The Downfalls of Being a Chef

For the most part, I can’t think of many things I love more than cooking for my family and friends. As you all know, I LOVE good food. And because I love good food, I have always struggled with my weight. I go up and down like a yo-yo. For a while, I had lost a considerable amount of weight, and kept it off for about 10 or so years. I was down to a size 4, I was fit and lean, and training and swimming hard. Then one day – POOF! The weight started coming back on, seemingly overnight. I have been trying hard to get it off ever since. Some of the weight gain is completely out of my control because my thyroid stopped working, giving me Hashimoto’s disease, and I will be on thyroid medications most probably for the rest of my life. Some of my weight gain is because I am no longer as active as I was, partially due to injuries and surgeries, and because of COVID, I have not been in the pool for either my classes that I taught or for my own personal swimming and training. But mostly, the growth of my girth is because of my love of good food.

I went from this:

to this in just a few short years.

At this point, I will try ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to help me lose weight, even though I doubt very seriously I will ever be a size 4 again. With this in mind, recently a friend of a friend of mine asked if I would be interested in being a tester for a weight loss product for 90 days. My answer to her was “YES, YES, YES!” I just started the program a few days ago, and so far, I am already beginning to feel and see some results, albeit small stepping stones only at the moment. But small steps lead into big steps, and we all have to start somewhere, right?!

The new product I am testing for the next 90 days is called ThermofightX.

I take 1 tablet at breakfast & 1 at lunch for the next 90 days in the hopes of losing up to 30 lbs. If I could loose 30 lbs, that would put me very close to where I was just a few short years ago. Even if I don’t loose all 3o lbs though, and lost any fraction of it, I would still be a happy camper. So far, I have only been taking the pills and the gummies. I have not yet done the liquid Cleanse, but I will.

I am only a guinea pig or a tester at the moment, so we will see how it all goes at the end of the 90-day test period. So far though, it seems to be working. Fingers are crossed. 🙂

Janelle is still looking for testers. If anyone is interested in testing the ThermofightX products, Janelle would be more than happy to help you out. Her contact information is: Janelle Mory: 916-812-4634 . She also said to Text- “Join Jeanne” for discount products!

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

23 thoughts on “The Downfalls of Being a Chef”

    1. Yes and no. It is a mental thing too. I feel “disgusted” every time I look in the mirror. Also, my mother was a very large lady towards the end of her life, which lead to a massive stroke. I much prefer being fit, healthy and active. I am an athlete, a coach and a trainer. I can’t be FAT!

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  1. I understand. I’ve been a size 4 for the last few years, but before that I was short and chunky. No one who didn’t see it believes me when I tell them I was once a size 12! There are certain things I just can’t have around like chips, fries, cookies & cake… I try not to keep them in the house. Not being able to go out to eat helps me stay thin too. I also don’t bake very often (I am a lousy cook, but a decent baker) so that helps… Anyhow, I think you look fine, but if you want to lose weight I am sure you can do it. You are super athletic and energetic! (2 things I’m not, LOL!)

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  2. Dear Jeanne, conicidences keep piling up: I have the same issue with weight gain due to thyroid (where did that icky thing come from?!) and inability to exercise because of spine injury. I think I’ll wait to see your progress in 90 days and then follow suit. Good luck!

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  3. my weight is a neverending battle, I seem to always be dieting, or trying to lose weight, I was doing great for a while, then covid hit, now I’m trying hard again, but its such an uphill battle! Good luck with the weight loss product, I hope you have great results! xoxo

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