I am Going to Lose 100lbs

There.  I said it.  I am going to lose 100lbs.

I am a HUGE watcher of The Biggest Loser.  I think it is amazing what those people accomplish.  I also like how they show the emotional journey they go on as well.  So many people don’t even realize why they’ve gained weight and I believe our emotions are a HUGE factor.  I know it is with me.

I’ve tried all kinds of diets and ways to lose weight…well except for that weight loss hypnosis, haven’t tried that yet…and I always say, “nothing works for me”.  But what I’m not willing to add in there is, nothing seems to work for me because I never seem to put 100% EFFORT into it.  Until now.  I don’t know if it’s because I am turning 30 in a few weeks and you all know what seems to happen once you hit your 30s.  People always say their weight loss hit a standstill once they hit 30.  Well that’s not going to happen to me and if there is one thing I have learned from watching The Biggest Loser, it’s that it does not matter what age you are, with a lot of work and eating right, you can lose the weight.

Unfortunately, I don’t have unlimited hours a day to focus on my weight loss efforts or to spend in the gym.  What I do have is a gym membership and Fenphedra.  Yes.  I am using a diet pill to lose weight.  Before I start getting a lot of flack, let me tell you why.  I believe Fenphedra is exactly what I need to jumpstart my metabolism and start my body on the right track of losing weight.  Why is that?  Well let me show you.  Below is exactly what is in Fenphedra from their website:

200 mg DiCaffeine Malate — When Coca-Cola first came out it actually contained Cocaine (true fact) and when cocaine was made illegal after World War I they scrambled to find an alterantive that would stimulate the mind and body and have similar effects. The ingredient they found was caffeine. But we don’t just use any old caffeine as our alternative to cocaine. We use an ultra potent multi-dimensional ingredient that combines all natural Caffeine with Malic Acid into an ionic bonded compound which optimizes energy, stimulates thermogenesis, and promotes mental focus. You haven’t experienced the full effects of caffeine until you’ve tried DiCaffeine Malate.

 200mg ChocamineTM — A proprietary extract of the Colombian cocoa plant. It contains numerous constituents including methylxanthines (theobromine, caffeine, and theophylline), biogenic amines (phenylethylamine, tyramine, and according to one source, synephrine), amino acids (phenylalanine, tryptophan, tyrosine, others), minerals (with a high content of magnesium), numerous beneficial antioxidants, and possibly some non-psychoactive cannabanoid-related compounds.

20mg Phenylethylamine (PEA) — PEA is asubstance that’s related to our own catecholamine neurotransmitters and their amino acid precursors, tyrosine and phenylalanine. PEA has arousal properties similar to catecholamines and may be one of the pleasure substances in the brain. PEA has been called the “Love Drug”. It is extracted from chocolate and is responsible for what chocaholics call Chocolate High

20mg Synephrine HCl — 100% Synephrine hcl is the chemical cousin of the now banned substance ephedra. It can help burn fat, suppress appetite and increase energy. Synephrine HCl is derived from the Citrus aurantium fruit, which is used for a variety of purposes in traditional Chinese medicine.

All of that above is used to increase the metabolism and help with weight loss, but lets face it.  I didn’t get fat just from my metabolism slowing down.  All of us have stress hormones in us (neuropeptides) that cause some of us to overeat.  Fenphedra uses the following to inhibit those neuropeptides:

Humulus Lupus (standardized to.4% flavonoids) – Humulus lupulus is unique because it is one of only two plants in the family Cannabinaceae. The alkaloid extract in Humulus Lupus known as Lupulinum produces a mild stimulant effect at first, followed by a very agreeable, calming sensation… the perfect combination. Historically, it has been used in some cases of nervous irritability where opium/narcotics failed. Some say that Humulus Lupus has some anti-inflammatory/pain relieving capabilites.

So far, after two days of taking Fenphedra twice a day (they recommend 2-3 pills a day…I take 2 because they also recommend not taking the 3rd pill within 7 hrs of going to bed) I feel great!  I’ve taken other diet pills in the past and I always felt like I was on speed or extremely angry because I was hungry.  None of that is true with Fenphedra.  I take the first pill as soon as I wake up.  The second pill I take about 30 minutes before I plan on eating lunch.  So far I am really like Fenphedra.

In a few weeks I will write a follow up post about how Fenphedra is working, how much I’ve lost, any side effects, etc.

I was supplied with a bottle of Fenphedra for the purpose of this review.  All opinions stated in this post are solely mine. 


Losing it with Leah Week 3

I know I know…this is usually posted on Sunday’s.  I couldn’t post it this Sunday because Blogger was down for maintenance and then yesterday I was working on my house (we’re remodeling).

Anyway, unfortunately this week I had a gain.  A small gain, but a gain nonetheless.  I gained .4 which I know isn’t that bad.  Shoot I could have just drank too much water before bed or not enough water the day before.  But it still sucks to gain.

This week I vow to drink more water and not go overboard on my son’s birthday cake on Sunday.  Though that is a weigh in day and I do give myself one day where I can eat what I want and not count points…we’ll see.  I also want to start exercising  more.  Which is kind of funny to say “exercise more” when I really don’t exercise at all!  So I’ll rephrase, I want to start exercising.  I think I will start with walking on the treadmill 3 days a week for 30 minutes.

What is your goal this week??  Leave me a comment to tell me.  Also, be sure to sign the linky below if you are doing your own weight loss posts!

Losing it with Leah Week 2

I almost thought I was falling off the wagon this week.  But then I thought “how can I blog and tell everyone that I failed in week 2?”  So I stuck to it, and sort of hung on to the side of the wagon for a bit.  But hey…I stayed on!!

And it paid off!!!  I lost 1.4lbs this week!!

I had Taco Bell twice though.  However, I changed up my favorites there and got chicken taco’s instead of beef taco’s.  On Weight Watchers, that totally cuts my points…plus I tell them to put the Fresco stuff on the taco’s and it’s really good and refreshing!  So even though I ate Taco Bell, I stayed within my points and only dipped into my extra stash of weekly points by 2 points!  I just need to add in some exercise now.

The only bad part about losing 1.4lbs this week is the fact that my points got readjusted and I now only get 28 points a day instead of 31.

So now I’ve lost a total of 5.4lbs which leaves me with 94.6lbs to go.

Want to join me on my weight loss journey??  Sign up on the linky below with your weight lost post.  Lets support each other on our journeys!!

Losing it With Leah Week 1

I am happy to report that I lost exactly 4lbs my first week back on Weight Watchers!!!  I guess getting on the scale in front of my husband pays off!!

Now I will be honest, I didn’t stay completely away from pop and fast food like I said I would.  However, I counted every single point for the food and drinks I did consume, and only went over my Weight Watcher points by 2 points the entire week!  And guess what…like the commercials say…I never felt hungry either!

This week I would like to maintain my point counting as well as, add in a little exercise as well.  Now that it’s nice weather out again, the kids can be outside riding their bikes and I can take the dog for a walk.  I would eventually like to be able to do the P90X workout program my husband bought, but I think I need to get in a little bit better shape before I attempt that.

For those of you that have decided to jump on the weight loss wagon with me, I left a linky below.  Leave your weight loss post below so we can all visit and leave some encouragement!!

4lbs down, 96lbs to go.  I can do this!

Losing it with Leah

I’ve done some crazy things in my lifetime…things that usually get me in trouble.  However, last night I did the CRAZIEST thing I have ever done and you know what?  I bet it is also the best thing I could have done.  So what did I do?

I got on the scale…IN FRONT OF MY HUSBAND!

I know.  I know.  Why in the hell did I do that?  For one simple reason.  I want to lose weight and I just don’t have the will power or motivation to stick to a freaking diet.  So if I humiliate myself by getting on the scale in front of the one person in this world that I care about what he thinks of me and how I look, then maybe that will be motivation for me to stick to the diet.  I surely don’t want to gain in front of him.  My starting weight was humiliating enough.

So now, every Sunday I will be weighing in with my husband present to witness my weight loss or weight gain and then I will blog about my week and what kinds of things I ate, any exercise I may have done, and how much I lost or gained.  So look for “Losing it with Leah Week 1” this coming Sunday!

I will also be putting up a linky.  If you want to join me in my weight loss journey, then post your own “Losing it with…” post and leave your link on my linky.

Good Luck!!

Photo taken from here with permission.