Yesterday, I braved the heavy rains that hit San Diego to visit Kim Barry, the wonderful lady who has been my contact at Jorge Cruise‘s office since my very first day on the Belly Fat Cure program. She’s the one I’ve been in touch with on weekly basis during my time on the Costco 100 case study group and ever since that group ended I still keep in touch with Kim. Every time I try out a new recipe I always keep Kim in the loop and I always keep a sample of it for Kim to bring to her any chance I get.
Well I haven’t seen Kim in a while so I had a variety of samples to bring to her. Kim was out of town the last time I stopped by Jorge’s office on September 2nd to deliver some samples of my “Almost Sugar Free Black Forest Cake” and Nanaimo Bars. I wanted to make sure Kim had a chance to enjoy them too, so saved a slice of the cake for Kim and it’s been in the freezer since September. I would have given it to her sooner, except we couldn’t quite find a day where she would be in the office that would line up with when I had a chance to head into San Diego to stop by.
In addition to the frozen Black Forest Cake slice I brought Kim a few squares of the Nanaimo Bars that have become my signature dessert that no one ever believes is sugar free. I had samples for Kim in both the regular and Peanut Butter varieties. These samples weren’t quite as old as the Black Forest Cake, my last batches of Nanaimo Bars were from just before Thanksgiving. And lastly I had a slice of my latest Sugar Free Layered Yellow Cake that had the Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free Mountain Berry Preserves as the fruit filling between the layers and some sugar free chocolate frosting.
Finally finding a day where I could get down to Jorge’s office when Kim would be there, I wasn’t going to let a little rain (okay, a lot of heavy rain, which is highly unusual for San Diego) stop me from getting down there to see Kim and give her the goodies. Kim asked me to give her a quick call once I got there as Jorge was busy filming segments for the 12 Week Belly Fat Cure Coaching Program and couldn’t be disturbed, so Kim met me in the lobby of the building and she had an unexpected present for me from Jorge, a copy of the book.
I was very touched that Jorge wanted me to have an early copy of the book, and it was really cool to be able to hold the finished copy of the book in hand after so many months of being on the program and helping to edit the various drafts of the book. I’ve had the chance to help this book go from really rough draft versions all the way up to the last round of edits before being finalized and sent off to the publisher. Now, the book doesn’t feature me as one of the included testimonials, but photos of my blood did from the day I did sugar experiments with Jorge in July do appear. So even though you won’t see my face in the book, I’m there or rather photos from two drops of my blood are there.
My blood is featured on the page 14, opposite the testimonial of the lovely Michelle, who I was fortunate enough to meet when I stopped in at Jorge’s office on September 2nd. In fact, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a few of the folks featured as testimonials in the book, and all of them have been really amazing people. The folks I’ve met that are in the book are, Jorge Cruise on page 3 (he includes his own before photo too, so you can see he’s not always been the skinny guy he is today), Kim on page 11, Michelle on page 15, Kelly on page 29, and Jared on page 317. Each one of them are amazing people and I feel honored to know them thanks to Jorge Cruise’s Belly Fat Cure program.
As for the book, it looks amazing. The photos of all the food look incredible and the book is all in color, and it’s a wonderful step up from the Black and White copy I have of one of the early drafts of the book. I will certainly treasure both copies of the book I have, as the draft copy has been my handy reference guide since July. In fact it feels a little weird to now be referencing the final copy of the book with the full color spreads. I’m so used to the black and white photos.
In any case, I want to offer many thanks to Jorge Cruise for inviting me to be a part of the journey that is the Belly Fat Cure. It all started with the article I read in Costco’s “Costco Connection” magazine. It was an invitation to download a free report and an opportunity to apply for a case study group. I had no idea where that application would take me, and I stand here today 74 pounds lighter with a waist that’s 10 inches smaller than when I started. I am fitting into clothes I’d nearly given up hope of ever fitting back into again. I feel better than ever. It’s an amazing program that’s simple to follow and truly hasn’t been hard to incorporate into my lifestyle. It has been an honor and a privilege to be taught by Jorge this year and I am living proof the program is amazing. If I can do it, anyone can.
To get the book, it’s as easy as going to Amazon by clicking here. Pre-order it now and it’ll arrive shortly after Christmas. You have nothing to lose except the weight. The book is a small investment towards your health. Whether you choose to get the book because you want to lose weight, learn how and why sugar is so bad for you, or you just want to have your own copy of the two photos of my blood featured in the book, you’re going to enjoy the book. It truly looks amazing and it’s a bargain for the price.