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In the Box - Weeks 22 & 23

By Mary Weaver

Mary Weaver

December 02, 2013 10:20 a.m.

I have had a busy two weeks. Around the holidays if anyone has a secret of how to eek a few more hours out of the day please let me know.

Last week I finally left the light on in the bathroom after my shower. I took a deep breath opened my eyes and took a look in a full length mirror at the new body. All I can say is the old birthday suit doesn’t fit like it used to.

After I got dressed, even though I am in a smaller size, I noticed a major “muffin” effect. The next day at work I was talking about my muffin and not wanting to go girdle shopping when a fellow co-worker, Amy told me about Spanx.

After I got home, I Googled Spanx and started researching. The next day on the way home I stopped at the mall and started my search. I ended up in Wal-Mart and found something similar and decided to give it a go.

The garment is high waisted and offers great support. I put my clothes on and voila the muffin was gone. Another nice thing about the garment is that it offered extra warmth. I went to several different stores looking for the Spanx brand and ended up finding them on e-bay. I got them a few days later and I must say they are the berries!

Last week my daughter Emily got a Fit Bit Activity Monitor. The monitor sounds awesome as it keeps track of all activity and syncs to any I-phone or android. I started looking on line and found this particular item is highly sought after. I was able to order one and am waiting for it to come in, as it was on backorder.

I hope it is easier to program than the pedometer that I bought at the beginning of this journey. Emily assures me I can do it.

During week 22, for the first time I gained .8 lb. I had followed the program to the T but before I weighed in I didn’t feel like I had lost anything.

Yesterday, Week 23, I lost 1.5 pounds for a total weight loss of just shy of 55 lbs. This week I also talked with my class leader as I feel like I want to move on to Phase II classes.

During the core program, I realized my dietary habits were terrible. I really was living the “high” life regarding food. The on going program I have been attending is geared to keeping records, planning how to work in the foods and so on. Phase II will teach more about the right foods to eat. I don’t want to add foods just yet, but I am ready for more information and looking forward to meeting more people like me.

3 most difficult things to do in the world:

1. You can’t count your hair

2. You can’t wash your eyes with soap

3. You can’t breathe when your tongue is out

Now Please Put your tongue back inside.

I am In The Box

Categories: Weight Loss