Valid questions, dear readers, since I've gone on at length about gaining back half the weight I lost during my three months on Meta (the holidays were a bitch last year), struggling with my addiction to sugar, and my general tendency to overeat on a regular basis. AKA falling off the diet wagon constantly.
Here's the deal.
When I started this program I had a magic number in my head and the funny thing is that as I inched closer to that number, the damned thing kept dropping, remaining always out of reach. Initially I thought I'd be happy at 116 pounds. I am 5 feet, 5 1/2 inches by the way. But when I hit 115 pounds, 112 seemed like a better goal. When I managed (through being totally neurotic about what I ate to the point of madness) to reach 112, I decided that 110 would be the ideal. You can see where I'm going with this, can't you? I couldn't keep it up. It wasn't the best weight for my body and I started to put the weight back on double time.
Why is it always so quick to come back and so slow to go? It's one of nature's little mysteries.
Anyhoo, as my weight continued to climb, I began to panic. I tried doing the Meta Nutrient Boost Week (baby food diet) again and it worked... while I was on it, but as soon as I resumed normal habits I gained it back. I just couldn't diet anymore.
In July I finally admitted that I had two problems. The first being that my goal weight was way too low, the second being that I had a sugar addiction. Since then, I've cut out sugar (apart from going to Starbucks for my skinny mocha about once a week - please don't judge me I'm a junkie) and have really kept an eye on calories.
So to answer your questions noble blog readers, Yes the Method works. I went from this...
|September 14, 2012|
Check it out and remember that I am 41 years old girls.
Of course we all look better either lying down (all the fat sinks to the back out of sight, gotta love gravity) or standing sideways totally sucking it in, so here is the real picture of how I look today.
|I should have cleaned the mirror.|
Plus, (and here's the real confession) I don't do the dance cardio with any regularity whatsoever! I don't like it, never have, but you know that. I run twice a week consistently and have done since April 2012, and I eat.
I eat pasta, I eat bread, I eat cheese. I like to eat and don't like to sweat, okay? There, I said it!
So there you have it. Me at 41, 5'5", 121 pounds. Yes, I'd love to lose another five pounds and keep it there, but what I know for sure is this. If I wasn't doing Tracy Anderson's Method 5 to 6 times a week for 30 to 50 minutes a day, I'd be in a lot worse shape.
I hope this doesn't discourage you.
Loads of love,
This is a recent photo taken after my return from the production of my feature film in Toronto. I've more or less reached my goal/maintenance weight! Hooray!
|October 9th, 2012.|