View Full Version : Better Figure, Better Health
04-27-2009, 12:58 PM
I wanted to let anyone who might be thinking, should I try T Tapp, that the answer is YES! Seven months ago, I wandered onto the T Tapp site at a point when my hypothyroidism was seriously out of balance, I had gained nearly 25 pounds and gone up two pants sizes in about six months. Although I wouldn't be considered as one who had a lot to lose, I was uncomfortable in my own skin and of course my clothes. I thought, I just can't keep growing like this.
Since September 2008, I have mostly done the Basic Workout, 15 minues a day, 3-4 days a week. Well I'm pleased to report that I have lost 23 inches. It's not only the inch loss that makes me know this workout works, it's the other health benefits as well. My thyroid is now in better balance, my doctor had to recently lower my dosage of medication. I have more energy and my golf game has improved dramatically. I am also developing the most wonderful muscle defination in my legs and arms.
The support you receive from the forums is outstanding. Without it, I may not have stuck with it. There is always a certified trainer or seasoned tapper to help out with any question. I want to thank my fellows Turtles (a forum for those of us who are slow to lose) for keeping me inspired and motivated to put my shoes on and go tapp, they are a wonderful group of ladies.
So if you're thinking I CAN'T, it really is true what Teresa says YES, YOU CAN!
04-27-2009, 03:11 PM
What a great post! You are a true testimony to the reality of T-tapp benefits and I thank you for sharing your experience.
I just started last week (BWO) and I am seeing a lot of improvements and I am eagerly anticipating the moment when all my dreams come true and I am back on the road to health and happiness again!!!
YES, we CAn do this!!
04-27-2009, 09:39 PM
Thanks for that encouragement! Great to hear that you are mostly a BWOer as well.
I'm pretty new to t-tapp (my 5th wk, I think), and it is wonderful to hear success stories from a variety of body types and losers. I usually lose fast in the beginning (been through this before!!), then things slow down and I get discouraged. I look forward to the encouragement and support of the forums to keep me going. I think the Success Stories are my favorite part.
You know what I love? Waking up in the morning and feeling my RIBS! And, though I have more to lose from the waist down (why does it hang on SOOO tight??), I do feel my skin is a little firmer, and there's a little less in the love handle area. I catch myself walking during the day with my shoulders back and butt tucked; I can hear Teresa telling me to all day!
04-30-2009, 10:04 AM
If you start to get discouraged or just need a little encouragement, do join us over at the Turtles thread. Most of us are combo body types and don't lose very quickly, or just lose little bits all over (that is me). But we'll be glad to cheer you on and help keep you moving forward. Our mantra: slow and steady will win the race.
04-30-2009, 11:50 AM
Yea, Jackie! :clappinghands: Thank you for sharing what t-tapp has done for you. We are all different, but t-tapp meets us where we are at and takes us where we want to go.
06-15-2009, 10:13 AM
Jackie - Thank you for that really, REALLY encouraging post!!
Hi folks - very new here. I'm waiting on my videos to arrive so in the meantime I'm going to start the free ones that I downloaded to my computer plus a print out of a couple that I taped to my office wall.
I'm a 50 year old grandmother with under-treated hypothyroid that's added an extra 75 lbs. to my 61” body. It’s awful. My latest measurements – I’m almost 48” round. UGH.
At 43 I had a hysterectomy; diagnosed with two bad knees shortly after and restricted from all of my favorite step aerobics classes. Over the last 8 years I’ve continually struggled through undertreated hypothyroid issues, severe sleep apnea, severe osteoarthritis in my right knee with a loss of 97% mobility, and depression, and I was just diagnosed as being right in the center of peri-menopause - all of which has contributed to my continued “bigness.”
I've tried all of the “diets” and finally got on the Thyroid Diet (www.thyroid.about.com (http://www.thyroid.about.com)) before quitting smoking last November. But still, I’ve gone from a size 8 to a size 18 in these last 8 years and refuse to buy size 20/22s now that the 18s are too snug.
On top of this, I stopped exercising a few months ago because no matter how much I did aerobics and limited resistance training, I continued to get bigger. My weight stabilizes as long as I don't do any traditional exercising, so I’ve simply stopped exercising at all. Instead, I’ve just been trying to get out more and walk more instead of using my mobility scooter, but to do that I have to rely on my cane.
I've been frustrated, angry, disgusted and depressed with everything, and finally emailed Mary Shomon for some advice and support. She strongly advised I start the T-Tapp MORE program as soon as possible, learn it and continue it for life.
Then I spoke with Jill Brightbill who's a certified T-Tapp trainer, and she encouraged me very much too, that "Yes You Can" do this, even with limited mobility.
I can actually say that just seeing and reading what T-Tapp has done for others – in my age group and with similar medical conditions too!! – it's extremely encouraging and I can't wait to get my videos!
I really look forward to being able to come back with here with a success story myself.
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06-17-2009, 09:37 AM
I'm so excited for you to get started too. It sounds like you've had quite a battle with your thyroid, and boy do I know how that feels. I love Mary's information, so very informative. For some reason it seems a lot of people with thyroid issues respond well to T Tapp, I hope that happens for you too.
Be sure to wander around the forums, there is sooo much great information there. The trainers check in there too and answer questions.
Good wishes to you as you begin your journey. I can't wait to read about your success.
06-17-2009, 06:32 PM
Today was not such a good day for me, but these forums, again, are giving me some positiveness. After doing some shopping and opting to walk with the shopping cart instead of cruise around in the mobility cruisers, I've been unable to bend my left knee since this afternoon; totally ruined what started out to be sort of an okay day for me.
I'm hoping this will pass (with my left knee) because right now I have NO bendable lower extremities. How to do KLT when ya ain't bendin'?? :thinkingabout:
But since I'm going to be doing the MORE program, there is a seated workout, so if the knees aren't cooperating, I'll just sit and T-Tapp till I'm feeling better.
I do know already that I will be here a lot for the support and encouragement. And I'm really glad you're all here. :clappinghands:
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06-17-2009, 07:16 PM
With that great attitude you should make excellent progress! :)
06-17-2009, 10:41 PM
Jackie, have you been able to get off the thyroid medications?
06-18-2009, 03:29 PM
Jackie!! That's fantastic. I joined T-Tapp when I was recovering from a second thyroid op so totally undertsand the depression of thyroid weight gain and how hard it is so you have done brilliantly!!! Keep up the good work.
Neecy have you heard of people coming off thyroid med after doing T-Tapp?I don't think could as have no thyroid at all now. Wish I could tho!!
06-18-2009, 04:55 PM
No, but here is my thought process (which is sometimes scarry). Something made my thyroid go crazy. If I get my body back into good health it might be possible to stop the meds. TTAPP has lowered meds in diabetics, high blood pressure; put fibromyalgia at bay and countless others. I am going for optimal health. This in my mind means taking all the necessary supplements (our food is longer sufficient for vitamins and minerals), doing my workouts and eating whole healthy foods. I will let you know how it turns out. :dontknow:
06-22-2012, 10:33 PM
Great post. It has been a while since you last posted your testimonial. Would you mind sharing your
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