"I WAS A SUGAR ADDICT"
"in recent years I would joke that I was a sugar addict, but it was no joke. It was true. I would try to figure those calories into my daily caloric consumption, but I would end up eating 1200 calories of real food and 1000 calories of junk. 2200 calories a day is way too many for me.
My husband would say that he never saw it and now I tell him because I was good at it. Go through the checkout line at the grocery store and grab a candy bar to eat on the way home. I kept candy in my desk. I would taste the first two Hershey kisses, but there were a dozen empty wrappers and I didn’t even taste the last ten candies.
The first thing that I knew I would have to overcome was the morning coffee creamer. I convinced myself that the morning sugar fix in my coffee was what set my day up for disaster because it fed my sugar cravings. It had to stop. I lost a sister to a heart attack on her 54thbirthday. I will be 54 this year.
my FIT IN 42 EXERPERIENCE:
The results were so uplifting. I lost over 8 lbs. the first week. That was pretty encouraging. Some weeks were less than I would have hoped, but at the end of the 42 days, I was down twenty three pounds of fat, thirteen and half total inches gone and five inches of that was in my waist! The most surprising thing is that I do not miss the sugar. No cravings! No mood swings. I thought that I would be climbing the walls.
There are benefits that you don’t realize before you start. I only need 5-6 hours of sleep now because I sleep so much more sound. People comment about my glowing complexion. Apparently, sugar consumption ages skin. I feel taller – I think that translates into I have more confidence. The sweeter recovery shakes now give me indigestion and taste too sweet for me – I am the one that likes the sickening sweet cake icing, or at least I did. Now I can eat the Greek yogurt without adding fruit. The changes have been incredible."-JOYCE
"18 pounds and I don't know how many inches"
“My 42 days of Fit in 42 are over. I lost 18 lbs and I don’t even know how many inches. I feel great and have no regrets. I didn’t cheat and found myself mentally stronger than I thought I was. This program was a game changer for me. Thank you Missy Muller Staci Lyn Meggan MeGee Reamer and all of the Done Done family. You guys are awesome at what you do. Now onto new goals and finding my balance.”Christie
“i am stronger mentally and physically”
“There are so many exciting changes for me since starting but, I think, the most exciting change is that I can actually see and feel my results. Since starting Done Done I have seen my body change - I am stronger and I feel stronger too!! [mentally and physically]”
“fit in 42 changed my life”
We asked Fit in 42 alum Jane, What is a result of Fit in 42 that you weren’t expecting?
Her answer, “losing 38lbs!!! And not craving sugar like I used to. My goal was 13lbs and I lost 12 during Fit in 42. I just kept losing 2lbs every week after the end of Fit in 42. It also made me think about what to eat and the choices I make, where as before I would eat whatever was around.”
We also asked, What would you tell someone thinking about joining Fit in 42?
Her response, “I don’t usually recommend anything unless I see that it works. I used to think the before and after pics from a weight loss program were photoshopped. But after doing Fit in 42 and seeing it for myself I realized it does work. You have to be ready for a lifestyle change and it is a total commitment to sticking with the eating plan and working out. I have never felt better about myself and now I am wearing size 6 pants, which I never did in my life. It is a great program and does work if you are ready to change your life!!”- JANE
"My cholesterol was 219 with medication before fit in 42"
I consider myself one of the success stories of Done Done’s Fit In 42 program because of the many things I learned about nutrition and processed food as well as how much my overall health has improved. Of course, it was hard work but the lifelong lessons of the program matched with the challenging strength and cardio classes has enable me to sustain my 15lb weight loss while increasing my muscle mass. Even though I didn’t need to lose a huge amount of weight, I did need to lower my cholesterol. When I started with the program in the spring of 2017 my cholesterol was 219 with medication. Since then it has continued to steadily drop, and I am now at 149 and looking forward to getting off the medication! Surprisingly my original doctor 10 years ago told me I couldn’t eat enough oatmeal to lower my numbers by food alone – oh how wrong he was!! I also have an underactive thyroid which is a lifelong condition. I had been on the same level of medication for 25 years but since Fit in 42 I am now on lower dosage of medicine. Maybe that is a coincidence, but I think it is just another benefit of eating a nutritionally smart diet and working out regularly.
I think the greatest gift of the program was working with the amazing Done Done trainers who provided endless answers to questions (and continue to!), recipes for terrific meals, accountability for when you start slacking and a supportive atmosphere that ensured each of us remained challenged without getting injured. I have belonged to various gyms for over 35 years but never to one that provides a holistic approach to keeping me healthy like Done Done. Although it has been over a year since completing the Fit in 42 program, I continue to make good food choices, prepping meals on Sunday and enjoying the various work out classes. I not only look better but more importantly I feel better too! Thanks Missy – you are the best!!!