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Monday, January 4, 2010

Weigh In: Week 11 and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I have been out of town this last week and completely out of touch. For an entire week I have not tracked my food intake, weighed or exercised. I have eaten 80% of my meals at a restaurant or party, and had a glass of alcohol (red wine, sake, champagne) each day. None of these things are normal for me! The first day I really struggled and questioned how I could practice the Belly Fat Cure in this scenario. I was visiting friends, going to my old favorite restaurants, being tempted at every turn with Sugar and Carb heavy dishes. But after a day and a half I felt like I was back in control. That Croque Madame (French for Ham & Cheese sandwich with a fried egg on top, served at my favorite downtown Denver Bistro with Champagne French Fries) and Bloody Mary were great, but enough is enough. I went off plan a bit, and that happens in life. But for the first time ever on a diet I didn't let it sabotage me completely! I am so excited for the New Year and what it has in store for me. Honestly, just three months ago I couldn't have said that. I have big plans for my physical body and a difficult week isn't going to deter me at all. In fact, it encourages me that I can do this after I lose the extra pounds.

I treated myself to a new jacket (on sale at Nordstorm Rack for $49!!) and a friend took a photo so I could see how it looked on me. Less than 3 months ago I was pushing 200lbs. I would not have been able to fit my arms in this jacket, much less zip it up! Wearing this new jacket I feel proud of myself and what I have accomplished in such a short time. However, I have no explanation for the goofy grin on my face.

I hope you all had a wonderful New Years celebrations too! If you managed to stay on plan, congratulations! If you didn't, then let me encourage you step back up and recommit yourself. It is difficult to lose weight, and stick to any plan. But you can do this! If you were just doing the Belly Fat Cure part way and had not truly committed yourself, then take the this time to really give into it and see where it will take you! I truly believe this plan is easier when you follow it fully. Doing it just half way, you are still fighting the sugar cravings and aren't really satisfied.

That said, I was down 2.5lbs today for a total of 26lbs on Jorge Cruise's Belly Fat Cure Carb Swap plan! Holy Cow!! 14lbs to go to my original end weight.


  1. Congratulations on your continued weight loss, even during the holidays! Keep up the great work, you'll be at your goal before you know it:)

  2. Thanks Chesca, I appreciate it! How are you doing on the plan? Did you get the book?

  3. Amber you are truly an inperation to all.I have not been as succesful with the weight loss but I feel great and am coming along slowly.
    I got the book and it is very well done.
    I intend to do this for the rest of my life.It is almost too easy

  4. You look great and that jacket is fabulous! I too have not lost any weight but do feel better and am going to recommit to doing this better. Hopefully some of the pounds will come off.

  5. Hi Shannon, thanks! It is a great jacket! ;-) Recommitting in the new year is a great idea I think too!

  6. Hi Amber, yes, I got the book, and have been doing well at staying within the 15/6, but haven't lost any weight...sometimes heavier on the scale! I have about 20 lbs to lose, hopefully it will kick in soon, its been about 2 weeks.Love your blog!

  7. Looking great!! I am so happy for you and the great progress you have made!

  8. Hi there, I just started reading your blog, and am new to the Belly Fat Cure diet. This is day 4 for me, and your blog has been a great reference. Just wanted to say thanks!!

    Also I made something delicious today that I wanted to share... Chai Tea, with 1 packet of Truvia and Half & half.... it was DELICIOUS and 0/0! Hit the spot when I needed something sweet,

  9. Thanks guys!

    El Grand - thanks for sharing your treat!

  10. Congratulations on your weight loss Amber. I have spent the better part of the morning reading your blog. Thanks for all the great information that you have provided to all of us.
    I have been following Jorge's 7 day challenge for women over 40 for 3 days now. I have lost 2 pounds so far. Only 10 more to get to my goal.
    I look forward to following your progress! You are such an inspiration!
    BTW... are you in the Denver area? I live in Castle Rock

  11. Hi Nancy - I WAS from Denver, but moved last year. I love it there, so beautiful! Thanks for taking the time to read the blog! Congrats on your quick weight loss, keep me posted on the next 10lbs. Sunflower Market and Sprouts probably have a lot of the products you need for the BFC.