I did my first Pilates today, following the beginner’s video from Blogilates (https://www.facebook.com/blogilates) and she makes them look easy…but they hurt so bad!!! I’m not going to give up though, I’m going to follow the entire month of videos, eat right (and clean!) and just do it! Then, as I get stronger, I’m going to try all the other video challenges!!!
I made my first “clean eating” recipe today: they’re called Banana Pancakes but I think they should be called banana omelettes instead. Whatever the name; they were really great! Super SUPER easy!!! 2 eggs and a banana! Mix it all together until there are hardly any chunks left, put it on the frying pan and that’s it! Top it with honey (if you like sweet)!
* You ACUTALLY loose a lot of weight every week!
* The food packs you have to buy are actually pretty tasty!
* Once you’ve reached your “ideal weight” they don’t just cut you off! They will make sure (in phase 2) to reintroduce normal foods but you maintain your weight!
* VERY expensive! (about 90$ - 100$ per week. Once a month you need to buy two bottles of vitamin supplements and once per three months another one of the supplements. You also have to buy your won vegetables and meat and since you need four cups of veggies per day as well as up to 200g of meat per day, this can come up to high prices!)
* I felt extremely hungry and weak for the two weeks
So far, I’ve been on this diet for 2 weeks and I’ve lost 13 pounds! I was extremely sick (hungry, dizzy, nausous, etc.) for the first 2 weeks though and had university exams so that wasn’t too fun but seeing that scale go down every time is just such an awesome feeling!
With my ideal protein, they go by stages while your in phase 1. Instead of saying: Ok, you need to loose 87 pounds, they go step by step:
Step 1: Get to 200 pounds
Step 2: Get to 180 pounds
Step 3: Get to 150 pounds
Step 4: Get to 130 pounds
2 weeks on Ideal Protein and I’m almost done step 1 already! I haven’t been under 200 pounds since I got pregnant when I was 17 years old!!! I’m so excited!!!
Good luck to all!
It’s never too late to change your life!
I guess my weight gain can be started at 16 years old, however, my bad eating habits started at the age of 11 years old and so, since this has always really been my problem, I will begin here…
At 11 years old, my mother started working, I was aloud to come back home for lunches and made excuses to my mom that I didn’t have the time to make sandwiches or I’d be late and so, convinced her to buy me those really large boxes (I believe 20?) pizza pockets. I would eat those for lunch every single day until the age of 12 years old. I did not gain weight, but I ate 4 per day even if I could have been full with 2.
At the age of 13, I started high school. It started early and I had 30 minutes to walk to school everyday. I would not eat breakfast and I never felt like packing a lunch. I would get to school and be hungry all day. Finally, when I would get back home towards 3:30pm, I would eat some pizza pockets (or something quick like that) and then at 5:30pm, would eat a big supper and usually along with a lot of deserts. Later in the evening, probably some more pizza pockets or deserts.
At the age of 15, I started to have trouble walking; my feet were always hurting so much, I had trouble getting from class to class. After a medical note from my doctor, I stayed home four months while six different feet specialist tried figuring out what was wrong with my feet: to this day, no doctor ever found the problem and I got used to having pain in my feet.
As soon as I turned 16, I quit high school and still kept off my feet since they were hurting still hurting a lot by then. After almost a year never going out (even to see my friends) I was invited (nearly pushed out the door) to a friend’s birthday party. I went to buy jeans with my mom and my usual size 13 was no longer fitting at all (and 13 was usually loose on me because I didn’t like tight clothing). I also noticed all these stretch marks and green/red/yellow thin veins. I went from being 135 at 14 years old to 165 at the age of 16. My breasts had also gone up past a triple D size and I was starting to feel bad about my entire body (not to mention the acne from bad diet)
At the age of 17, I was pregnant. I gained the required 40 pounds I was supposed to but wasn’t eating much better than I used to (though I did try and eat a bit more healthy and had vitamins). After giving birth, times got very stressful and I started drinking an average of 2L of cola every day along with chips, cookies, pizza, etc.
During this time, (about age 18 - 21) I ate horribly. Eating entire boxes of Pot of Gold chocolates, ordering pizza and eating an entire medium (and more) on my own, more soda then ever, donuts, ice cappuccinos, etc. I was at my highest at 258 pounds at the age of 21. I didn’t care how I looked or how I felt my health deteriorating under me. I underwent surgery for a breast reduction because my breasts for getting so heavy that there was slight damages to my rib cage and also had my gallbladder removed because I had stones (which apparently usually only happens in your 80s but that’s how bad my health was). I was basically sitting in front of the computer for most of the day or watching TV with my child.
At 21-22, I decided to go to adult school and finish my high school. I managed to finish 2 years worth in three months. During this time, I started loosing weight because I had to walk from the bus stop to the school and went down to about 241 pounds.
I then took another year off waiting for my child to go to kindergarten and when that happened in 2011, I started university for a bachelor’s degree. During this entire year, I started watching more what I ate (but still wasn’t fantastic) and with all the walking I had to do from class to class, going up stairs, catching buses, etc. I ended up at 224 pounds.
Now, I’m in my second year of university. I work out at the gym, go swimming in the pool and I care a little more about what I wear and I like to look “nice”. I started Ideal protein 2 weeks ago and have lost 13 pounds already!!! It was hard at first because I have a very strong sweet tooth and this had no sugar so my body was going in a bit of a withdrawal but now, it’s getting better. It costs a fortune and you can imagine that on government loans and being a single mother with a full-time university cost and tuition that I come up very “tight” each month but once I get to my 130 pounds, I will keep it off and never go back on costly diets again!
And so, this is my story. You may find things in here that sound familiar and as much as throughout my life I’ve discouraged myself with “I’m never going to be able to loose weight, so I’m just going to keep eating what I like!” but it is possible! I’m going to be 25 years old in May and I want to join the police force once I am done my university degree.
It is NEVER too late to turn your life around!
Good luck to all! We can do this!