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Wedding Shredding

That’s a blurry selfie of me in the gym today! As mentioned in my last post, I have to lose about 5 lbs to fit comfortably into my wedding dress.

I have been wanting to lose about that much since the beginning of this year… and I keep losing hope and giving up.

So I’m determined this time.

And I need your help!

Here’s what I’m doing:

  • Working out 5-6 days a week, focusing primarily on building muscle, rather than cardio, but will add in cardio come December
  • Cutting out all sugar and grains
  • Eating mainly meats, veggies, healthy fats
  • Drinking lots of a water with stevia (sweetleaf) drops (I like the clear, root beer and english toffee the best so far!)

So the first 4 days, I lost 3 lbs, but I think that was mainly food weight.

At first, I wigged out a bit… felt shaky, hot, and just plain WEIRD. I googled it and it said that is normal when cutting out carbs, so that’s good.

Wellllll…. I kinda fell off the bandwagon. AGAIN! I just crave carbs and sugary foods SOOOO much! So yep.

Day 5 I started to fall and I fell HARD. Over the next few days, I ate McDonalds, sprites, pretzels with cheese, pretzels with peanut butter, candy, truffles, brownies, ice cream… I could go on.

And I’ve leveled out and haven’t lost any more weight. Boo hoo!

This is dang hard work!

But… I’ve leveled back out now and am trying to be balanced and not so extreme.

Hmmm…

I got some comments on my last post (via email and facebook too) saying I don’t need to lose weight, but just have the dress adjusted to my current size.Β 

Here are the reasons I DON’T want to do that.

1. I have already spent WAY WAY WAYYYYYY too much money on dresses already. I mean, WAY too much. I don’t want to spend another dime on alterations.

2. I want to take control of my body and lose the weight ANYWAYS. I don’t believe in just “settling” or thinking “I’m good enough.”

It’s the way I live the rest of my life…. a paradox of completely LOVING myself the way I am, but always striving for MORE/BETTER.

Whenever I get too big for my clothes, I lose the weight. I don’t go buy bigger clothes. Period.

So I hope that makes sense and helps to clear things up a bit!

I don’t in any way think I’m not good enough so that I “have to change me, not the dress.”

I just know I can be better and do better and it makes me happy to try!

I’ve had my fair share of body issues in my life, like anybody does, but I’m working to really love myself the way I am, while moving towards the better body I know I can always have. So yay!

Now I need your help!

If you have ANY tips on how to quickly and safely lose weight/tone up, and/or good gym workouts for women, DOOOOO let me know!!

I am DETERMINED to get down to where I feel good once and for all. I cannot stand feeling sloppy and chubby. Yuck.

So let me know!!! And I’ll have some knitting/crocheting updates in my next post!

HELP!

Chandi

 

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:03+00:00 November 21st, 2013|Inspiration, Life Musings|50 Comments

50 Comments

  1. aly November 21, 2013 at 3:16 am - Reply

    I know when I gained a lot of weight from an antidepression med, I put on like 15 lbs. And the way I lost that was by doing a high intensity work out (they have some on youtube) every morning before I ate breakfast. HOWEVER, I did eat a small high carb snack before my workout, like a peanut toast or something. Then after a 15-20 high intensity workout I ate eggs with hot sauce (hot sauce I guess boosts metabolism) and oat meal with just a tad of sugar. High intensity workouts supposedly keep your metabolism going all day.

    I also drank a ton of water, peed constantly but felt great.
    At a lot kale, spinach, oats, eggs, and took my fish oil.

    So i’ll break it down quick

    FOODS: oats lightly sweetend, eggs with hot sauce, fish oil supplements 2-3x daily, spinach, kale
    WORKOUT: high intensity 15-20 every morning, eat high carb snack before hand to avoid getting dizzy and a bit of water.
    somedays I also did my kickingboxing at the YMCA, which is super intense an its an hour long.

    Good luck πŸ™‚ hope that helped some

    • Meg November 21, 2013 at 5:37 am - Reply

      Wow! How long did it take you to see results?

      • aly December 3, 2013 at 4:48 am - Reply

        I started seeing real weight, not water weight, come off after a month. I think I did the high intensity for a few months and then went back to regular cardio. The high intensity eventually injured my shins, as at the time I didn’t know I wasn’t wearing proper shoes or correct insoles. So it completely messed up my shins, can’t run or jump high anymore. But no worries, cause I can still do cardio, just not as intense and still manage my weight with exercise and diet.

        The high intensity was really just like a thing for me to lose weight fast, cause I was just mad that I had gained so much so I took that energy from the angry and applied it to my workouts every morning. A little crazy sounding, but seriously I have to get mad or amped up about something to work out really well. Lol

  2. aly November 21, 2013 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Oh and caffeine boosts metabolism too, not sure if thats true. But you could drink a lot of tea sweetened with stevia and lemon. Yum.

    • donnarossa November 21, 2013 at 10:00 am - Reply

      What also helps: Matcha-tea. It’s a green powder from the green tea leaves and it has the same effects as coffee but way healthier: it makes you awake and it makes you eat less. In the book “vegan for fit” there’s a nice recipe: Matcharinha. 3dl water, the juice of one lime, agave nectar and a table spoon of matcha and it keeps you all day awake.

  3. Cheryl November 21, 2013 at 4:09 am - Reply

    You need to be strong and get all bad food out of the house. Do not stop at fast food places. Cut all sugar and stay strong. I don’t know how long you have till the wedding. But you have to do what needs to be done to get into that dress. Good Luck.

  4. Cheryl Brake November 21, 2013 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Cut down on the beef/protein (corn fed etc. = carbs). Hit the veggies harder. Diversify your work outs. Try some walking, swimming. Our bodies adjust if they think we are starving them. All things in moderation and don’t panic. Slow and steady wins the race. Make sure you get plenty of rest, don’t stress (increases cortisol levels and ability to break down fats/sugars). Keep up the fluids. STAY AWAY FROM ALL HIGH FRUCTOSE.

    It’s going to be ok and you are going to be a gorgeous bride. Take it easy and have fun!

  5. naomi November 21, 2013 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Hi Chandi!! You will look beautiful in your wedding dress!! Have you tried taking a Zumba class??? So much fun!! I’ve been at it for over four yrs and i’m in the best shape ever!! Weight loss is 80% what u eat and 20% exercise!! Look up zumba.com and type in your zip code and find a class near you!! You will love it! But continue to workout at the gym as well!! If only crocheting and knitting would help us lose weight!! Lol

  6. Julia Jones November 21, 2013 at 4:12 am - Reply

    I am retired and have tried everything to lose weight – my only daughter gets marries next year. On the advice of her fiancΓ©, who is a personal trainer, I cut carbs and really boosted my protein intake. I have lost 20lbs over about 3 months. Feel so much better, healthier, fitter, but have kept my carb intake down to below 75 g a day, sometimes a lot less. I discovered a website called http://www.fatsecret.com and it has really helped me to manage my intake. It’s a free website and it does help you understand what you are eating. Good luck x

  7. Ela November 21, 2013 at 4:18 am - Reply

    Yes,I know ,but that is in polish only,but you can check in
    youtube.Write Ewa Chodakowska Skalpel 1 and just do it! 4 weeks and you gonna have new body!Also check Mel B.exercise .Good luck!

  8. Jan November 21, 2013 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Journal! Write down everything you eat during the day, even the two fries you snitches from your fiancee’s plate while he wasn’t looking. Even if you don’t figure out the calories, carbs, etc, just seeing it in black and white makes you aware and accountable. If you’d rather use an app and keep track electronically, try myfitnesspal.com. It’s free, and really good.

  9. Amy Koorndyk November 21, 2013 at 4:21 am - Reply

    The best way is to cut carbs… read up on Atkins. The hardest part is the first week as your body gets used to burning your own fat instead of the carbs you consume. If you can just get through that part , it becomes really easy and your hunger goes away. Also, remember if you are building muscle, that you may actually gain inches and weight as muscle is heavier than fat.

    Remember, no matter what, the wedding itself is the most important part and you’ll be the most beautiful woman in the whole place. πŸ™‚

  10. Suzanne November 21, 2013 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Don’t cut out carbs all together, especially if you begin craving them and then splurge. Eat smaller amounts of all foods but remember that protein burns fat. Also, building muscle while making you look fabulous (you do already) could be hindering your weight loss.
    if you cut foods out of your diet completely you will crave them…

  11. Ann Downs November 21, 2013 at 4:29 am - Reply

    Chandi, everything that you are doing sounds great. I think I would drop the weight building because, I know it burns calories but, the muscle will make you weight more. Maybe do the cardio instead. Good luck! Love your yarn. πŸ™‚
    ~Ann

  12. Judy Robbins November 21, 2013 at 4:29 am - Reply

    I would do acupuncture. I know this sounds strange … but I have a HUGE diet Pepsi issue. We call it the “Black Crack” between a few family members. I went to an acupuncture appointment to try and improve milk flow (my boy was two months old a the time) and we talked and she ended up helping me with sugar issues too! It was amazing!! Seriously … give it a try.

  13. Sharon November 21, 2013 at 4:34 am - Reply

    If you can get to where you are not eating grains or sugar, the weight WILL come off. Quickly and without more working out. Overtraining can wreak havoc on a system, so watch that.

  14. Emily November 21, 2013 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Have you ever tried juicing? Like veggies and fruit? There is a movie by an Australian named Joe called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead that can be viewed on the internet. Of course it’s a bit extreme as a life style but his facebook and website have great recipes if you have a nice juicer handy. It is by far the fastest way to lose weight quickly and a great way to give yourself a boost after a bought of indulgent eating! Hope that helps and good luck with reaching your goal for your wedding day!

  15. Amber Smith November 21, 2013 at 4:36 am - Reply

    I do all my workouts for the week in a row. Mondays I take off because who wants to commit to doing ANYTHING on a Monday lol? I workout for an hour total Tuesday through Friday. 30 bike or walking and 30 ball workout. Ball workouts are AWESOME and really fun. Having a workout buddy helps but there are only groups for accountability. If you mess up, don’t worry or feel bad about it. HASfit on Facebook has links to fun workouts and great motivational stuff. Your body does need carbs just make sure they’re not junk. Adding veggies is a great way to add fiber! Lastly, it may seem unappetizing but edamame is sooooo good for you and since it’s full of protein, it makes your body feel great. I didn’t like it at first but now I love roasted salted edamame.

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  17. Brenda November 21, 2013 at 4:51 am - Reply

    Have you tried the dress on recently or are you just going by weight. I ask because your heavy regime of exercise could have resulted in loss of inches in the important areas, but not a loss of weight due to muscle density. Muscle weighs more than fat. You do look lovely, but I hope you achieve your goal. Congrats on your pending nuptuals.

  18. Maria November 21, 2013 at 5:10 am - Reply

    Chandi, you are beautiful just the way you are. Too beautiful to risk your health on crazy diets. The exercise plan is a wonderful addition to your routine and should continue for the rest of your life. I say have a good seamstress change the back of your gown to a corset style so it can be laced to fit you perfectly. If you lose weight, the dress will swallow you ;-).

  19. auntbot November 21, 2013 at 5:15 am - Reply

    Get the book Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman. If you follow the 6 week plan you will lose the weight. I relied heavily on green smoothies 2 per day. This diet is very healthy, delicious, and you never get hungry. As a mater of fact, most people have a hard time eating all the food (vegetables). I have permanently change my diet to Fuhrman’s nutritarian diet and feel the best I have ever felt and lost 35 pounds in 4 months.

  20. Sandra Krichbaum November 21, 2013 at 5:19 am - Reply

    I did the Green Challenge but couldn’t do it for the whole 30 days. I’m going to try it again in December. You don’t need a juicer because it is all done in a blender. The people that run the page are glad to help. You might check it out and see what they suggest. https://www.facebook.com/groups/30daygreensmoothiechallenge/

  21. Paloma November 21, 2013 at 5:22 am - Reply

    Focus T25 and Shakeology. Combined are the best training program. Hard work during 25 minutes a day…only 25 MINUTES A DAY! You can do it while you are dyeing some yarn πŸ˜‰

  22. Christa Smith November 21, 2013 at 5:26 am - Reply

    Chandi, try hot yoga! I tried it once and I sweated so much I was slipping on my yoga mat. It was a really tough work out. And the best thing about it is that I felt clean on the inside for days afterwards. I felt brand new, squeaky clean. It’s like I sweated out all the gunk. Try it, it’s awesome.

    I am using Weight Watchers on line and I love it. It has really helped me monitor what I eat and what I don’t eat. I initially got it because I am not eating well at all and Weight Watchers has helped motivate me to eat better.

  23. emma November 21, 2013 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Don’t completely cut out carbs, just eat them in moderation. Cut your portion sizes when your having a meal and junk food is just that, crap food!! Walk were ever possible and always take the stairs, hope this helps and good luck πŸ™‚ xx

  24. Marie November 21, 2013 at 6:03 am - Reply

    Hi Chandi, you’re on the right track. Be careful with the weight training, do light weights but high reps, this will get you toned. You want to be able to do 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps. You don’t have to spend a lot of time on this, 2 exercises per body parts. Also, you need to get your cardio going, figure out what you max heart rate is and you want to be able to maintain 80% do that max HR. I would recommend cardio every day for a minimum of 30 minutes and weight training 3 times a week. As for food, you don’t necessarily need to cut all the carbs, but you do need to pay attention to which one you eat and how much. Decrease your portion sizes. Increase your fibre and fruit/ veggie consumption. I know that living in the north, they are expensive, but you need them. Avoid processed food at all costs. And if there are more than two or three ingredients you can’t pronounced, don’t eat it. Drink lots of water, without any sugary additive, maybe a slice of lemon or orange, but nothing else. I’m doing all of this, and lost over 30 lbs so far. Don’t get obsessed with what the scale says, go by the way your clothes feel. And don’t deprive yourself, that’s when the trouble starts, but be mindful of what you eat. After a while you won’t have the cravings. Good luck to you. You can do it and you’ll look great in that wedding dress, and after.

  25. Nikki November 21, 2013 at 7:23 am - Reply

    P90X is doing a great job helping me take off my baby weight. With a full time job and a 6 month old I don’t have the time to do every single workout in the program so I am doing cardio one day a week and then 3 days doing the resistance workouts all at the gym. You can get an app to track your diet and workouts for I think $2.99. If you don’t know the exercises in the workouts I think the package of the guided resistance workouts were something like $30.

  26. Sandra November 21, 2013 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Oh I feel for you girl! I have been on diets all my life and some worked for a while but the weight always seemed to creep back. Also, yo yo dieting is not good for your health or your heart. I have recently taken a Weight Wellness Classes and it is very important to plan your meals ahead of time and make the right food choices. It is not healthy to cut all your carbs as they are needed to maintain muscles elasticity and stabilizes your energy levels. I recommend that you look up the Canada Food Guide which will give all the information needed on what you should be eating and portion sizes. If you stick with this plan you will easily loose your five pounds or more and be healthy. Also, I recommend you purchase a book called “The Schwarzbein Principle” author Diana Schwarzbein, M.D. I have read this book a few times because its contains a lot of good information.

    P.S. Stress is an enemy and can sabotage your weight loss. If you eat the right foods, your body will be healthy and you will have lots of energy and feel great! Good luck Chandi, and hope that you loose your five pounds so you can fit in your wedding dress!!

    Sincerely,

    Sandra

  27. Jennifer Reader November 21, 2013 at 8:16 am - Reply

    I did an aloe vera based 9 day cleanse over the summer, I lost 8lbs and felt fantastic and my skin and hair looked so much better to. You could also try carb lovers diet, I lost 7lb on that after have my first child. Good luck x

  28. Karen November 21, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

    I am 63 and fought my weight my whole life especially after giving birth. I won’t lecture you about the weight and balance as I know this is for your Wedding. You need to work out extremely hard in order to get the weight off. I have been a bike rider for the last 10 years. Get on a bike gym or on the rd and ride hard for a couple of hours, daily if you can. I think running can do the same thing. Idea is you need an intense work out to lose the kind of weight you want. Sorry sweet girlie, but you are already quite fit and your body does not want to give up the weight you are asking. Good luck to a wonderful lady! (Nice guns:o)

  29. donnarossa November 21, 2013 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Recently I do my 30 days challenge of vegan eating (the book “vegan for fit”). So far so good. In this challenge you also cut all carbs like noodles, rice and potatoes. This shaky feeling in the beginning I had that too. But now I feel liberated and not so lethargic anymore. To gain muscles take care about eating proteins (rather it’s meat or pulses) and less carbs. And give your muscles time to recover. Overtraining them tends to the opposite you wish to.

  30. Denise November 21, 2013 at 10:47 am - Reply

    One thing you didn’t mention eating is fruit. Not that you need Weight Watchers, but you can eat as much fruit and veggies as you want. I joined online just to track my weight because I need to be accountable to someone.

    Because I’m no good at sticking with anything that allows me to make choices, I subscribed to a meal plan that outlines meals, gives a grocery list and recipes for the week. Other than a few tweaks for my schedule, I’m following it and have shed 13 lbs in 5 weeks.

    Grains aren’t bad in small amount as. Maybe you fell off because you were being too strict. Losing weight takes a balance of choices from every food group, and portion size is instrumental to success. Peanut butter is okay in small amounts, and so are brownies if you limit eating them to 1 serving once in a while.

    Working out to build muscle could be skewing the numbers on your scale. You may want to limit it, and cut back on the muscle building in favor of some cardio for a clue of weeks at least.

    Don’t beat yourself up, but go for a balance to keep yourself satisfied. After all, you don’t knit the same item over and over because you need some balance and variety just like with your diet.

  31. Colleen November 21, 2013 at 11:17 am - Reply

    I do Ttapp ttapp.com or go to youtube. Short, short, short workouts that focuses on all muscles at the same time. If you really want size loss use a trainer regardless of the exercise. If nothing else, make sure that your lats are engaged always; when you are in a car pull the steering wheel toward you. You will feel it in your lats, stomach, and arms.

  32. Floy-Dean November 21, 2013 at 11:28 am - Reply

    okay so it’s difficult! You already know that. 1st rule – keep your carbs just keep them simple. If you have a fast metabolism you crave salts – sounds like you. You keep cutting them and the body will fight back into those attacks. While working 100% on muscle building – that is an excellant thing – you need to add in cardio – sorry girlie fact of life. Our bodies burn that stuff different. Carbs are fast burning – you will crash and burn if you deplete your carbs. They are essential to our lives. ADD your cardio – walk, run whatever. Keep your weights but you need recovery time for weights – 24 hours minimum. Good luck – I’m with you on all this. BTW – I am nationally certified in fitness – been in the business for a while.

  33. Claudia November 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Intermittent fasting is a great technique if you want to lose weight quickly and healthily. There are a few different approaches, but my favourite one is compressed hours. In other words, you limit the number of hours during the day when you eat, and fast for the remainder of the time. A comfortable margin is 6/18. So…you eat all meals within a 6-hour period and fast for the remaining 18. At least 8 of the 18 hours should be spent sleeping, so it’s not terribly difficult. Keep with low carbs, but don’t eliminate them entirely. Try to go for low glycemic index carbs — berries, tomatoes, peppers, salad greens, multi-grain bread, quinoa…that sort of thing. Stay away from white carbs — rice, potatoes, white bread, etc. Hope this helps. You look fabulous anyway, but I understand wanting to maintain control of your health. Best of luck!

  34. Angela November 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    My advice is Supersets. I’m a carb/sugar addict as well and doing fast paced supersets is the only thing that ever drops the weight quickly for me. I pick about 8 exercises, split them into pairs (two different body parts), pick a pair and do 10-15 reps of each 4 times with no resting, take about a 90 second rest and move to the next set. These 8 exercises can be with weights or just body weight, like push-ups or crunches. Moving quickly from one to the next gets the heart rate up and sometimes I add in additional cardio. 1 set, 15 burpees, rest, repeat.

    You can do it!

  35. Kara November 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Don’t worry about the actual weight. Stop getting on a scale. What you’re trying to lose is such an insignificant amount, and you’re likely going to put on as much in muscle as you are losing in fat and retained water. If you really need to, take your measurements (waist, arms, thighs,etc) once a week, which is going to give you a more accurate idea of how you’re doing. Or you can just try your dress on once a week and see if you are getting there yet. Good luck!

  36. Cheryl November 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi, Dairy is sneaky. It can be causing inflammation in your system. Cut out dairy, gluten and sugar….and watch the hidden sugar. If you don’t have any sugar, you won’t crave it. It is the hidden sugar that triggers the desire for more! Also, promise yourself one cheat meal a week! That might help you stay on track, and it also tricks your metabolism to speed up the weight loss. Make sure that your protein intake in grams is half your weight in pounds. If you weigh 110 lbs, then try to get 55gm of protein a day. That will help your muscle increase and speed up fat loss.

  37. Cheryl November 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Also, there is a difference between starchy carbs and the clean carbs in vegetables. Try avoiding starchy carbs in the evening. But, if you have sugar cravings, starchy carbs will cause more sugar cravings. Know yourself and pay attention to how food affects you.

    • Marsha November 22, 2013 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Just what I was going to say. I’ve started a low carb diet two months ago (to help me deal with CFS) and I’ve steadily been losing weight. Not to mention feeling more energetic; a big deal for me!
      Thing is though, your body needs carbs! So try getting them from vegetables and legumes. If there are things you crave (oh, brownie, how I love you!) allow yourself one moment a day when you can eat a small amount of it.
      But my best advice is: cook from scratch. You’d be surprised how much sugar, starch and wheat is used in ready made food. And putting together a truly healthy meal really doesn’t take much time.
      Good luck!

      Marsha

  38. Corey November 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Oh, I know you can so do this! I have to agree that you should not watch the actual weight, but the size of your body. I know when I was my thinnest, I was not my lightest, I was so much more fit that I had more muscle mass and weighed more than I wanted to. A food journal will help to keep you on track. Just seeing what you ate will give you perspective. Don’t completely cut out anything you plan on eatting for the rest of your life. This will just lead to the weight coming right back after the wedding, and no body wants that bummer of a feeling. You look great, keep up the good work! Can’t wait to see how you look in your dress!

  39. Linda Knisley November 21, 2013 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Have you tried on your dress since you lost the three pounds? I ask this because, while a pound of fat and a pound of muscle weigh the same, they are very different in terms of volume. Think apple versus cantaloupe in terms of size. Not an accurate replica, but that should give you a visual.

    Doing “more” of what you’re already doing is not necessarily a good thing – change it up is generally better. Try exercises you’ve never done before.

    Don’t pay attention to the scale at all, but do pay attention to how the dress is fitting – try it on every day if you have to πŸ™‚

    Best of luck to you! <3

  40. Jodi November 22, 2013 at 12:02 am - Reply

    Have your cut off time 7pm. Do not eat anything after 7. Remember whatever you eat. You have to work it off!

  41. Melodee November 22, 2013 at 1:38 am - Reply

    And if all else fails, buy a Spanx. Good luck.

  42. Irene Fuller November 22, 2013 at 5:03 am - Reply

    Stairs , lots of walking your beautiful just the way you are never give up, me a two time Cancer Survivor . You will succeed & pic’s please πŸ™‚

  43. Ciara November 22, 2013 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Hey girl, you can do this. My advice, don’t cut anything you love completely out of your diet. Limit it. If you completely restrict yourself from it, you will want it, BAD. So, you treat yourself with what you like, but way less and smaller amounts. Do you drink milk? That is loaded with sugar. If you drink a lot, cut way back. Try juicing, it is awesome. Anywho, like I said, don’t absolutely restrict yourself, I think it causes weight gain because we end up bingeing (sp) on it due to us craving it so bad. But, think of it this way too…when you are craving something like I’ve cream, your body may be craving calcium. If we like to eat a lot of ice cream, then your body knows that’s a source where it can get its calcium, therefore trigging you to want ice cream. Grab something else that is healthier that has calcium….I bet the ice cream crave goes away. πŸ˜‰

  44. Eileen Wormser November 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    I find that if I cut out the white grains and sugar! as well as salty snacks, I can drop the weight. I’ll never be as thin as you, but as long as I fit into my size 6 jeans I am a happy camper. Once or twice a year I go through this sort of diet to keep myself on track. Like you, I crave carbs and sugar… Thank goodness I am not a junk food fan. I understand your wanting to lose although I do agree you sure do ‘t need to in my book!

  45. Erica November 23, 2013 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Have you tried the master cleanse that Beyonce did? It is a lemonade that you make with certain ingredients, you drink that for two days straight (no food) and then you re-introduce certain foods into your body. She lost 10lbs with that (although I don’t think you need to lose any) here is a link http://calorielab.com/news/2008/07/17/master-cleanse-in-detail/

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