40 LBS LOST IN 4 MONTHS!
“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ~ Lucille Ball
I have struggled with my weight most of my life. I say most because I didn’t officially go on my first diet until I was 12. I am 49 years old so for 37 years I have battled the scale. If it was down, I felt good about myself. If it was up, I was mentally beating myself up. I have missed so many things in life because I felt too fat, too out of shape, and/or too out of place.
One day, I had just had enough. I decided that I needed to do something. I wanted to do something. I HAD to do something.
I didn’t want to go on another diet. I didn’t want to not eat good food. I didn’t want to miss out on things that my family was enjoying. I didn’t want to feel badly about choices I was making anymore.
I had heard about IF (intermittent fasting) for several years. While I was getting my health coaching certification it caught my eye. There was something refreshing about it. There was something freeing about it. I decided if I was going to give it an honest try…the right way…I needed to learn about it. So, I read the book Delay Don’t Deny by Gin Stephens. My mind was blown!!
I began IF on October 19th, 2022. I have implemented TE with it the entire time. We launched TE (our simple weight loss system at the beginning of January - I implemented it and LOVE this stuff!). Today, I hit a goal that makes me so happy and proud! I am officially down 40 lbs in a little under 4 months!!
I have truly enjoyed every moment of this journey because I felt good about myself the entire way. Gone is the negative self-talk. Gone is the worrying about what I am eating. Gone is never eating fun/good food. Gone is my fear of failure.
I have grown so much stronger on this journey - and I’m not done yet. I plan to get more fit, more tone, and stronger than ever. I may even lose a few more pounds (I am determining this each day as I go along). The key to IF is to set goals and work towards them each day realistically. Not every day will show a loss on the scale. Not every day will be a perfect eating day (there is no such thing). Not every day will feel miraculous. However, every day feels like freedom. Every day feels like I am winning. Every day feels like I am one step closer to the best version of myself…EVER. That, my friends, is why I’m doing what I am doing.
And…I’m not just doing it for myself. I want to do this with you too!! I am so thankful for the 65 (Yes, SIXTY FIVE) people who have joined me since the first of the year. These folks are on their own mission and I am helping them with their goals. I want to help you too!! And remember, if I can do this…SO CAN YOU!! Let’s do this!!