Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mamavation - It's a Cinch!

This week was one of those weeks that felt like a year. I started the week by going to Raleigh, NC for a workshop for work. It was a media training workshop which involved being interviewed numerous times on camera. Uh yeah, the camera adds 30 lbs right?
I was determined to not go crazy and eat crap on my trip and I am happy to say that I followed my plan. When I got home I was up 1.5 on the scale, which was water weight from the excess sodium. It is gone now...and more! Which brings me to the main focus of my week - The Cinch Plan.
I was intrigued by Cynthia Sass's book Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches after I learned some about it during the Mamavation twitter party - a plan where you can eat out, eat dark chocolate, and carbs, count me in! I ordered a copy of the book that night and when I returned from my trip to Raleigh the book was waiting on me. I was excited to read about the plan and get started. The book basically outlines a low glycemic, very clean diet - which is exactly what I need. It is amazing to me how great I feel when I eat low glycemic foods, and I needed this plan to remind me of that. The plan starts with an optional "Fast Forward" where you eat a very limited diet for 5 days and it kind of detoxes you. I decided to do that and I am on day three. I have to say it is going pretty good so far! I have stuck with the 5 day plan and I haven't felt hungry, which I LOVE.
I look forward to making a meal plan this next week using the recipes in the book, they are all really simple but appear to be very tasty!
The best news - After 2 days of the Cinch Fast Forward I am down four pounds! That includes the 1.5 lbs I had gained from my Raleigh trip and an additional 2.5 lbs! I am super excited about that. This just reiterates how important low glycemic, whole foods are for my body.
My plan for this week, continue the Fast Forward plan through Tuesday and then start the Cinch Core plan.
The Mamavation question this week is "What does wellness mean to you?"
Wellness to me is feeling alert, content, and confident. Having a stable blood sugar helps me in all of these ways - I hate the feeling of blood sugar highs and lows, it effects everything about my day. Eating clean and healthy coupled with an active lifestyle result in me feeling my best and therefore I am happier and more productive.
I hope I am going to be able to join in for Mamavation TV Monday night. I want to see how the Mamavation Moms are doing and of course winning a pair of Earth Footwear would be AWESOME! I so want some!


  1. That is awesome - I am so glad you find a good detox that works. You might gain a little bit back, when You are back to normal food - be ready for that. Remember the main idea of the detox is to jump start your metabolism a you need that! Wishing you luck this week!

  2. Congrats on the weight loss! And I have to agree with you - last week did feel like a year! Have a great week! :)

  3. Nice weight loss this week. I guess I should kick myself for missing the party. I need that book glad you mentioned it. Thanks!

  4. Nice weight loss! I am just behind you on the Cinch jump start. Thanks for talking me into it. I am curious to get into their latter 100 recipes and see how good those are.

    I wish you the best and more loss! Have a fabulous week.

  5. OOOO, I am so excited to hear more about Cinch!!! I am hoping to try the plan as soon as I am done with the P90X challenge. Please keep us posted on your thoughts!! WOuld love to hear them.

  6. Woohoo! Congrats on losing the poundage!

  7. Okay, I've heard things here and there about that book. I think you just decided for me that it's time to order. It's like a sign or something. Congrats on your loss, but even more, congrats on your enthusiasm for it.

  8. Hey Erin! Thanks for commenting on my blog - it was so cool to have a comment posted (I just started Blogging). When I looked at the name I thought, "Oh great - I commented to myself." Haha. I am an Erin Patrick by marriage as well - and a first-time mom. So, needless to say, I really enjoyed reading your blog. We live in Michigan and get outdoors as much as possible.

    Could you tell me a little more about this "Cinch!" diet? I need to drop some weight ASAP! Whole foods sounds good to me.

    Talk to you soon!

  9. Definately getting that book. I could use a jumpstart as well and a detox that includes whole foods is IDEAL.

    Congrats on your weight loss as well :) WTG!

  10. Congrats on your weight loss and enthusiasm. Have a wonderful week.

  11. That book sounds wonderful... and anything that helps level out blood sugar is good!

    Congrats on the loss!

  12. Oh my gosh!! Congrats on that great loss!!

    I'm totally going to download the book to my kindle now, I'm definitely intrigued.

    Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing your update next week!

  13. wow congrats on the weight loss you are doing great keep up the good work

  14. good for you! Keep it up!I really need to try something like that. a detox diet, that gets rid of the junk from my system and makes me feel better!