"How I Lost 48 Pounds"
My Miracle Year!
~ By Mary Dikeman, One Amazing Fit Yummy Mummy!
"The before shot you see above was taken in July 2007. It is the only document I have of what I looked like before Fit Yummy Mummy. I refused to be in anymore photos! I cannot even begin to describe how unhappy I was!
The after was taken on 3/6/09... I am wearing my size 10 jeans! Woohoo! Big difference in my confidence levels!
Here are my thoughts about my transformation:
My life has taken a complete 180 degree turn in the last year! 2008 began like all the other years. I was finally going to get in shape and lose the fat! My weight had been slowly creeping up since the I got married 20 years ago, but it wasn't until I had my last daughter in 1999 that I just couldn't get control of my weight.
Fast forward to the beginning of 2008 and I was 220 lbs and was almost to big for my size 18W jeans. I was literally in the pit of despair.
I thought I was going to have a heart attack or die from an asthma attack! I felt like an old woman! So, I pulled out all my diet info and we had even bought a BowFlex. I had no excuses anymore, except I just couldn't go through more failed attempts at losing weight!
My confidence was shattered and I literally prayed for a MIRACLE! I knew this was a matter of life or death for me.
Well that day came when my husband, Mike, forwarded an email from Craig Ballantyne, promoting FitYummyMummy for busy moms fat loss. He truly described a wonderful lifestyle system and its creator, Holly Rigsby!
I almost didn't take a peek, but my darling husband never forwards things he doesn't believe in! So, I went to FitYummyMummy.com and couldn't stop reading all the testimonies! They were all real women like me, with the same problem!
- NO TIME
- Numerous failed attempts at losing weight!
I was even more impressed reading Holly's story! I identified with so much! I felt my spirit start to rise and feel HOPE. I hadn't felt that way in a long time.
At the time of reading all the info, I found out Holly was starting a Transformation Challenge and the deadline was that day! Yikes!!
All of a sudden, I new this was what I needed to do to get a jump start at fat loss in time for our family summer vacation at the end of May! I ordered the E-Book, signed up for the challenge, and joined ClubFYM! Little did I know, that THIS was the MIRACLE God was sending me!
ClubFYM has been the biggest blessing to me! Right away I was welcomed and "cyber-embraced" from SO many amazing and loving women! I have NEVER had support in my weight-loss goals, except for Mike! I was able to connect with women all over the world, experiencing the same goals and dreams! I was in heaven!!
I learned SO much on ClubFYM about eating clean, which is something I new NOTHING about! I cleaned out my fridge and cupboards of all foods with chemicals and preservatives and began shopping the perimeter and eating whole foods.
I could feel a difference in my body in only a week's time!
My too tight jeans were now comfortable!
And let me just mention those FitYummyMummy workouts! OMG!! They were fast and oh so effective!! I worked muscles I never new I had! LOL!
There was help and support all along the way! My husband said he got his wife back!
My spirit SOARED and I just kept feeling results! Not only did I lose weight and inches melted off, my mind was ridding itself of the negative self-talk and was transforming itself too!
At the end of the Transformation Challenge, I had lost 25.5 lbs. and 26.5 inches, and 4.1% body fat in 12 weeks!
I went from a womens 18 to a misses 14! I was able to go on vacation, Memorial Day weekend and have a ball! My family couldn't believe the change in me! I wasn't tired and worn out, but feeling alive and free! I learned that taking care of ME is not selfish.
Putting myself first, allowed me the freedom to love and care for my family!
I was able to continue right where I left off, without even gaining weight over my 3 1/2 week vacation! That had never happened to me before! I found out that I was the 3rd place winner of that first Transformation Challenge! I had never won anything before!
The weight and inches just kept dropping and ClubFYM became busier and busier! There were so many new women joining and taking control of their lives with the support of all the Fit Yummy Mummys! I feel like everyone here is family!
I have been a finalist in ALL of the transformation challenges! I can't tell you how humbling and honored that makes me!
At the end of summer, in August, I achieved my goal of climbing a 14,000 ft. elevation mountain in the San Juan Mountain Range. Mt. Sneffels is one of the most difficult ones, due to the climbing loose boulders and rubble to reach the top!
It was exhilarating!!
It was hard, but I made it up and down and was able to go jeeping the next day!
I am DREAMING BIG again and that feels SO good!
I celebrated my 40'th birthday in October!
I said CELEBRATED!
As my lovely fellow Fit Yummy Mummy, Sheri Meierle, told me, I am Fit, Fabulous, Flirty, and Forty! Let me tell you, I truly feel that way now! I feel like my life is just getting started! I can do SO much!
The start of 2009 was coined, Our Year To Shine! I love that! I believe that! We are in the last month of the New Year Transformation Challenge and the start of the new ClubFYM! It is truly an exciting time for all of us and Holly!
So, in 1 year of being a FitYummyMummy I have lost a total of 48 lbs. 46 inches, and 8% body fat and am now in a size 10!
But more important than that....I got my life back!
I have transformed my mind! I am setting goals and achieving them!
My 2 daughters are now working out with me and eating clean as well! That is the best gift the FitYummyMummy lifestyle has given me!
My husband and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary on March 12! We are going away to Durango for the weekend without the kids and we will have SO much to celebrate!
I am present in the now, but planning big for the future! It just keeps getting better and better!
Holly's FitYummyMummy Lifestyle system and ClubFYM are my biggest passions now!
I will continue to pay it forward as long as I can! Miracles DO happen! I am proof that it works!
My goals for the rest of this year are to continue my clean eating habits and making it all second nature!
I am looking to fit into a size 8 and get my body fat down to 20%. I went from not being able to do even 2 kneeling pushups to now doing 3 sets of 8 regular pushups!
Our family has big plans to camp, hike and jeep alot this summer and just enjoy living! We are looking at climbing a few other 14,000 ft elevation mountains too!
I am open to anything now! Thank you to Holly and all the lovelies at ClubFYM for lifting me up and giving me the best year of my life! I love you all!!"
Wow - right!?
You know...last week when Mary shared her 3 Secrets to Losing 48 Pounds I knew she had something very powerful to offer.
The belief that wonderful, positive and lasting changes are possible for you!
It's funny that the media is finally picking up on the fat that true and lasting results take time.
I noticed a Jenny Craig commercial last week that shared how results and progress take time. Mary is NOT a celebrity - but a REAL woman - a REAL Mom who has overcome SO much to get where she is today...and it took a year to get here.
While the time you must invest can be a put off for some...many others get it and are willing to do what it takes - for as you can see - - - The Results are Worth it! YOU are worth it.
The best part of the conversation I had with Mary happened when we took a moment to realize that a whole year has passed!
I asked her to share her thoughts on that.
"Yes, these past 12 months have flown by because I made a choice - I just started Living."
Are you ready to start living your life?
Most Helpful Customer Comments
What a powerful testamony for the FYM lifestyle! I am just 1 week into my first FYM challenge, and I'm very encouraged and psyched up by your story! Thank you for sharing it with us! See you in the journals! xoBarby
WOW You look amazing! Way to go!!!!!
This is absolutely wonderful and a great inspiration to me! Congratulations! You transformed your body and more importantly your mind. You have done wonderful.
I am so excited for you! I've come to terms with the fact that it will take time. I am seeing steady results myself, and I just have to keep reminding myself that it's ok, it takes time. I greatly appreciate you as a core part of this community. You are an inspiration, and I'm so glad to have you to look toward. Keep living, baby!
Mary I am so thrilled for you and so excited you have been able to find an answer to your prayers. I've been there and I know how elated you are; theres a spring in your step and confidence that surrounds you.....peace is bliss!!!!
Geeze Mary, I haven't seen this before photo of you!!! This just blows me away!!!!! You have worked SO hard and been SO consistent and OMG look how it pays off! You are such a stunning lady, and I am just so proud of your achievement!! FABulous!!! :D XX
While reading your story Mary, I felt so uplifted and encouraged! I am aiming to acheive a similar amount of weight loss and I've only just started. It's a bit overwhelming which is why your words have truly spoken to me, to where I'm at right now. Thankyou for sharing! xx
You look fantastic. Keep up the great job you are doing!
Mary, to stick to a program for a month is an accomplishment for some people. But, to stick to it for a year is outstanding! You look amazing and you can tell that you feel amazing by the look on your face! I am proud of you and proud to know ya...through CLUBFYM of course! Way to go!!!
Mary, congratulations on your success, you look fantastic! And your story is very inspiring! You expresses exactly what I feel about ClubFYM and the ease of doing this program.
have an awesome day and year!