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How Rachael Handled the Bake Sale

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I am feeling exceptionally good this morning and feel like writing, a month into maintenance after dropping a cool 51 lbs this year. It is the day after the big AYSO Picnic in the Park event with which I was very involved this year – soccer tournament and kids carnival – long hours in the sun, lots of physical activity, kids running wild, you get the picture.

On this day, day 198 on plan, it was there I found myself pushing my hand-truck of boxes past sponsor booths, games booths and the dreaded FOOD booth, breathing the savory aroma of fresh pizza, subway sandwiches, chips and chilled juice boxes. Not one other bite, I repeated to myself, you’ve eaten all this before and really, where did it get you?

Next up, the catering booths – tacos, bacon wrapped hot dogs, I don’t know what else but again, armed with my mantra, I turned aside, hell-bent on my mission to get to the end of the field with NOT ONE OTHER BITE.

And just as I rounded the last row, I peeked to my right and there I saw it, a booth so crowded it’s 6 foot tables were completely obscured by kids and parents jockeying for position, thrusting their tickets at the volunteers with requests I could barely make out over the noise. Slowly I glanced up at the banner hanging from the easy-up canopy and like a lighthouse beacon calling out to a lost ship I saw it …. BAKE SALE!…BAKE SALE!….BAKE SALE!

Slowly and with great caution I approached the far side of the booth, for I had to pass this way in order to deliver my crates of supplies. Eyes forward, I stole a glance at the plates and platters piled high with… with….well, I won’t torture you longer with my ranting and raving. Suffice it to say, if it went in an oven and had frosting – it was on that table!

BUT, relying on what I learned from my 10 months of training with Tiffany (and the fact that without tickets, you could not buy food and I purposely left all my money in my car so as to make it terribly inconvenience to buy tickets), head held high, teeth gritted against the onslaught of “treats for sale, help raise money to help your kids!” I soldiered onwards, sailing past the Bake Sale booth and down to the field of carnival games and team photos, safe in the knowledge that having passed this way the first time without incident, it would be that much easier for the remainder of the day to continue to do so.

And it was.

By the end of a 13 hour day, having eaten my own packed lunch of 4 oz turkey burger patty, half avocado, cup of carrots and tomatoes and 10 mary gone’s, I can say, with only slight hesitation (as we know, this journey is an ongoing one) I GET IT.

Thanks! Rachael

Look what she did!

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I’m very happy with myself. I started this journey on my ex husbands birthday. You said I would be a skinny girl by my birthday.  I didn’t believe that Statement!  I wanted to but thought no way that I could lose the weight in 6 months. Guess what?  I did it!  I still have some to lose but more focused on toning and strengthening my core. I’m getting ready for a half marathon. I’m no runner but want to see if I can do it. I just turned 47 and I have four kids. 25, 21, 16 and 2. I’m a single mom and for the first time in my life I am having ME TIME. I’m getting a life.  Treating myself for once. It feels good and I feel and look good. -Connie

Summer’s Skinny Girls

“In one month I have lost……Roll of the drum!!!!! ……………….. I lost 23.5 inches overall on my body, 7 of which was between my waist, tummy and hips!!! Yeah man!!!!!!Overall, I’ve lost 21.6 pounds. Incredible!!!! I haven’t been able to lose that kind of weight in a year, not to mention 4 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most importantly, I feel better, more energetic and in control. Am I happy, oh yeah!I guess I’m aspiring to be the new skinny girl after all. Still find that name to be a little uncomfortable, but I’m beginning to try it on for size (or lack of size … hehehe).This really motivates me to keep on keeping on. Have a great day.”
-Donna G

“I am on day 40 today — and I have already lost a size-and-a-half. I started wearing size 12 clothes (maybe size 10 if I squeezed in) and now I am comfortably in my size 8 pants. But, equally as important and starting on day 1, I felt RELIEF — no more guilt, disappointment, debating, or self-flagellation over my food choices. Now I have structure, discipline, and a practice around my food. This week, for the first time, I baked cupcakes with my kids and had a blast! Instead of eating all the batter, frosting, and candies and wishing I had never offered to bake anything with them, I got to bake and decorate cupcakes with my three and five year old and enjoy watching their eyes light up. It was great!”
-Tali

“Hi! Just finished Day 28! I lost 9 pounds and 22 inches! I am happy happy happy! I can’t believe it is so easy to stay full, stay energized, eat healthy and NOT feel guilty all the time about my weight, my eating habits, and my failure to stay on a diet or healthy eating plan. My clothes fit better, I don’t have “fat” days, and I am filling up a box of giveaways from my closet!

I feel such a sense of accomplishment for this past month and am looking forward to the next month and seeing more results. The best result is the pride I feel in my eating habits. I would never ever EVER have believed that this would be more important than just losing weight! I am ready for month 2 and reinforcing the good habits that I am developing!”
-Kathy

“Yesterday was my 28th. day and I have lost 13.2 pounds and 25.5 inches!! Yay me!! For the most part, it has been easy to stay on the plan, however, Tiffany has helped me to stay on track and I can honestly say that knowing she is looking over my shoulder has really helped me. It’s difficult to lose weight alone!!

I have a lot of living to do and I want to do it as a skinny person. I am happy and looking forward to my skinny life!! Oh, my toes are even skinny!! Lol!! Not only will I have to buy new clothes, but new shoes too…. Thank you Tiffany, you are truly an angel!”
-Angela

“Today is my second month weigh in! I was down 10 lbs. Yeah! That makes a total of 25 lbs. I am going to have to get some new clothes. That is fine by me! When I first found this program I felt that it was way too expensive. Now that I have two months under my belt, I feel that Tiffany’s price was well worth it. What’s it worth to me? The money is long forgotten and insignificant compared to what I have gotten out of the program. My husband and I both thank you, Tiffany!”
-Cinda