Thursday, June 07, 2012
I have been watching bits and pieces of a show called "Weight of the Nation" by HBO. This morning I was watching as several people were being interviewed about the diets they have participated in or "tried". I got a little peeved because several of them gave 4-5 wonderful healthy plans that truly work in their listings. I am referring to Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, Medifast, etc. Now I have lost significant weight on two of these: Weight Watchers (50 lbs) and Jenny Criag (25 lbs). So my question is: Can you really say you have followed a diet plan if you have never committed to it? Does buying the book really mean you've tried the program? And, does buying the food and eating an additonal 2,000 calories in snacks or extra meals really mean you tried?
I have been sparking for almost a year. Can I be real for a minute? The fact that today I am heavier by 20 lbs than when I started would seem to indicate that I have not really put in the effort. And that is the truth. My nutrition log or lack there of will prove it. The exercise log and lack thereof will prove it. I think I would be lying if I went on national TV and said I've been on Spark for a year and the process really doesn't work. So yes, I took offense when I heard these statements from my flat screen.
I am sure there are going to be some people who are extremely offended by my calling them out, but trying is not doing......I am not saying it to you as much as to myself. Doing is doing.