I have always been unhappy with the number on the scale. Always.
I can honestly remember being 11 and being disappointed with myself. Also, I can not recall a time where I didn’t eat emotionally. Good days were celebrated with high calorie yummies. Bad days were capped off with a greasy bowl of ‘feelings’.
I would go through healthy phases where I would hit the gym regularly and eat cleaner, only to see the scale move down and immediately reward myself with a junk food binge. Just once is usually all it took to derail myself and I would soon find me back to where I started. I graduated college with about 20 extra pounds, I met my husband and 5 years, 3 beautiful babies and 50 extra pounds later, I hated myself for getting this overweight. Cap that with a husband who worked out of town and keeping 3 children alive I was emotionally and physically beat. Eating feelings became a daily event.
Last January I was desperate. I bought a treadmill on sale and vowed that I would get my act together. My days were so long that exercising after the kids were in bed was not an option. Instead, I would set my kids up with a movie and toys but I still couldn’t get more than 10 minutes in without one of them needing my attention. This of course stressed me out causing the consumption of more feelings.
I had met Kelly and Marriann thru social media and thought highly of them both. They seemed like such happy and positive women that always had something wonderful to share. One day I clicked on Kelly’s profile link and found the Goodbye My Muffintop Inc. website.
I had heard of hCG before and honestly, at the time all I cared about is the part where you release weight fast. When I sat down with Kelly, she talked about how herself and others were able to free themselves from the cycle of emotional eating and dieting. This was the first time I realized how bad my emotional eating was.
Because I was still nursing my baby, I had to wait a couple months to start protocol. I paid attention to what and when I ate and couldn’t believe how often I ate out of habit/emotion and not hunger.
In May of 2013 I started my first round of protocol. I knew it would be rough. I had 2 of my kid’s birthdays as well as a huge long distance move to power thru while I was on protocol, meaning that I would not be able to have any birthday cake or reach for that bag of chips to calm my nerves.
Even though I was told what to expect I was absolutely floored to see I’d released 13 pounds in the first week of protocol. At the end of the first round I was down 30lbs and I’d successfully relocated to another town without even eating one crumb of feelings. To me, that gave me just as much satisfaction as the weight I had released.
During my second round, I found I had so much extra energy I had to do something to burn it off. My husband suggested I go for a run. I laughed at him. I used to have “only running while being chased” policy, but to my surprise, I loved it, and I have now adopted running as a hobby.
My other surprise this round was celebrating my 30th birthday without food, and not being remotely sad about it. I really didn’t miss it. Instead I took a garbage bag of clothing that were too big for me to goodwill and bought myself my very first pair of skinny jeans. And honestly, the way that made me feel beat the way a big chunk of cake would of made me feel.
That feeling is the reason I wanted to become a release coach. I feel so strongly about this program and I think everybody has the right to feel this way about themselves. I’m really looking forward to walking beautiful people through this journey of releasing pounds and the discovery of self love that comes with it.
My journey isn’t over yet but after 2 rounds of protocol, I have released 50 lbs and 60 inches (including 10 inches around my abdomen!!) but more importantly gained a huge amount of confidence and self love and I no longer see physical activity and clean eating as a punishment for letting myself get fat, instead I truly enjoy it and I see it as a reward.
I’ve never been so happy to be me and CANNOT wait to share more of this journey with others!
I have been connecting with a LOT of new people this past month! It seems every single day I hear somebody refer to their weight in SOME context. People are sick and tired of being “sick and tired”. People are sick and tired of the exhausting efforts they are taking, trying to “lose” fat and get their long lost bodies back. That being said, people are desperate to try almost anything. With, THAT being said, companies are willing to market almost anything so little Ole vulnerable YOU will spend your MOULA! I swear to GOD, if I hear that “skinny green tea” commercial on the radio ONE MORE TIME I will poke my own eyes out.
One thing I am discovering is that the general public needs to be educated on the HCG diet protocol, and the products available on the market. I am starting to see various hCG diet ads plastered all over the place. It is becoming readily available in Canada. You can even buy a certain product at a certain national health food store (buyer beware…please read ON!) Here is my message…DON’T BUY HCG PRODUCTS ONLINE or from any random unknown source. Only buy online or from a store if someone referred you to a product because THEY used it, THEY felt great doing the protocol AND you can physically see their results (Definition of “physically see results”: They have noticeably lost a great deal of FAT, and inches off their body. They have a nice clean complexion and overall look healthy). Save your FRIGGEN money and buy your products HERE LOL (just kidding! Not really.)
What you must realize is the hCG Diet Industry is actually quite demented. OKAY, it is VERY DEMENTED. I have had people come to me because they were overwhelmed by the number of different hCG products available. “Which ones are safe and effective?”, they ask. I have had several people in the last month come to me because they bought a product online. Some of them tried the protocol using the product they bought online (it didn’t work out so hot). One person was a little hesitant to use the product based simply on the appearance of the product once it arrived in their mailbox. There are many myths about the HCG diet protocol. There are myths, because people buy crappy products and have horrible side-effects doing the protocol. They experience unbearable hunger, mood-swings, nearly file for divorce (don’t laugh – one girl actually told me that), etc. “Why?” you might ask. Well, if you are doing a low-calorie diet using a product that contains NO form of HCG – you are starving yourself and will experience symptoms similar to that of a starvation diet (divorce included). That is all.
Because of these stories of people having nightmare experiences doing the protocol, thus the “myths” and “rumours” started. Because of the “myths” and “rumours” people believe it is the actual “hCG” component that caused these horrendous side-effects. Truth be known, because people believe it is the “hCG” component that is so naughty, companies have actually removed said “hCG component” from their products, and added a bunch of other miscellaneous “fat burning” crap so they could market it as “hCG Free!”. “hCG Free” equals BAD news for the general public, and their health, if they do the protocol using the “hCG Free” product.
My goal is to educate and raise awareness for the general public, health-care providers, personal trainers, nutritionists…the list goes ON and ON. When using Robin Phipps Woodall’s Mind:Body Method following the hCG Protocol people see results and feel great. I am hosting an information session in Red Deer on November 1, 2012 at 7:00PM. Please click on this link to find out more details. Share with your friends and colleagues. Help me spread the word and continue to educate people and change lives! http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/424375877630052/
If you are considering starting the protocol, I highly (HIGHLY!) recommend you click on the picture to the right and order the book! Set yourself up for 110% success! (And no, I’m not affiliated, nor do I get paid if you BUY the book!)
If you read my last post, The Moment I Surrendered, you would understand that in the past, I used exercise as a means of feeding my emotional (and physical) addiction to food. As part of this journey, I purposely haven’t scheduled time in my life to “work-out”. “That can’t be good! She doesn’t exercise? WTF?” Well, in all honesty if you don’t consider leisure bike rides and walks, carting around a 30 pound baby, planting and caring for a gardening, cleaning my house and loving over 300 trees and 3 acres of land…as exercise, then there is nothing I can say to convince you, ’cause you are just too damn stupid.
There has been a couple of times where I almost succumb to my emotional need to set out on an exercise mission. I registered in February for the Melissa’s Road Race (which happened last weekend). I tried to start training (once lol), which did feel awesome (OMG is it easier to run being more than 30lbs lighter)! I also ran on my treadmill once, the day after I finished my “diet phase”. I haven’t touched weights once, in well over a year. It’s actually probably been about 16 months since I lifted a weight.
Anyway…what the hell is my point? Oh yah…On Friday night, it was just the baby and I, and I was bored to death (we have 3 tv channels…enough said). So, I decided to walk/run on my treadmill for 1/2 hour and lift some weights for 15 minutes. I did 3×15 reps with 10lb. dumbbells working my biceps, and then my triceps. For those of you who may be un-educated, un-informed or just down-right ignorant, the HCG diet protocol is not a starvation diet (when done as intended and with quality products). It does not “eat muscle” (when done as intended and with quality products). The FAT released does not come back (when done as intended and with quality products). Wanna see a gun show?
One last point…if you want to continue to chase the same 15-30lbs and keep over-eating, exercising and feeding the demon that is a physical and emotional relationship with food…then buy some useless “substance” online or from someone who doesn’t know shit…and leave me the hell alone.