel better menatally and emotionally because I’m taking care of me.

I will be eternally grateful for the information and support provided by the TRANSISIONS LIFESTYLE SYSTEM as it has already changed my life dramatically.  The most phenomenal factor is I can truly eat and live this way for the rest of my life without ever feeling that I am missing out on anything.  I didn’t think that there would ever be anything that would release me from the extreme ‘SUGAR CRAVINGS/DESIRE FOR SWEETS’ yet ‘LOW-GLYCEMIC INDEX EATING’ does exactly that.  If you’ve never had that terrible syndrome of being willing to knock over small children and old ladies to get to the sugar then I could never make you understand.  Those of you who have been there or who are currently there, no explaining is necessary.  You feel as though something takes over and you’re possessed and not even exorcism can free you of the demons.  I consider myself a fairly intelligent and for most of my life a fairly in control person but the ‘SUGAR CRAVINGS’ that took over my mind and body made me feel weak and out of control on all levels.  I literally feel like I’ve been freed from a heavy, heavy burden and it feels good.

I will continue to keep you posted on my progress and would love to hear from others who are on the health and weight loss journey, have successfully achieved their goals or are just now considering beginning their own journey to Health and Wellness.

YOURS IN HEALTH & WELLNESS – KARA

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One Response to “YEAH!!!! IT ACTUALLY WORKS – I’VE LOST POUNDS, FAT & INCHES”

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