| Rebekah: Diets Don't Work - Lifestyle Change Does!
BEFORE AFTER I had struggled with my weight all of my adult life. I was big as a teen, but not obese. During my first pregnancy, I gained over 80 pounds, and never lost all of it. I became pregnant again and gained another 80 pounds, and again only lost a little bit of that. I then had two more children and kept the fat from those pregnancies, too. I tried so many things to lose weight, Atkins, Weight Watchers, a myriad of weight loss books and crazy diets.
Then, I saw Marilu on t.v talking about Body Victory and talked my husband into letting me try one more thing. I ordered the program and when it arrived, I jumped right in. I followed it to the letter and it truly became a way of life for me. In the first 21 days of the program, I lost 15 pounds. I kept with it and got some of Marilu's other books, like Total Health Makeover. I started experimenting with foods I loved, but that were prepared in a way that was harmful to both my health and my weight and found ways to make them that fit the plan. I love food and I couldn't stick with something that was so restrictive that I was hungry all the time or feeling deprived. With this program, I have never felt deprived or hungry. I exercise daily and look forward to it. I love that I can eat bread, cereal, fish, veggies, fruit...it's all in there...nothing's missing...I am healthier than I've ever been and my weight is down a total of 123 pounds now!!!
I have also kept it off for a year, now!!Whoo Hoo!!! I am at the lightest weight I've ever been in my adult life (133) and at the healthiest point, too!! The last time I saw a doctor, he said, "I can tell you really do eat right and exercise." My blood pressure is low, my cholesterol levels are great, my protein, iron and sugar levels are all where they should be. I have energy, stamina, gusto, and lots of fun!!! My life is changed forever and I am so looking forward to the rest of my life now that it will be lived healthy, thin, and full of energy!!! Thanks to Marilu for developing this program and for providing motivation to get it done. Thanks to me for sticking to it, and making it permanent. Diets don't work...lifestyle change does!!!