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Carma Recommends the I Create My Body Program » Progress

Re-Committing to My Goal


Posted by Carma | Posted in Progress | Posted on 30-07-2014

Ooops!OK, its been awhile since I’ve been on the I Create My Body Program and I’ll admit I got derailed.

But now I am re-committed to losing those final pounds and reaching my ultimate goal weight by sometime in March 2015.

Things I’ve noticed:

  • When I’m actively implementing the I Create My Body Program I seem to have this pull, this desire to join a gym. Not so when I’m not active with the program.
  • When I’m actively implementing the I Create My Body Program I’m drawn to healthier foods, especially salads. In fact this time around I’ve invested in a NutriBullet and have been drinking green smoothies ever since! Loving it! When not on the program I drift back toward a higher meat-protein diet.

These lessons have taught be that I’m going to make creating my body a life-long commitment. I will forever hold that my body naturally and easily maintains my final goal weight (once I get there)!

Related Links

  • Green Smoothie Series on Carma’s Cookery: Part 1 and Part 2

Holiday Bounce Back


Posted by Carma | Posted in Food, Mindset, Progress | Posted on 04-07-2011

Carma's FamilyLast weekend my parents came down to Long Beach to visit. This meant quite a bit of eating out. But the I Create My Body program still helped me. Between Friday night and Sunday morning, I had gained 4 lbs. But by Friday, not only were those 4 lbs. gone … so were the remaining 1.5 I had set as my goal.

Put another way … I gained less than I could have considering how many times I ate out over the three days …. and between Monday and Friday, I lost 5.5 lbs.!

Again, I didn’t diet.

This was what I noticed over the week:

1) I had a less of a desire to binge while at a restaurant than I have had in the past. I ate sensibly and took home leftovers. Frankly, I just don’t feel right eating when I’m not hungry any more and I no longer have the “food lack” mentality I’ve had for much of my life. The wonderful tasting food will always be there … I don’t have to eat it NOW.

2) After my parents had left, I was less hungry than before. So less food satisfied me. It was like my body was trying to pull me back toward my goal, rather than just continue expanding like before.

This is what continues to blow my mind about this program. Cravings I’ve had all my life are nearly … if not completely … gone. I feel totally satisfied on less food. My former desire to eat things now because they might not be there tomorrow (because someone else will eat them) is non-existent. I now eat what I need and am satisfied.

I can’t imagine that there’s a diet pill out there that can do that!

I Create My Body is DA BOMB!

Reaching the Half-Way Point


Posted by Carma | Posted in Progress | Posted on 18-06-2011

half way thereI’m so happy now that I’ve passed the halfway point in my weight loss journey. The last remaining 40+ lbs feel like a piece of cake. And even though I’ve been on this I Create My Body journey for a year now, it still amazes me that I keep losing weight without consciously going on a diet. I just keep working on my mindset and my body tells me what to do.

I think that’s been the biggest lesson so far … how to listen to my body. When I want to have a cookie, I’m now able to listen and understand do I want that cookie because I’m looking for comfort? Or do I want that cookie because I crave the flavor experience?

Also, it has been easier and easier to resist emotional eating. In fact, I hardly crave foods for emotional reasons any more (except in January/February when my father died). And food is no longer my only thought when I want to celebrate. I’ve created equally pleasurable things to do … like dying my hair auburn!

For me, the I Create My Body program is so much more than a way to lose weight. It has been a way to discover the power of my mind in many areas of my life, and it has been a way to better get to know my body and its real wants and needs.

Entering a New Category


Posted by Carma | Posted in Progress | Posted on 26-05-2011

Mandarin dressYes, I have been remiss in sharing my weight loss journey over the past year. But I think you’ll forgive me … I moved to Long Beach, I lost my father … its been interesting. But I had to write today because I’ve hit a major milestone.

Since I first got the WiiFit in March 2008, I’ve always been in the “obese” category. I’d step on the balance board and weigh in. The BMI would come up and the little voice would say, “That’s obese.”

This morning was different.

This morning, the little voice said, “That’s overweight.”

I am now 190.5 lbs! That’s 33.7 lbs since I last posted my weight!

And I know I’ve done it because of mindset. Since I moved out of a toxic environment and have been happier, I’m just feeling better about myself. My eating habits are the same. My exercise is about the same … about 30 minutes everyday. But my self image has vastly improved.

Now that I’m down to the final 47.5 pounds of my journey … my goal is to wear this cute little Mandarin dress for New Years … I promise to be better at sharing what I’m learning along the way.