I had really given up on losing weight. In fact, we didn’t even have a working scale at home.
There were several reasons that I justified my surrender to dieting…
I was too busy to do it now.
Dieting always made me cranky and mean.
Life is short and I deserve to eat well.
Waiting until I FELT better would make it easier.
I literally didn’t have the ENERGY to lose weight…
You get the point. There were a lot more on that list. I just didn’t have the bandwidth in my life to tackle a diet. In my mind, I only had 15 lbs. to lose. So there was really no reason to upset my entire life just for a measly 15 pounds!
I kept having flashbacks to our last dieting fiasco and shuddering.
The Last Diet I Was On
I didn’t even start it to lose my own weight. I started it as emotional support for my husband who was even more frustrated than me about losing weight.
It was a year ago and we signed up for one of those diet plans that came with meals.
A series of REALLY LARGE BOXES showed up at our house filled with smaller boxes of snacks, shakes and fake food for meals.
The goal was to eat a ton of snacks, do a little math, eat all this food out of boxes and lose weight!
The reality of what ACTUALLY happened in the next month is a little embarrassing to share:
We tried. We really did.
For about 2 weeks.
But the food was not yummy.
I got super cranky.
I also have a really hard time remembering to eat 32 times a day so the crankiness turned into MEAN when I accidentally skipped a snack.
My husband wasn’t any better.
Our house became ugly. We were hungry.
And then when we decided to quit, we had a pantry full of expensive “food” that we hadn’t eaten and now felt guilty on top of fat.
I Will Not Diet Again
It is what I had decided. We lived last year like there was no diets in our future. And we gained weight.
The good news is that because we didn’t have a working scale, I had no idea HOW much!
For some reason that was a comfort to me.
And I bought bigger clothes.
Too Tired to Do Much at All
I noticed that I started to take an afternoon nap every day.
In fact, my body needed it so much if I tried to push it back or do something active instead, it did not go well!
So annoying. I have things to do. I have people to see!
I don’t have time for naps!
I started taking some supplements. I did a little research. I scheduled a doctor’s appointment.
Everything pointed to the fact that I am 48 years OLD!
The doctor did bloodwork and a thorough check up.
And one of the things they checked was my weight.
174 pounds was the heaviest I was during pregnancy. I was shocked. I knew I was overweight, but I never expected that it was at TOP PREGNANCY LEVEL.
It was about this time that a FB friend messaged me about a new product that she was selling that helped with energy. It was a cup of “happy” coffee (and a supplement in the form of a pill). I drink coffee every morning so there really wasn’t anything to lose.
And the timing couldn’t have been better.
I had NO expectations of it working AT ALL.
Increased Energy & Feeling Calmer
Within an hour of drinking the coffee for the first time, I felt better.
It wasn’t that jittery energy at all. That kind of energy drives me crazy in the head in a matter of hours. This energy was more like…step-back-and-have-perspective, take-it-more-thoughtfully, you-got-this kinda energy.
I continued to drink the coffee and take the supplement each day. By the end of the week, I told a friend that she needed to try it because she had complained about being tired and not sleeping well lately.
She ordered some and the next time I saw her it went a little like this:
I lost 9 pounds in the first 4 days.
The coffee! I feel good AND I LOST WEIGHT.
Hmmmm…come to think of it my clothes are pretty loose. I bet I have lost weight.
This stuff is amazing.
I need to find a scale!
When I finally found a scale, I was shocked to find that I had lost a bunch of weight. It ended up to be about 17 pounds in the first month with a total of 32 pounds within the first two months.
I wish I had taken a “before” and “after” picture, but since I wasn’t expecting to lose weight…it is a little late now. I looked back and realized I have been avoiding getting my picture taken for awhile. Finding something that was recent that could show the difference was not an easy task!
But Did You Eat Differently to Lose the Weight?
Yes and no.
Because I had increased energy and the happy coffee was decreasing my appetite, I found that I was able to make better food choices.
For instance, over the holidays I would normally have eaten ALL THE DESSERTS. But I didn’t have a taste for them and felt completely satisfied to eat one cookie or even a 1/2 a cookie.
A 1/2 a cookie?
It felt a little crazy to choose without a second thought to eat lighter.
I also lost my taste for fries and other salty food. Protein-rich foods tasted better to me…and salads.
Every morning I now make myself eggs for breakfast, I have a normal lunch and then in the evening I am not really hungry so I just grab a light dinner. Overall my portion size has dropped significantly and I don’t eat in between meals because I am not hungry.
It has decreased our food bill by a ton. I don’t veer into the Starbucks drive thru without thinking about it and when I do eat fast food, I skip the fries and soda because I am not hungry for them.
What Has Changed?
I have been walking every morning (20 minutes) and drinking a lot more water.
Drinking water used to be a challenge because I preferred the taste of something with flavor, but now I crave water. The happy coffee makes me thirsty and water is what quenches that thirst.
Now that I am at my goal weight, I am adding in some strengthening exercises. I found a pilates studio near my house that has reformer classes. What I love is that when I do an exercise class, it doesn’t wipe out my energy for the rest of the day.
Happy Coffee for the WIN (or LOSS)
I love this product so much that I decided to sell it. I didn’t decide that at first. It actually came about because my friends would see me at Target or bunco and see the difference and ask me what I was doing.
My next door neighbor didn’t even recognize me.
I kept sending these people to my friend who introduced me and then I realized that this is one of those things that is easily shared and no one has to be “talked” into trying because there is a full 30 day money back guarantee.
So I am in.
If you are interested in getting some for yourself, you can visit our online store at akaHappy.com.
- Click on “view products”
- I take the DOSE which is the Elevate coffee plus XanthoMax supplement. My husband has lost 25 pounds by just drinking the Elevate coffee (buying it in the tub is the least expensive way).
- There is a 6 day trial available, but I recommend just ordering a month’s supply because there is a full money back guarantee, it ends up to be cheaper and what often happens is someone falls in love with the product on the 6 day trial and then it takes a week or so for them to get their regular order leaving them without it for a week.
- Don’t be afraid of SmartShip – it saves you 10% and you can cancel it ON the website easily without talking to anyone at any time.
- If you don’t like the taste of coffee or are sensitive to caffeine, then the Choclevate product has all the same ingredients but with a fraction of the caffeine. The happy coffee has about the same caffeine level as a regular cup of coffee and Choclevate has much less and tastes like hot chocolate.
- I also have the smart coffee in “sticks” for when I travel. It makes it easy to continue drinking it when I am away from home.
Want More Information?
The website: akaHappy.com.
We have set up a FB group that is packed with all sorts of information and we answer questions there as well. You can join it: Happy Coffee with Holly and Jamie
Or if you would prefer just to send me a direct message on FB, you can do that by using our Happy Coffee page messages. <–by clicking there you will be directly in FB messenger chatting with me.
Hey, I know this all sounds way too good to be true. It feels that way to me!