I tried to do a thirty day cleanse. I gave up after about ten days and two blogger events. I'm going to file my attempt under What the Heck Was I Thinking? I had hoped to get going on some serious working out, but an injury that I thought was just a pulled muscle that needed a little time is actually something a little more serious. Some days, it actually hurts to walk. After some stretching and pulling and more stretching, I'm better, but still not back to normal. But the walks have been paying off, both physically and mentally.
Going with the good old-fashioned notion of "Calories in, calories out," I began eating greener, low calorie meals. I thought I was going to be *bummed* about not eating all the rich foods I had become accustomed to. Truth is, my body seemed to rejoice in my return to kale and kidney beans. I've had a clearer head and happier heart.
So now I'm back down a full inch on my hiney. It's the only area I'm measuring regularly because it's the best indicator (for me) of losing weight. I have two more inches before I get back down to my pre-Austin-BBQ-binge. Staying active and keeping my calories down will get me there...
but I know I'll still have that little pooch.
I have an area of flibbity flab right above my c-section scar. The scar is practically invisible, but the pooch above it is not. Even at my best, that little area of flabbiness sticks around. It's always a bummer slipping into a sexy little dress and seeing that area just... there.
So once I lose the final pounds and firm my hiney back up, I'm considering melting the flabby belly leftovers with Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq. Check out this news story on the first doctor to do the procedure.
Now I want a popsicle.
On average, people who have undergone treatment see a 20% reduction of fat in the treated area after one visit. You can lose even more with additional appointments, if you and your doctor deem necessary. Where does the frozen fat go? The fat cells "melt" and are naturally eliminated from your body over the following few months. It’s totally non-invasive, FDA-cleared, and there’s usually no downtime whatsoever — unless you count reading a book or checking email during your appointment as downtime.
How cool is that?
For a chance to win a treatment from Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq, check out the contest that's up on the Cool Sculpting page on Facebook.
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