Monthly Archives: July 2012

Day 1

Yesterday I was welcomed home by a small package covered in the Body by Vi logo sitting on my doorstep. 

Since I had already planned, and bought ingredients, to make pesto for last nights dinner, I figured it was best if I waited until this morning to begin my 90 – day challenge. (The pesto sauce was delicious by the way.)

At this point in time I should post my measurements and weight, but I don’t own a measuring tape. Every time I go to Target to buy this measuring tape, I get distracted by the housewares department only to remember what I went there for in the first place after I have exited the building (and going back in is far too much work). But luckily, I do have access to a scale (that I too do not own). So after my delicious, no concern for calories pesto dinner last night, I weighed myself, and I am 133 pounds at  5’2” tall.

For my height, that weight seems like a lot; however, I do look good. Emphasis on the good. Would I like to weigh less even though I currently look exquisite? Why yes, yes I would; hence the reason I am here. 

My goal weight is to get down to 118 pounds (15 pounds less), but I am actually concerned that may be too skinny for me. I have hips and *booty that I’m just not willing to part ways with. So, if anything else, I would like to get down to a comfortable size 3 in pants. Why do I say comfortable you ask? Because I have a few size 3 jeans, that are stretch, and I have to squeeze into. I want a pair of size 3 jeans that requires no squeezing, stretching, crying, and thus, no shame every time I button and zip. 

 

 

* I’m not quite sure which word is most appropriate to use. Butt? Ass? Gluteus?  The problem with gluteus is that it implies I have more muscle than I actually do. And the other’s aren’t as friendly sounding as booty; less poetic if I might say.

 

 

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Body by Vi – first step…order product

So today I have gone against everything I believe in and ordered a diet shake. I don’t know much about this product, but I do know that a good friend of mine believes in it and is passionate about it, as well as selling it – and gave me a good 15 minute spiel to where I couldn’t say no.

So I finally made the time and put in my order for the “Shape Kit” from Body by Vi. Now here’s a little background on myself to better put things in perspective: I’ve been trying to lose 10 pounds for about 5 years now and have been unsuccessful. I have, however, been successful with gaining 10 pounds (it was after I joined the Army Reserves, I was done with training, not working out as much – it wasn’t a random weight gain) and I did shed those extra pounds easily. I have been successful at avoiding soda, and juices and all those empty liquid calories that do not come in an alcohol, caffeine or a related vice form. I have been successful at losing 3 pounds back in 2010, and (yet again) successfully gained those back.

So today I took the first step for my “lose the pounds” goal by ordering the Body by Vi kit and taking the challenge. The challenge will be not only in the 90 days, but the days to follow. Is this really a practical lifestyle? Is it easy to transition from shake to healthy meals? Can I keep off the weight without the support of Vi? All these questions will be answered soon enough, it’s just all dependent on my standard shipping time.

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