Monday, July 15, 2013

Just a little bit less…

A few months ago something clicked inside me…it felt like the body that I inhabit wasn’t really mine. It felt like something I was stuck inside and being weighed down by. I knew it had to change…I knew we had to change. Our bad eating habits and lack of exercise had brought us both to this point. As my health started to become a real issue, and Chris was in constant pain we decided to make a change.

With encouragement from a family member we decided to give the HCG program a try. We had seen good results that others were having and thought this might be just the thing to jumpstart our weight loss and be the catalyst to the healthy lifestyle we were desperate for.

And it was exactly what we needed. Using the HCG program we were able to loose 75lbs together and 17.5” total each. And it has completely changed the way we look at food. We still enjoy food and enjoy cooking together, but its not the focus…it’s the fuel that enables us to do everything else we want to do in life together.

We wanted to share some before and after pictures of our journey so far. These are before and after the HCG program. We’ve still have work to reach our goals…but these progress pictures are so encouraging!

Before&AfterBefore&After2Before&After3Before&After4

We are headed in the right direction now…making better choices about food and what we put into our bodies. We are conscious of what we take in instead of eating without thinking and just because its easy, like before. It is possible for food to be healthy and convenient…it just takes some pre-planning and better shopping. We have discovered some new amazing recipes that I know will remain our favorite meals for a long time.

And the best part of this has been doing it together. We have always been a great team, but to see that teamwork applied to getting healthy has made me cherish it even more. We encourage each other and care for each other and that’s what going to be the most important thing moving forward. Caring for ourselves and each other. I love Chris so much, and I want us both to be healthy together for a long long time.

This is just the beginning…we still have a ways to go to reach our goals, but the difference this time than any other times we’d tried to loose weight in the past, is that its beyond that. Its not just about the weight…its about life. Living better lives; healthier lives. We have altered our approach to life and it feels so good. I’m taking back my body…claiming it as my own again. Making my body do what I want, not being limited by what my body will let me do. Feeling beautiful in my own skin.

9 comments:

  1. You both look great!! I wondered what you were doing. Two of our good friends have also been doing HCG. They've been through two rounds so far and have lost about 170 pounds total. It's amazing!

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    1. 170lbs!! That is amazing! It works if you work it...and for us it completely changed our habits. Thanks for your kind words and encouragement. Can't wait to see you in person soon!!

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  2. That is awesome! Well done and congratulations. :) I love the outlook you have on this lifestyle change you both have undertaken.

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    1. Thank you so much Kim. We feel so much better and so so much happier too. :)

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  3. Wow, you guys look amazing! So happy for you! I had noticed on IG that your face looked a lot slimmer! Awesome! Congrats and keep it up! Such an inspiration! xxx

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    1. Thanks!! :) My mum noticed on Instagram too and sent me a text that I ignored until I saw her in person. I wanted our progress to be a surprise. Hehe. :)

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  4. Both before and after are beautiful because beauty isn't a number; But congrats on making healthy choices! What an exciting way to go about it together.

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    1. You're right...beauty isn't a number...but feeling comfortable in my own skin again is worth all the hard work. Thanks for your encouragement. :)

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  5. wow that is awesome! congrats. were you doing the shots?

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