Eighty eight pounds in 14 months (August ’07 to Oct ’08). My original plan was to lose around 40 pounds. I nearly doubled that figure in less than a year by using this technique (78 pounds in the first 10 months). When I shimmied into my old favorite pair of skinny jeans, my mission was accomplished. It was official, nine dress sizes. I shrunk nine dress sizes in 14 months using this method. The finish line and maintenance program was at hand. I KNEW I was on to something that would work for others, and I wanted to share it.
Not long ago, I accepted an invitation to participant in the ongoing study being conducted by NWCR. The National Weight Control Registry is tracking over 5,000 individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight and kept it off for long periods of time. I look forward to contributing to this study as I continue my efforts to maintain a healthy weight.
I know I’m not alone. Getting derailed by the stresses of life (including taking care of everyone else while neglecting self) happens to the majority of women in America at some point in their lives. The methods I used in Thinking Skinny helped get me back on track.
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MEETING ALI VINCENT (BIGGEST LOSER)
Ali Vincent, season 5 winner of the Biggest Loser TV program and my “secret buddy” throughout my own weight loss success story, was at the Mall of America on Dec. 13, 2009 to talk about her new book, Believe it, Be it. I was delighted to talk with her and get a signed copy of her book. I was also pleased to be able to present her with a copy of my book, Thinking Skinny (Ali was surprised and pleased to learn that she played a role in keeping me on track with my weight program in 2007-8 and that I wrote about her in Thinking Skinnny.)
While I was there, I was taken aside by the Prevention magazine film crew to talk briefly on camera about how I tracked along with Ali while watching the program, the weight I lost, and also how I came to write Thinking Skinny.
“If you want to make the trip from average to extraordinary, you must leave your baggage behind.” –Nadia Giordana