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Hi, I'm Olga! Welcome to my page. On February 10, 2012, I started a challenge with myself that I can lose 20 lbs in 50 days. Part of the challenge is that I must blog every day about my progress and my thoughts. There are many reasons for this, but the main ones are to hold myself accountable and keep me motivated, to hopefully inspire others or at least provide some interesting reading (hopefully!), and also because I have a terrible memory and I thought it would nice to have a log to look back on.

The plan I am following for weight-loss is a somewhat rare program, but seems to be gaining more popularity. I am following the book by Paul McKenna, called "I Can Make You Thin." Although it is a silly name for a book, it has very useful ideas in it. In fact, I have already lost 40 pounds using this system (and then gained back 10 over the holidays...). When I first started the program in 2009, it was working very well for me and I was very motivated, but after a while I started to let some things slip. Ever since then I have been trying to get that original motivation and awe back. Hopefully this blog is the answer.

The basic premise of Paul Mckenna's system is to follow his four "Golden Rules." These rules are:

1. Eat when you're hungry.
2. Eat what you want, not what you think you should.
3. Eat consciously and enjoy every mouthful.
4. Stop when you think you're full.

These rules follow the theory that our body knows what is best for us and all we have to do is learn to listen to it. Along with these rules, there are several exercises to follow that involve visualizing yourself at your ideal weight. There is also a "hypnosis" CD that you can listen to at night that will further your visualizing. It should be noted that Paul Mckenna is not the only one with this theory as it basically follows the same lines of the "law of attraction."

Please follow me on my journey and feel free to comment or join in!

Member Since: 11/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,185

My Goals:
As a long-term goal I would like to be a size 8, but in the short-term I would be ecstatic if I was a size 12. I want to feel confident in my body and I want to be comfortable wearing a bathing suit this summer!

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I'm doing Paul Mckenna's "I Can Make You Thin"! So far, it's working!

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I am a musical theatre buff, and I also love to play clarinet and tap dance. Lately I've been obsessed with Lost and am sad that I am almost caught up to the current season, because that means I'm going to have to wait a whole week to see the next one!

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    Just peekin' in on you!

    Keep on keepin’ on!! One small change at a time!!!
    2690 days ago

    I just joined and have started PM plan today, I feel very inspired seeing your weight loss and how well you have done. Im a bit worried about whether it will work, have been on the Cambridge Diet for a while and lost a lot but its not working for me anymore.
    Hoping to get lots of tips from you, keep up the good work :-)

    2873 days ago
    hey there! Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I've been putting fires out at home/work and it's been tough getting back on SP.

    Hope you're doing great with your running. I've got to run the reservoir one of these days. I've walked it lots of times but I'm not sure I can run it. I'm going to see if I can do it sometime this summer.

    PS Thanks for nice comments. I really appreciated them. You're too nice.
    3087 days ago
    Your first task is to write a note to yourself, start at the top of your head and work your way down to your toes. Tell yourself all the beautiful physical aspects of your body. Then you can do one for your personal characteristics. Loving and accepting yourself does not mean that you are not open to change. It just means that you will treat yourself much better and be more likely to bring about positive change! (Don't you hate it when they are right?)

    p.s. thanks for joining the PM team, and remember to enjoy the journey! Chris
    3233 days ago