Thursday, August 9, 2012

True Success!

Some quick updates:
I have dropped down a size to 18/20 in my jeans since starting Plexus Slim at the end of June/beginning of July 2012. I was wearing a 22/24.

My husband, Aaron, started taking Plexus Slim and lost 6 pounds in the first 3 days. Awesome! Since he only has 30 pounds to loose to reach his goal weight, I foresee him arriving there in plenty of time for a new Christmas wardrobe. This is exciting stuff. Stepping on the scale and trying on clothing from the back of my closet is now like Christmas morning.

Now to the meat of this post:

My sister Kristy first heard about Plexus Slim from her sister-in-law Rachel. Rachel has lost a total of 100 pounds. The first 20 she lost the old fashioned way. She was introduced to Plexus Slim by a man named David. Since starting Plexus Slim in March she has lost 80 more pounds. It hasn't even been a year and she is 100 pounds down and she looks amazing. Goodness.

David Carter introduced Plexus Slim to Rachel, my sister's sister-in-law. Rachel told Kristy, my sister about it. My sister Kristy told me about Plexus Slim because I was devastated to find out that my insurance would not cover any type of weight loss surgery. I had tried a million other "healthy" diet plans out there and none were sustainable for me so I had given up. On the day that I found out that, even though I qualified for the surgery, my insurance wouldn't pay for it I sat in my car for about 30 minutes in the parking lot of the doctor's office sobbing. I was feeling lower than low. I texted my sister to let her know I couldn't have the surgery. She mentioned after a little while of calming me down that she really wished I would try Plexus because it worked just as well as the surgery without all of the risk. I was very doubtful. However, the fact that my mother and father were trying it and finding success spoke volumes to me. So I tried the 3 day trial and sure enough I am sold on the product. I also did a ton of research on the product and any possible side effects or risks. This is a solid product that works.

However, don't just take it from me.... read David's update and you will see. Today, David shared a wonderful update about his overall health and talked about successes other than just weight loss! I have to share this success story because it's exactly what is great about Plexus Slim. I am selling this because I believe in it and think it's an amazing product. This product can be life changing for you even if you aren't overweight. This isn't just about loosing weight or inches or fitting into a smaller size... even though that is nice (I say as I sit here in my size 18/20 jeans instead of 22/24). There are many more testimonies out there just like this one for Plexus Slim. Give it a try... it might just save/change your life.

"Just wanted to share the side benefit of losing weight with Plexus: Received my blood work results today from the doctor and she is amazed that I have improved them all with no numbers are not only good ...they are way good!!! She even gave me a high five and said I am doing what 98% of her patients refuse to do! All of my numbers are showing that my system is not working itself so hard to keep up...she said you are now in a much younger body and not aging yourself so fast and not destroying your organs as you were before...people need to understand this....I could fall over tomorrow, but I know now that I am living better and being more respectful to 
this body that God has given me while I am here.

I will be the first to say it...Thank you Plexus for allowing me to get started, to get here, and to learn to break from over 30 years of habits and comforts that me and my family bred into me...things can change people...and for the better....if I can help you get there too it will be my honor....I sat at a table of 30+ the other day and almost all of them are losing weight and getting healthy with the help of Plexus and someone said "you are resposible for everyone in this room knowing about this and getting healthier and happier for their families"...I gotz to made me feel good....
I know I am an Ambassador for this product...that is not what this is about...I don't care who you get it from, just try it and see what I is real and own sedetary mother who is a diabetic said she is getting bloodwork tomorrow and excited to see the difference...she, who hardly leaves her chair in front of the TV and still eats the bad food my dad makes or picks up from the store told me she weighed today and is down almost 20lbs!!! I can't wait to see her results too! is my before and after...this is a 50lb change...
If I can do this....believe me...we ALL can!! Moving Forward :)"

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Feeling Good!

So I haven't posted in a few days because I was feeling a little frustrated. I cannot get that scale to dip past 250 and I was starting to feel like nothing was happening with my weight loss...

However this morning i noticed a significant change in my mid section. I weighed -hoping that I would finally see the magical 240's. I haven't seen that number in years and I'm dying to see it. Unfortunately I found myself still stuck at 250.

I decided to go ahead and measure because I feel lighter and I look lighter....

... and i got the best news! I have lost 3 inches around my mid section! I didn't measure anything else because I was running late for church.

I was so relieved to see that I wasn't just imagining weight loss!!! It's real and it's measurable.

My clothes are starting to become baggy and I am thinking that in a short time I will be dropping down to an 18/20 with the way the inches are melting away.

This is the beauty of plexus slim! I have not changed much. I am consuming less because my appetite is suppressed. I am eating less sugar and drinking less soda because my sugar cravings are down. Both of these changes are bi-products of taking plexus slim. As well I am no longer feeling ill every time I eat as I did often before plexus. I have more energy and have even gone for a few walks this month. All of this would normally not equal an 8 pound weight loss and 3 inches of belly fat melted away in just 1 month. The plexus slim is working!

Not to mention that my dad's sugar levels are staying around 120 on plexus slim and my mom has lost 11 pounds and 2 pant sizes in just 6 weeks!
I just ordered some 3 day trial packs that will be in by the middle of the week. Would you like a free trial???

You have absolutely NOTHING to loose except for inches and pounds. Give it a chance... Message me on fb or leave a comment here and I will arrange to mail you a free sample.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Almost 2 miles!

I use the app Map My Walk to track my progress.

The picture of the deer is just one example of the beautiful views on my walk.


Go to favorites...breakfast and lunch combines when you wake up at 3:45 in the afternoon... Goodness!

Friday, July 27, 2012

A shuffle step backwards but a full step forward...

Eating out at restaurants is not really a part of my weight issues... Restaurants are way too expensive and are never really in our budget. Also, something about the way restaurant food is prepared usually leaves me happy for only a few minutes and then quickly sicker than a dog for longer than it took me to eat the food.

However, tonight my in-laws have our child for the night and my husband felt ill so we decided just to pick up tortilla soup and other such Mexican fare.

It's hard to find a decent reasonable calorie dinner at a Mexican restaurant.
Even the taco salad is laden with greasy thigh plumpers, belly droopers and butt shifters.

So obviously I didn't do great tonight... I don't have the will power to just pick up dinner for Aaron and go home to my Cous Cous. Maybe if this was the first or second time I had sacrificed my sanity to loose weight then I could stand up to the restaurant monster but I am so over this game and just want to form habits that are reasonable and long term. No one can abstain from tex mex forever.

So I am reasonably proud of my choices tonight. They felt like very moderate choices. I got tortilla soup (Maria's has tortilla soup that is divine...shredded white chicken meat, huge fresh veggies like avocado, carrots and peppers, a thin broth without any of the cream added.)

I SKIPPED the queso, salsa and chips! That is a victory for me...

I ordered shredded chicken rolled in tortillas and served with a side of guacamole and sour cream. So not a great choice but considering that I normally eat the deep fried burrito covered in creamy cheese sauce and dipped in sour cream I think that I have achieved a reasonable, sustainable balance tonight. I'm proud of myself. I did find however that apparently Maria's is immune to my stomach ache controlling miracle that is plexus slim because even with my healthier choices... That food said "see ya-wouldn't wanna be ya" to my stomach within 30 minutes. So Maria's I have said it before and I will say it again ... I think we should go our separate ways. Really it's not you... It's my stomach. It hates you- nothing personal.

To count calories or not ... That is my burning question

So, if you have been around me for the past <idk> 5 or so years you will know that one of my biggest struggles with loosing weight is becoming overly obsessed with counting calories, exercising, etc. 

For you that might be fine and healthy but for me it is not. It's why I haven't lost or gained weight over the past 5 years because that kind of obsessive (and yes I mean OBSESSIVE) focus is not a healthy path for me. So upon my doctor's instructions, I have been trying to just listen to my body's signals and stop eating when full and avoid the foods that make me sick (except that it's almost every food- so at this point- stomach aches are the new normal). It has worked out okay for maintaining my weight.

I know... some of you are screaming "COP OUT!!!!" 
It sure sounds that way and I don't blame you. That is probably what I would say if I were skinny and able to sit a place of judgement over a fat person, or an alcoholic, or a drug user or any person with an addiction that altered their appearance in a negative way and would most likely shorten their lives. 

However, I was really just biding my time until I could get weight loss surgery. That's what I came to realize at least when I found out my insurance wouldn't cover anything related to weight loss (idiots). I realized that I cannot just sit back and be a fat person for the next 50 years. GOD PLEASE!!!!!!! Don't let that be my fate...

So the question is, how far is too far? Is there moderation in loosing weight? 
I am hoping to achieve this via Plexus Slim. I know that just by drinking the drink and taking the accelerator pill in the morning that I will continue to lose inches and pounds even if I do nothing else because the P.S. is helping me suppress my appetite and control my cravings for sugar. However, if I just do the minimum, I will lose weight at a much slower rate than if I were to actually put some effort into the process. 

For example:
The first 2 weeks I was on Plexus Slim, I went for 1 walk and 1 swim. I tracked my calories for most of the 2 weeks and tried to stay within a range of 1800 calories. I lost 8 pounds. It was very easy and painless.
The second 2 weeks I was on Plexus Slim I went out of town twice and ate whatever I wanted (just less than normal due to Plexus Slim aiding in suppressing my appetite). I didn't gain and I didn't lose.

So now I am back to trying to put a bit of effort into the process because I would love to lose more weight before I go back to work (I'm a teacher) on August 20th. I like the fact that with Plexus Slim, if I do choose to take a break from the focused effort to lose weight, I can do so without worrying about gaining back everything that I have lost. That helps me keep up with that moderation mind set. As well, even when I was putting more effort into the process during the first 2 weeks, I wasn't jumping into obsessive land. 1 mile of walking in 2 weeks is not working out at the gym 3 times a day and running a race every weekend. I am not even close to slipping into old habits that I can't maintain. 

So my question is... do I track calories or not? I guess my answer to myself is this... track those calories. It's okay to know what you are putting into your body on an overall basis... it's not okay to weigh every ounce of everything you put into your mouth. See, I do understand moderation... really I do. 

So I am using this great app called "my net diary (pro)". It's awesome.. you can scan bar codes of the food packages you are eating and it will pull up that food. It's makes tracking calories very easy. You can also track exercise and weight loss. 

I am also reverting to some fail safe tricks that I learned in my many years of weight loss. Last night I posted about Cous Cous! Great stuff.... very low cal and fills you up. 

Today I ate another fail safe for breakfast. It's a bagel with cream cheese and canadian bacon. It's very yummy and because canadian bacon is such a low cal food it keeps the calories down even though I am eating it with higher calorie products such as the bagel and cream cheese. The only thing that would have made it better would have been a slice of tomato. I can't believe I forgot tomato!!!! It's a very filling meal and has some protein and dairy mixed in. I included screen shots of my net diary with breakfast calculated along with a picture of my breakfast sandwich for your viewing pleasure. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Manna from Heaven

I love Cous Cous with cranberries. It's low cal, low fat and oh so filling!
Almost like fresh fruit but a lot cheaper.