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Monday, August 16, 2010

Before and After ( I am being very brave!!)

I have been on a journey for the last 12 weeks, I decided that I have done so many before and after projects around my home, that it was time I did a before and after project on myself!  I started the Kristi Approved, Live the Life back in May. (Click here if you would like to know more!)  I was feeling a little sluggish and it seemed like I had no energy and just didn't feel good most of the time. My daughter told me about this program and said,"Mom you won't feel like you are on a diet because you get to eat so much food! She told me that there was a 7 day challenge  and that you could try it for Free!  I decided I would try the challenge and see if I liked it or not. I tried the challenge and thought,"Okay, I can do this! I I felt so great after eating the nutritious foods and doing the work outs that I decided to do the 12 week program.  I took my before picture and after looking at it I thought," Oh, I need help!" You have to remember that I am a 55 year old Grandma.  I thought, "will I ever be able to look like I did when I was in my 20's!"  I love being a Grandma but I want to have the energy and stamina to keep up with all of my kids and Grand kids! This week will be the end of my 12 weeks and I have lost 27 pounds, 6 inches off of my waist and 6 inches off my hips. Wow, do I feel great! I am going to continue to Live the Life because I love feeling so healthy and I have so much more energy. I am really hesitant to put my before and after pictures on my blog because I really do not like my before picture! So I will show you some of my after pictures and just keep scrolling and you will see the before.

My cat had to get in on the photo shoot!



Here he is again!
Okay, here are the before and afters. I really love the look on my before picture (are you kidding me!) It is good that my swim suit was so stretchy! Actually in my after pictures I had to buy another bottom to my suit because the other one was too big!!

Oh, I am so hating the before!
So, do you think you would like to try and Live the Life? Just click here and you can try the 7 day challenge as well! There is also a Live the Life for Men, click here! I am going to continue with this, because who wouldn't want to feel good all of the time? Who knew? 55 could feel so great!
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49 comments:

Sue said...

My gosh, You look like you're about 30! You look FANTASTIC, and in 12 short weeks-incredible! They should pay you to do a commercial! I am going on a 10 day trip to visit my daughter and family and when I get back I am going to seriously check this out as the first order of business! You're very inspiring!

Mel said...

Mom, your before pictures crack me up, but I totally never thought you looked like that. You have always been beautiful and skinny to me. You are one smokin' hot mama!!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!! Great work. I've lost 25 pounds this summer and have plateaued. It is frustrating cause I need to lose more!!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Donene,
You look fantastic!! No Gram-ma here!!
You should be very proud of yourself.
Five years ago my hubby had heart bypass
and we had to totally change the way we live,
and it was the best thing that ever happened
to us. I lost 23 pds, and we eat well and exercise all the time, it is our lifestyle and I would never want to go back.
Good for you, and it is true that you not only
look better you feel so much better.
You better run chase that Grandie, she's getting away!! lol
P.S. Don't think you looked that awful in your before pics, but you are just the new and improved version now!!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing,
I am sure you will inspire a lot of ladies!!
You have reinspired me!!
Blessings, Nellie

Attaboy said...

Donene, I just wanted to personally say...
YOU ROCK!
Kristi and I are so impressed with you and your dedication to living like you are 20 yrs old again! You certainly look like it and i'm sure you feel like it! Great job, you're amazing!
Brent Attaway

Haupi said...

What a difference!! You look amazing. Congratulations!! I better go back and click on that linky I skipped.

Haupi

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

Wow! You look great! Good job! What a cute, hip grandma you are!! :)

Marty said...

You are gorgeous!!

Tia said...

Donene! You look amazing! I'm with Mel...you are one hot mama!! (Is that appropriate to say?!?!?) :)

Brittany R. said...

donene!
jess shared your blog with me because she was so proud! and I have to say you have done awesome! losing weight is so hard and you look great! I love the feeling of being healthy as well. keep it up! you look wonderful! :)

Bonnie said...

You look amazing! Congrats on all the hard work.

Darrel & Suzy said...

Congratulations on your success! As a 56 year old "nanama", I need to do the same thing....

MessyMissy said...

Way to go!! That must really feel great, energizing and healthy. You have definitely inspired me!!! :)

Kristi said...

Wow, grandma, you looks great!! Here from New Friend Friday. I'm having a book giveaway on my blog. Check it out if you can. http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaway.html

Jenn said...

Fantastic!!! Good for you, you look wonderful!!! I'm over here from New friend Fridays!!

Terrell said...

You look truly amazing!!! Great job and horray to you!! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor!! I'm also having a Fabulous link party/giveaway today!! Hope you stop by!!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

MommyFerg02 said...

You look awesome! I'm a new follower! Have a great weekend!

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Ron Cooper said...

Following you from New Friend Friday. Please follow me back!

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Kenzie said...

OMG, you look amazing! Congratulations! You definitely don't look like a Gramma, you are one hot mama!

Erin said...

You look fantastic!!!!!! Congratulations!! You don't look like a Grandma, that's for sure. :)

Mandy's Creative Corner said...

You look amazing! Congratulations!!!!

Becky said...

You look amazing!!! Congrats on your weight loss!

Kuzak's Closet said...

You are a brave woman! You look so amazing, good work and thanks for sharing on Sister Sister, I love happy stories like this!

Michelle Underwood said...

You look fabulous!!! Great job!!!

Katie said...

Awesome Job!! You look terrific!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Donene -- you look AMAZING! Good for you, girl! You put in a lot of time and work -- and it completely paid off! SO proud of you!

Kristin said...

Congrats on getting fit and healthy--you look amazing!!!

Liz said...

You may have just motivated me! :)

Thank you!!!

Liz

All In The Family said...

WOW!! Amazing! You DO look much younger. And I must say...you have fabulous legs!!! Congrats!

Robin said...

Wow! You do not look like a grandma at all now! Holy Cow! You look A-mazing! Good for you! You are so inspiring!
~Robin@keephomesimple

Sassy Sites! said...

Good for you!! You look amazing!!

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www.nicegirlnotes.com said...

Um. I wish I looked like that @ 27. Incredible. Congratulations to you!

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

WOW!!! Congratulations! Definitely going to look into this diet. Thanks for sharing!

mle said...

What an inspiration! You look FABULOUS!!!!
Congrats : )

Mandy said...

thanks for linking up to TAke-A-Look Tuesday on Sugar Bee Craft Edition - you were featured today! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

kelley blake said...

You go girl! You should feel so proud of yourself! This is just the encouragement I need! Congratulations and you look absolutely amazing!! One hot grandma!! :)

La Maison Reid said...

wowowowowow...I sure could use a little more energy and a little less weight. do they supply the food? is it expensive?
xoxo
Nancy

Creations from my heart said...

You look wonderful. I just checked out the web site and signed up to get the info for the 7 day challenge. I just turned 50 and would love to loose 10-15 pds. Your photos motivated me! Also wanted to ask if you could share with me how you posted your before and after pictures side by side. I tried to do this the other day and could not figure out how to do it on blogger. Would love some help.
blessings...Sherry

stacey said...

I also looked at the site. How did you make out eating the same thing everyday for a week? Is there a lot of variety in the 12 week diet? Do they cut out carbs at any point?
I am completely amazed by your transformation!

Kathy said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You look Fabulous!!!!!!!
I'm on my 10th week of W/Watchers and have lost 21 lbs myself...pretty geeked about that!
You look amazing girl!

xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

You look so wonderful. I'm happy and proud of you! I would love to try this, as well, but I don't see the "free" seven day trial. I better look a bit closer. I'm such a "scanner".

Kristen Duke Photography said...

Just found your blog...congrats on this...I applaud your braveness and I am sending off for the free trial.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Fantastic, amazing and good for you!

Mrs.V said...

You look AMAZING! Great job! :)

MsBabyPlan said...

What a great achievement. You look superb! Amazing.

I am you new follower.

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

What an original "before" and "after" makeover. You look so great. What a great achievement to stick with it - you go girl.

Cap Creations said...

OMGosh woman! You look wonderful! You must feel great!

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Wow!! You look fantastic!! I'm going to check this out right now.

CherylSnappConner said...

Donene, I'm a grandma too - I just turned 52. I work in PR and my life is incredibly stressful. I was always plenty fit when I could stay home (i've run 15 marathons, in fact) but heading up a PR agency by myself for the first time in my life has taken its toll. Your story has really inspired me and now I'm doing it too. I'll stay in touch! Thanks for being brave enough to share your pictures and your story.

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