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My rebel

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A few Sparkers are exploring the theme of rebellion at the moment. I've always been a bit of a rebel chick.
My Sparkfriend Racingtodoit asked me how I was going with the Cura, was I still doing it or is it just a phase? Thanks, Lil'Racer.

I'm a bit conflicted about writing about the Cura, because it is a version of the HCG diet and that is not in keeping with Sparkpeople principles, so  feel I am breaking the rules or the honour code by talking about it. But since you asked...the fact is, it is a phase, it is my weight loss phase.
I have lost 35-37 kilos since January by following the Cura Romana. (I'm still vacillating about 2 kilos). For the first time in  many years I am not at best holding my weight; I seem to have consolidated at a new low weight. This is a weight my body seems to want to be for a little while. I have more weight loss planned for next year but want to pretty much stick here for a few months and enjoy the holiday season. Then I plan to get back on the horse and drop the remaining pounds.

I like the programme very much. And I like SparkPeople very much. I blogged my progress during one weight loss phase, and that was cool. But it did attract expressions of concern about my method, which are sweet, but troubling,  and I decided not to do that any more. I really miss being able to share and seek support for my efforts, but I accept that I am using a non-u method so that is the breaks.

I am just right now consolidating from my last weight loss phase, where I got rid of a couple of kilos I had put on from unwise eating, and maybe lost a couple more. (I am bouncing at the moment, which can happen on consolidation. Then you settle. If I pay attention, I'll settle at the bottom of the down bounce). I feel good, as you can tell by reading my blogs-but the holiday season has begun early for me and I have not had such dramatic success because I haven't stuck strictly to the plan. I'm OK with this because that is life, and I'm still making good progress. Plus I have spent quite a lot of this year following a very low calorie diet. So in this last push, I haven't been inclined to deny my body more food when I am hungry, because I don't want to harm myself.
I may do a couple of low calorie days a week, a la the Fast Diet, until I begin again, but at the moment I'm not interested in calorie restriction.
Next year I will follow the weight loss phase for no more than three weeks at a time. Six weeks on 500 calories a day is a bit long, though the first time I did it, my body responded with nothing but gratitude. Anyway, I think I will do three of these rounds, and I plan to pay particular attention this time to the six week consolidation phase, moving onto a more permanent healthy eating pattern. After that, If I put on a few kilos, I will use the Cura to get rid of them. 
For now, I am moving through a consolidation phase, in the face of treats at work (on the table behind me, every time someone comes up for a treat I hear them) & a very social social season, with two or three events a week from two weeks ago until New Year.
To help deal with that I am adding to my routine two workouts in the gym at work, including weights machine and my favorite cross trainer.

And that is how I am going on the Cura.

I KNOW, Ptarmigan, but luckily all those days sticking to 500 cals a day have done wonders for my will power muscle.
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    Gosh, Fifi, can't they put the work treats somewhere else? That's not really fair! emoticon
    1616 days ago
    Good Morning Fifi - now I am really the Bad Girl of Spark - lol - I see a ton of people here on Spark that apply different Healthy eating methods combined with Spark and speak of it freely. But you and I are from the old school of honor. Perhaps some do not hold knowledge of how Cura works - I do not see anything wrong with the Program - it working for you and many others from what I have read about the program . As a matter of fact , tons of people here on Spark juice and do a cleanse through juicing and Spark about it - I like when you speak of what your doing - I learn from you !! Great progress - thanks for Sailing with me yesterday - finished one last night - need to fix my computer - I cannot import photos ?? Frustrating for me !! Hugs K emoticon
    1616 days ago
    Everyone finds their own way to healthier lifestyle. Cura seems to be good for you! emoticon
    1616 days ago
    Unfortunately even here on Spark people have a tendency to forget to SUPPORT another's choice for their program. I'm just learning this valuable lesson myself.

    So, hang in there and do what you do. You never know how sharing your life will save another's.


    1616 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I am not familiar with the Cura, but it seems to be working for you. I think you have done an excellent job of losing weight this last year. Everyone finds their own way to health. You sound strong and committed and are paying attention to keeping your body healthy.
    1616 days ago
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