6: A Diva in the Making
(Sabrina - hicks613)
CALPsters, I thought I'd share with you how this WOE is
going for me. Last week I went to Las Vegas for a
Cake Decorating Convention. At the time, I'd only been on
the program 5 weeks and didn't want to backslide with all
the cakes, icing, tastings, etc. that were around. I knew
this was going to be a test of my faith.
packed, I made several promises to myself. First, I'd get
some form of exercise in EVERYday. Secondly, I'd carry
a full water bottle EVERYwhere. Thirdly, I'd only eat sweet
things if I really really really wanted them. On a scale
of 1 to 10, it'd have to be an 8 or 9.
I arrived in Vegas weighing 237.5 lbs. Down 11 lbs from
where I started 5 weeks ago. I left Vegas at 234.5! I am
still giddy! Due to the 3 hour time differnece and spare
energy to burn, I awoke every morning at 5am and was at the
hotel gym door by 6am when it opened. I used an elliptical
machine and treadmill for 40-50 minutes and worked my buns
There were so many cakes, desserts and icings
to sample that on day 1, I added another vow to not have
ANY. I didn't
trust my newfound success on CALP to handle that much sugar
in one room. You know what my friends? Once I made up my
mind, it didn't bother me one bit. Why? For once I come first
and not food. After that revelation, the rest was gravy.
I walked that whole convention floor and bought what I needed
and told vendors who offered me sweets, "No thank you." I
didn't make excuses like "I'm on a diet", " I
don't like chocolate." or "I just ate". I
simply said, "No thank you" and kept walking and
The morale of my Vegas testimony to you:
If you're waiting for the scale to move....don't give
If you want to lose weight faster...stick to the
program and stay HONEST...it does work. In 6 weeks,
I've lost 14.5
lbs and don't feel deprived or bored.
If you're needing that extra push to stay on program...drink
some water...what do you have to look forward to if you
abandon this WOE?
if you could've seen my face as I CONFIDENTLY "strutted" around
the arena in my very loose black capri pants and flowered
skirts..with the safety pins in the waist to hold them
up...you will give this WOE one more day....one more
for the long post, but I missed you all and wanted to share
my joy. Oh....and it doesn't hurt my ego to have
men smile at me as I walk around dowtown during my lunch
hour. Although I'm changing my lifestyle for me, it feels
good to have people confirm what I'm slowing believing...
I got it going on!!
In reality, I have 60 pounds to go...but if I feel this
great now...you all won't be able to stand me when I reach
goal. I may just have to invite you all to Michigan for the
CALP party of all parties.