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My Weight Loss Story, It Can Be Yours Too.

Hi, I am Vicki. I began my journey at one of the lowest points in my life. My company took a group photo and it took me 5 minutes to locate myself in the photo! I had gotten incredibly overweight, depressed, had begun to have health issues such as severe indigestion, acid reflux, swelling ankles and feet, blood sugar issues, breathing problems, sleep apnea, my allergies were the worst they had ever been and I spent hours hiding behind my computer afraid to venture out, turning down outings with friends, refusing invitations to dine out, superbowl parties, fight nights, etc... I was up late one night and saw a gimmicky informercial. I sat there, amazed, curious if the program really works. I decided yet again to order another weight loss product with the intent on becoming one of those success stories. I had tried the gym, dieting, the buddy weight loss system, biking, I even tried jogging. None of those brought me any success. I was considering lap band surgery... but I wanted to do this on my own. Make it "my" accomplishment. When the package containing a 12 DVD set and some books arrived I thought.. "This is it? Really??" I approached it as something to "be done". I had my one final night of eating what I wanted, my "last stand" so to speak. I did the fit test and decided on a date to begin. Now, when I started the program, I went into it thinking this was a chore, something I HAD to do. Diet changes were seen as something unwanted but necessary to make the program work for me. Week 1 was horrible, the worst I had ever felt. I had to take a nap after each workout and felt like I had been beaten with a baseball bat. After month one, when I did my first REAL pushup...I realized...I had ordered all other products expecting them to work for me. I realized, you have to WORK at THEM or else they are just dvds and books. Month two, I realized my nightly dose of antacid wasn't necessary anymore so that I could sleep without waking up ill with acid reflux. I began to have to wear a belt or risk losing my pants when I walked anywhere. The programs themselves work... but YOU have to BRING IT. I am still in the middle of my journey but with one full round under my belt and another round in full swing I can honestly say...this program has changed my life and is still changing it every day! I can help you and yes, I know.. I have become one of "those" people. But honestly, this has changed my life. I no longer hide behind my computer and I eat to live.. not live to eat. It has changed me and I want others to feel that good.
satxvicki satxvicki 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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Urgh, im the largest ive ever been, nothing fits, no libido, hates mirrors. Ive bought a bike, zumba tomoro and swimming but i cant kerb the eating! I quit smoking 3 months ago and since then im eating way too much. Any reccomended dvds are welcomed. Your message is inspiring. Im new here, just joined, love it!

Olivia, as gimmicky as it sounds, I did the P90X program. Before you shake your head.. trust me, it works. I quit smoking too and that's how I gained so much weight. This program has changed things, I feel so alive and healthy and love to go shopping now! I am still not all the way there but I wont stop. I am starting up a challenge group on January 22 if you are interested. I can add you to my fb group and we can do this together! Message me if you would like more information, I can even become your coach. The things you just wrote.. I've been there.. the best thing about P90.. you don't have to starve yourself.

a very kind offer but I will decline and try the exercise, for personal reasons, its not an excuse.x

Urgh, im the largest ive ever been, nothing fits, no libido, hates mirrors. Ive bought a bike, zumba tomoro and swimming but i cant kerb the eating! I quit smoking 3 months ago and since then im eating way too much. Any reccomended dvds are welcomed. Your message is inspiring. Im new here, just joined, love it!

bless you Prussian, you are right, I'm doing it today!
I'm 10 stone which is not ideal but if I lose the mornings to being inactive then the whole days is wasted, I need to get moving early. Thanksxx

Good job. Keep umthenhard work.

Thanks! Love it! This is a lifestyle change for me.. one I won't back away from. I want to ENJOY the rest of my life.. not endure it.

I have been with Vicki through part of her journey and I can say that she is definitely a changed woman from the one I met! This did indeed change her whole outlook on life!

Thanks Bolden.. aren't you now on your own journey!??? Week 1 down! Week 2 in the works. So proud of you!