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After all the crying, heavy breathing, vodka tonics, and naked trainers, our Thintervention is now complete. Bryan, Mandy, and I were talking at the finale about how this is really just the beginning for us. This is our chance to start clean and fresh, and the best part was that we did this for ourselves.
The six weeks away from Jackie made me push myself harder than I ever thought was possible. I think one of the best things that came out of this process for me was that I became my own trainer. I took the advice from Jackie and Craig and used it every time I step foot into a gym, a restaurant with friends, or when stress might try to get the best of me. I always like to think that I have a mini Dr. Ramani with me when I go out to eat. She has become my talisman for sane eating because of her no-nonsense attitude and well-grounded advice.
I really have learned that life is all about balance. You won't gain back all the weight if you don't make it to the gym everyday. A cookie does not a fatty make! It's when it becomes ten cookies and two weeks without going to the gym that the imbalance shows on the scale. It's more important to get to the root of why you are choosing to eat the way that you are. If you are suppressing something or trying to medicate yourself in some way. I like to think about it as if I'm a car; I won't fill the car with more gas then I need, nor will I use cheap gas that will make me stop somewhere else to fill up again.
I'm not saying I've got a complete handle on this yet, even though I have surpassed my goal weight. I still have times where I have to pre-plan my days so I don't go hours without eating, I have to keep a watchful eye on when I decide to have a cheat meal, and I keep a strong support system around me at all times. Especially when I get that reoccurring nightmare of me looking like Eric Cartmen dressing up like Jabba the Hut trying to grab a microphone stand. You've never had a nightmare like that? Just me?
I feel so incredibly blessed to have been a part of this process, and I will be forever grateful. Bryan and Miguel are two of the sweetest people I have ever met, and they make the best workout buddies anyone could ask for.
I've decided that Mandy is like sunshine; no matter how you are feeling, she will be there to brighten your day. She and her family are so loving, and I hope that I will be lucky enough to follow her example. I thank her for being a pillar of support and always being a phone call away.
Lastly we come to my husband Craig Ramsay. He helped me so much throughout the six weeks we were away from Jackie, and I owe a huge amount of my success to him. He never gave up on me, and he was the only one of Jackie's team that sat me down and asked me questions about PCOS and what we were going to do to fight it. I don't know what I would do without him sticking by me in the gym, and I look forward to seeing you all in the spring for our Broadway themed wedding.
I thank you all for coming on this journey with me, and I'm so glad you liked the show!
Stacy- You amazed me with all your hard work and dedication throughout this process...I want everyone that reads this blog to know how hard Stacy worked and that she busted her hump more then anyone on this program, including me, to take that final weight off...PCOS cannot be a crutch but it certainly did NOT help matters...it only made it more frustrating and difficult! Sorry that you got stuck with that sh*#*@ disease:( But I thank you for your courageand bravery and for pushing me even harder those last 6 weeks...Super proud of you:) Keep it up-you know where to find me:) xoxo Bryan
You are so beautiful! I know it is so easy to blame your health for weight issues. I have a bad back and it is so easy to say, ' I can't work out, my back hurts'. You have showed me bad health is not an excuse. In fact, it is an even better reason to eat right and exercise. Who knows, maybe our health issues will improve if we stay "clean". You go girl!! And, I am looking foward to that wedding!!
You were one of the biggest inspirations to me as I watched the show. I have an auto-immune thyroid disease which makes it very difficult to maintain my weight, let alone lose it, and it was wonderful to see that you were strong enough to overcome your similar condition. You did really well, and you look absolutely amazing!
Do you have any tips on how to stay motivated when the workouts seem overwhelming and the scale isn't moving?
Thank you, Sydney
The only advice I can really give is that when you feel like throwing in the towel, keep going. Doing that was one of the hardest things I had to do during this process and I also had support with Craig, Bryan and Mandy who shared my frustration with the scale and were there to cheer me on when I was tipping on the fine line of quitting. I also update my music once a week which helps me stay on that stairclimber :)
To make it a little funnier for yourself I used to think this phrase in my head during workouts, "what would Beyonce do?" A funny idea but her body is AHmazing :) Good luck!