Maureen’s testimony

Day 140…wow…I can’t believe I’m at this day. It seems to have gone very quickly. I think about how miserable I was before. Chaffing thighs, tight fitting clothes…I didn’t want to buy new ones because I refused to admit I was a size 16. I was going to shove myself into size 14 no matter what. I would only allow 1 piece of clothing in my closet size 16 and that was a dress to wear for my youngest son’s Communion 2 years ago. I HATE to look at that picture…I can’t believe how big I looked and it’s painful to see that. I’ve attached that picture.

Today I wear a size 8!! I can’t remember the last time I wore a size 8! I was thinking this morning about the first time I joined Weight Watchers. That was between my 2nd and 3rd child. I was probably 135-140 pounds. I remember struggling with the whole effort and the fact that I would trade some of my points for sweets and skip nutritious foods just so I could eat cookies or cake. I was on Weight Watchers 3 or 4 times and it was always the same. I can’t ever be on a food plan that always sugar (or processed foods for that matter)…EVER! That is why I couldn’t succeed. I know that now.

Could I have done the Skinny Coach Solution before? I don’t know. I can remember talking to a friend who gave up sugar and thinking, “I could never do that!”, but I recognized I wasn’t ready then. I was sick and tired of feeling run down and having no energy, feeling fat, walking with chaffing thighs, having my stomach rest on the top of my thighs when I sat down. I was tired of my youngest son not being able to put his arms around me when he gave me a hug. I was tired of squeezing into my size 14 clothes and not being able to fit comfortably in them. I was ready to give up my addiction to sugar, I was ready to do something different. I was ready to give up the food fight and I was ready to take control of the food instead of the food controlling me.

It was a very quick transition for me and truthfully I have not struggled much. I have been happy with SCS from day one. Every so often I’ve had cravings and from talking with you, know that it might be that sugar creeped in somewhere. But I have fully embraced The Skinny Coach Solution diet. I love it!! To me it’s simple, planned and not complicated. Some people might not like the planning aspect of it but that is what I needed. I needed to plan my food so that I knew exactly what to eat. There is simplicity, safety and comfort in that for me. I can’t imagine going back to eating the way I did…ever! Thank you Tiffany for developing SCS! I am forever grateful!

I have friends who are struggling with their weight (guess what they are eating???) and they ask how am I losing weight and when I tell them what I eliminated (no sugar, etc.) they say, “I could never do that!”, I smile to myself and know they are not ready yet. But if and when they are, I know where to refer them! Thank you again Tiffany!!


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