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My 90-Day Weight Loss Challenge, Creative BioScience, and Final Thoughts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 29, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness, Reviews, Weight Loss
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Creative Bioscience 90 day weightloss challenge

If you’re one of my Facebook friends you are all too familiar with my weight loss journey. I’ve updated with a weekly weigh-in status every Monday.

I’m very proud of myself. Because throughout the whole challenge, I lost anywhere between .5 pound to 3 pounds every single week but one… in which I didn’t lose any weight. Not once did I have a week where I gained weight — even with Halloween, Thanksgiving, my son’s birthday, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve/Day.

During the challenge (Oct. 15 – Jan. 15) I lost 16.5 pounds and 8 inches around my waist. Over the last two weeks, I’ve lost 2 more pounds and 1 more inch around my waist. For a grand total of 18.5 pounds lost and 9 inches around my waist.

On October 15, 2012 I weighed 166.5 pounds. By the way, this was not my biggest weight, because at the end of July, 2012 I weighed 170.5 pounds. As of this morning’s weigh-in I weighed 148 pounds.

According to the “experts” I should weigh between 111 – 150 pounds. I added these two numbers together and divided by 2… which equals 130. I like this number, and it just so happens to be approximately what I weighed before I got pregnant with Cody.

Yes, I like this number! It’s my goal weight. I lost 18.5 pounds since Oct. and 22.5 pounds since July, so 18 more pounds should be doable.

I realize it may be a bit tougher to lose the remaining 18 pounds in 3-months… I initially wanted to reach it by April 17th, my birthday. But I’ve decided to give myself until June 1st. Hopefully sooner.

How did I do it?

Each morning (with the exception of the week of Christmas, and a couple of days here and there when I forgot) I took two Creative BioScience  30 day diet supplements with 8 oz. of water, thirty minutes before breakfast. I then kept track of every single bite of food or drink that went into my mouth on My Fitness Pal.

Between October 15 and January 1, I just practiced portion control. I ate pretty much what I wanted… in moderation. I set my calories at 1200-1400 and did not deviate from it.

Then on January 2, I started slowly incorporating exercise. My exercise goal is to build from couch to a 5k. I registered to run in the Color Me Rad 5k in Knoxville on April 6. I am NOT a runner. But I hope to be able to run the 3.1 miles non-stop.

We shall see.

Before pic CreativeBioscience

After pic using Creativebioscience


I started this journey because I want to be healthy and be around to see my son have his own children some day. I have high cholesterol and was having back issues from the weight I was carrying. I’m small boned/small framed woman, and I think anything over 150 pounds is just too much weight for me… and be healthy.

I don’t want to be skinny. Many of my family and friends who’ve known me for years know that during my teens and most of my twenties, I was in fact, skinny. Very skinny.  I want to be a healthy weight for me.

But most importantly, I’ve made a lifestyle change. My eating habits have changed. In fact, the way I think about food has changed.

I want to add that I so appreciate all the comments I’ve received either here on my blog or on Facebook. Your kindness and encouragement has helped me in ways you’ll never know. Thank you!

You can find a Creative Bioscience product that’s right for you and your needs, as well as like Creative Bioscience on Facebook. And you can win free products/prizes monthly by entering the Creative Bioscience Monthly Caption Contest.

Disclosure:  I received a 90-day supply of Creative Bioscience 30 day diet supplements to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours.


35 Responses to My 90-Day Weight Loss Challenge, Creative BioScience, and Final Thoughts

  1. I know how much you want this and I’m so very happy for you! You look terrific!

  2. You look great. Keep up the good work.

  3. You’re looking great!! I am sure you will lose the last bit of weight easily. 🙂

  4. Great job so far! I’ve been doing My Fitness pal and exercising but can’t seem to lose the weight!

  5. krystel says:


  6. Rachel says:

    Wow, you look amazing. I can’t wait to hear about your marathon.

  7. Maddie K. says:

    Whoa! Looking great there mamacita! As someone who has lost 275 pounds I want to tell you I totally understand. You seem very motivated and are doing so well. Keep up the fantastic work.

  8. You’ve done a terrific job, and will continue to do so I am sure 🙂

  9. I have gain weight this few weeks and I want to try this

  10. Deb Pelletier says:

    Looking good girl.DebP

  11. You look amazing! Congratulations!

  12. Awesome job! You look amazing! I have a lot of weight to lose, but I’m plugging away at it. I never heard of this brand before…I’m going to look into it. Thanks for sharing your journey and you can do it (the remaining weight)!

  13. Shasta says:

    Wow girl! You look amazing!

  14. Maryann says:

    What a great job you have done!

  15. Kathleen says:

    I think you look fantastic! You did a great job!

  16. Marie says:

    You look great – way to go!!! I know it is not easy losing weight, and sticking with a plan, but you have done an amazing job!!!

  17. Sarah says:

    Congrats! You look great! And you can do it!

  18. Carrie says:

    Good work, and you look great!! 130 is my dream weight these days. Ahh…so easy to maintain pre-kids and such a pipe dream these days!

  19. deb says:

    Congratulations! You look fantastic. I need to look into this product it looks like it works great.

  20. Congratulations you must feel so much better. It’s a hard road to travel but we all take the journey. Your doing a fabulous job. I weigh 3 lbs more than you and I’m hoping to drop to 129 my self. I say 129 just cause I want to get down past the original weight I was when I too got preg with my son.

    Can’t wait to read your next update. YOu look FABULOUS

  21. Michael W Perkins says:

    Very cool, I need to get with the program, I need to lose 75-80lbs

  22. Paula V says:

    Great job. When you increase your exercise, you’ll need to substantially increase your calories. The typical body burns at least 1200 from not even getting out of bed. Take into anything more like simply getting up to pee…we need much more than 1200 otherwise our body thinks we are starving it. It will then store the fat. So if you see a plateau please consider upping the calories. It’s a very hard mentality to get past I know. But we more often than not eat too few calories. It takes mental effort to get past eating a little more. Google it. It’s opposite of what society and most “diet” gurus say. The 1200 calorie diet is not good for any body.

  23. Congratulations. You’ve done a fantastic job, and you look amazing! 🙂

  24. Amy Orvin says:

    Keep up the good work. I am jealous!

  25. HilLesha says:

    You look fantastic, Donna!

  26. Courtney says:

    Wow you look fabulous!

  27. Colleen says:

    Looking good and what an accomplishment!

  28. Toni Cosgrove says:

    wow..you are doing great. I remember one thing that really helped me was the two bite rule…if there is something that you really want, don’t say no..say 2 ..and take just 2 bites. If you really think about it those first 2 bites have the most intense flavor. it really helps with those who do better when not feel they are missing out on anything.

  29. Toni says:

    You look amazing!!