I’ve been finding a lot of these “Must Read Threads” are incomplete. I am adding some of what I find from the original thread here. This is only from the first 25 posts in the thread. There are lots more….
Great to welcome a whole new set of Tappers to the forum.
I have lost 13 inches, one size, and only 5 pounds since Sept 15 2003. I made a committment to do the BW+ at least three times a week, I walk 3 miles a week with DH (now it will be more since SATI tape), and I usually get in one full wo during the week. Sometimes I do more, sometimes less. I just rejoined HF to get into the habit of doing three long to see results faster.
BTW, I have not changed my eating at all.
I need to be healthy, I want to be thin.</SPAN>
I began ttapping in October 2001, based on the article in Woman's World. I really didn't believe it would work, but the thought of only having to workout 2X's per week was worth looking into! (Of course, the 2X's per week is when you get to 'maintenance'.)
I had very little to lose (a size or two), but was slowly losing the battle of the bulge! I was 38 years old and I was getting wider and wider. I was a tight size 8, 5'7" and weighed about 140lbs. I knew it would get worse and worse as I aged. I felt frumpy and bumpy even though I had spent the prior two years doing Pilates 3X's per week.
My 'success' was slow coming. I almost gave up a few times since I was not seeing the results that so many were seeing so quickly. I would have given up if not for this forum and for the wonderful trainers (especially Lannette who has been an angel to me!).
It took me NINE months to really see some great changes. However, I was 'feeling' it long before this. My period, which was always so irregular I only got it 8X's per year, was now on time each and every month. My mood is more stable. I rarely get sick but when I do it last for less than half the time it used to. I have muscle definition like never before. I have much better balance and posture.
Fast forward to today. I am still 5'7". I weigh around 125lbs, and wear a lose size 4. I don't know how many inches I lost (I really didn't measure since I knew this probably wouldn't work so why disappoint myslef). I do know that I lost over 3" in my hips and a couple off my waist.
I feel great! My results surpassed my wildest dreams. I'll be 41 years old in a couple months and look and feel better than I did in my early 20's (and I was in shape back then!).
I owe all of this to Teresa Tapp.
I will contribute too!
I felt like working out was getting harder and harder. I had been die hard with firm tapes and using free weights, but the only thing I got was bulkier and bulkeir due to my short stature. I didn't want this.
I'd always wanted to make my muscle mass appear longer.
Then Lannette, the trainer, discovered T-tapp. I was skeptical thinking, how can this work, but I decided to try it. I didn't do it correctly, I didn't do a bootcamp. I did it off and on for a summer, I didn't really loose, but at the same time I wasn't gaining.
At this point I eneted my final year of college. The combination of sitting a lot and not always eating the best began to take it's toll, although I didn't gain a lot of weight, I didn't like the way I felt. I felt tired, and moody, and just gross. I craved excercise.
Upon came graduation and I found out I had 3 months off before beginning my full time job. I wanted to workout to get my figure back and so I could wear my dress clothes comfortably.
I began evaluating my options, and realized T-tapp did everything I want. I constistanly did it, and as a result have lost 2-3 clothing sizes, my menstral cycle is much more consistant, and I feel tons better.
Now that I have t-tapp I will never have that desperate out of control feeling again. T-tapp has made me healthier, the supplmentation is excellent and it teaches you to eat the best food choices possible while occasionally enjoying a nice treat!
I will be a lifer!
"Success is a journey, not a destination"</SPAN>
Well my MOST FAVORITE results are from when I was pregnant with No. 3 and T-Tapp TOTALLY eliminated my back pain I had had and the need for the dreaded belt I wore with my prior two pregnancies EVEN THOUGH I ALWAYS EXERCISED REGULARLY. I also did NOT suffer from Postpartum Depression as I did with No. 2 AT ALL. I mean I don't remember having the baby blues for more than an hour or two and I really attribute that to balancing my hormone levels naturally with T-Tapp.
But as far as inches, I can't remember the total number but in approximately nine months I went from being about a 12/14 to a 4. In fact, Lauren and Jen from the office can probably tell you I was floored! I went to buy new jeans for fall as it seemed all my jeans were stretched out (they were 6s) and old anyway (from like the mid 1990s). So here it is, September 2001, and DD and I go to Kohls. I pick up a few pairs of 6s and kept thinking these were incredibly huge jeans, must be the cut. So I got a few different brands and threw in some 4s which seemed like they might fit. So here in the middle of the dressing room at Kohls I am on my cell phone calling Lauren, Jen and Casey going "Omigosh you guys I am trying on 4s and they aren't even tight!" that was and still is amazing to me. In fact I can put on my high school jeans, I can't sit in them LOL, but I can put them on and zip them up.
T-Tapp Mommy Fitness Trainer
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Way to go everyone!
I didn't mention size in my earlier post. I've gone from a very tight 14/16 to 10 and sometimes 8 on bottom.
I'm editing this post to add some health benefits. I have to be honest and say that I started T-Tapp to lose but the good news is that I received far more.
I had plantar fasciitis when I started. This is a very painful condition impacting the nerves and tendons that run along the bottom of the feet. It hurt so much that I wasn't sure I could do T-Tapp in the beginning. Because of the KLT position, the critical muscles in the feet are rebuilt and I am thrilled to say there is no pain there today.
I had injured my neck in the mid 80s and had chronic pain for years ... sometimes quite severe with limited mobility. I haven't totally regained mobility but it is close. The best part is that I rarely have pain in the neck or under the shoulder blades anymore. It does occasionally flare usually with high stress but I'll take that any day compared to the chronic pain before T-Tapp.
Both of these points support the rehabilitative aspects of Teresa's incredible program.
T-Tappin' best from Texas,
Sherry, Houston Instructor
Great idea for a thread, Sherry!
T-Tapp has totally changed my life. It has helped me go from a size 30 Women's to a size 12/14 Tall. I lost 12.5 inches in my initial 14 day bootcamp, and that was after having exercised with weights and cardio 5 - 6 days per week for the 9 months prior to starting T-Tapp!
At 45, I now have the best-proportioned body of my life, and I continue to work on improving my shape and fitness. Since starting to Step Away the Inches (the T-Tapp indoor walking workout) in September, I've lost several more inches.
The physical benefits of T-Tapp are amazing. I feel great; after years of chronic knee pain, my knees are pain-free; my energy levels are high; and my strength, endurance and flexibility continue to improve.
The mental/emotional benefits of T-Tapp are as amazing as the physical ones. I'm happy to be alive and healthy. I am finally free of the fear that I will gain back the weight and inches I've lost. For the first time ever, I've maintained my weight/inch loss for almost 3 years. That freedom is priceless!
T-Tapp Trainer, Washington DC/Baltimore Area
ACE Certified Personal Trainer</SPAN>
Well, you can see the results in my pics, but I went from a 10/12 to a 6 in the first THREE MONTHS of tapping! That really blew me away. Not to mention also "losing" my migraines, monthly cramps & bum knee!! Gotta love it!!
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Well, I have not been able to do any measuring (or rather, I should say that, due to past craziness with numbers, I don't weigh or measure)...BUT I noticed clothes have been looser after doing the turning up the light thread and I went shopping and went down a size or two. (NO dieting, too.)
This is promising, since I could see myself doing this workout for the rest of my life, and not having to add more hours and take away more food is wonderful!
My best friend Renee asked if I would post my Ttapp story here as well.
After the birth of our first child, I thought everything was going to be perfectly fine. Having never had a baby before I was really uncertain about 'what should be happening' and 'what shouldn't be happening with my body'.
All in all, labor was fine, our baby was healthy and I survived the whole ordeal with a smile on my face and thinking really, that it wasn't as bad/painful as I thought it was going to be.
I started bleeding after birth which was 'completely normal' and so, I gave it no second thought. The bleeding lasted a month, then, two, and so on and so on ... I bled for 2 1/2 years!!!!! My Dr.'s kept putting me on one birth control pill, then another and another to try and regulate my cycle ... nothing worked!!! I was soooo tired ALL the time ... but, was unable to sleep at all. It was nothing to get maybe 8 or 10 hours of sleep in a 4 or 5 day period. I was having such a hard time functioning even with the most basic of tasks ... I was a MESS in every sense of the word. To this day, the first two and a half years of my first child's life is a blur. The feelings of guilt I have over that is terrible! I missed soooo much!
Also, at the same time I learned that I had HSIL cells on my cervix ...which is a precursor to cancer ... here I was 28 years old and felt like I was literally falling apart and I had NO control ... I got surgery done on the HSIL cells and had them removed but, I was still bleeding and now, bleeding from the surgery as well. It was nothing to bleed 19 out of 31 days ... then, stop for 2 days then, bleed again for another 10, 12, 14 days ..... I was sooo drained ... to say the VERY least!!
My best friend Renee put out a post for Teresa (as I think Renee was getting really concerned for me and frustrated at my Dr.'s here) and fate stepped in and she answered it. Renee told Teresa what was going on with me and Teresa extended an offer for me to call her in her office and we could talk. I was STUNNED! Teresa Tapp wanting to talk to me!!! I was just a mom and she wants to talk to me ... just me .... INCREDIBLE! So, I waited until she was in the office and we talked. You know the amazing thing ... she never forgets who you are ... and she is such a kind person. We talked for just over an hour I believe and I came away with sooooooooooo much knowledge about soooo many things. I hated to hang up the phone with her I could have talked with her for much longer. I wrote down EVERYTHING she said and I did what she asked of me ... results ... you be the judge.
*not too long after doing what she told me to do ... my cycles became more livable and more or less regular. After 2 1/2 years of modern medicine/Dr.s giving me this BC pill and that ... one talk with Teresa changed all that!
*I did a 4 day b/c and went eod for about a week and re-measured ...results ...lost over 16 1/2 inches overall.
* I got my sleep patterns back on track and just started to feel soooo much better. I also was using a progesterone cream as well as discussed with Teresa and I believe the combo of both literally turned my body around.
* Most importantly, with all the bleeding that I was doing ... kind of like a hormonal hemorage (sp), I never thought I would be able to have another baby. Well, low and behold much to our surprise ... I gave my husband a postive pregnancy test ... which shocked him as much me ... so, I believe, I owe a HUGE thank you for Teresa ... she not only helped me get back on track but, with her help and intervention ... we were able to have another baby ...who was born Jan. 31 last year.
I fell off the ttapp wagon due to many time restraints I have had BUT, I just learned the hard way that I NEED to take this time for myself and the quest for a better body and better health IS TTAPP! I am packing up ALL my other workout tapes for good, Jan. 1st ... I am on 'my personal' quest for a better body and just improving my health the 'ttapp way'.
I apologize for this being sooo long but, I just wanted to share my experience in the hopes, it might inspire someone or help someone else.
Laughter and Lollipops,
What a cool thread and it is SO inspiring to see all these awesome stories about real women with real results.
Here is mine, a work in progress:
I started last July as a size 20. I did a 14-day Bootcamp and lost 12.5 inches. I was hooked. I promptly lost 48 more inches in the next few months. I also lost my chronic back pain (from a teenage car accident, and from sitting hunched at a desk all day), and I was fitting into 14's. I had a flat stomach for the first time in a long time just by doing Organs in Place (OIP) every day.
I was so impressed with T-Tapp that I told a journalist friend of mine and she promptly tried it and wrote an article about her success for the Miami New Times. You can read it in the articles section. (I was the 'out of shape' friend mentioned)
I am a combo body with A+ blood, Dutch/English heritage, 5'11". I will never stop Tapping. I may have some more inches to lose to get to my size goal but T-Tapp makes me feel good in so many ways. I have never met more supportive, knowledgable women from Teresa all the way down the line. This WO is for women with busy lives. Who isn't, right? You miss a day or two (or a week) or can only fit in 15 minutes a day, no problem.
I work full time and go to law school at night so I don't have as much time for Tapping as I would like. I basically do the Basic WO + almost everyday and an occassional full WO and I am still losing. If you work to your max, even though you may not ever 'look' like Teresa doing the WO, you will have results. In as little as 15 minutes a day. So, don't think you have to kill yourself by spending hours and hours a day at this. You don't.
Word of advice-- throw your scale away! With T-Tapp, inches and sizes matter, not weight, because you are building muscle, which burns more calories, which means you get to eat more, which means, well, that is enough for me!
This is sooo cool! I love cheering what T-Tapp has done for me!!!
I stumbled across the T-Tapp website in the late winter of 2002. I had just had my first baby, and wanted very much to lose the baby weight, but could not go to the gym consistently. (Before and during pregnancy I had loved WO at the gym, but had never ben able to really get the body that I wanted. My thighs were always sooo big, no amount of lunges would make them smaller!) Anyway, after seriously debating whether or not it was worth the intial $80 investment, my DH and I decided to give it a go. He did a bit of reverse phychology on me, though, like "If we spend that much money, you had better really give it a chance to work. " (He's sooo great, I loved proving T-Tapp right!)
So by the time my baby was six months old, I was wearing a size 5/6 pants----something I hadn't done since I was 14 years old!!! I had muscle definition in my arms, torso and thigh, my bottom was smaller and tighter, and I felt great!!!!! I loved the fact that I could do it whenever I got the chance (I'm a SAHM). Fitting in 15 minutes wassn't so hard!!!
Now, I have baby #2 and am in the process of losing again. Due to life's craziness during pregnancy, I gained almost 45 pounds. So it is taking a little longer to lose. Plus, having two makes it more difficult to find the time. But if I can do it, so can you! My goal is to be back down to my 5/6's by June. Baby will then be 8 months old. I know that with T-Tapp, I have a secret weapon! (well, it's not so secret, as I will rave to anyone who cares to listen!!!)
T-Tapp is a way of life--and I'm planning on sticking with it for the rest of mine!
P.S. I have not done any formal eating plan, just trying to be healthier, but definately not very restrictive.
I really do not know where to start with all the good things to say about ttapp! I evangelize about ttapp all the time! It is absolutely THE BEST exercise ever! I went from a tight 8-10, on my way to a 12, with rolls above my waist for the first time in my life! ( I was horrified...) That was in August 2003. I started with a 14 day bootcamp and then went to every other day. I still do Ttapp to Tempo about 2 to 3 times a week, but am at my goal. I can wear everyghing in my closet now, all my size 8's are loose. This weekend I tried on a pair of size 8 jeans and they were too big. The size 6 fit better! I have not been a size 6 since I was in my 20's before I had children. (I am 44 now and have had 3 children, 2 by c-section). My tummy is the flattest it has been in a long long time. The rolls around my waist are gone, I have beautiful muscles in my arms and legs, all with no weight training! My mind is sharper, my moods are more stable, I hardly ever get sick anymore. I dont' have tenison headaches anymore. My chronic knee pain and hip pain is gone (unless I pick up my 5 year old and hold him on my hip!)...
I just love ttapp! I wish everyone on the planet would do ttapp. We would all be healthier, happier, and fit. What a Utopian vision.
I will never quit ttapping...
The first time:
I had just found weight watchers, and was squeezing into size 12s after about 3 weeks on the program. I was about 175 or so, having lost 9 pounds on WW. I found T-Tapp on a WW discussion board, and inquired about personal stories of inch and weight loss. I was inspired, and bought the workout. I lost 14 1/2 inches in 2 weeks, and overall, 36 inches, 30 lbs, and 4 dress sizes eating mostly on WW and doing T-Tapp every other day... the instructionals from March through June and the beginner rehab from July through December.
In March of 2002, I got pregnant with Lily. I did very little T-Tapp from the time I found out till about 14 weeks. I did a 4 day bootcamp, and committed myself to at least 2 full workouts per week through week 32. I made that goal, and did a modified Basic Plus workout for the remainder of my pregnancy. I was in awesome shape, I lost inches in my arms and legs DURING pregnancy thanks to T-Tapp, had some great muscle cuts. I still gained 45 lbs, however, even without eating sugar or anything fried.
After I had Lily, I started doing full workouts 3 weeks post partum. I lost a total of 45 lbs, 45 inches, and 4 dress sizes in 10 months. I had no regular workout schedule, trying for 20 minutes of floorwork several times a week, basic plus several times a week, and a full workout a few times a week. Just making sure I did some every day, no matter what time or for how long or if I had my workout shoes on at the time.
Lily is a year old. I am more emotionally balanced than ever, my posture is awesome, my digestion is better than ever, and my immune system is rockin. It is such a kick to me that I look better, I feel better, and I am healthier after having 2 kids than I was the day I got married or before I had kids! There is no end to the benefits of T-Tapp.
IFPA Certified Personal Trainer
45 inches, 4 dress sizes, and 40 lbs lost since Lily was born.</SPAN>
Welcome to all of you that are new and thinking about trying t-tapp!!!!
I discovered t-tapp in August of 2002 when Teresa came to Cleveland. My MIL wanted to go to the seminar, and I went along for company. Well, she bought me the tapes in October of 2002. I didn't see fast results...I'm a slow loser, but my DH talked me into staying with the program even after I had gained about 7 pounds.
I have lost since then about 35 pounds, over 25 inches, and 6% body fat. I started at a women's tight 18, and I am now a misses size 14 (sometimes a 12) at 5'7'. I'm still a work in progress, but I'm smaller than I've ever been in my life and I feel great!
Try it, you'll be happy you did!
I was seriously tapping and following WW last year and lost 17" and 11 pounds in 3 1/2 months.
Unfortunately, I got busy and slacked off on my workouts and slowly gained back much of that since. I stated tapping seriously again in May 2003 and have managed to stick with it since because it really seems to help with muscle tone, general moodiness and to be honest, it's just too hard to start all over again! It's also rare for me to get sick since I started tapping.
When I first got serious (9/02), I was wearing a 12. Got down to a 6 in 1/03 and climbed back up to a 10 where I'm hanging on for dear life. I keep up with the tapping because I know it works and I feel so much better once I've finished a workout.
For me, I need to watch what I'm eating so I'm back on WW due to the portion control issues that WW addresses. Different things work for different people. I belong to Habit Formers and generally do a full workout 3 days and a short workout 3 days with one day off each week.
I hope we "see" a lot of new faces around here! This is an excellent program with an amazing support system.
I have been T-Tapping for 3 years this March 24. I am in a very comfortable size 12 now from a size 16. I have lost about 54 inches and the nice thing I have been able to do is maintain the weight and inches lost. I never did go on a diet just watched what I ate. Drank lots of water and gave up the soda and chips.
I feel great, I do not have the back and knee problems I was going to a chiropractor for.
I just T-Tapp about 3 times a week now plus my walking 3 miles a day and throw in some extra aerobics.
I just finished walking the Philadelphia Marathon (26.2 miles), November 23 in 5 hour and 54 minutes and could not have done that without being in the shape that T-Tapp has given me.
I am 58 years old and am 5 feet 8 inches and now weight 155 pounds from 176 pounds when I started. I love the way I look and the way my clothes look on me.
T-Tapp has made such a difference in my life.
I'm a 41 year old SAHM to DD7 and DS3, married to DH for 17 years.
Started T-Tapp April 14, 2009 at 158lbs, Size 8/10
July 12, 2009 - 150 lbs. - down 9.25" - still size 8/10
Aug 17, 2009 - 146 lbs. - down 13.5" - size 8 (10's require a belt - YAY!)
Dec 3, 2009 - back to size 10s, blah.