So, apparently, I tend to overindulge a little bit over Christmas and Valentine’s Day. What can I say? Mama loves some chocolate. The net effect? I’ve put on about 7 pounds that I’d lost previously. Color me irritated. And a little chubby.
But, no use wallowing, I know I simply need to lock it down for a couple weeks and go back to the same tried and true plan that helped me lose 20 lbs over a year and a half ago.
Given that we’ve gained a lot of new readers (welcome, new Penelopes!) in the last few months, I thought it might make sense to post the links to the whole series here, in case anyone else is in the same boat.
You can learn:
the overview of the process, including a really lovely “before” shot.
about the book I used that started it all (and helped me make it through)
how I looked (and felt) after I dropped the weight, including some tips for maintaining.
More than 18 months later, and, barring overindulgence at the holidays, I can vouch wholeheartedly for every one of these tools. In fact, I recently had my blood panel done and was incredibly happy to see that every one of my levels were in a perfect range. I credit this set of tools with helping me eat clean and stay active.
This set of tools works because they become “the boss”, you get to simply do what they tell you to do. I love that. Sometimes, I’m tired of being in charge. And, if you do follow this structure, for a few weeks, you’ll lose weight in a healthy, smart way, too.