Some people are asking how my Cohen diet is doing. I know I haven’t updated my Cohen journey but just to let you know, I’m still on it and I feel better everyday 🙂 I have beendoing a couple of cheats which understandably slowed down the weight loss but heck, I’ve lost a lot already that I don’t have any right complain. Since I started in July 11 of last year until November, I was averaging about 7-8 lbs a month. That’s not bad at all. But in all honesty, most of the weight loss happened on my first three months. So for those of you who are on the diet, please stick to it religiously because it really works!
I was covered by the program for only 6 months and I only have about the whole month of January to reach my target weight. In short, it’s impossible. I’m not gonna make it 😦 But it’s still okay with me. I’m gonna extend the program until I reach my goal and I promise this is going to be a lifetime commitment towards sensible eating.
On the brighter side of things though, the inches continue to drop even if I’m a bit struggling with the pounds during the last weigh-ins I had. I started with a size 18 [UK], 16/XL/1XL [USA], 46 [France] for blouses/shirts/dresses. As of November, I could already fit into a size 12 [UK], 10/M [USA], 40-42 France. For jeans and pants, I started with 32-34 depending on the cut [some brands make bigger jeans/pants than others], but now I have to get at least a 29 [30 is still okay but after wearing it for a while, it feels loose; can’t wear my old 32’s anymore coz they literally fall off :P].
I remember when I went to USA in April of 2010 and I wanted to buy stuff from H&M but I can’t because I don’t even fit into their XL. Last week when I was in Hong Kong, I went to the H&M flagship in Central and guess what, I was so happy to find out that they have some styles where a medium is actually big on me 😛 weh I joined Cohen after my HK trip last June 2011 when I badly wanted something from Lane Crawford in Horizon Plaza but my hips wouldn’t even allow me to enter the dress! Well, that dress is no longer there but I still ended up buying anything that would fit me because it felt sooooo great!
Hubby enjoyed watching me grab all the clothes I want and he even wrote me another check so I can do more shopping back here in Manila hehehe 😉 I’m not saying you should bother your husbands or parents to give you an allowance for shopping but I just want to share with you that it feels great being able to fit into a dress that you like. It gives you confidence. It makes you happy.
I cheated big time during the holidays but I went back to the Cohen diet immediately and today is my day 2 again. How about you, what’s your Cohen story? 🙂