11 Days ago, I started my journey to dropping some serious pounds prompted by some eyebrow raising claims of how there was a program that could accomplish what Jenny Craig would take weeks to do. Well, here the moment we've all been waiting for, so without further adieu...
Starting Weight: 179 pounds
Ending Weight: 168 pounds for a decrease of 11 lbs.
Starting Body Mass Index (BMI): 26.43 (Weight x 703 / height / height)
Ending Body Mass Index (BMI): 24.81 for a decrease of 1.62. This puts me within the "Normal" BMI range vs the "Overweight" range.
Total Starting Inches: 340.7 inches
Total Ending Inches: 319.2 inches for a decrease of 21.5 inches
Start - Neck: 14.5 inches
End - Neck: 13.8 inches for a decrease of 0.7 inches
Start - Upper Arm L/R: 12.4 / 12.7 inches
End - Upper Arm L/R: 12.2 / 12.0 inches for a decrease of 0.2 / 0.7 inches
Start - Chest: 37.0 inches
End - Chest: 35.7 inches for a decrease of 1.3
Start - Diaphragm: 36.5 inches
End - Diaphragm: 32.6 inches for a decrease of 3.9 inches
Start - Waist: 35.0 inches
End - Waist: 31.6 inches for a decrease of 3.4 inches
Start - Adbomen 6" Below Waist:36.8 inches
End - Adbomen 6" Below Waist:33.0 inches for a decrease of 3.8 inches
Start - Buttocks 9" Below Waist: 41.0 inches
End - Buttocks 9" Below Waist: 39.5 inches for a decrease of 1.5 inches
Start - Upper Thigh L/R: 25.5/25.5 inches
End - Upper Thigh L/R: 23.0/23.0 inches for a decrease of 2.5 / 2.5 inches
Start - Calf L/R: 15.4/15.4 inches
End - Calf L/R: 15.0/15.0 inches for a decrease of 0.4/0.4 inches
Start - Upper Knee L/R: 16.5/16.5 inches
End - Upper Knee L/R: 16.2/16.5 inches for a decrease of 0.3/0.0 inches
Obligatory Stephen Fung Before (left) and After (right) Photos (front and side):
So at the end of the program, what did I think of it? Well, it's a tough road. You are forced to break habits, endure some discomfort, eat really rotten things, and test your will. If you're not known to finish what you start, this might not be for you. However, if you do go through with it, you'll be left at the end with two options: Feeling good about what you've accomplished and maintaining it forever, or going back to where you were.
This progam does work. It will lose you a lot of inches and a lot of weight in a fairly short period of time. The key is to see how well you keep it off. Doing this program has forced me to break my bad habits and to rethink where my body is now, and where it was 10 years ago: My body has changed, but I haven't changed the way I run it. I need to respect that I can no longer eat as I once could and maintain a 155 lb frame. I'm pushing thirty, and I'm going to need to work at it now.
Along with the changes in my diet, I will be continuing the maitenance program that Isagenix prescribes until I can get my fitness back up again. Then I don't crash hard and gain it all back. I have to find my body's happy place and adapt to it. If I simply rely on consistency, I should not be shocked when my body changes and my routine no longer works. I will adapt with my slowing metabolism and my lifestyle changes.
I'm available for Inspirational Lectures and Parties 😉 If you're interested in giving this program a try, you can talk to Cari-Lee and she can get you the products. Though this product has an MLM component, I'm not part of that, so if you're looking for the hard truth about how it really is, you can always post a comment here and I'll be happy to give you my 2 cents.