Tuesday, 26 June 2012

What have you got to lose?

Well, I’ve finished my Cleanse programme – I’ve lost 6lb and I’ve lost inches. I feel great and full of energy, and I have learnt some interesting things about how I eat. So, how did I do it? I used Forever Living’s Cleanse 9 programme. It comes in a box, everything you need, you just add milk for the protein drinks and a 600 calorie meal on days 3 – 9. There are tablets to help with your metabolism and a vitamin boost. The Aloe Vera gel drink helps with energy levels and the protein shakes make sure you get 100% of RDAs of vitamins and minerals. You get a book with all your instructions, somewhere to chart your progress and helpful tips. You even get a tape measure and a shaker for mixing your drinks. Just moving away from bad habits helps, keeping up your exercise will make a difference (and yes, you can still exercise – even with many fewer calories!) Knowing that I was getting all the vitamins and minerals that my body needed gave me confidence to continue. So, what now? I am sure that some of you will be thinking – ‘yes, but she will put it all back on’, That is, of course, possible, but not likely as I have been able to spot some of my danger times and avoid senseless eating. Also, I have taught myself that I don’t need to eat loads to prevent collapse and that being a bit hungry is OK – I was always afraid of being hungry before – but have learnt to manage it now. Of course, if I give in to a whim and have that pastry or whatever, I need to be sure that it’s a one off and move on with renewed determination! But help is at hand, Forever Living also have a Nutri-Lean programme to follow on with. Again, nearly everything you need in a box, plus more helpful hints and tips. Next thing I am going to try is the body wrap to help with some of the lose skin – combined with exercise, I hope it will soon disappear. Thanks for sticking with me through this – if you would like to give it a go, or would like to join me in offering this to your clients (it’s a great business opportunity) – then please feel free to email / phone me or take a look at my web page www.forefrontfitness.myforever.biz/store Lots of lovely lotions and potions on the web pages and you can buy directly from that site. Delivery is really quick (if you live locally I can get them for you if that helps) and there is a 60 day money back guarantee – so if you get something and you don’t like it or it doesn’t do what it says it will do – you can have your money back! Why not give it a go – what have you got to lose?? Not going for the hard sell – but it worked for me.

Day 8

Monday and day 8 Only one more day after today! Its been a very long day today – got up at 05.00 and did lots of house work type tasks. Went to work at BUPA then at Lighter Life. Now I’ve done some ordering for ‘Forever Living’ products. Tomorrow I’ll tell you more about this company, about the great products and the fantastic money making opportunities for you. I have spread my food allowance out over the day today. My only lapse has been a Nak’d bar – for the rest I have kept within my allowance. I haven’t been fanatical, but have kept a clear eye on what I have been eating. I am much more aware of when I am really hungry and when I just ‘fancy a little something’ (a bit like Pooh Bear!) . There is nothing like writing down what you eat to focus the mind! I realise that before I had something to eat just about every time I went into the kitchen – and that’s a lot of times. I ate if my day had been good and if it had been bad. I ate if I was happy and if I was sad. I had all sorts of excuses to eat and best of all, if I sat down to read anything, then obviously I needed something to eat at the same time! Those habits are gradually going, its not easy but this programme has helped to reinforce the good habits that I have acquired. Its also really good to know that I could always do it again if I felt I needed to lose a few pounds or to rid my body of some of the nasties that accumulate. Full details tomorrow – your turn next? I’ll support you if you decide to do it. Texts, phone calls, emails, - its all helped me to stay on track.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Day 7

And so it goes on – one meal, two shakes and lots of supplements – no harder, no easier. Exercised in a great rush today (overslept – its all this great sleep that I’m getting!) but still worked out hard. I think its about determination – its about being really clear what my goal is and keeping it in mind throughout the day. If I didn’t know why I was doing this I feel sure I would have given up – but being clear what I intend to achieve keeps me really focused. Losing weight and keeping it off takes effort – but its loads easier if you have a plan. A plan and a clear guide plus some great products makes for a much easier journey. Two more days – all will be revealed!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Day 6

Just starting day 6 of the cleanse programme. I have lost another pound, and since I started, 1cm from arm circumference, 2 cms from waist and 2 cms from hips. This is a really good result, I am quite small anyway, (I now weigh only just over 8stone) and am only 5 feet tall, so this represents a decent percentage lost. And how am I feeling? I am sleeping really well, feel full of energy and only hungry when it is the time for a shake or a meal. Interestingly, I forgot to take one lot of the pre meal tablets before I ate last night and wanted to carry on snacking – I wondered why it was happening until I remembered the regime properly. I know that this doesn’t ‘prove’ that it works, but it was really noticeable. Exercise wise, I have been able to carry on as usual and I have just run 5 miles. Already I am beginning to think about what I do when I have finished this 9 days, so exploring the follow on regime – I’ll tell you more about that too, very soon. Intrigued? Only a few days and I will reveal all

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Day 4

Day 4 done and dusted. Full of energy and still not hungry. Have noticed, too, that I don’t have that dreadful ‘I must eat something’ feeling in the evening. I have drunk loads, but I do that anyway. There is plenty of support available, so not on my own. Nearly half way through. I even did a more strenuous work out today in my gym. And despite that rain, walked for half and hour to get the milk and the newspaper. Wonder what tomorrow will bring? Watch this space!

Day 3

Wednesday – and its my husband’s birthday – lots of food challenges. But today saw lunch introduced, I ate healthily and felt great. Great energy, and no hunger. Carried on with supplements – and – I have to admit that I found this hard to believe, they have stopped me being hungry! I did have two mouthfuls of some special scones that I made, but even so, kept within my daily calorie allowance. We had to go out in the afternoon so I was driving so easy to avoid the champagne. Then, and this is a bad bit, I didn’t have my last protein shake of the day. This is just as bad as eating too much, but I just felt too full to manage it – crazy! I am getting exercise everyday and used my vibrating plate and went for a brisk walk. This is going well – I've even lost 4 pounds! -heading into day 4 of 9 now. Stick with me – who knows, you might want to give it a try?

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Day 2

End of day two and I’ve done it! Couple of hours to go of this phase. Tomorrow is additional shakes and a calorie controlled meal. Will seem like a feast after last two days! The tablets have kept the worst of the hunger at bay (I will let you into the secret soon!) and drinking plenty has helped. We (those of us who are all doing this together) have just had a conference call and talked about ‘how its going’. Sounds like we are all going through the same stuff but sticking with it – measuring & weighing tomorrow – will be interesting. I was quite concerned this morning as I had a very important meeting when I needed to really concentrate and be clear about what I was aiming to achieve. I was concerned because I know I hadn’t had many calories over the last hours and wondered if I would lose the plot – not a bit! It was remarkable – I completely forgot that I might be hungry, I spoke fluently and was able to fully focus. No dizziness at all. Really good result. This looks like its going to be a great way to clear your body of rubbish and drop a few pounds in a really short space of time. Then there’s a plan to keep that weight off. Sounds good to me!

Monday, 18 June 2012

Day 1

Well, Day One nearly done, I’ve got one more gel drink to have. How do I feel? Most of the day I have felt very energetic and raring to go. Which is not bad on some tablets, gels and a shake. (Don’t worry, I’ll reveal all at the end of the 9 days!) Right now I will admit to being hungry but determined. I have spent a lot of time lately considering where my ‘hunger’ comes from. I was convinced that if I didn’t eat something every hour then my world would fall apart. I thought nothing of having a home made protein shake, loads of fruit and nuts and a cereal bar, all before 10.00 and I won’t go on to tell you what else I ate during the day – but it was fairly constant. Then an evening meal and then that dreadful ‘hunger’ time, when a bowl of Frosties was absolutely essential. Of course, I justified all this by the amount of exercise I did. Let me tell you that I ate enough to fuel an iron man, let alone a 45 minute circuit class. So, I have rationalised and trimmed. I have learnt that so much of what I called ‘hunger’ was nothing to do with my stomach being empty. It was habit, comfort and stress relieving. Now I can face waiting for food and eating only what I need. And I can throw away left overs. ‘Just as wasted in my stomach if I don’t need it as in the bin.’ So, on Day One, its hard but not impossible. Its will power and determination, but its also knowing that my body has had the RDAs that it needs and will start to burn fat if I stop shoving food down. Its looking at my goals and remembering why I am doing this. Tomorrow is just as harsh, but after that there is much more on the menu. One more day – how difficult can that be?

The Start...

Well, I’m weighed and measured. My goals are set and I am ready to go. How do I feel, bit anxious – will I be devastatingly hungry? Will I cheat? But I can do this – it’s all carefully planned – stick with me – I’ll let you know how it goes, check in tomorrow!

Saturday, 16 June 2012


Having worked hard to get my BMI to 23 (‘healthy’ being within the range of 20 – 25) I am very keen to maintain it there. Exercise is definitely helping and I am now well toned and am pleased with my CV level (ran 5 miles this morning!). However, the tendency to eat all I can find remains, so I need to manage my eating to manage my weight. I always do particularly well if I stick to a high protein diet and make sure that any carbs that I have are complex (so, no white bread, no bowls of Frosties for me!). Porridge is a great start to the day and protein shakes and bars see me through to the evening when I have a balanced meal, usually fish or chicken with veg. By way of a challenge I am going to embark on a 9 day detox programme on Monday, I’ll keep this blog going throughout so you can find out ‘how it was for me’ – and who knows, you may want to try it too? Its weighing and measuring night tomorrow, I’ll share those with you and then I can let you know about my progress. and tell you more about the products and where you can get them.

Monday, 4 June 2012

New Look!

Here we are, back again. How do you like our new look blog? As you can see, we have extended our range of services, do take a few minutes to browse through and see if anything catches your eye. Perhaps you would like to fill in our quick questionnaire to help focus on what is important to you? Are you looking to tone up for the summer? We know that it is important for you to look your best on your holiday and we want to help with that. We can put together a programme for you that will get you results. Let us guide you with your exercise regime and give you some advice on your diet. Shedding a few pounds and toning up your body can be done. With our guidance and help you can move yourself closer to where you want to be. Just get in contact, let us know what you want and we can show you how we can help – and don’t forget – your first consultation is free!