Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Before & During ...

I won't call this Before & After because I'm not at my goal yet, but at least I'm moving again. For whatever reason, my weight-loss stalled during the entire month of March. I blame cheese. I was following the program, but I think I was eating too much at dinner. I started tracking my food a few days ago, which is something Rick's been telling me to do for months. As soon as I started keeping track of what I ate, I started losing again. Go figure.

These pictures aren't that good. In fact, they're a little scary, but they'll give you an idea. I have lost 53 pounds so far, but still want to lose another 21 pounds. I probably won't be able to lose them all by the time we leave for Disney World next month, but at least I'll be closer. Today I tried on 2 pairs of jeans that I hadn't worn in ELEVEN years. Not only could I get them up, but I got them buttoned AND zipped! They're still too tight to wear comfortably, but it's a start in the right direction.

It looks like my story and pictures (different than these) will be featured in the revised version of Fat To Skinny by Doug Varrieur. That's the book Rick bought last September and asked me to read. I think the revised version is coming out in 2012. I might be added to Doug's website, too. Look for me!

15 comments:

  1. Incredible transformation Rena!

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  2. Just curious what program you're doing. I know that when I track what I eat, I lose weight. Dinner is always tricky for me - if I'm gonna overeat, that's the meal it will be. Congrats on your success! You're looking great!!

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  3. Walter -- Thanks!

    Debbie -- The link to the book is at the bottom. Basically, it's a low-carb/low-sugar program, but with an emphasis on replacing favorite foods rather than giving them up altogether. I've lost 53 pounds and my husband has lost about 60 pounds, so it's been working for us. I like all the food replacements, so I think this is something I will be able to stick with long-term, which is what counts in the end. :)

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  4. RENA!! OMG!! You looked good before but you look just smashing now! How wonderful for you.

    Chynna

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  5. Oh Rena! You look fabulous! Good for you. To be able to zip up a pair of jeans you haven't worn in 11 years is simply fantastic! You go girl.

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  6. I'm so proud of you, Rena!
    That is hard work and determination!
    You look awesome!

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  7. Congrats on your progress! Yes, for whatever reason, writing down what you eat works. I guess we don't want to have to write things like "18 spoonfuls of ice cream straight from the carton." :D

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  8. You honestly look gorgeous in both pictures. Congrats on all the hard work!

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  9. OMG! You look AMAZING!!! Congratulations!

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  10. Having recently managed to lose 14lbs (another 28 to go) - I know how hard you've worked for this.

    Very well done. And you look FANTASTIC.

    XX

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  11. Marvelous ! You look amazing and you have great willpower as well. *:)

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