The DEM System did it -- Saved my health, my vanity, and improved communications with my husband! After finishing the book, Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out, I can honestly say I stopped ignoring my husband's attempt to talk to me about my weight. Picture someone with their hands to their hears, saying , "La La La La La La La" and you've got me.
But I digress. I started the DEM System, March 9, 2012 - three days after celebrating my 19th wedding anniversary. At the end of the 3 week Detox - Phase 1, I had lost 20.6 lbs. By November 2012, I had lost over 80 pounds!! There's still more to go, but I have been celebrating what already went. I'm wearing heels again, I have a smaller stomach, an actual waist line, visible cheekbones, one chin and a nice long neck (now visible because of the one chin).
The weight loss is truly marvelous, but the weight loss is a boon on top of the other benefits -- I have more energy, clearer skin, and a better attitude about myself. I have come a looooooooooog way, in a very short period of time. They say ignorance is bliss; and it may be for some. But my ignorance was killing me and I was living in denial (Disregarding Evidence and Negating Irrefutable, Actual Logic) for years.
Regarding my size, I told a friend of mine the only time I saw a 2 and a 0 when it came to size were together - "20". I got to see that size on the bottom half by the end of April. When I started the DEM System in March, by goal was to be in a size 18/20 pants by my 40th birthday in August. By May I was wearing the size 18/20 (with elastic) by June 18's were on - without any elastic comfortably. On the top I was quickly fitting into size 24 blazers and buttoning them - not merely pulling them close. Then I tried on a size 22 blazer in the store. I was stunned when it closed. I was so stunned I think I cried. By mid June I was in a size 20 dress - from top to bottom – comfortably (down from sizes 26/28) . This is all WAY before my birthday.
Also, thanks the DEM system I was able to fix my face. Because of the investigative aspect of monitoring my body as I reintroduced different foods, I was able to determine that my face, which was the most telling, did not react well to bread -- specifically - gluten and wheat. After I removed those elements from diet on a more regular basis - my face cleared up. Woo Hoo!
Reading and following the DEM System has lead to some wonderful events. During one of the most recent trips to Myrtle Beach - my husband and I actually walked on the beach. We go there often, but usually I stay in and read and look at the beach from the balcony. Now, because I have more energy, I am more willing to walk on the beach on the board walk, etc. We're doing a lot more walking together. When I visited my doctor in June, she hugged me because she was proud of the improvement in my face and with the weight loss. At a recent birthday celebration for grandmother (she turned 91), I danced a good deal of the evening with my family. I wouldn't have been able to last as long as I did just four months prior. What I've learned and what I've started doing has improved the quality of life I'm living. I actually look younger and I'm definitely healthier than I was before!