I’m on the cusp of turning 50 next year and yes, my metabolism is slowing down. My waistline naturally wants to expand with some of the food and beer I love and have loved for years and was putting on an average of 1kg a year. By the time I am 60 I’ll be 10-15kg heavier….in the waistline no doubt. I’m fortunate to have a wife, Jacqui, who keeps reminding me of my diet and through the Geofit family we both started the Fat Flush 2 months ago. We lasted the month and both lost 5-6kg! Such joy and so rewarding after the hard work of resisting all the temptations of everyday life. It’s a great feeling when my pants get too big and the belt buckle tightens up a notch.
So since we finished the first month we sort of indulged with the beer and wine lifestyle but you know the great thing is we are still aware of what food we are putting in our mouths. Our meal plans and portions were somewhat similar so I guess we picked up the habit from the Fat Flush program although some of the favourite stodgy food creeps in, but less of it.
Now this week I have somehow been convinced by Jacqui to start another month so I jumped on the scales yesterday and was surprised I had only gained about half a kilo since we finished the first round. Jacqui had remained about the same so onward to the next 5kg reduction for us.
Thanks Tee for introducing us to this way of thinking and thanks Sharon for the fun fitness program.
Since being on the fat flush I have lost 3kg. Tee helped me to lose 3kg prior to that, so in Jan 17 I was 62kg and now in oct 17 I’m 56kg. Not a huge amount of weight to lose but on a short/small person, 6kg really does show! My muffin top would roll on top of my jeans, my butt would wobble out of the bottom of my bathers and my arms would wobble. Now I love the feeling of being lighter, my stomach doesn’t roll over my jeans and also because of the food I actually feel lighter, rather than that hungry, then totally stuffed full feeling.
Besides weight loss my mental approach to food and fitness has changed. When you have kids it’s very hard to put yourself first. But by putting food and exercise at the top of my to do list, I’m helping myself and my family.
The meal plans are easy and simple to follow. I’m mostly vegetarian, husband is a meat eater and the kids are fussy. Meals used to consume me, seriously! So the one thing we all liked was pasta and it’s quick and easy. But those days are gone. The FF meal program makes you organized and I’m not cooking for hours from difficult recipes. I don’t even look at the meal plan anymore, I know what I can consume and I can make a week worth of meals in a short space of time.
Prior to the program I would squeeze a couple of gym sessions in a week, around work and kids and FIFO husband. But that was just maintaining my wobbly bits, not making them disappear. This is a no excuses program. I’m a busy working Mum, kids aren’t at full time school and my husband is FIFO. These aren’t excuses anymore that get in the way of my health and fitness program. The FF program is so easy that it fits around our busy lives.
The exercise program is easy and ranges from short at home sessions to longer walks or runs to get you moving. Two months ago I couldn’t run 1km. Now I can run 6km and I’m working up to 10km as I have entered in a running event. Two weeks ago I ran in a 5km event and came third in my division. Two months ago I said “I can’t run, I hate running”.
The Forum is a great support. I’m a private person but as this is a forum only for FF I have communicated a lot and have found it worthwhile. There is no pressure to post your ‘before’ photos and I certainly didn’t at the start! When I took those photos I was so embarrassed about those wobbly bits I didn’t even want to look at them myself! But now I’m 56kg, I went a brought myself a bright red bikini and took photos and posted my before and after photos all over that forum!
The forum is great for ideas for food and exercise as well as to communicate when you are perhaps having a ‘meh’ moment. One time I was really wanting a glass of champagne. My mum was coming over, it was the end of a work day, the sun was shining. The champagne devil was in my head. I had a quick scroll through my phone and someone had posted a pic on the forum of their Friday night drink – a soda with lime and mint. It looked so good it’s what I had for my Friday night drink too.
The FF program is easy, cheap and flexible. Whether you’re 50kg over weight or 5kg overweight it can help you. This program has helped me achieve my goals and I’m not broke or starving and I still have a life and have that occasional dinner and drinks with friends.
“I’m more than happy to write this testimonial about the 4 Week Fat Flush for you Tee! Thanks so much. As Tee knows, my wife was at me to lose weight and wanted me to join her on the Michelle Bridges 12 weeks; I was really resistant to that. 12 weeks seemed too long and I could see how complicated the food side was first hand. I was training with Tee and 4 weeks sounded much easier! I went on to lose a total 25 kg’s and I did end up on the program for 12 weeks in the end because of the results and because it was really simple. I took a mini break after each 4 week phase and in the end it changed my life. To be truthful, it more then likely saved my life! I’m not kidding!”Before I started the 4week fat flush program, I didn’t think I had a lot of weight to lose, but I did have a couple of kg’s that I gained over the last few years that I was finding a bit tough to shift, no matter how much I exercised.
Signing up with Tee was my last ditch effort before getting a Gastric Lap Band. Tee was the first person that made me believe that I could lose weight, get healthy and fit. I learned how to eat and exercise and together with tee’s enthusiasm and patience I reached my goal of losing 28 kg and without a lap band!
Ps. Serge and I love you Tee for the beautiful generous person you are and for what you have taught me. Don’t ever change gorgeous lady xxoo
I started the 4 week fat flush at 65.9kg and after 4 weeks I got down to 61.3kg. It was a challenge at first as I had to change my eating habits, from the daily mid morning toast and the lunchtime and afternoon chocolate bar snacks to healthy eating habits. However having the Fat Flush family who are all on the journey with you sharing their food ideas and giving you the support, encouragement and daily boost was something I have appreciated the most and this has kept me motivated.
Now I have completed the first phase, I have learnt new eating habits and have become much more creative in the kitchen cooking yummy but super healthy meals and have made some new friends along the way.