Weight Loss Diary: So This is What it’s Really Like {Genetix Program}

There are a few times in life where a golden opportunity literally falls into your lap. Or, err, your email inbox as was the case with me and the Genetix Program. I have written in the past about my lack of exercise and how much I’ve gained weight (like this post in response to Maria Kang’s fitspirational photo), but as 2013 came to an end I was really feeling the push to do something about it. When I learned about the Genetix Program, I knew that would be the answer for me.

Starting Weight: 188.7
Month One Weight: 182.0

Total Weight Loss: 6.7

I am such a cheater…
Ok, so I’m just going to be honest. I’ve been good the past couple of weeks but I’m a cheater. I’ve always had a strong, loving relationship with chocolate and… well, breaking up is hard to do! I at least switched over to these great Genetix protein bars and that has been very helpful. My biggest hurdle is controlling my mind. It’s so weird. I would think that my taste buds would be the problem. Craving that chocolately goodness. But it’s my mind. Thoughts of chocolate cupcakes dancing in my head. Dreams of Kit Kat bars doing the samba in my mouth. Yes, I already know. I have issues. That’s why we’re here, this is where I work through my ‘stuff.’ *smile*

I love you chocolate...

I love you chocolate…

So this is what it’s really like…
What I’ve been most surprised by throughout the start of my weight loss journey is how good healthy eating really is. It’s not the boring, bland, lifeless food experience I’ve always imagined it would be. And with the guidance of my Genetix Program counselor, I have been able to find creative ways to make meal-time more exciting. Eating healthy can be fun. Weight loss can actually be enjoyable. Who knew?

The Genetix Program is my new lifeline…
The Genetix Program is a doctor-led weight loss program where you are assigned a counselor and a personalized meal plan. Based on you. What works for you. How you like to eat. What fits into your lifestyle. The accountability of working with a counselor is extremely motivating – it’s straight up embarrassing to tell my counselor when I’ve slipped up or to show her that my weight has gone back up instead of down (yea, that happened a couple of times). Although she would never make me feel bad – as a matter of fact, her encouragement is refreshing: “Don’t worry about the past! Just start over and get back on the program.” I so appreciate that.

Take this journey with me!
I have about 35-40 more pounds to lose to get to my goal weight. Please check back often and make sure you don’t miss an update. I am really looking forward to sharing my progress and also my before/after pictures once I reach my target. Also, check out the Genetix Program for assistance with reaching your weight loss goals; you will be so happy you did!

I want to hear from you!

Tell me your tips for successful healthy eating. Please leave me a comment below and let’s have a discussion.

Disclosure Statement: I received complimentary access to The Genetix Program for the purposes of this review; however all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. I appreciate your support of this site Please view my disclosure policy for more information.

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  1. I have never heard of this program before. It sounds like a great idea for me. I need to lose about 25 pounds. It really is where we let our mind wander. Thank you so much for sharing this great article

    1. Hi, Linda. I tried this years ago and am dying to do it again, but I’m getting no response from the program website (I sent my info)… Carin… is this program still around? Is there a way to connect for membership? If not, would you share the steps? I remember the cleanse, then most of the eating guidelines, but I’m sure I’m missing details.

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        I don’t know if it’s still around. I know the first three days were like a cleanse and then it was a very specific meal plan. Sorry, I can’t recall exactly what it was! It’s been so long. I will reach out to my contact from when I was working with them and see if I can get any additional info. πŸ™‚

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  3. I am having a love hate battle with Chocolate myself. I know that I should really say good buy, but oh, it tastes so good. As for eatting healthy – I love having some cut up cauliflower in a sandwich bag easily accessible – especially when i start to have chocolate cravings. Its not the same, but at least it still tastes good. Good job with your 1st month loss!

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      Hi Amy. Thank you! My sister has gotten on the Cauliflower train and she is a very picky eater so I know if she likes it and you are also saying it’s good, then I should give that a try. Thanks so much for stopping by and for sharing:)

  4. I’m on my journey too. It looks like you don’t weigh but a few pounds more with the same weight loss goal. Losing weight is totally mental. If you mind isn’t in it then it’s rough going. I’ve never heard of this program. Off to check it out. If you want a WL buddy, I would be happy to partner up with you.

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  5. Congrats! I’ve been on a healthier lifestyle journey since April 2012 and have lost weight by exercise. I’m a cheater food wise as well but have drastically changed my eating over the past almost 2 years. I am going to check out your program because I have the exercise down I just need guidance in the food plan. Good luck!

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      Thanks Susie! I definitely like the eating program – but I also know I need to get the exercise down too. And with a treadclimber in my bedroom, and a free cardio gym across the street from my house, I truly have no excuse! So sad. Ugh. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

  6. I to is on a weight lost quest. I’m a member of T.O.P.S (taking off pounds sensibly) In 2013 I only lost 5 pounds. Right now my mini goal is to be under 200 pounds at end of February. When I sat that goal I was at 210.25 my last weigh in was at 209.
    I also use fit day to keep tract of what is what.

    Coffee is on

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      Hi there! I know there are ways to speed up the weight loss but I am OK with slow and steady – for me, the changes I make truly must fit into my lifestyle otherwise I know I won’t maintain them. I will check out fit day for keeping track – thanks so much for stopping by and for sharing.:)

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