How ya doing, Christian Lady? I hope you are incredibly well! Me? I’m fine, but in full disclosure, I currently have so many things going on in my life that I cannot control. So, daily, I find myself yearning for something I CAN regulate. Since this is a Christian lifestyle blog, let me talk about a personal area of my life that is spinning out of control, and I’m sure many other women can relate to it. So, this week, I’ve decided my weight is something I choose to get under wraps. Honestly, I haven’t been able to manage it on my own, so I’m trying E2M Fitness to see if it will help. As a woman of a certain age, I wonder, will E2M Fitness work for women over 50?
Well, I’ve tried keto, and my hair started falling out.
Then I went back to WW (i.e., Weight Watchers), and it seems my ears have gone deaf to their tactics and their stupid points system.
Points should be used in video games, not my life.
Ironically, someone in my life casually mentioned she started a plan and lost like sixteen pounds. She is a physician, so my ears perked. After all, I knew she wouldn’t do anything unhealthy. Besides that, I trust her as a friend and sister.
So, I decided to give it a try.
Why do I need a plan like E2M?
Some people can lose weight without a program or by saying they have decided to, like Kim Gravel. See her video below.
I, on the other hand, need a little structure. No, I need A LOT of structure. E2M Fitness work for women over 50 was it, I thought.
I need to know what to eat and not even think about those things I should not have.
That’s the problem I have with WW. The plan allows you to eat just about anything as long as you don’t go over points.
This means I can theoretically eat an entire cake in one sitting, after which I eat zero-point foods the rest of the day and be perfectly within the program. They don’t recommend doing that, of course, but the mere fact I’ve figured out how to “game” the system means I need more boundaries around what I can do and what I cannot do.
Keto was really good for me in that way because I am not the type of person who can easily eat ONE chip. Girl, one chip turns into 20 as I am slowly mesmerized by the crunch and the salty euphoria.
Nah, for me, it’s better to say, “NO chips for you!”
About the plan, I am wondering will E2M Fitness will work for women over 50 … yes we have moved this one.
It’s called E2M, which stands for Eager to Motivate. You can visit the website here: https://e2mfitness.com
From what I can tell, it runs in 8-week increments.
That in itself is genius.
Have you ever heard the old song “One Day at a Time?”
The lyrics are below:
This is the way I have to approach my weight loss. That is not only how the Lord wants us to live our lives, but it is also how I MUST live mine.
I often lose track of the “long game” with WW because my goal seemed so far away.
What I mean is I want to lose 30 pounds.
That’s a lot of poundage.
However, it feels manageable if I think of losing it in small increments. It feels like something I can do.
I can’t really “think” in years, but I CAN think in weeks!
Will E2M Fitness work for women over 50?
First, I got the email below. See, since the sessions occur in 8-week increments, they are not taking everyone all the time.
That, I really like.
There is an intentionality about this program. If they were just about money and bulk enrollments, they would take everyone any time, right?
IMPORTANT NOTE: I will not show any other graphics or emails from E2M as it is for clients only. I figured the above graphic was okay since it was a promotional email.
Anyway, after I got the email, I rushed to sign up. The fee is an affordable $40 a week.
Truth be told, I am unsure if my enthusiasm was linked to my desire to change my life or the anticipation I felt as I waited for the enrollment season to begin – either way, I eagerly signed up.
After doing so, I learned the communications and resources would be mostly on Facebook. I had gotten away from social media, so I was disappointe to participate in the E2M program this way.
I opted to sign up with my new profile, which I have no friends with yet. Using this profile was sure not to lure me back onto the madness called Facebook.
But, after almost five days, I got no reply.
Towards the end of the week, I figured they did NOT approve me because my Facebook profile may seem “business-like” or be perceived as spammy.
See the profile below. Would you think that is a spammer?
It took me a few days to realize I hadn’t been approved, so I reached out and got a speedy reply. They are quick to answer inquiries. I liked that.
It took a while for the approval itself to happen (maybe a few hours), so I just went to the market to buy the stuff I figured would be on the plan.
The things I focused on were:
- Vegetables: I loaded up on a colorful array of veggies -spinach, kale, arugula), bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, and carrots.
- Lean Proteins: I added lean protein sources like skinless chicken breast, turkey, and lean cuts of beef.
- Fish: I included fatty fish like salmon, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
As I was at the store, my friend texted me her weekly food list so I’d have an idea of what to get.
Fortunately, I already had most of the items in my basket. This told me one. thing: this isn’t really rocket science. Wieght loss is about eating lean, clean foods. Hmmm… does E2M Fitness work because it’s a brilliantly structured plan or because it’s just good old fashioned common sense – minimal sugar, low to no carbs and lean meat.
I thought about what my husband said about this being a version of South beach Diet.
The plan said I could have water enhancers, so I grabbed some and threw it in my basket.
Shut up…I hear your criticism of my “I don’t like water” silliness. haha
I don’t get it myself. I just hate water.
My current weight and can E2M Fitness work on me in my middle age.
I am at my all-time highest weight.
Largely because of my love affair with late-night snacking, but also because I’m going through THE hardest season of my life since being alive.
Food has been a suitable companion and a consistent source of comfort.
Food is not actually comforting me, and only Jesus should do that. But, truth be told, even temporarily, I feel comforted after some peanut M&Ms. I am ashamed of it, but it is what it is. I feel like trash because I cannot seem to control my eating. So many parts of my life are crazy. I feel like I’m living in a spiritual attack – and my fighting is not with the right weapons.
My weapons are “mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” That’s 2 Corinthians 10:4. But I am not governing my thoughts. That’s another post and another conversation.
I am ready to change. It is time to change. I wonder why I do this to myself. I think it has something to do with watching two people I love hurting and being helpless to do anything about it.
The feeling of being able to “do something” about something (like cooking, eating, etc.) makes me feel powerful in some areas of my life.
There is something weirdly gratifying about having something that was once there not there after I ate it all.
Sort of like popping the plastic little bubbles on the bubble wrap.
I can’t explain it. But that’s how I feel.
One thing I can do without Every evening, the founder, Jeff, does a live stream. That consistency may work for other military folks like him, but it was a bit much for me. See, right before he goes live, you get a text alerting you to his pending broadcast. That got on my nerves.
After I canceled the program, I asked them to stop sending the alerts. The customer service was so good that they gave me speedy directions on how to handle it. I can’t say enough about their responsiveness. Plus, they gave me a refund for the week I canceled.
So, on the left is me the week I started E2M. I was on the program two weeks. I’ve continued to stop eating after 8 and mot mornings I don’t eat until 12:00p. I’m losing inches and I like that.
E2M Fitness work update 1: Day one was an intermittent fasting fail. I woke in the night and snacked. 🙁 So, this is the following day. I won’t eat until 7:00 a.m. Let’s see how that works for me. Won’t eat after 7. Pray for me, Girl! This night eating is wicked!
E2M Fitness work update 2: I finally got it! I LOVE intermittent fasting. One good benefit from my whole wondering, “Will E2M Fitness work for women over 50?” and trying this program is intermittent fasting. It taught me fast, and I’ve kept doing it. As a result of trying this program, I no longer eat at night. If so, I’ll eat something very light.
I’m so grateful I found the program, and once my life is calmer, I may revisit it. Answer to my question will E2M Fitness work? I think it will, but you can do the same if you cut the sugar, processed carbs and exercise.