It’s hard to believe that only a couple of weeks more and 100 days would have passed since my initial consultation and first session at Marie France Philippines. I signed up for their Pro Plus Program which guarantees that you lose at least 10% of your body weight or get your money back. After I gave birth to my son back in 2001, I actually bought something like 15 pairs of Marie France treatments (Physique + FMS) but I could not commit to going regularly and so I finished something like half (on and off at that) and then I quit. I lost a couple of pounds only and I never went back.
The before photos on this post were taken during a product shoot… when I was at my heaviest at over 160 lbs. I’m not sure exactly how much over 160 because I was already in denial by then and I refused to step on a scale, but what I am sure of is that the photos above have at the very least a 15-lb difference.
I started going to the gym November last year and after a month I was something like 158 lbs. I had lost some of the flab according to my body fat measurements but my weight did not change dramatically. Anyhow, I was 158 lbs. when I started at Marie France and I’m now down to 145 lbs. But 100 days isn’t over yet and I’m confident I will lose the full 10% of my body weight when the program finally concludes.
I was too ashamed to show the full body photos from the shoot because no amount of styling could hide the fact that I was really, really fat. Now I’m glad that I did not delete them as it was my habit to delete fat photos which I couldn’t bear to look at. At least now I have something for comparison.
The photo above right was taken last month after I had gotten back from Seoul and met up with one of my blogversary winners Erica.
A lot of people are asking how I did it. I would simply say it’s a combination of many factors but to sum up:
- I would consume only the recommended caloric intake as computed by the doctors at Marie France for the Pro-Plus Program. In my case it’s 1300 – 1500 calories a day. I don’t have a specific list of things to eat, I just eat everything in moderation.
- I would undergo treatments religiously 3x a week, specifically FMS (Fat Mobilization System) every session and Physique inch-loss every other session. No two people are the same so prior to picking out treatments you have to have a consultation.
- When I’m not in Marie France I would workout for 30-60 mins on the stationary bike depending on how much time I have to spare.
- I did the Juju Cleanse for detoxification purposes and it has helped curb my appetite for unhealthy things like candies, chips, and caffeinated beverages.
At the moment I’m still not at my ideal weight since the doctors told me I’m supposed to be in the 125 – 135 lb range. I’ve learned a lot during the 100 days that I’ve been with Marie France though and I’m pretty confident that I will eventually get there. The before photos I used above were taken in September 2011.
Thank you so much Marie France Philippines for the opportunity! I feel a lot better about myself now and I’m not that terrified of full body photos anymore, haha!
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