One Mother Rambling Through Life

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So last night I weighed in and completed measurements for the beginning of my journey. A leap. I will officially start on August 2nd most likely because I am supposed to get the package in the mail on August 1st. I am feeling hopeful.

Yesterday I formally introduced myself to the support group on Facebook for the program with a picture, my measurements, and how much I am looking to lose. All in all for a healthy weight I am looking to lose 60 -85 lbs. I know from my previous weight loss that in between those numbers I am comfortable. It is a hefty number. Really go pick up something that weighs between that. Like...
60 lbs...

A small child
A small bag of cement
A Boxer (dog)
An armchair
A standard punching bag
3 car tires
6 Chihuahuas

What weights 80 lbs...

A Labrador Retriever
A dishwasher
A normal bag of concrete
4 standard dining room chairs
8 bags of sugar

A little something to think about when you think about the extra weight you might or might not be carrying.

So here is where I am starting at...


So I read a lot about the Gastric Bypass Alternative...No Surgery and watched the videos that were published... If anyone is interested I am hyperlinking the page HERE. There is some interesting information. So a couple of high points from the video posted by the inventory on that sight...

1) He encourages anyone that CAN lose the weight with only the use of diet and exercise to do that instead of buying the product. This resonated with me because so many products are only interested in selling and not necessarily if it would be a waste of money for the consumer. This product openly encourages you not to spend your money if you have an alternative.

2) You have to hate being FAT and not just see yourself as OVERWEIGHT or OBESE because in his opinion you have to have that anger and hatred toward your current situation to be serious enough to really follow the program. It is kind of a "I'm at a place where I will do anything!"

3) There are a lot of dangers inherent to the actual surgical solutions to weight loss and the inventor stated that it is ridiculous to think that cutting into oneself is a solution if there are other options. This was invented so that people could have the same affect without surgery. The inventor points out that the stomach is a muscle and that it will stretch out over time and that the side effects are not worth it. Vitamin absorption is completely different and not adequate. The inventor stated that the reason a lot of people really lose the weight with the surgery is not because of changes in habit but because eating is painful when miscalculated after surgery and leads to dumping syndrome. Sounds terrible.

4) Only 53% of people qualify because they really do only want people who they feel like will be able to benefit from the program and not waste people's money, people's time, or kill their success rate. The inventor said some people make it through still because they lie in the assessment but that it is not common.

5) This is a customized weight loss program without the office visits and cost associated with the said office visits. Each person completes the assessment to qualify for the program and through that assessment they build a program just for that person and the weight loss that they want to be healthy and happy. The program has a lot of long term success stories and has only improved. The program boasts better results for longer periods because it is personalized. Each program has a different expected duration. They do not expect that everyone will lose at the same rate or be on the program for the same time. So even if you have less to lose overall they state that they are not going to tweak your program to keep you on it longer.

6) The program encourages connections to the inventor and approved moderators for questions and the community of other people on the program for support and encouragement. The program once again points out that you cannot ask other users for advice on how to use the product because every one has a custom program and schedule.

7) You eat normal food on the program. I will say it again YOU EAT ON THE PROGRAM! You just eat less because the product makes you full and you cannot eat as much. There are also some habits that they want you to use when eating. It helps you process your food and know when you are really full versus SATISFIED. One thing I know about eating after years of dieting is that eating is not about fuel for most people and we eat to satisfy something else emotional or psychological but it changes how we approach food and sometimes how much we will eat.

8) Rewarded for reaching your healthy weight. Which is not the weight they give you based on your BMI but where you are comfortable. Which to them means within 15 - 20 lbs of your goal. When you reach a weight they you are comfortable at and you feel like you have achieved success. If you do a video for the program to show your success (with the company not on your own) you will get 100% of what you spent on the product back! Crazy but a pretty amazing claim.

The program is simple to do if you follow the rules. The people who really follow the program are able to lose weight relatively quickly. This is the only program I have seen that encourages you to weigh yourself in the morning and before bed boasting that you will see weight loss between to two. Interesting so we will have to see.

So prior to making this leap I purchased my new calendar which happens to be a fitness calendar for 2018...In my job I have to look ahead and schedule out so I already needed 2018. But I am excited to use it in connection with this new journey. The site said that my product would be shipping on July 31 and would arrive on August 1st. So I am really excited and ready. I need to take the measurements that I dread for my introductory post on the support site on facebook. Ugh. I hate weighing myself and taking measurements. But I am determined to make this change mentally and physically which is why I am also determined to blog this out.

Hello after my hiatus of life and many many things. I am back with a new reason for blogging. I want to be healthy mentally and physically and this is my platform to do that and hopefully encourage others along the way.

I need to lose weight because I cannot be in denial any longer. I cannot let my selfies that only show what I want be my reality because that is not the real reality. This...

Is just a façade that I am putting on to make myself feel better. Well right now I say no more.
I have gained weight, lost weight, gained it again, etc etc. I have come to terms with emotional eating and concerns but even knowing why I eat I still give in to temptation. I am tired of being larger and want to lose the weight and try again to keep it off. But first to lose the weight. I have done it wrong and right. This time I want to do it both wrong and right. Wrong because I am not a fan of any gastric bypass related weight loss because of the possible longer term affects and killing my metabolism but this product has stated that it will not do that. Right because I will also change my eating habits during this. So first to start with my journey to where I am now...

I started my last weight loss journey in June of 2014 weighing 225 lbs. By April of 2015 I was at 150 lbs. I used the Atkins carb cutting program and phases to achieve this weight loss and Chris Powell's bootcamp DVD along with walking regularly. To be completely blunt during this time I had a lot of time on my hands in the evening because my husband was working as a bouncer and I was home alone most nights of the week. So it made it easier to lose the weight. Plus I really enjoyed my job so when I was at work I was able to focus with little temptation. I would have my Atkins snacks and shakes and walk throughout the day to ensure I was not sitting all day long. I maintained a healthy weight gaining back about 15 lbs by the time we moved in April 2016.

In May of 2016 I started working as a CPS services worker which is a highly stressful job, in a highly stressful office situation, and living in a stressful home environment while in transition. Between May of 2016 and December of 2016 I shot from 165 to 230 lbs. I would eat and snack throughout the day. Even when I moved to a better living environment my husband was not regularly home and I would choose time with him over working out.

In March of 2017 I changed to a much better job and my schedule was much better. I had more flexibility but I had already gained the weight. I need something to jump start my weight loss. Just like most people I need to see results a little bit to get really excited and going on a diet. So I made the leap and spent the $$$ to get the jump start. Now whether or not this will work is another question. Here I am with 80 lbs to lose. I ordered the product today and should get it by August 1st.

Starting today.
Cheers and fingers crossed.

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