so now i’m fixing it, once and for all. I can’t expect something to magically happen if I don’t put in the effort.
A lot of people swear by these products, Then other people are disappointed by these products and I’m not going to be one to rant about how it “doesn’t work” and how it’s “not effective”.
In all honesty, I do believe if you use these products and the 3 2 1 plan as directed you WILL see results.
The only catch is- If you’re trying to lose a significant amount of weight this is probably not the best “diet plan” for you.
Reason be; You can only take so much Slim-Fast.
While they offer a variety of flavors; over time you’re going to get tired of eating/drinking the Same ‘Ol thing.
Same thing with the “Special K” diet. It works if you work it; But no one wants to eat cereal 14 times in one week. Not to mention all their cereal bars and shakes.
And you still have to eat other sensible meals, Drink LOTS of H20 and exercise regularly in order for these “diet plans” to be effective.
Basically all they’re doing is offering you a semi tasty food/beverage that’s low in calories yet filling at the same time. That’s it- If you could just plan out your own meals that were tasty and low caloric meals; You’d have the same exact results.
For some reason people seem to think there is some magical chemical in these products that make you lose weight- Which is NOT the case.
Please really need to look into the details before jumping to conclusions.
In other words; I DO believe Slim-Fast works,
But unless you’re only trying to lose about 10 pounds or something- This diet will get old fast and you’re not likely to stick to it.
You’re better off just creating your own meals.
However, I do believe Slim-fast can be used in a different way.
If you’re running late in the morning or something, But you still want to get breakfast in; Grabbing Slim-Fast bar/shake can be a life saver. It’s very quick, simple and convenient to consume on the go.
It has a chemical in it to make you feel full. While that doesn’t MAKE you lose weight; It keeps you from feeling hungry and you feel satisfied so you don’t think about food constantly. And since it IS food; Of course it gives you nourishment and energy without an excessive amount of calories. It’s rather difficult to eat a bowl of cereal, A cup of fruit and a yogurt in the car. I don’t think it should be often used as a meal replacement, But for a quick fix every now and then; It’s good to keep around.
So, Basically this is a blog I’m using to “keep track” of my weight loss progress. I do have a separate personal blog that I stay active on that is in no way connected to or in relation to this one. This blog isn’t for fame or for fun. This blog is for ME. It’s meant to be motivational, A place where I can vent and share my experiences and keep record of my accomplishments. Do not follow this blog in hopes of getting a “follow back”. I will not follow you back unless your blog is subjected around similar content; Weight loss.
My current weight is 247 pounds (I’m 18 and 5’4”). I’m am a size 22 in jeans. I would love to be around 120-130 lbs and be in a size 5 or 6. It sounds highly improbable and unpractical. I know it will be tough, But I don’t need easy- I just need possible. I’ve always been “bigger” than MOST girls my age. I wasn’t necessarily “fat”, But I was much more developed. Like, When I was 12 people thought I was 16. I think I just hit puberty sooner. When I was 10 and 11 years old I weighed 140. At 12 I weighed 160. At 13 I weighed 180. I was also younger than most people in my class as well. I was a 15 year old Junior. At the end of my Junior year I weighed 200. When I graduated I weighed 220. I’ve been graduated since 2010 and since then I’ve managed to gain another 27 pounds. I’m sure you can see a pattern.
Oddly enough, I’ve never really been bullied about my weight. I’m not going to say I haven’t heard a comment or two here and there, But as a general rule, Most people didn’t mind me. I was my OWN bully and my own enemy. I’ve always been rather hard on myself. But this has seriously gotten out of control. Even if I didn’t weigh as much as other girls and I weighed around 150, That would still be okay. At the rate I’m going though- I’m destined for heart failure and diabetes. Unfortunate as it is, Some of my “fat genes” are genetic. All of the women on my mom’s side are big. My grandmother used to be a lot larger, But she’s managed to drop a good 80 pounds. My Aunt T. had a tummy tuck. My Aunt P. passed away already, But she was a curvier lady. And my aunt M. well, She’s a good 400 pounds. My mom was also big. She had a Gastric Bypass surgery and lost over 100 pounds, But she became SO weak and unhealthy from that surgery she even stated “I wish I was still fat and happy”. She lost all her teeth and she’d hurt violently every time she ate. My mom passed away as well and that surgery is part of the reason why.
I don’t want to end up like that.
I already have a difficult enough time as it is. I cannot walk into a regular department store and buy something off the shelf or the rack. Nothing fits. I do most of my shopping online on “plus size” sites like Torrid. WetSeal and Forever 21 also carry plus sized clothing online, But I guess they’re too ashamed to sell them in stores. And because plus sized clothes require more fabric and they’re in high demand they cost an arm and a leg. I’ve literally broke down crying in dressing rooms because the jeans I was trying on were too small and I just looked at my body in the mirror covered in stretchmarks and saw attack of the jelly rolls.
I can’t walk up a flight of stairs without being exhausted and out of breath. I sweat as if I’m in a sauna even when everyone around me is comfortable because of all my extra baggage. I even wear full body shape wear when I go out. That’s something a 40 year old divorced women wears- Not a teenager. And I’ve been wearing them for a few years. They’re uncomfortable and expensive.
I want to be able to feel confident in a bikini instead of making excuses for why I can’t go to a water park or a pool party or the beach. I want to be able to wear shorts in the summer time and feel the breeze instead of being layered in shape wear and jeans. I want to be able to shop at “normal” stores. I want to look in my mirror without devastation thinking “How did I let myself get like this” and having emotional breakdowns. I want to be able to look good in the clothes I put on the first time and not change my outfit 7 times because I look sloppy and unpleasant in all my clothes. I want to be able to wear a bra without having to use TWO bra extenders and STILL having fat roll over the sides of my bra. I want to be able to sit down in my car without my stomach being pressed against the steering wheel. I’ve even had to switch my desks out at school because my desk was “too tight”. I want to actually be disappointed that I bought something “too big” instead of “too small” for once. I want to be able to accept a compliment. I want to stop croping all of my pictures before I upload them. I want to feel like I can eat around people or in public without feeling like people are staring at me thinking “Don’t you think she’s had enough” or “Does she REALLY need to be eating that?”
I just want to be happy and feel pretty for once in my life. Not according to society’s standards, But to MY standards. I’m not one of those girls who thinks you have to be a size 0 in order to be beautiful and that anyone who weighs more than 108 pounds is a pig. I don’t think there is anything WRONG with being “bigger” or having curves as long as YOU’RE happy with yourself. I don’t think that being skinny means you’re pretty. I’ve seen small girls who in my opinion- we NOT attractive in the least and I’ve seen bigger women like Adele who are absolutely beautiful. But I still want this for myself. Not so society can accept me, But so I can accept me. It’s not natural or healthy for me to be the way that I am. And regardless of that; I just find smaller figures more attractive to my eye. My own honest opinion. That’s just how I personally want to look. I’ve been big all my life and I want to change that. It’s time to take control. I will prevail I will not fail.