“I amazed myself today!!”
So started the entry in my weight loss journal on day 39 of my journey (which was December 1 2012) It continued:
Had to be ready to leave town by 11 a.m. for a party and then a booksigning for Postmark: Christmas in Colorado Springs. I got up, made two cakes (one to leave for the boys, one to take to the party), walked off almost 500 calories, ate breakfast, showered, and was all glamed up the time my ride arrived! I am shocked to have the energy I have! AND when I put my necklace on, I didn’t need to add an extension! My neck is normal again!
The day was totally off schedule, and we ended up eating out late at night, after all the events. That, along with party food, put me at about 1400 calories instead of 1200, but . . . what if I hadn’t walked? (And I made a good choice at dinner. I wanted grilled cheese, but ordered a salad.)
The booksigning pictures hit Facebook and guess what? Although I’m not where I want to be, I’m looking almost normal. People comment about how cute and thin I looked in those pictures. Hallelujah!
Funny, it was almost exactly a month ago when I had another booksigning and complained about being tired of embarrassing Facebook pictures!
Real Time Update:
I took off my watch and the extra link fell out. No longer need it! Today, I put on my belt, and it was not doing its job. Since I planned to wear the new jeans I got when everything was falling off (Dec. 27th), I needed it to be tight (’cause those jeans are too loose now!)
Pretty exciting stuff.
I’ve had inquiries about the products I am using. There’s a lot of information on this blogs, so for more details, visit BENew, which explains the products I’m using in detail.
Since I’ve had some specific questions, let me try to address them. I use BeNew, a weight loss program developed by Life Force International. (This nutritional company has been around for 29 years. We’ve had great success with their nutritional products. Example: my husband’s cholesterol and high blood pressure reduced within 3 months of taking Body Balance, resulting in less medication! Also, he used OsteoProCare, a calcium/mineral combo and experienced healing of an elbow injury that occurred over 20 years prior!) When we heard Life Force was introducing a weight loss program, I wanted in! I knew they would produce something that worked made from quality ingredients AND it would be GOOD for me.
I use the whole BENew system. I’ve also chosen to count calories and to add movement into my day, usually walking, but I’ve been so encouraged by my success that I’m adding a little grunt work, like crunches and leg lifts to shape up my body as it loses the weight.
The beta testers of this product have approached it many ways. Some lost weight using only BELean without changing what they ate or adding exercise. Some of these went on to change their habits to more healthy choices because the SUCCESS they got WITHOUT the extra work made them WILLING to tackle a new lifestyle.
Yes, I replace a meal a day with the BEFull shake. If I’m on the go I put some almond milk in a shake bottle and carry a serving of the BEFull powder. If I’m home I usually put it in the blender with some frozen fruit and sometimes peanut butter or rolled oats. (There are lots of recipes on the website you’re given access to when you buy the product.) Everyone wants to know if it keeps me full. Just the powder in almond milk lasts a couple of hours, but if I need it to go until the next meal I usually need to add 1/4 cup of rolled oat or something to give it a little more staying power. Of course as I’ve grown accustomed to smaller portions all my foods are more filling and carry me longer.
Bottom line: You can use these products as you want to and as they fit your lifestyle. Like anything else, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. For quicker weight loss and more health benefits, make changes in lifestyle along with the product use. But if you’re overwhelmed with that thought, you may find (as some of the beta testers did) that tasting success by using BeLean EMPOWERS you to make the changes you thought were too hard.
How About You?
Any other questions? Fire away!