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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Weigh In: Week 12

My 12 Week Live Coaching with Jorge Cruise is officially over, but he has thrown in a Bonus Week. So I'm not left to my own resources quite yet! I've decided to post Before/After photos next week, which I hadn't planned on doing. But if I can help motivate someone else to lose weight, its worth it!

I am really proud of myself, for not only losing 27lbs (OMG!!), but for keeping up the blog and connecting with so many people also on the Belly Fat Cure. I am also stunned that I gave up sodas/diet sodas completely! Cold turkey was the way to go.  I have gone from 196lbs to 169lbs. I had a loss every week, which I also think is amazing! I really love this plan, and I love the changes I see in my body and health too.

I am by no means done here, I have 13lbs to go to get to my goal. I am thinking I may need to go another 10lbs after that, but I'll decide for sure once I get to 156lbs. And I'm going to do it with the Belly Fat Cure, no question in my mind about that. No changes, no adding back certain foods or higher carbs or sugar. While I feel 1000% better and way lighter, I have more to go. I could actually just stop here, stay at this weight and be pretty happy. But I really enjoy this plan and how I have felt the last 3 months. So I'm not changing a thing!

Okay, there is one thing I'm going to... I'm going to change up my exercise and turn my bi-weekly hikes into full out runs. My body feels strong and really ready for it, which if you saw my blubbery thighs before this started would totally make you laugh! One of the goals I set for myself back in October was to run a 5k after Christmas, and I feel ready for it.

One thing I have noticed this week is the Belly Fat Cure community on twitter, that was not part of our class, is reporting big losses of 6-7lbs their first week! Really impressive and reminds me I can do this on my own after class is up. If you tweet, join us with the hashtag #BFC to discuss the plan on twitter. I hope you all will join me as I Blog the Book starting next week. One small problem is that Im having trouble finding the book! Amazon and my local Barnes and Noble appear to be SOLD OUT! I even checked the library, but California libraries suck. Be on the lookout yourself!


  1. Congratulations!!!

    -Susie (fitsandgiggles)

  2. You have done such a great job! I bought my book from Amazon last week. Glad I got it before it was sold out!

  3. Try Costco - that's where I found mine!

  4. Thanks Barbara, my Costco didnt have it! But Jorge was on the cover of the Costco Connection there, lol! Ill keep looking...

    FitMommy - you are doing so great yourself! Im referring to you the in the last paragraph! ;-)

  5. Hi Amber, I am very amazed about your results and what kind of job you did. For the BFC community as well as for other who might get here. Great idea with the book. And I am sure, you already reached the end of your track. Only your body has to follow.
    Greetings from Germany Elke

  6. Someone suggested I check out your blog..an anonymous commenter. I've very anti-diet yet was drawn to Jorge's book for some reason. I am eating a modified version(I don't follow meal plans and I'm vegetarian..I also don't weigh myself) and I'm solely doing this for health reasons and if I lose weight that's nice too. How do you feel? I'm feeling quite satisfied with what I'm eating and my energy level is good. I also am no longer craving sweets as much and I"m able to satisfy myself easily with a bit of red wine or dark chocolate.

    I also haven't purchased any sweeteners at all...I may at some point but I'm just working on the meals etc. right now.

    Great to meet you.
    Oh my blog is www.weighlessandweightless.blogspot and you are certainly welcome to stop by


  7. Just popping back...I missed my lunch salad on my list! With the crackers and nuts!

    as to fibre..2 large salads plus the veggies in the omelet(broccoli, peppers, onions etc) and those two black bean burgers and I'm getting way more than 20g. plus super high quality carbs!

    Today I had a pasta with a very high fibre and again 2 salads plus the veggies in the omelette.

    No sweet cravings..odd craving for potato chips today...so not my thing...I think I may need salt.