Skinny Kari's Blog – Adventures in Fat Loss and Beyond











{April 1, 2010}   Feeling Fabulous

Well everyone I’m finally back on track.  Its been a solid week of drinking water, doing yoga, having breakfast with my man mate and accomplishing goals. I haven’t managed to quit my hot dog habit just yet, but I’ve even started walking to work (though I’ve only done it once so far…ha! next week it will be a habit just like the yoga), and am back on track with walking with friends Mainly just Deanne and Maria so far, but I’m open to new folks too.

While I’ve not lost another pound, I have lost another half inch in my hips and bust, and I’m feeling leaner and more energetic by the minute. I’m really getting excited about the products again.  Its amazing what happens when you follow instructions!! 😉 Anyhow loosing six pounds and three inches in your waist, bust, and rib cage (make that 3.5 inches now) without dieting are nothing to sneeze at so I’m wondering why I was getting so discouraged.  I guess all that stress was weighing me down!!

Just for kicks here are some updated photos for you.  I wouldn’t call these after pics, but maybe progress pics. I clearly still have some work to do on my belly fat but HEY look at that waist that was missing in the before shots!! HI WAIST! So nice to see you again!

Thanks for following along and all your encouragement.

With Much Love and Renewed Enthusiasm,

Skinny Kari

PS.

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Not too long ago I received an email from Lana Leslie, one of the many successful and cheerful folks in my Bio’s Life Slim upline, addressing the issue of “Getting a slow start” using Bio’s Life Slim.  I personally did not have a slow start.  I lost 6 pounds and over three inches in my first month and a half using the product. However.  I did then hit a plateau.  That in mind I read her email with interest.  What gives?  Why am I not seeing more results with slim?

Lana’s email outlined some key points that slow down the fat loss progress. Here are some direct quotes from her email that really got me thinking.

Bios Life Slim WILL work for you!  Occasionally, however, there are people who do not see desired results as fast as others.  Why is that?  First off, know that Bios Life Slim is not on trial as it has already been clinically “tried” & validated by millions of dollars of peer-reviewed science, which is what allows it to even be listed in the Physicians’ Desk Reference!

Secondly, some factors that may be affecting your success outside the control of the product are…

  • Lack of compliance with the instructions (especially the 4/4/12 Rule)
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Improper nutrition (high fat, high carb diets & a low protein breakfast).

Remember, Bios Life Slim is not a caloric restricted diet with stimulants nor is it a drug that pounds your body into submission!  It is a gentle product that works WITH THE BODY to naturally allow the body to function the way it was originally designed to (in a perfect world).  So, the weight you lose, the cholesterol you drop or the blood glucose levels you stabilize are as a result of a natural process & NOT the result of a forced, drug-induced reaction that is temporary!  Bios Life Slim actually helps RE-EDUCATE the body, over time, to once again burn its own stored excess energy (fat) that leads to better health!

These are 5 steps to help you see more results when drinking Bios Life Slim…

  • Hydrate -> make sure you are getting 50% of your body weight in ounces, (ex., weigh 140lbs, drink 70ozs/day)
  • Be active
  • Get enough sleep
  • Good nutrition – make intelligent choices
  • Cleanse.

Lana has been using Bios Life Slim since November 19 and has dropped 10lbs and 5% of her body fat. May not sound like much, but she is only 5’, small boned, and started at 119lbs and a tight size 8.  Today she is 109lbs and into her size 4’s!  She is so very happy –  as would I be if I were wearing size 4’s!! If you are interested in learning more about Bios Life Slim check out the links on the right hand side of the blog.

Regardless of whether or not you are using slim, any ONE of the above factors DO affect your ability to lose fat, they also affect your general health. In my case I had not just one of those factors at play, but many.

In the beginning of February, the onslaught of stress, additional sleep deprivation, and inability to stay on track with taking my slim correctly sent my fat loss progress into a tailspin as I closed down my business, starting a new job at the same time and was trying desperately to maintain my composure while narrowly avoiding a nervous breakdown.

I was getting barely 4 hours of sleep each night, eating at random hours whatever I could grab and basically working from wake up to sleep time. I have been taking my slim randomly. Sometimes once a day, sometimes twice, sometimes not at all. I have never in my life been more stressed out, not even when I went through boot camp for the US Army. Being that stressed out also affects your hormones, which I experienced with the erratic behavior of my menstrual cycle last month. Excercize during this period was completely out of the question, unattainable…I tried not to even think about it.

Well March is here, Thank God! The crunch time is done and I’m making great strides in my effort to get back on track with my life.  Both my acupuncturist and my Man Mate assure me that it will take some time to recover and that I should not expect to be perfectly back to normal after only two weeks of working just one job…but per usual..I am pushing to see results even with relaxation.  (Can you say Type A?)

To read more about my plan to get my “Skinny Ass” back on track, and to get tips for getting your own self back on track, Visit the next blog called “Getting this Skinny Ass Moving”.



Shame, Shame, Shame on me!

My Daily Diet

First of all, its WAYYY past Monday.  Which is when I weigh in and take measurement and it is also the day I am supposed to update this blog for your viewing pleasure.  Second of all, it was yet another week of binging out on fast food.  Pizza three times this week (Thanks Linda for leaving those boxes of pepperoni in my fridge), Hot dogs and burgers.  Not to mention the celebratory mimosas at brunch on Sunday and… well… whatever!  Lets face it I blew it. So much so that I haven’t wanted to write this blog.   What kind of roll model am I anyway?  How am I to show you how great my Bios Life Slim is if all I do is eat junk food and neglect to work out?  yeah. I know. Not cool.

Now that you’ve gotten the full effect of my confession I’d like to lay down the results of the week.

I weighed in at 141. Thats down a whole pound and a half which I think has GOT to be a fluke.  My chest measurement went back up 1/2 an inch to 31.5 and my bust and hips are both down 1/2 and inch to 38 and 38.25 respectively. Everything else is the same.

Not bad considering.  If this had been PRE Bios Life Slim I’m pretty sure I’d be up 3 pounds.

Here are my goals for this week – and even though I’m half way through the week already, I’m not going to let you in on my progress with them just yet.

1. Drink More water

2. Eat more vegetables

3. NO PIZZA DAMNIT!!

4. Get some exercize. (at least 3 days worth)

On a far more positive note, I did start a walking group which is totally exciting me.  its designed to get us all out there on the town moving around and making new friends.  This is in support of my 2010 intention to take better care of myself and to spend more time on relationships and less time on work. Our first group walk is scheduled for Sunday February 7 at 9am.  The meeting place is Auditorium shores by Zach Scott Theatre.  Please join us.  Let me know if you’re coming so we don’t leave without you.

Alrighty…thats all I’ve got for now! Sorry for the boring post.  I promise to be more interesting in future posts.

XoXo

Skinny (-er but making shameful food choices) Kari



Week 2: December 28, 2009 – January 4th, 2010

Measurements

Bust 38.5 / Chest 33.75 /Waist 33 /Hips 39.5 / Thighs 23.5 / Weight 143.5

I didn’t have any help so I skipped the neck and bicept measurements, the measuring tape kept slipping around and wouldn’t have been accurate anyhow.  Maybe next week I’ll get it in.

OVERALL RESULTS THIS WEEK:

DOWN 1 1/2 INCHES IN MY BUST, DOWN 1/4 INCH IN MY CHEST, DOWN 1/2 AN INCH IN MY HIPS & NO LOSS IN THE THIGHS. OH AND DOWN 3 LBS!! WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!

I checked the scale twice, that day and the next just to be sure…it was true, I was back where I started – The Christmas add on didn’t stick. Whew. I am very pleased with these results.

**Bios Life Slim and Unicity Corporation say that one should not expect results for up to 3 months but that many if not most will see results in the first six weeks.

Considering this is week 1, I’m pretty psyched!  Here are a few more things I’m psyched about..

1. I AM SOOO NOT HUNGRY! – If you know me at all, you’ll be in shock and awe.  EVERYBODY who knows me knows I’m ALWAYS hungry.  I’ll eat a huge breakfast thinking it will hold me till lunch and what happens? an hour later I’m ravenous.  I can pretty much eat non stop all day and all night.   If you’re feeling like going out to eat and want company, you can always call me.

I get this question all the time ” I was thinking about heading over to such and such restaurant for a bite to eat, are you hungry?”

Whats the answer?  All toghther now…

“Hell yeah, I’m Always hungry!!”.

And off we go. So if you don’t already know me, now you get the picture.

Add to my ravenous nature the fact that I spend most of my day sitting in a trolley car surrounded by muffins and that the trolley car is parked directly in front of a taqueria As you can imgine, we’ve got a little eating problem on our hands.

Folks I’d like you to understand that there is  one more level to this little scenario. OK?  Being hungry all the time is a real struggle.  On top of being raised staring at super skinny super models all over every magazine and television ad or show like the rest of modern women, and in addition to being born with an hour glass genetic code to a mother who was often referred to as “built like a brick shithouse”, I was also raised Catholic.  If you weren’t, you may not understand the pure GUILT that is bred in to Catholics (unless you were raised Jewish, and then you might have a pretty good Idea), needless to say its torture.

I sit there all day trying to convince myself why I WILL NOT eat another muffin, or taco, or french fry, or entire lunch but because i’m always hungry it never works. So then I snack.  I pull off just a little bit of muffin.  Maybe just half the top of one…and I’ll eat that. WHAM! The guilt sets in.  ARRRGGHHH!!! What is wrong with me? I know I shouldn’t eat the muffin!!! I don’t NEED to eat the muffin, I just ate a taco.  Don’t I know how many calories are in the muffin?  (The answer is yes, I’ve done all the nutritional lables on all the muffins)  I KNOW what the muffins TASTE LIKE don’t I?  NO MORE MUFFINS YOUNG LADY. I am surely going straight to hell for being a glutton.  Ugh.  I get that pang in my heart, I swallow the muffin top, and I throw the rest away.  Next step, pull the other half out of the trash, rinse and repeat!!!

You think I’m kidding.

Now, how do you think it makes me feel to NOT BE HUNGRY?!?!?!!?

Folks, this is pure elation.  E. LaY. SHUN!!!

2. SUGAR CRAVINGS STOP.  I don’t even want the damn muffin. 🙂

3. (kids cover your ears and say la la la la la) THE POOPING IS PHENOMENAL.  I know thats gross.  I’m not a big fan of fecal discussion but it has to be said.  This is the craziest side effect ever, and I’m not one who really struggles in this department.  I know a lot of people do and I feel sad for them. All that aside, in the first week of taking the slim, I have become the best Pooper ever.  I think I loose three pounds every time I go, twice a day – sometimes thrice, and if I’m not, it feels like I am and that is good enough for me.  I would rather feel slim than actually be slim. Seriously, its true.

Here’s a little side note in the bowel function department.

**Be sure to drink a lot of water while you’re taking the slim. I’ve discovered that will make this process easier , and it says so on the instructions.

Now I LOVE THIS STUFF!!  I am totally convinced my Dad was right, this is a really great product. My conviction at this point  is mainly based on the pooping, I have to admit, Sorry, but its true. That and the measuring tape seems to be stretching a little or I’m shrinking.  I’m not convinced I haven’t screwed up the measuring process at this point so I’m gonna base my joy on tthe lack of hunger and increased bowel performance.

It was this week that I began sounding like an infomercial – it was also this week that my first friend asked how they could get some .

You know what happens next….

I become a bios life slim distributor…throwing back into my own face all the years of hating on network marketers.   I feel good about it.  This is a product I believe in.  You can bet your Ass on that one!

— Love Ya – Skinny Kari



{January 21, 2010}   Week 1 – Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

So Week one was December 21, 2009 – December 27, 2009

(THE WEEK OF CHRISTMAS!!)

ORIGINAL MEASUREMENTS:

BUST – 39  / CHEST – 34  / WAIST – 34.5  / THIGHS – 23.5

CALF – 15.5  / BICEPT – 12  / NECK – 12.75  / WEIGHT – 143.5 (keep in mind that I’m 5 foot 2)

Right, so there you have it.  I was pretty hesitant about posting all my stats.  Not really something I want to share.  I remember taking these measurements 10 years ago and the difference is pretty significant.  Do you remember the song “Baby’s got back” by Sir Mix A Lot ?  From the 90’s?  Here’s a little quote from it.

Baby got back!
Yeah, baby … when it comes to females, Cosmo ain’t got nothin’
to do with my selection. 36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she’s 5’3″.

The reason I quote this song now is because that’s what I was then.  I remember thinking..HA!  Thats me! and not being super thrilled about it even then.   So here it is ten years later and my waist is up 10.5 inches!!! Are you kidding me?  So not diggin it.  Bust and Hips are up only 4 so not as bad there.   I’m really looking forward to losing those extra accumulated inches.

Now back to the task at hand.  I started taking the slim the week of Christmas.  This was not so much a good plan for me.  My Dad had started taking his the week of Thanksgiving and not only didn’t gain any weight but actually LOST some, so I was feeling a little confident, – Cocky even.  WRONG!! Bad Idea.  What a waste of perfectly good product.

Here’s where I went wrong.

1. I gorged myself.  We probably ate 5 lbs of cookies at least.  Norman’s sister gave us all a box of homemade cookies for our gifts.  Norman’s other sister made an uber delicious doughy cake filled with pastry creme. The neighbors brought over a huge tin of cookies.  Norman’s dad made dark chocolate stuffed with nuts.  We picked up Tamales at the Dallas Tortilla Factory on the way and ate them for breakfast EVERY morning with EGGS. Ugh…the list goes on.

2. I drank too much.  We drank spiked egg nog at breakfast, beer at lunch and wine at dinner.  Not to mention the occasional whiskey and coke for a special treat.  NOT A GOOD PLAN.

3.  It was cold – I sat on the couch.  Once I walked 3 houses down to visit Tina and Gabby…when I got there, I ate a cheeseburger even though I wasn’t hungry.  Later I walkeed back. So worn out from the long journey I had a cookie and a beer.

4. I took the slim wrong.  Once a day, at different times.  Sometimes not at all, then twice one day.

When I got home I weighed and measured.

I gained 3 pounds!  Checked again the next day…yep…Up three pounds.  Shit!

Measurements pretty much remained the same.  Sucks.

So ok, this slim is pretty awesome I must say but it doesn’t work if you don’t take it.   This is not a miracle from God folks, just good sound science.  The next update will show you more.  Scroll down for pics of my original measurements and size.

So to sum it up for ya, If you think you’re gonna lose weight gorging on tamales and booze while taking your slim incorrectly you’ll be

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong.

Love Ya,

Skinny Kari



The Basics

Bios Life slim is a natural fat loss product produced by a company called Unicity.  Unicity has been around for 30 years.  Slim has been around for 1 year or so I guess.   The original product that slim is based on is called Bios Life,  you can still get that but frankly this new stuff is better.  Bios Life was created to help an ailing population deal naturally with issues like hight cholesterol, high triglicerides and diabetes.  Bios Life Slim continues to help solve those problems, additionally it solves an even greater problem thats plaguing this nation and many others, Obesity.  If you want to learn more about the company or the products, or you’d like to buy them, you can follow any of the links listed under the About Bios Life Slim Category tag on this blog or visit http://www.Unicity.net

This Blog.

I’ve started this blog for myself, my friends, my family and now my customers to follow my progress using and selling bios life slim. If you don’t know me, I welcome you to follow along and maybe become a member of one of the aforementioned categories. I look forward to your commentary and questions. You can learn more about me and how I got started with Bios Life Slim by reading my about page.

Today is January 17, 2010, Tomorrow will be the completion of only my third week using Bios Life Slim.  As you will read in my next posts, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product, at least so far.   In only 3 weeks my enthusiasm alone has gotten me, a franchise, 4 customers and a new franchise owner beneath me.  I am not a sales person by nature.  Ask anybody.  Tomorrow I intend to write 3 blog updates.  The first will be about how I took the products wrong the first week and how they did nothing – this post will include my original measurements, and photos.  The second blog will be my first REAL week on Slim using it correctly – sorry I didn’t take pictures, but it will include measurements.  The third will include this weeks progress and measurements and any other thoughts and tips I have.

There will be at least 3 categories to this blog.

1. My personal fat loss progress, thoughts and tips about using slim.

2. My business progress.

3. Getting to know me, random thoughts, how my life is going etc.

Enjoy!  Please subscribe to my blog and follow along with my progress, and leave comments as we go.

I look forward to hearing from you.



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