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Looking Good Now experience

In December 2006, I was invited to Boca Raton, Florida to be photographed for and share my weight loss success story with the new magazine Looking Good Now. Apparently, the people at Winsor Pilates passed on my contact information to the magazine when they were looking for people who had success with the program. I flew down on December 1, worked all day for the magazine on December 2 and departed on December 3. It was such an amazing experience. I was working with 3 other cover girls who had amazing weight loss success stories, too. They took us to an exclusive Salon in Fort Lauderdale to have our hair done on the morning of the shoot. I remember the very first song I heard on the radio as I sat in the stylist's chair: "Angel Is The Centerfold" my old favorite song from 1981. While I wasn't posing for a centerfold, it was still going to be on the pages of a magazine. How appropriate for that song to be serenading me the moment I stepped out of my reality while being pampered for the pages of Looking Good Now. The photo shoot with reknowned photographer Nancy Brown was unbelievable. A completely unforgettable experience. Everyone associated with the magazine was so generous and nice. I felt I came away not only with my memories but new friendships as well.

Although I had one of the best times of my life during that trip to Boca Raton, Florida, I didn't feel very well while I was there. I figured I coming down with the flu or had lymes disease or maybe even a case of mono. If I hadn't known better, I'd have thought I was pregnant...NAH, there was NO WAY I could be pregnant. A positive test 2 days after I returned from that trip would confirm what I thought impossible: I WAS PREGNANT. Looking back, it's hard to believe I was already 4 weeks along when these photos were taken. I had a 24 inch waist that weekend in December. By June, as the magazine with my photo on the cover hit stands, my pregnant belly had blossomed to 40 inches! I'm not worried about losing the baby weight now that I'm armed with the most effective weightloss tool around: Winsor Pilates.