LA Weight Loss - I lost 10 lbs. on Fat Smash. Finally, a break through for me...




walking2lose
09-19-2009, 04:25 PM
Hi everyone,

I have been very stalled out in the upper 150s for about 9 months now. During this time, I was diagnosed with hypothyroid and put on synthroid (in May). I was doing all the right things - I eat mostly whole foods and exercise regularly, but I felt like I was fighting tooth and nail just NOT TO GAIN. It was so frustrating, and I finally gave in and just bought some bigger clothes - size 12 pants and large tops.

Although I am not a "diet" person (I'm about the healthy lifestyle), I felt I needed something to boost me - to get the first few pounds off. I started Extreme Fat Smash 1 month ago and followed the 3 week program to a tee. I only had maybe 2-3 very small cheats during the 3 weeks. This week I have continued along the same philosophy (small, frequent meals, whole foods, and exercise), and have lost about 2 more pounds. I weighed in this morning at 145.8 - a 10 lb loss in a month. I am thrilled!

I just wanted to share in case there's anyone out there on a plateau or really struggling to get started. I am feeling so much better and feel that I have the motivation to get the next 10 lbs. off -- 135 is where I feel really good (and all my old clothes will fit again!).


MaryEllen
09-19-2009, 04:54 PM
Congratulations!

Fat Smash is great because it is about healthy lifestyle and not depriving yourself, especially when you get to phase 3. Keep it up! :)

walking2lose
09-19-2009, 05:00 PM
Thanks, Mary Ellen! I am not familiar with the regular FS since I did EFS. EFS has 3 cycles, and I guess regular FS has phases. I may order the regular FS book too just to get some maintenance tips and maybe some new recipes.


MaryEllen
09-19-2009, 06:16 PM
I have never done EFS, but I know that FS seems more attainable and more comparable to real life. Might be worth trying! :)

walking2lose
09-19-2009, 06:51 PM
I just looked it up on Amazon and am probably going to purchase it. Getting the 10 lbs. off has been a true breakthrough for me. Maybe I will try regular FS to get off the last 10. How long have you been smashing?

LiL PiXiE
09-19-2009, 07:07 PM
Ok...my FS book is in a box because I'm packing to move....it's great to read this b/c I also have hypothyroidism and loosing weight is a little harder. Thanks for posting!

walking2lose
09-19-2009, 08:39 PM
Pixie -Yes, I definitely think the hypothyroid contributed to my gain in the last 2 years and made it REALLY hard to lose. My synthroid has probably started to kick in, but I really credit the regimen of EFS with helping me get started with losing again. I feel so good - like I have broken through a huge plateau. I am upping my portions but still doing the several small meals a day and am still losing.

I'd recommend anyone who is feeling really stuck to give it a try!

LiL PiXiE
09-20-2009, 12:30 AM
Cant wait to move...imma dig that book out the box and start it up right away!!! Need to lose weight!!!

I just want to say I'm so happy for you...I can imagine how you feel. Congrats and keep up your hard work!

walking2lose
09-20-2009, 02:02 PM
Thanks, and good luck to you with the move! I despise moving - I tend toward being disorganized, so it's my worst nightmare.

And good luck with the fat smashing too! Just last night my husband pointed out that I seem to have lost my penchant for night time snacking, and I realized he was right. It was really hard for me not to snack during my 1st week, but I suppose FS helped me just used to it. I don't have those nightly munchies anymore -yay. Finally! That's always been a problem for me. Anyway, good luck!

MaryEllen
09-20-2009, 09:29 PM
I just looked it up on Amazon and am probably going to purchase it. Getting the 10 lbs. off has been a true breakthrough for me. Maybe I will try regular FS to get off the last 10. How long have you been smashing?

I've done Phase 1 three times since January...but even when I don't adhere to it perfectly I still make healthier choices and it has taught me how to eat better.

raygunclan
09-21-2009, 10:32 AM
walking2lose- check half.com. they have books CHEAP! and if they don't have it, check back.
congrats on the 10 lbs!!!!

walking2lose
09-21-2009, 07:00 PM
Thanks, Raygun. I will check that out!