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Results of My Eighth Month on CALP

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November 3rd was weigh in and measurement day. I stepped on the scale and took my measurements even though I had surgery on October 30, and didn't know if it would affect my results.

I have been following CALP since March 3, 2008, and have not had any problems following the program. I have never been tempted to eat off plan since I have so much control over how and when I eat. I am not deprived of the foods I love because I can include them in my Reward Meal. My husband and I spent five days out of town, and I had no problems staying on plan. CALP is a program I will be following for the rest of my life because I am not hungry when I follow it. I do not require any snacks and know that anything I want, I can have. I have been eating two meals a day but will not hesitate to eat a third meal, if I am hungry.

I continued to exercise six days a week alternating between cardio and strength training. Since I knew that I would not be able to continue with my exercise routine after my surgery, I completed my strength training before I went to the hospital that day.

I had varicose vein surgery and everything I read said I would get back to normal within a couple of days. I followed my discharge orders but found that I was still unable to do anything other than sit with my leg elevated like I was instructed to do.

I am still thrilled with the progress that I am making. Every month I have shown a loss, and as long as I continue to follow the program, I expect to see positive results. My husband continues to shower me with compliments and that is very flattering.

Weight: 194
Chest: 45” for a total of 5" lost
Waist: 37-1/2" for a total of 8-1/2" lost
Hips: 44” for a total of 5-1/2" lost
Arm: 14-1/4" for a total of 1-3/4" lost
Leg: 23-3/4" for a total of 3-3/4" lost

To be continued...

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About LowCarbForLife

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About me

I'm Teri and I am 54 years old. I have been fighting my weight since I was fourteen, dieting my way all the way up to 236 lbs. I started my weight loss program on March 3, 2008, and at that time I was unable to get into the largest pair of jeans I owned, size 18W. I have lost close to 100 pounds, and I now wear a size 4 jeans. My diet and exercise program have me feeling better than I could have ever imagined and I did it without starving or depriving myself in any way.

I am getting myself into better shape and my goal of becoming fit and healthy is getting closer every day.

Here's a link to my Progress Photos.

Current Diet Type
Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP)

Current Exercise Routine
Resistance/Strength Training using Bowflex, Walk Away the Pounds (WATP), & Callanetics

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