Weight Loss Tips…

An Oldie yet Goodie from my past!  Back in 2007  I was Super Low Carber and The Taebo Diva weighing 136 pounds and wearing 3s. I was asked to do an interview.  Because of this interview I was able to basically maintain my weight loss. YES…it is possible after 35 (I turned 38 4 days later). It IS possible after 40. I am slowly getting back into the same shape I was in back then. I love muscle memory!  Once I am back to the 2007 condition I was in I will be posting another picture. I believe reading real stories and getting tips from people currently doing the different programs does help.
I am following my OWN advice and using my own tips.  Apparently it worked before. Here is proof! Check out the main site as well if you are looking for CURRENT inspiring stories…
***One thing! I DO NOT recommend doing Kimkins unless you have seen a doctor. I started doing Kimkins BEFORE the scandal.  The creator of this plan NEVER followed her own diet, she never reached any goal, she was still morbidly obese, and she was using pictures of Russian Brides as before and after pictures. ANY diet works…but please consider before going on this one. You would do better investing in a book. That is exactly what I did!***

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For Robin, low-carb isn’t just a weight loss diet but a change to a new lifestyle (My Interview)

Robin Before

Robin After

-City & country: Arizona, United States
-Age: 37 (turning 38 July 19th)
-Weight before diet: 199-200 lbs. (I could have been more…I stopped looking when I saw 199.6)
-Weight now: 135-140 lbs. (I fluctuate constantly because of the amount of exercise I do.)
-Target weight: 125-130 lbs.
Robin’s decision to switch to a low-carbohydrate food plan has certainly brought about a solution to her weight loss problems, and it’s a solution that fits easily into her lifestyle. Her adherence to the Atkins plan — and more recently, Kimkins — plus her devotion to Taebo exercises have brought the results she wanted. Robin shares the elements of her success, elements that may motivate others in their own efforts to lose weight and become healthier.
What finally made you decide to start with a weight loss program?
I was starting to look older than I actually am. I was tired of feeling bad in the morning and exhausted all the time. Shopping for clothes was a joke…I just couldn’t find anything that made me look like a million bucks and 50 pound lighter. I was tired of avoiding mirrors… averting my eyes every time I encountered a full length mirror. I guess you could say it was old fashioned vanity on my part.
What type of weight loss program did you follow?
I am currently living the low carb life. I am the type of person that researches everything. I bought different low carb plans and I finally settled on Atkins.
-Why did you choose this weight loss program?
I chose Atkins because it fit better into my lifestyle. I wanted something that was easy for me to follow and that didn’t require me to have a Master’s Degree in Math and Physics to follow. It is easy for me…lean proteins, veggies, some fruits, and low carb count. Too easy to mess up (for me) and the dishes were easy to prepare. I recently started doing Kimkins since I am close to my goal and I wanted to mix up things a bit. My body has gotten used to eating this way so I am lowering the fat (just a little) to kick start the weight loss again and to get to my ultimate goal of 125.
How long were you on your weight loss program?
I have been following different weight loss plans for at least 10 years. I was loosely following Atkins until August 2006…that is when I really got serious and followed the plan to the letter. I sat down and read the book from cover to cover and decided…THAT IS IT! I remember sitting in my brother’s den when the light bulb finally started to glow…I made myself a salad and a steak. That was the beginning and I haven’t looked back since.
What kinds of physical activities do you like doing to maintain your weight and to stay fit?
TAEBO! TAEBO! TAEBO! I have every Taebo system from the beginning (circa 1999)…I should own stock in the company. When I first started working out I did Walk Away the Pounds (my fitness level wasn’t high enough for Taebo). Once I lost enough weight and my fitness improved, I started doing my Taebo routines. I have recently purchased the newest system…Taebo Amped. I am seeing great results from the Taebo and Atkins. I don’t believe I would be where I am today without incorporating exercise into my lifestyle. I am in smaller sizes (3, 4, 5) because of the working out. I don’t think I would be this small if I wasn’t doing any exercise.
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome or are still overcoming?
Dealing with the cravings was hard at first. I was severely addicted to carbs. The first week of Atkins was miserable…I had what was called the Induction Flu. I still stuck it out and I am glad that I did because after about a week I felt great. I also had to stop being embarrassed about what I looked like and start exercising. I never wanted to exercise in front of anyone. Today I will work out no matter who is in the room with me. I usually have a full house with my two teenagers and the pets all in the room keeping me company and cheering me on. It helps with the boredom and the cravings. I do still have a sweet tooth but now instead of eating a pound of candy I will have some nuts and throw in a workout.
How did you keep yourself motivated?
I shop/browse a lot. I don’t necessarily buy anything but I do try on clothes. Seeing yourself looking good and actually fitting into the clothes that a short time ago would have been unthinkable is motivation for me.
Do you have any weight loss tips for our readers?
Whatever Plan you decide to follow make sure you understand the concept and follow it correctly. A little bite here and a little taste there DOES make a difference in the long run. Never consider yourself on a DIET but see it as a lifestyle change. I think I have been so successful on Atkins because I have never looked at this as a diet. It was a lifestyle change for me. If I didn’t change my eating patterns and improve my fitness level I would be very sick and very overweight. Always remember that you are not perfect…there will be slip ups. If that does happen then move right along…pick yourself up and continue forward towards your goal. Just because you had a cookie does not make you a failure.
One more tip… EXERCISE (in my opinion) IS NON-NEGOTIONABLE! Even if it means breaking up your movement into sessions throughout the day…JUST DO IT! Your body will thank you, you will lose weight faster and you will look better once your reach your goal.
Do you think it will be easy to fall back into your old lifestyle pattern? How do you prevent this from happening?
Because my old lifestyle pattern was so horrendous I don’t think it will be easy for me to go back to where I came from. I have been eating low carb consistently for a year now and I really do not have the desire to eat any other way. Sweets are just TOO SWEET for me these days. What I have done was develop a habit that is now hard for me to break. So I don’t foresee any setbacks in my future.
Staying consistent with my eating and exercise tends to keep the cravings at bay. I can literally sit on a mountain of candy and chips and I just do not have the desire to eat it. That is the wonder of the low carb lifestyle…zero desire for carbs and processed foods.
Do you have a favorite Web site or blog that helped or inspired you to lose weight?
Well, of course, my blog! Limenade and Watermelon – a great place…my dumping ground! I also find inspiration from Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Blog, Low Carb Friends, Taebo Fans Page, Billy Blanks.com (You can join the Club!), and Kimkins. All of these places are just wonderful to me and have helped me to get to where I am today.


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