Yup…you read that right! So far I’m maintaining all the weight I lost during the “dropping” phase of the diet. To be honest, I’ve actually lost about another pound and a half so about (23 total in under 40 days with the majority being in a 30 day period) so I’m pretty stoked about that. I’ve been adding things like dairy (say yes to the cheese!), eggs, butter, oils, and a wider variety of veggies and fruits to my menu and so far have not gained an ounce. Pretty impressive if you ask me and I’m the biggest skeptic around. I have 10 more days of the maintenance phase and then I’m on “life” which means back to a normal diet where I can slowly add sugars, starches, and carbs back into my meals and basically eat as normal.
Normal now means continuing relatively healthy eating habits though and indulging in moderation rather than living on fast food and mocha’s. I’ve said before that Omni drops have been a miracle program for me, but in honesty the drops alone would not have made any difference. In order for them to work I had to make some lifestyle changes for the better and I’ve done that which is part of the reason why I think I’m so proud of this success and why I get so excited everytime the scale goes down another ounce or two. Omni has made it possible to lose the weight and lose it quickly, but it has also taught me life skills with regard to food and fueling my body. I need food to live, and while indulging once in a while is perfectly fine, I should not live for food.
I know it seems like I talk about Omnitrition a lot, but that’s because it’s truly been life changing for me. I have gained self-confidence that I lost 30 or 40 pounds ago, I feel better, I sleep better, I’m optimistic about my future health, and no less important, I’m excited about shopping for cute clothes, dresses, and dare I say it…shorts for summer!! Okay I know there are people that have had much more dramatic results than me, like dropping 100+ pounds, but for me this is a huge victory and I worked hard so I think it’s okay to relish in the success just a little bit.
Am I done with my journey? No. I actually plan on starting a second round in a couple of weeks to see if I can drop 20 more pounds by the time I head to BlogHer 14 in California. I mean how cool would that be for my 1st big blog conference ever? Pretty stellar if you ask me!
Like I said before, I was the biggest skeptic out there so if I can do it, anyone can. If you want more information feel free to e-mail me or message me on Facebook and I’d be happy to give you any information you need. I just want as many people as possible that were in the same position as me…tried every diet under the sun with no real success, being frustrated every time I went shopping, and basically feeling defeated and like being a chunky mama was just who I was destined to be and unhappy with it….I want to give those people the opportunity to be as hopeful and positive about change as I am now!
We all know that part of being successful on Omni is following a certain diet protocol for a period of time. Since some things would likely have to be given up in that time frame, what would be the hardest thing for you to do without? For me it was definitely coffee stand White Chocolate Mocha’s hands down! Let me know what your biggest craving would be in the comments below and thanks for reading!