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Week 6: A Diva in the Making
(Sabrina - hicks613)

Hi fellow 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.

As I 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 good.

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 chugging water.

The morale of my Vegas testimony to you:

  1. If you're waiting for the scale to move....don't give will.

  2. If you want to lose weight faster...stick to the program and stay does work. In 6 weeks, I've lost 14.5 lbs and don't feel deprived or bored.

  3. 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?

  4. Lastly, 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 will give this WOE one more more more minute.

Sorry 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 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.

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