Here's my story...I'll post updates below.
So, in my almost 7 years here at MZQ, my weight has really fluctuated. A few years ago, I hit 180 pounds. And I'll never forget, after I appeared in a local tv news segment, how someone commented on "how fat I'd gotten". I was able to slim down from that all-time high weight...and then 2 Summers ago, I got all the way down to around 140. I was SOOOO close to meeting my goal...and then, well...I met my now-husband...he's a great cook, I discovered how much I like trying new recipes...Winter came...I got lazy, quit working out...and from the day we got married last Fall to last week...I had packed on 15 pounds, to put me at 170...only 10 pounds and one jeans size away from my heaviest. So, I decided it was finally time to do something about it. I spent all last Summer unhappy with how I looked in my swimsuit...and I said, not again this year. I joined a new gym to help motivate me...and I went into My Weight Doctor to try their program. You meet with a real doctor who analyzes how your body works, and then he custom-designs a supplement and meal plan just for you. I take two pills a day, and go in once a week for an injection and a weigh-in. I started the program this past Friday and lost 3 pounds over the weekend! I feel better than I have in a long time...physically AND mentally. I'm hoping to lose 20 pounds total by MZQFest...and 35 eventually. I have pair of size 7 jeans that I am determined to get into...today, I wear a 14. If you are struggling to lose weight, let me know so we can help support each other...and think about going to a My Weight Doctor clinic...they'll give you a free consultation!
UPDATE - 4/9
I'm now down 7 pounds in 2 weeks...I lost 5 alone in the first week on the My Weight Doctor program. Feelin' great!
UPDATE - 4/24
I've lost 13 pounds in a month...and a whole jeans size! Really hoping for 20 off by MZQFest in just over 3 weeks
UPDATE - 7/12
I haven't updated in awhile - sorry about that. Let's see...I did meet my goal of losing 20 pounds by the Fest - that felt awesome! To be honest, for the last month or so, I have been pretty much stuck at the same weight. I've hit a plateau...which both my doctor at My Weight Doctor and my trainer at the gym say is completely normal. Once your body gets used to the same foods and level/type of exercise over a period of time, it can happen. So, for the past few weeks, I've been doing extra cardio at the gym...and while the scale isn't changing, I can tell I'm building muscle and toning up - and muscle does weigh a bit more than fat...plus, my body fat percentage has gone down...AND, I'm now able to get into my size 10 jeans. So, I'm definitely losing weight, even if the numbers on the scale don't quite reflect it in the typical sense. My new goal is to be at 140 by the time we leave for Texas on September 27th for my stepdaughter's wedding. I'm gonna keep at it!
UPDATE - 7/19
I wanted to tell you about Novita, who was inspired to go to MWD after hearing about my success. In 2 months, she lost 22 pounds...and says she loves how easy the program is, and how great it is having energy to run around and play with her daughter!
UPDATE - 7/26
I'm SOOOO excited - been waiting for this day for a LONG TIME - at my weigh-in today, it finally happened: I am finally under 150! I'm at 148!!!! My doctor changed up my meds and it worked! It's amazing what seeing that number did for my mood, my confidence, my motivation to keep going. I stress about losing weight more than anybody should...why, I don't know. It's not like I'm in danger of any health problems...or my husband is threatening to leave me if I don't slim down. I just need to get to my goal and stay around that number to stay happy with myself. I can't do this up-and-down by 30 pounds stuff, every few years, ANY more. NO WAY! =) So, here I am...just under 2 months until we leave for the wedding. And I have 8 more pounds to go. That's a pound a week. I should be able to do that, no problem!
UPDATE - 8/13
Wanted to tell you about my girlfriend, Rhonda, who just started on the program. She lost 7 pounds in the first 2 weeks! And says she's loving all the energy she has!
UPDATE - 8/23
I'm feeling so encouraged - lost another 3 pounds! That means only FIVE more to make my goal of 140 by my stepdaughter's wedding in just over a month! I'm pretty sure I can do it! And my girlfriend Rhonda, who I told you about in my last post, she's now down 10 pounds and is also extremely happy!
UPDATE - 8/30
Got this email:
I hear you talk about My Weight Dr and was wondering if you really use them and if it really works. I need to lose some weight for health reasons and just do not want to waste the money if it doesn’t work.
To which I responded:
It's totally unethical for me to endorse a product/service I don't actually use myself and believe in! YES, everyone I know who has joined My Weight Doctor has had wonderful success! HIGHLY recommend them!
UPDATE - 9/6:
My girlfriend Rhonda has now been on the plan 6 weeks and has lost almost 15 pounds. She says, "I have thyroid disease. Losing weight is hard for me so this has been wonderful. I actually feel like I can do this now!!!"
Everyone I talk to who's started the program is SO glad they did!
UPDATE - 9/13
I reached another milestone this week - I got into one of my "goal" pairs of pants - they're a single-digit size!!! Size 9, to be precise. Feeling motivated to keep going!!!
UPDATE - 9/20
My girlfriend Rhonda is on cloud 9...people are starting to notice that she's losing weight - and it's making her feel SO good! She's now down 18 pounds in less than 8 weeks! She says that My Weight Doctor is honestly the best and easiest program she's ever tried!