Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Press release: Sharon Cuneta for Marie France

If you regularly pass by the highly congested EDSA-Estrella area, then you've definitely seen the new image model of Marie France. Yes. The megastar herself, Sharon Cuneta.

I think it's a good partnership, Sharon and Marie France. If they can really make her lose weight (and the pictures prove they have), then it's a mutually beneficial (and lucrative) deal.

Now, at 115 lbs., I don't need to lose weight. But as a new mommy, I am dealing with bulges that just refuse to go away. I've already begun exercising but I can't diet yet because I'm breastfeeding my baby boy.

Anyway, I just wanted to say that when Sharon started talking about claiming back her body for her kids, I so know what she meant. Here are excerpts from her intreview: 

Childbirth is one of the main reasons why women put on so much weight. How was it for you?
I lost weight after I gave birth to my first daughter, KC. I became thinner than when I was single. I breastfed her for six months. When I had Frankie, I became thinner than I was before having her also. Kaya lang afterwards, dahan-dahan nagki-creep in 'yung weight. Nag-di-diyeta ako nang nabuntis ako with my youngest daughter, Miel. I think it was harder with Miel kasi when my pregnancy with her started, medyo malaki na ako. [Then] I had to bring KC to Paris to leave her there for college, 2003 'yon. Tapos tuluy-tuloy na. Biglang I found out that I was pregnant naman noong January of 2004. Wala na, the weight gain dire-diretso na.
“Whenever I look in the mirror before, it wasn't myself that I saw. And I missed myself so much.”

What is your main motivation for wanting to lose the excess pounds now?
My children and still my work. When I spend time with my children, I noticed I always say, “Stay here muna with me, let's draw.” 'Pag medyo active it's with my husband Kiko or the cousins. They run around. So let's face it naman, before nung 25 to 30 years old ako, kaya ko naman makipaghabulan. Now that I'm in my 40s, it's different. So it's really my kids. I want to be active again for them.

How important is health for you as a mother?
I had to be healthier if I wanted to be more active. I needed to shed unwanted pounds that I was lugging around. I've always wanted to have nice long walks with my children. It's to keep up with them 'pag naghahabulan dyan, when I tickle them, hindi ako hapung-hapo agad.

Among all the slimming centers, why did you choose Marie France?
The truth is, in 1986, I tried Marie France already. That's after KC was born. It really jumpstarted my weight loss. Nakapagtangga pa nga ako nun eh. I just needed to go back to the whole system of Marie France. Besides, I was 44 years old when I underwent their treatments again. I must say I really needed help. If I can lose weight easier with the modern, non-invasive treatments, why not do it 'di ba? And it's a fact that Marie France has built its reputation over the decades. So I mean if you go with something, go with something that has been for the record and on the record successful.

What were your expectations before starting the treatments at Marie France?
I've been very realistic. I mean I didn't expect Marie France to be totally responsible for my weight loss, that it has to be very very rapid. No! I told myself, “This time I'm gonna do it steadily.” I know whatever treatments they have will help me speed it up.  But not too quickly that my body will suffer because it's not healthy to lose weight too quick also. Take it from me.

"I'm true to my word. I'm not gonna accept an endorsement and then tell you it works even if it doesn't."

So far, what results have you gotten from Marie France's treatments?
Oh my golly! Just recently, the one who makes my clothes for one of my TV shows measured me again to make new outfits because almost all of my dresses are maluwag na. And it's so parang my stomach area alone, I lost 7 inches na! That's really huge. My God, it's no joke. And I'm not bagsak. I'm not haggard-looking. With the Marie France treatments, my skin is not, you know, lawlaw.

How did Marie France help you shape up?
Honestly, I had an invasive treatment before. I never denied that. But that's such a quick fix and it gave me more headaches because of the problems it caused on my body. I wish I could have gone to Marie France before going through the invasive procedure. I wish I could have lost weight much sooner, and I would be able to keep it off. Now I'm losing the weight that's close to the natural way at Marie France. If I did what I'm doing now in terms of food intake and even sa diet without their treatments, it would have been next to impossible for me to lose the amount of weight I had in the same amount of time. The treatments have helped me speed up my metabolism and reduce my fat.  It's worth it. It really works. Take it from me.

How do you feel about yourself now?
I've done something with my weight and I feel good! I'm happy with the results. When you feel good about yourself, you're more ganado to work. That's what I feel. I'm more ganado to work. And I'm more active with my kids and I play with them. I'm happier.

"My stomach area alone, I lost 7 inches na! My God, it's no joke."

Your almost six-year battle of the bulge has been quite a journey. What do you appreciate most with your weight loss?
My weight loss is so important to me… Feeling ko, and this is so important especially to me, whenever I look in the mirror before, it wasn't myself that I saw. And I missed myself so much. Because the image was malayo to what I used to have. Parang hindi ako 'to. “Sharon, what did you do? Where are you?” I would tell myself that. So halos kaya ako maiyak-iyak kasi hindi ako makapaniwala sa pictures pa lang, parang nakikita ko ako. I'm getting to the Sharon that I used to be.  And now that I started losing weight … it's just... it's very encouraging. I'm so touched. I'm very happy. I'm getting there, really getting there.

What is your message to women who are battling the bulge?
If you're feeling hopeless, please don't. I've been in that desperate stage. I asked myself many times, “Ako ba papayat pa?” But when I tried the Marie France treatments and I noticed that my weight loss was speeding up, I was encouraged to continue to lose more weight. Ngayon I don't wanna let go. Kasi I've lost weight and inches already. Once you've lost this much you don't wanna gain back even four pounds or three pounds. It's scary. Ako parang I'm so inspired and I'm so encouraged. So for those who really know me, they know that I'm true to my word. I'm not gonna accept an endorsement and then tell you it works even if it doesn't. I recommend Marie France – it really works! 

For inquiries, call Marie France at 894-BODY (2639).

Disclosure: This is a press release. I didn't try any slimming treatments since... well, I'm only 115 lbs!


Camille(SHOBE) said...

wow,ive been so used to seeing the lucky me sharon,not only did she downsized her jeans,she also looks younger with her new body...its true,im having a hard time trimming down my weight and my waistline.. even though my son is now 4 years old..di pa din maabot hehe

Beauty For A Living said...

Ika nga ni Sharon, wag mag-give up! Me too, I'm working hard na on my body =)