Here’s the deal, you can be ready…OR you can be sorry…you CHOOSE!
COMMIT – EITHER YOU DO IT – OR YOU DON’T - THERE IS NO IN BETWEEN.
YOU CAN BE 20 pounds thinner in 8 WEEKS! Think about it – 20 pounds lighter and all I’m asking for is 8 weeks.
8 MONDAY’S (and after this Monday it will only be 7 Mondays)
The time will pass anyway…I know that you can do this for 8 weeks. But you can’t just let it happen – you MUST CHOOSE.
You must make a choice to do the right things. For those who have more than 20 lbs to lose – so what. You can start with the first 20. For those who have less. So what! You can start and you’ll be finished faster – but remember if you only have the final 10 lbs to lose it might take a little longer because your caloric requirements are less to maintain your lower weight.
Basically what that means is – Stop Talking and just start regardless of where you are starting or how much you have to lose!
You need to do a few things prior to getting started:
1. GET THE 17 DAY DIET BOOK (the basic book, nothing else, not the DVD or the workbook!)
2. BUY The COOKBOOKS – trust me, trust those who have used them, they work. Those who tried this plan without them, failed. Even if they lost weight they just gained it right back. BUT now, with the cookbooks, they are losing the weight and more importantly keeping it off. You can purchase them ONLY on HERE, no where else. IF you are unsure go to the Facebook site (link at the bottom of this post) and ask those who tried the diet without them, (and failed) and those who are now succeeding because of the cookbooks. They tried using other cookbooks – didn’t work. They tried online recipes (which by the way there are sites posting foods that have no business being part of this diet) and it didn’t work.
I specifically take foods and flavors overweight people, in general, like and make them 17 DD friendly. There are crockpot recipes (at least 30 in Cookbooks 4 and 5 alone) to make it easy. No more cooking one meal for you and another for the family. Also, you can’t eat like this for a few weeks, lose weight and then what? What will you eat? Unless you plan to eat eggs, chicken and salads the rest of your life you need to give this thought!
Most, without the Cookbooks and just following the 17 Day Diet book have gained the weight back. So, ask your self on the site – they will tell you!
They make it SO MUCH EASIER – it’s a no brainer….
At the top of this page click on OVERVIEW and the basic starter GROCERY LIST and refresh yourself.
3. TAKE YOUR BEFORE PHOTO. If you don’t you are 70% more likely to FAIL – so just do it. Again, don’t ask, just do. If you can’t do that, AT LEAST go to the bottom of this page and create your VIRTUAL MODEL. Even if you take your photos, MEASURE and do your VIRTUAL MODEL. Instructions for measuring (where to measure and how to do it) are in the FORUM section on the Facebook Site. The FORUM link is under the LARGE photo of fruits and vegetables next to the PHOTOS link on this page. (My Facebook site page is the one with the Scales with Feet on them)
Also, it’s a good idea to get a little journal. It can be fancy or not fancy. It can be a drug store spiral notebook for all I care. The easier it is to carry the better. You may not need it, you may need it but I’d like you to have it with you Just In Case…
We’ll call it the “Just In Case Of Emergencies” Notebook!
Again, you can skip these steps…you’ve probably skipped them before right? But, where did that get you? HERE, still needing to diet, that’s where.
I’m asking you for JUST ONCE…just this time…try it MY WAY.
And now the end is near
And so you face, fats final curtain
My friend I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case of which I’m certain
I’ve lived a life that’s full (of food)
I’ve traveled each and every (diet) highway
So now, to lose your fat, just try it MY WAY…
What do you have to lose? Except 20lbs! The 8 weeks will go by anyway. You can be here 20 lbs thinner – or you can be here just wishing you were 20 lbs thinner. The choice is yours!
And the 4th thing is this -I’d like to know, but if you don’t want to share, at least write it in your “Just In Case of Emergencies” Notebook (JICOEN) WHY you really want to lose weight.
Okay, I know your first thought is “Well, Terri, I’M TOO FAT! Are you nuts?” Well, yes, I am a little – but, it’s more.
Why now? Was it a photo? Did you go shopping and couldn’t buy what you wanted to buy or shop in the stores you want to shop in?
Was it something someone said? Is it about your marriage or partnership? Is it about sex? Are you tired of always being the “largest” one of your family or friends? Are you letting life pass by waiting for all you’ll do when you lose weight? Get married? Have a baby? Go to the pool? Take a dance class? What is it REALLY and TRULY inside that is holding you back.
You know how Dr. Phil says “You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge?” Well, it’s true – so since it’s MY RESPONSIBILITY this round for you to do it MY WAY and lose this weight I’m asking you to sit down for 30 minutes or so, with no distractions, no TV, no people, etc. and REALLY THINK – WHAT IS IT? WHY do I want or need to do this? Or, has it just gone on too long? Whatever it is…this will be important to you later.
Trust me…it will. You don’t even have to tell me – although it helps to know a little and you can use the PRIVATE BOARD for that – what’s important is you put some REAL thought into this. A list would be nice in your JICOEN – but take 20-30 minutes (YOu’re certainly worth that right?) and give this serious consideration.
You may not even be fully aware of it yourself right now but you need to be. So, really do your best to get to the nitty gritty. Get to the bottom of it and let’s get it on the table once and for all and figure it out!
IF YOU ARE JUST STARTING MAKE SURE YOU TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS – Look in the Forum Section on the FB site - link below (top right under the large photo of vegetables and fruits) for detailed instructions on where and how to measure and take your BEFORE PHOTOS
NOTE: On the FACEBOOK site we also have a private page if don’t want to discuss your weight issues publicly. There are directions on the Main FB page on how to apply for membership!
If you can’t take your before photo at least create your Virtual Model – link below. Some of you are hesitant in getting your photos taken or taking them yourself. I can’t tell how great a tool this is…the reality is you need to face reality. You need to see what you look like. Soooo….
Here is a great opportunity to do this without a camera. This will give you general idea of what those proportions really add up to.
As you know I don’t allow links on the board unless they’ve been approved by me…and in general I don’t post them…I want this board to be more conversational for one and more importantly I just don’t have time to review each link for suitability. I did it at one time and it became a problem for various reasons so I just don’t do it now….BUT, this one is an exception…and the benefits enormous.
As you lose weight remember to re-create your virtual model every 10 lbs or so! It’s a great motivator!
Make sure you have PLENTY of great food to eat. Do NOT try to do this with chicken breasts, eggs and salad. You won’t last. And, even if you did, then what? What will you eat to keep the weight off? The cookbooks are not “diet cookbooks” they are foods you can AND MUST eat, and feed your family forever. It makes me so happy when people say their kids are goobling up this good healthy food and the chips and cookies are GONE!
If you eat what you ate – you will weigh what you weighed! This goes for the bad food and the good!
It’s important to decide what you will eat for the rest of your life NOW! Put effort into your food. No more brainless eating! You can lose weight and eat DELICIOUS FOOD with just a little effort and organization. Yes, getting started is tricky if you are not used to preparing food but that’s how you gained!
Here’s my feeling on the photos – if you’re too lazy to do the few steps outlined here to prepare to be 20 POUNDS THINNER in 8 weeks, 8 more MONDAYS…. to weigh 5 lbs less in a week – then, you are not ready. It’s that simple. Those who try to skip the steps, just can’t do it. Maybe you can do it next week. Or the next week. BUT, if you are trying to find shortcuts now, and skip steps now, then you are making the goal further away not nearer.
With 10,500 people on the FB site – do you really think if there was a quicker way someone wouldn’t have come up with it? OH, they try but they fail. I’ve taken the things that the majority of people have succeeded at and I’m going to guide you through. You don’t have to think – just DO. That’s all. In fact, TRY NOT TO THINK…you will think your self right back into those stretch pants!