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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dumping the Fat

Isn't that what we'd all love to do? Get rid of those awful fat pockets stored all over our body? Shudder!!! And where in the world did they come from? I'm 5' 5" tall, and up until I hit about age 40 or so, weighed 120 or fact, in my 20's and 30's I averaged around 115, a bit too light for my height, but my metabolism burned calories faster than I could pack them on.

Then, the dreaded 40's snuck up on me, and my fat burning ability slowed to a crawl. Unfortunately, my eating habits didn't change. I'd spent my entire life eating anything I wanted and never paying for it. It boomeranged with a vengeance. I got up to 130 and didn't think much of it, as that was just a couple of lbs more than what I should be for my height and frame. Then 5 lbs more, and then another five....and...well, I'm not telling. Let's just say, I gained too much in the next 15 yrs.

Yes, I changed my eating habits. Yes, I started to exercise more, although I've always been fairly active. But it's been a constant battle. Now, however, I'm determined that's going to change, and I'm publicly stating....and hoping my readers will help keep me accountable....that I'm GOING to lose weight. At least 10 lbs before Thanksgiving!!

I started yesterday on a diet that's worked for several of my friends and I'll let you know it goes. I'll post one every 7-10 days with an update, if even one person leaves a comment showing that they care to know. Otherwise, I guess I'll just rejoice (or moan and groan) alone, LOL!

Wish me luck, pray for me, bless me, and lend your support. My cholesterol is too high, and my clothes don't fit well, and it's TIME FOR A CHANGE!!!!

In fact, if I'm brave and this works, I may even do a before and after picture in a month or two!


Tammy said...

I feel for you!! Am having the same problem. I am hoping to drop a few pounds myself........ Fingers crossed the weight comes off quickly for you!!

Tammy M

Miralee Ferrell said...

Tammy, you are so slender, I can't see where you could lose any, but I'll share what I'm doing with you if you want to drop me an email.


Kameko said...

Good luck! I'll be praying that God gives you the strength to "stick to your guns." This is a fight I'm very familiar with and while I always start out going strong, I lose steam at the first hurdle and end up gaining what I lost, plus more, back.



Miralee Ferrell said...

Thanks, Beverly. This is something a number of my friends have done... using a hormone called HCG and a very restricted diet for 30 days. Two friends who are both my size and height lost 15-18 lbs the first time they did it. (they're both on a second round now, which you can start again 6 wks later).

It's a tough diet, but I'm determined to stick to it. I figure I can do just about anything for 30 days. I'll post again here how it's going. I can give you more info if you think you might want to try it.

Miralee Ferrell said...

Update on the diet. It's working!!!! I've been at it for 14 days now, and have lost 10 1/2 lbs. Wahoo!!! This is the best diet I've ever done, and to see this kind of result is fantastic. I have 14 more to go. Might not make it this round, as I only have another 2 wks on the diet (it's limited on the time you spend on it). Hopefully I'll lose another 5-7, and do another round in January and lose the rest. I haven't been the weight I am right now in about 8-10 yrs. Feeling good!

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