LilySlim - Weight loss

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Both varieties of victory!

Hey Guys! I hope everyone is doing well! I'm feeling pretty good today and have a couple of victories to report. First of all, today was my WW weigh in day. I actually lost a pound!! I'm still up 2.5 from my lowest, but any deficit on the scale is amazing to me, as I haven't lost in what feels like years! I hope the trend continues. I'm finally getting used to the new WW points plus system and although, I think I prefer to just count calories, I'm going to do it for 3 months. I have continued to exercise 5 days a week and I'm really proud of myself for sticking to it. This morning I did not want to get out of bed, but I did and I was really glad that I did.

Now onto my NSV, I told you guys that I am an Independent Consultant for Rodan & Fields Dermatologists, right? So, I started selling the stuff because it made such a difference for my skin, I have suffered with cystic acne since I was 25 and have tried everything. Before I started using R&F Unblemish, my dermatologist told me that nothing topical was going to help with cystic acne and that I needed to get on Acutane. I just didn't want to do it and I was so afraid to take anymore antibiotics because they are so strong and I was worried about my band and the issues that Sally had (eventually having to have her band removed.) So, long story...long, hey that's me... bear with me... I started using the stuff in December 2010, and started selling it in June, because I couldn't believe how good my skin was doing. I was at a little seminar on Saturday and one of the consultants had some before and after pictures of her skin since she started doing the Anti Age regimen, so today I decided to try to find some pictures to show how much better my acne was, I made a collage and...well, I'm so happy with my skin, but I was shocked at the difference in my face too. The picture on the left was taken right before BOOBS last year and the one on on the right was in June. I haven't lost much weight at all since Chicago, maybe 15 pounds. But the last 15 pounds have shown more than the first 45 pounds, at least that's when everyone started noticing that I'd lost weight. I feel so motivated right now, if 15 pounds can make that much of a difference, what am I waiting for?!

I want to get this last 30 to 40 pounds off, I say that because, I really don't know where I want to be weight wise. I guess I'll know when I get there! But at least 30! I think I need to have at least 1/2 of my old fill amount back in . I'm glad I got the unfill, but I'm struggling with hunger now, so I think it's time for an adjustment.

It's Wednesday though, so I'm looking forward to a little wine and relaxation tonight. I have a busy weekend ahead of me! You guys take care!
Big Hugs!
T

16 comments:

dede said...

You are so BEAUTIFUL!!! It looks like the R&F products are doing a wonderful job!! Congrats! And congrat on the loss!!! How wonderful must that feel after so long??!!! Proud of you girlie!!!
dede

Darlin1 said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Shannon said...

wow you can tell you have so much more confidence in the after pic! you look great!

Jen said...

you are so pretty! love the pictures and hey what a way to go on the working out! 5 days of the week is awesome :)

Beth Ann said...

WOW!!! The difference is astounding and I'm SO glad that it works for you. Does it work on other areas of the body? My friend has acne issues on her back, so I was just curious.

JRD said...

Awesome post! I've also struggled with acne my whole damn life, and it SUCKS! Good for you for finding somethiing that works...and your before and after pics are AWESOME. You are one hot mama!!

Read said...

That's fantastic!!! You look amazing!!!

~Lisa~ said...

Absolutely beautiful!! You look awesome!!

Joey said...

I love it! You look like you only more so! I mean losing the weight has made your eyes and smile more predominant. And your skin is like butter you bronze Goddess!!!!

MandaPanda said...

Gorgeous! Both in shape and complexion! You look so much YOUNGER!

Sandy Lee said...

Wow. What an amazing difference. Glad it worked so well for you. You are so pretty!

Laura Belle said...

You just have the most prettiest smile! And that is such a difference! I'm so glad it worked for you. And it's totally amazing how only 15lbs can change you, instead of the 45. Just goes to show you that numbers are the most important thing! It's about how you look, and how you feel about yourself!

Congrats all around!

Tina said...

wow what a huge difference! My husband could use some of those products..it does look like they work well. I can't wait to meet you in Chicago!!

xxxooo

Cece said...

W O W (again !) .... your skin is beautiful ! I had acne as a teen and again as a young adult and used Accutane. 25 years later I still have some side effects (chapped lips - hyper sensitive skin) but I am still thankful for it clearing up my skin .. again, you are beautiful !

Ronnie said...

You do look great! You say you sell this stuff? Miss Ronnie might need some. :(

Colls said...

Wow, what a difference 15 lbs can make! I found that people noticed more after I had lost the first big chunk of weight and began losing a little at a time. And you skin looks amazing!

Seriously, I need some of your motivation. It is such a struggle for me to get there three times a week. You are kicking ass! <3