Hi, my name’s Jane.
I had weight problem a few years ago after graduating high-school in 2001. Actually 6 months later, in the winter of 2001/2002, I weighted 18 lbs. more than my normal weight. Although I was 5 feet 7 inches tall the weight of 142 lbs. was too much for me.
Then I realized that I need to lose those pounds, otherwise I wouldn’t dare to look at myself in the mirror. But how? Who was able to keep a diet at Christmas and New Year Holidays? What is more I had never kept a diet before so I didn’t know how to begin.
By the beginning of March I put on extra 4 lbs. and with a total weight of 146 lbs. I got really depressed. My mother had been dieting all her life but till that moment I had never showed any interest to whatever she was eating. Then I was desperate enough to ask her for help.
My mother gave me a pile of dieting books to choose from and I did it. I found 1 week detox and cleansing diet, which could help me lose 1 lb. a day. That was equal to 7 lbs. a week and for 3 weeks I could have perfectly normal weight again. Amazing!
Actually it didn’t work so fast but it did work. The first week I lost 4 instead of 7 lbs., but I was happy anyway because I was losing weight. The next week I lost 6 lbs. I weighed 136 lbs. and I was almost half the way to my normal weight. Incredible!
I took a little rest for the third week. I didn’t eat as much as I used to before the diet, nor yet starving. I tried to eat as much as my body needed, not as much as I though I should eat. I succeeded to keep off my weight at 136 lbs. for the third week and I was ready to start the diet again.
For the next 2 weeks I did the diet twice and I lost 11 lbs. totally. By the middle of June I was 21 lbs. off my weight in the beginning of March. I couldn’t believe I did it. I did lost all extra pounds in less than 2 months.
My mother couldn’t believe either though she was encouraging me all the time. Her explanation for my fast weight loss was that I am 20 years old and my metabolism is fast. That’s why I succeeded to lose all extra weight in such short period.
I am 23 now and every time I look back on those days, I smile. I succeeded to keep off my weight for the last couple of years, now I weigh 128 lbs., well I am not 124 lbs., but I still feel great in my body.