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SSS 2012 Finalist – Jenny B of NE

I am so VERY proud of Jenny for “finding herself” again through BuffMother.  She over came her Mommy guilt and overcame her fear of the “meat heads” in the weight room.  I’m very impressed with how 7 pounds of weight loss transformed her!! Way to go Jenny~ I expect your fitness future to bring many more successes!!

Name: Jenny B of NE
Number of children: 1
Age:33

Why did you enter the “SuperSTAR Success” contest by BuffMother?  I wanted to challenge myself and learn more healthy ways to attain my fitness goals. I also wanted the extra guidance that I got from the Youtube videos, emails, journal, Rally Room and fellow BuffMothers.

What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?  I really utilized the Rally Room for support, I also used my husband because he also helped keep me accountable, watching the YouTube videos, journaling as well as continuing to reference “Hormonal Timing” book. All of these together helped me keep my focus.

How do you feel about your success?  I am very happy with my results and excited to see how I will look and feel months from now after continuing to live a healthy lifestyle.

What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?  Some of the obstacles I had to overcome were to fit working out into my already busy schedule, having “mommy guilt” after leaving my daughter to go to the gym to workout, eating healthy and prepping meals. It took me some time to figure out the meal prepping thing.  I also had to overcome the “haters” and being criticized for what I was trying to accomplish.  Another big one was using the weight room at the gym and not feeling intimidated by the equipment as well as the “meat heads”.

What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?  I was able to find myself again through BuffMother.  The knowledge I gained about eating, hormones, and workouts will stay with me for years.  I met some great friends through the Rally Room, which I found to be a very safe place for me to express my feelings and share my successes as well as struggles. I wish every woman wanting to learn and make changes could be a part of the BuffMother community.

Can I have your permission to post your entry and photos online? Yes

#2-Beginning/Ending STATS-

DATES taken- 08/20/12   11/01/12

Height: 5’4”
Weight:   130       123
Bust:        34         32.5
Waist:     29          27.5
Hips:       39.5      37

Before Picture

After Picture

Additional Measurements:

Today’s Date: Before 08/20/12         After 11/01/12
height:_5’4___ weight:_130_____ age:_33______
**Start of your last period date:_2 years ago____
Length of last 2 monthly cycles (average is 28 days): Unsure
Today’s day in your monthly cycle (c-date)-Unsure   C-21

Please list the following measurements:
Bust (around the biggest part, women only): 34  32.5
Chest (just under armpits with arms down at your sides): 33.5  29
Waist (the smallest part): 29   27.5
Hips (the largest part of your butt): 39.5   37
Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides): 40   39
Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm): 11.5  11
Thigh (8” above Knee cap): 20  21.25
Thigh (12” above Knee cap): 22.25   21.75
Calf (7” below knee joint): 13  13.5

"All-Star!"Darcie of Florida

Darcie such an interesting lady.  She is chock full of adventure and loves her hobbies (gardening, gaming, outdoor challenges, pets, painting, etc…).  Darcie is a very special person to me because she is my “helper”…she is an integral part of the behind the scene happenings with Team BuffMother’s . Each day she helps me with internet stuff, emails, the rally room and by being my friend.  I can share and be honest with her about anything that’s going on with my life.  I love Darcie!!  We’ve been close friends for over 4 years now…and I’ve seen her go Up and Down as she’s seen me do the same. However- despite every trial she’s NEVER QUIT the fight!  Darcie is 100% an ALL-STAR!!


Darice’s Fitness Blog=

http://darciesbodysculpting.blogspot.com/

Darcie from FL!

Darcie is an All-Star!!  If I had to pick one characteristic that I admire most it would be her infectious positive energy.  She is a very creative person and often shares pictures of her creations with us in the Team BuffMother Rally Room. Darcie has been applying Hormonal Timing with meticulous effort and has transformed the look of her body from a fluffy mother into that of a young fitness model.

Darcie’s Testimony

When I got into the rhythm of Hormonal Timing, I could not believe the difference it made to work with my cycle instead of against it.  To realize that there are times during the month when I can handle a large workout and times when my body is not equipped to do so was a key moment for me.  Knowing that during certain times I need to eat a few more calories took away the guilt of “failure” when I would eat more close to my period.

Thanks so much for Hormonal Timing – it has been great!!! ~Darcie

Update!  I have been using the HT system now for 8 months.  Not only have I been able to maintain my weight loss but I have added muscle and look even leaner.  Pushing myself hard for 2 weeks when my body is able and giving it a break when it needs it has made it easy to stick to my plan.  I’m not saying I don’t have to work hard – but working with my body has taken away the feeling of struggling against the tide.

Thank you Michelle!~Darcie

Darcie of FL – When I got into the rhythm of Hormonal Timing, I could not believe the difference it made to work with my cycle.  To realize that there are times during the month when I can handle a large workout and times when my body is not equipped to do so was a key moment for me. Knowing that during certain times I need to eat a few more calories took away the guilt of “failure”.

~~~~~~~~Recent 10 week Super Star Contest entry ~~~~~~

Darcie A.

Number of children and ages (it’s okay if you have 0):1 – age 12
Age:37

Today’s Date:_9-13-09 / 11-22-09__ height:_____5’5″________ weight:_132.0 / 129.6_____ age:__37_____
Today’s cycle day- 23/ 17

Chest- relaxed: 34 / 34
Chest- flexed back and chest: 36 / 35.25
Waist: 27.75 / 27.50
Hips : 37.25 / 36.75
Shoulders : 40.25 / 40.75
Biceps: 10.5/ 11
Biceps (flexed at midpoint of upper arm): 11.25/ 11.50
Thigh-mid (about 8” above knee cap):19.25 / 18.50
Thigh- upper (about 12” above knee cap): 20.75 / 20.50
Calf (about 7” below knee joint):13 / 13

Why did you enter the SSS contest by BuffMother?
I needed to get back in shape after a long time off. I needed the accountability to be able to stick with it.

What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days?
I kept seeing myself looking better than I ever have so far.

How do you feel about your success?
I have mixed feelings. I really thought I could accomplish so much more. And yet I’m very happy to have been consistent throughout the whole challenge even through the different things life threw at me. And I’m very happy about not just giving up!

What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals?
I had to get over my fear. Fear that “trying” would be too stressful and I would end up like I did last year. Fear of failing. Then Jake was diagnosed with diabetes and that was a shock to say the least. We live life by a totally different schedule now. Then there was my niece’s wedding (food!), family picnics (food!), my 19th year anniversary (food!). LOL, lots of food obstacles as well.

What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ?
There’s nothing quite like BuffMother! Or even more specific there is no place like the Rally Room! Also, even when I try different programs and routines, they are all centered around hormonal timing. Even sometimes when I just don’t WANT to think about hormones I can’t help but factor them in now.

quick HI – value family

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HI!! Just wanted to say HI and Happy Monday to you all!!  it is a rainy day here in hogville (AR)…anyhow, I have been working on the BBB contest stuff all day– we are close to announcing a winner!!

We went to the lake yesterday with some family friends…it was the first time I had been on a boat in at least 10 years, lol!  Isn’t that crazy!  Guess I’ve been busy, lol!  I get to go out tonight for a b-day dinner with my BIL and SIL, who I really value!  It is fun to have some family close by to share a little of our lives with.  I value family~ family has taken on a new spin in my life over the past year or so…I’ve always valued my immediate family- Travis and the kids, but not so much ALL of my family.  I guess family can be taken for granted a bit when you are younger…I think most people have a streak in their life where they just break away from their family a bit to find their own road in life.  I am now on the other side of that part of my life, at least I think I am, lol!!  Anyhow like I said I feel more love, care, concern, interest when it comes to my family these days, I really do VALUE them- flaws and all.

Hope you all are fired up for this week!!! I sure am…33 here I come!! WooHOOOOO!!!

Love,
M
p.s. I missed my workout again today~ Mondays are tough…I should be like Patti and just decide to NOT workout on Mondays, that may be a smart way to help with the “guilt” lol!