340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Here at Slimpressions

340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Now
Be Bold. Be Brave. 340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Here at Slimpressions #340lbs Weight loss begins now. I am 49, a mother of 3, an executive and weigh 340lbs.  I was a former athlete. I was diagnosed with a Chiari Malformation and had brain surgery in 2006. I adopted 3 children, all siblings in 2008.  I have had 3 more surgeries.  I am spiritual, involved with church and volunteer when I can, love photography, yet … I weigh 340lbs. Family photos are fun. I am always the photographer (by choice). Vacations used to be fun, now I hate going to the beach or the pool and swimming was my sport.  Now, let’s flip to work. I am confident, driven and great at what I do, yet … I weigh 340lbs drumroll please ....  my insurance...

Be Bold. Be Brave. 340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Here at Slimpressions


#340lbs

Weight loss begins now. I am 49, a mother of 3, an executive and weigh 340lbs.  I was a former athlete. I was diagnosed with a Chiari Malformation and had brain surgery in 2006. I adopted 3 children, all siblings in 2008.  I have had 3 more surgeries.  I am spiritual, involved with church and volunteer when I can, love photography, yet … I weigh 340lbs. Family photos are fun. I am always the photographer (by choice). Vacations used to be fun, now I hate going to the beach or the pool and swimming was my sport.  Now, let’s flip to work. I am confident, driven and great at what I do, yet … I weigh 340lbs drumroll please ....  my insurance company does not have any surgical or non-surgical weight loss plans.  I can't even take advantage of the nutritional programs or proceed to my referral at the bariatric facility nearby.  Can you feel my tears running down my cheeks?
#slimpressions
God brought me to this inspiring woman named Amy Pedersen, CEO of Slimpressions. I fell in love with her story and loved seeing the website.  There is such a great group of people here … much like a family.  Looking at the products, I thought, “Yeah right, how am I going to fit into these?”  I wanted to order one online, but didn’t. What was I afraid of? What is the worst thing that could happen? It doesn’t fit and you send it back with their no hassle guarantee return policy. Then the emotions kick in, depression because you are too big yet … “you have such a beautiful face”, “you have a great heart”, “you are an amazing person” … YES BUT I AM FAT … I weigh 340lbs!
#suprisecomfybralette
Amy surprised me one day with a little brown bag.  Inside it was a Comfy Bralette. I took it home and tried it on and was so excited. It fit perfect.  It was soft, comfortable, supported me in all the right places and gave me so much confidence.  I was shocked … and yet I weigh 340lbs. Real shapewear for Real women! I get it. #Ibelieve I have very dear friend who has lost 180+ lbs. She has been such an inspiration to me personally and professionally.  My family, friends, Amy and Slimpressions are behind me.  What am I waiting for? So I started my diet 4/9/2016 because I am 340lbs. Not just because I failed my first physical ever and my doctor said I had to, but because I need this.  I drove to my prayer group at church last night and as I sat in silence, tears just fell. One by one, like a child slowly turning on a faucet. Soon, I simply lost control of all my emotions and felt naked in my skin bearing my soul in silence to God as he said, “Be Bold. Be Brave.” I opened up to my group and shared my struggle.  They prayed over me and I found continued strength through their healing words.
#strength
I don’t weigh 340lbs. Today I weigh 330lbs.  I have a weight loss of  10lbs in 10 days. This is the first post (of many) you will see of my weight loss journey. My first weight loss goal is 50x50. 50lbs by age 50 which will be coming up at the end of September. Slimpressions is not just a company with products on their website.  They care about OUR journey and are here to cheer us on.  The journey can be weight loss, career driven, family extension, inner healing, or retirement. As a community we all support on another and what better place than to let Slimpressions into your life, like I did mine.  #bebold  #bebrave Please "LIKE THIS" or SHARE so I know you are out there supporting my weight loss journey. I will keep writing, posting and sending prayers and blessings your way.   Dawn  04/19/2016 IMG_4483-e1462242488300     

The Bite that Burns, the Foods You Eat

Remember the Bite that Burns is About the Foods You Eat Did you know that you are burning calories while you’re consuming them? It’s true! That's the bite that burns. Certain foods burn more calories during digestion than others. For example, your body uses twice as much energy to process whole grains like wheat, brown rice, or oatmeal than it does processed food like starchy potato chips. We’re not talking negative-calorie foods here; although, that would be nice, wouldn’t it? Some additional bites (or sips) that burn include: Green Tea and Coffee Spicy Peppers Nuts (in small quantities) Lean Protein (lean meats, Greek yogurt, and eggs) Most (note most) Raw Fruits and Vegetables Broth-Based Soup (“No heavy cream al...

Remember the Bite that Burns is About the Foods You Eat

Did you know that you are burning calories while you’re consuming them? It’s true! That's the bite that burns. Certain foods burn more calories during digestion than others. For example, your body uses twice as much energy to process whole grains like wheat, brown rice, or oatmeal than it does processed food like starchy potato chips. We’re not talking negative-calorie foods here; although, that would be nice, wouldn’t it? Some additional bites (or sips) that burn include:
  • Green Tea and Coffee
  • Spicy Peppers
  • Nuts (in small quantities)
  • Lean Protein (lean meats, Greek yogurt, and eggs)
  • Most (note most) Raw Fruits and Vegetables
  • Broth-Based Soup (“No heavy cream allowed!”)
  • Beans
  [caption id="attachment_2469" align="alignleft" width="300"]healhy eating Losing weight starts with making good choices[/caption] All of these foods either contain an ingredient that revs up your metabolism or one that keeps you full for little calories. These are little changes you can make to your diet, especially during snack time, to help you boost your metabolism and get rid of those lingering pounds. Remember to eat smart and take bites that burn! Enjoying these weight loss and confidence boosting tips from your friends at Slimpressions shapewear?  Share the link with your friends! Resources: Health Media Ventures, Inc.; Health.com; The Top Fat-Burning Foods http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20553780,00.html WebMD, LLC.; WebMD.com; Slideshow: Fat-Fighting Foods http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-fat-fighting-foods  

On a Weight Loss Journey? Want to See Immediate Results?

If you're anything like us, you've probably resolved to make some changes this new year.  Most of us start each year with the commitment to improve in some way - Whether it's to drink more water, to get organized, or to strive for more BALANCE in your life, people tend to begin the new year with a renewed spirit and optimism for the future. The most common new years resolution is to lose weight.  Change isn't always easy though, especially when you don't see immediate results from your efforts.    No matter how you accomplish it, losing weight is not easy.  Whether you opt for the traditional diet and exercise route or you've decided that it's time for bariatric surgery (ie adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y or...
If you're anything like us, you've probably resolved to make some changes this new year.  Most of us start each year with the commitment to improve in some way - Whether it's to drink more water, to get organized, or to strive for more BALANCE in your life, people tend to begin the new year with a renewed spirit and optimism for the future. The most common new years resolution is to lose weight.  Change isn't always easy though, especially when you don't see immediate results from your efforts.    No matter how you accomplish it, losing weight is not easy.  Whether you opt for the traditional diet and exercise route or you've decided that it's time for bariatric surgery (ie adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y or RNY), sleeve gastrectomy, biliopancratic diversion, etc.) weight loss requires a commitment and for most of us, is not at all easy.  To me, losing weight is a journey.  I don't just talk the talk.  I walk the walk.  My own weight loss journey has been a bit of a roller coaster.  At times I'm up.  At times I'm down. At times I'm docked in the station waiting for another "go" moment of inspiration.  Know that regardless of where you are on your personal  journey, you can  feel confident when you wear Slimpressions.  No matter if you've put on a few extra pounds or if you have lost lots of weight and want help smoothing out any loose skin, Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.  There's nothing like a little immediate gratification for your hard work, right?  Check out these Before & After results.  Not sure what product is right for you?  I'd encourage you to check out our Product Selector to help you choose.  We created Slimpressions for the less-than-perfect body.  No matter your body type (straight, pear, spoon, hourglass, top hourglass, inverted triangle, oval or diamond), we have something for you.  Unless, of course, you're Barbie...Slimpressions is real shapewear for real women. Blessings, Amy Pedersen Co-founding Slimpressionista

Making Your Weight Loss Goals Public

As we begin another new year, 'tis the season for setting resolutions.  Weight loss, eating right and exercising more are the most popular goals for people each year, however, within weeks (if not days) we tend to fall into our old patterns and let these resolutions slip away.   Studies show that when you make your goals public, you are more likely to stick to them.  Not only do goal-setters have a sense of accountability when they make their goals public, but they also feel supported by others.  We loved this story about how one man is making his weight-loss goals public.   So are you ready to tell the world what your goals are?  If you'd like support from your fellow Slimpressionistas, let us know what your new year's resolutions are (...
As we begin another new year, 'tis the season for setting resolutions.  Weight loss, eating right and exercising more are the most popular goals for people each year, however, within weeks (if not days) we tend to fall into our old patterns and let these resolutions slip away.   Studies show that when you make your goals public, you are more likely to stick to them.  Not only do goal-setters have a sense of accountability when they make their goals public, but they also feel supported by others.  We loved this story about how one man is making his weight-loss goals public.   So are you ready to tell the world what your goals are?  If you'd like support from your fellow Slimpressionistas, let us know what your new year's resolutions are (weight loss or otherwise).  We're here for you Slim Sisters!    Blessings, Amy Pedersen and Jennifer Daniels Co-Founding Slimpressionistas Slimpressions Shapewear

Let’s Lose Weight In 2013, Shall We?

As you know, here at Slimpressions, we believe that every woman is beautiful and that shapewear can simply enhance that beauty.  We also believe women should embrace their bodies and treat them with love and respect by eating well, staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.   Amy's good friend Heather K. Jones has a powerful tool that can help you do just that in 2013.   Heather is a registered dietitian, a health journalist, and the author of several nutrition books.  She specializes in weight management and behavior change therapy, and she has spent the last 15 years assisting people who struggle with diet and food issues.  She even works with Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer.    Her new Diet Type eBook series will help you t...
As you know, here at Slimpressions, we believe that every woman is beautiful and that shapewear can simply enhance that beauty.  We also believe women should embrace their bodies and treat them with love and respect by eating well, staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.   Amy's good friend Heather K. Jones has a powerful tool that can help you do just that in 2013.   Heather is a registered dietitian, a health journalist, and the author of several nutrition books.  She specializes in weight management and behavior change therapy, and she has spent the last 15 years assisting people who struggle with diet and food issues.  She even works with Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer.    Her new Diet Type eBook series will help you tap into the power of your personality to help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.    How does it work?  We're sure you’ve heard of the personality tests that millions of people take each year to help them find the right job or career path, or even the right love match online.  Heather uses this proven method to help people find the right weight loss and health approach.    Be sure to take her quick personality assessment and find your Diet Type today by clicking here.    Once you take the free test you'll receive a FREE Diet Type introduction eBook with more information about how your personality affects the way you eat, exercise, and approach weight loss.  More good news! Heather is currently offering a New Year discount of 30% off the entire Diet Type series!   Order now and you'll receive all four Diet Type eBooks, including the Diet Planner, Diet Player, Diet Feeler, and Diet Thinker eBooks (valued at over $100.00) for a one-time fee of 26.00.  Plus you’ll receive two additional Diet Type eBook bonuses – the Diet Type Jump Start Meal Plan and the Weight Loss basics.   So how do you know if the Diet Type books are right for you? ·      If you would like to put an end to overeating and dieting once and for all, Diet Types is right for you.  ·      If you want to understand your issues with food, Diet Types is right for you. ·      If you want to use the power of your own personality to lose weight, Diet Types is right for you.    We believe these products will make eating a joy instead of a battle. They will help you use your own personal power to gain control of your health, and here at Slimpressions we are all about helping you be the best you, YOU can be! To find your Diet Type, place your order and receive your FREE bonus gifts, please go here now. Happy New Year Slimpressionistas! Amy Pedersen & Jennifer Daniels Co-Founders www.slimpressions.com

Feel Confident with Slimpressions

Because of Slimpressions I can tuck my shirt into my skinny jeans and feel confident...I love them so much! - Melissa B.
Because of Slimpressions I can tuck my shirt into my skinny jeans and feel confident...I love them so much! - Melissa B.

Thrilled

 I am thrilled with how well they (The Long Leg Shaper) work and how comfortable they are. - Stephanie C.
 I am thrilled with how well they (The Long Leg Shaper) work and how comfortable they are. - Stephanie C.

Enhances The ‘Girls’

Slimpressions is an amazing product that gives me the figure I already think I have...bodywear that slims and trims my hips and midriff, and enhances my 'girls'. Love mine! - Jaqueline E.
Slimpressions is an amazing product that gives me the figure I already think I have...bodywear that slims and trims my hips and midriff, and enhances my 'girls'. Love mine! - Jaqueline E.

Feels Like a Hug

I got "The Haves" in the mail today & it feels like a hug! Terrific product!! - Sheri W.
I got "The Haves" in the mail today & it feels like a hug! Terrific product!! - Sheri W.

We’re Celebrating Jen’s 40-ISH Birthday and YOU Get the Presents!

In honor of our Co-Founding Slimpressionista's 40-ISH birthday, enjoy 40% OFF sitewide through midnight on 12.27.12.  Hurry though!  There are limited quantities of select styles/colors/sizes. Happy Birthday Jen & Happy Slimming Slimpressionistas!
In honor of our Co-Founding Slimpressionista's 40-ISH birthday, enjoy 40% OFF sitewide through midnight on 12.27.12.  Hurry though!  There are limited quantities of select styles/colors/sizes. Happy Birthday Jen & Happy Slimming Slimpressionistas!