I interviewed Anthony awhile back (he has lost more than 150 lbs) and this week I wanted to do a Q&A with Rosalie. She has lost 83lbs and been on the Belly Fat Cure for over year.
Rosalie is in her 50s, and I have found with dieters that this an important age, where you body responds differently to diets. She and I have a lot in common, diet wise, and I think we implemented the plan very similarly in our lives. I hope you learn something new here with my Q&A and I bet she will motivate you!
(Me) Tell us a little about yourself, age, height starting and end weight, sizes, etc.
(Rosalie) I am 52 years old, 5' 6 & 1/2" tall, starting weight was 238lbs, starting size a very tight 18 & 20's, XL, 1X, & 2X tops I am now 155lbs, wear a size medium top and size 8-10 pants depending on the material.
(Me) Have you always struggled with your weight, or did your gain it during a certain time in life?
(Rosalie) I remember being a size 14 way over 20 years ago. I started gaining weight after the split up of my marriage. It was a very traumatic time in my life and my Ex tried everything he could to try to ruin my life. That did not stop until the kids turned 18.
I remember being in Target a long, long time ago and even size 16 didn't fit and I just cried and cried right here in the store. Well anyway - it just went down hill from there with my weight and before I knew it - I was size 18-20.
(Me) Did you have a tipping point, or something that clicked, that made this be right time to begin a new diet?
(Rosalie) Not really. I got to the point in my life where I just accepted myself the way I was no matter what size I wore. My husband saw something on TV about Jorge and the Belly Fat Cure book. Although he loved me the was I was - for some reason he thought it was a good fit just for me.
(Me) Do you have a favorite product or food on the plan?
(Rosalie) I love... cheese and eggs, and I love that I get to eat them every day. And I love to make pita pizzas, I eat them for breakfast and lunch all the time. And Shirataki noodles. they have 0 sugar, 0 carbs, and 0 calories. Awesome!!
(Me) What is your favorite meal, one you have frequently?
(Rosalie) My favorite meal of the day is Breakfast!! I love to eat a good healthy breakfast of toast, eggs, avocado, turkey bacon, and blackberries. and of course coffee.
(Me) What type of exercise do you do?
(Rosalie) It's funny that people ask me that all the time and are shocked when I say none. I just walk every day fast with my 2 dogs anywhere from 1-3.5 miles depending on my mood. I love to walk!
(Me) Do you follow the book and recipes from it, or just do meals that follow the S/C Value rules?
(Rosalie) I have never really followed the recipes in the book, but I read through all of them several times and used all the ideas from the book to do my own thing.
(Me) What is the toughest part of the day, eating wise, and how do you deal with it?
(Rosalie) That used to be the evening. For the first 2 months on the BFC, I sat and held my stomach telling my hubby "I'm HUNGRY" !!! I read in Jorge's book that if you want to accelerate you weight loss to stop eating your carbs after 3pm and not to eat past 7pm, and that's what I did, right from the first 2 weeks on the BFC. It took about those 2 months until my body got used to eating this way. Now I know not to let myself ever get hungry!!!! I mean - to eat all my meals on time and not skip or go off my schedule too much.
(Me) I remember you had a weight that you got stuck at for awhile, which seems to happen to most of us. How did you overcome it?
I remember telling my hubby many times "I'm not losing any more". But I just kept doing it and tried different things. By not stopping or cheating is what made so successful. Eventually the weight has nowhere to go but off.!!
(Me) Tell us about your blog and how it has helped or hindered your experience on the plan:
(Rosalie) My blog address is: http://purplerosy.
blogspot.com/ I started doing my blog after reading Amber's blog all the time and thought it would help keep me focused to get my thoughts out. It has been a big help to me and many others, I know now. You get a lot of support by blogging. I have met many, many new BFC friends and we all help keep each other on the right track.