Well – I have to admit it has been a long time since I’ve “guinea pigged” anything. One of my clients recently said she had tried the “It Works!” body wrap. She said “It works!” so…here I go embarrassing myself for the good (or maybe not so good) of potential “wrappers” everywhere.

For those of you who don’t know, I had thyroid cancer in 2009 during which my entire thyroid was removed. It’s amazing how much you learn about what your thyroid does once it’s gone! The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located in the front of our necks. It stores and produces hormones that affect the function of virtually every organ in our bodies. Thyroid hormone (Triiodothyronine or T3) regulates our metabolic rate and is associated with modest changes in body weight and energy levels. Major targets of thyroid hormone are the skeleton, the heart and the metabolic machinery of every cell.

The first three years I was on phentermine (prescription grade speed) to fake my body into thinking I actually had a metabolism because without it I can easily gain and sometimes lose 5-7 pounds in one day! Every 6 to 9 months I would take myself off the phentermine for about 45 days which means going through withdrawals for the first 15 days. Eventually I would start taking it again because the weight would creep back on.

In the winter of 2012 I decided enough was enough and took myself off phentermine for the last time but prior to doing so removed a bunch of really good, carb ridden, comfort foods in order to keep my weight gain and belly fat to a minimum – which worked for about 5 months. Needless to say (since the pics follow this post), the belly fat has ungraciously found it’s way back! Lord knows even if I had a man in my life he would not be too thrilled to look at what I have to look at every day now!

Soooooo…I am back to taking all the fun foods out AGAIN but thought I would also try this here body wrap to see if it really works. OMG! This is so embarrassing but I’m trying to be honest – my waist measurement is 34.5″ and my hip area is about 41.5″ and weight is – give me strength…GULP…177.5. Please keep in mind – my optimum weight is actually 160 so 177.5 isn’t too bad but it sounds so flipping fat – Just sayin’!!

The wrap was placed then plastic wrapped over the top at 12:30 am 7/16/13. Two 16.9 oz bottles of water have been downed. I intend to sleep (and probably pee) for about 3 hours then take the wrap off. I can taste kind of a menthol-ish (not toothpaste) and the lotion on the wrap is very cooling – not unpleasant.

I will check in with ya’ll tomorrow. Tuesday is going to be interesting! Holy crap my arms need work and please ignore the stupid bathing suit halter – it was all I could find that would completely bring embarrassment to a new level!