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Paying for help.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Yesterday I joined WW. I know several people who have seen amazing results and have stuck with it. I've toyed with the idea of joining for a few years now but was always put off by having to pay.

However, I paid personal trainers $270 a month for about 9 months, to learn how to exercise and the information was invaluable to me. I lost tons of inches some weight and have maintained it for the most part. I work out on my own now and wouldn't have ever learned so much without the accountability and help they gave me. Having an appointment kept me going no matter how I felt, especially knowing how much it was costing! I learned what type of exercise is best for my body and what I want to do with it, and have kept it up. The part they didn't help so much with is diet!

This is why I finally decided to give WW a try. Diet has always been my struggle. I can count a 1,200 calorie diet for about 2-3 months then I slowly revert back until that 10lbs is on again and I hate myself... again. I'm looking for a permanent lifestyle change! I want to go to the mtgs for a month just for some support and am thinking I'll just use the etools from there. I guess we'll see when I get there. I looked through the books and the smartphone app and it looks really easy! I paid $28 for a month of meetings and access to the etools and then the etools are just $12.95 a month. Not bad if you ask me.

I am not advocating that anyone go buy professinal help in any way, just sharing that I have in some cases and it's worked and I'm hoping that in the case of WW it works too. I know plenty of people who have just picked up knowledge on their own and now live healthier but I can't. I need lots of accountability (by appointments &/or paying money), motivation, support, and by practicing to make it a lifestyle habit. Just my thoughts :D

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FREEZEPEAS 1/7/2012 3:59PM

  I know a lot of people who have been very successful with Weight Watchers. I've used the tools but never gone to the meetings - the tools themselves are great, but it involves a lot of personal accountability to keep it on track for yourself. I agree that paying for the help isn't fun, but I know that if I'm paying for something with my limited budget I tend to use it a lot more! Good luck!

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New Bangs!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

To kick off the New Year and my new-found resolve for a healthy lifestyle I decided a little change might help. I never dye my hair and have been growing it out for a couple years now but decided that maybe a few bangs might be new & hip without too drastic a change.

So here they are: my new bangs. Never had bangs before except for those awful 80s bangs my mom used to curl and poof up when I was 5. I decided quickly never to have bangs again.. until now.

Here's to a New Year, high resolve, and new bangs :)

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BREW99 1/5/2012 1:31PM

    They look so cute! emoticon

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"Trouble Blog"

Monday, January 02, 2012

Talk about why it happens, what problems it causes, and what you can do about it.

In the spark diet it was suggested to blog about a "trouble" that seems to always be there. My trouble seems to be keeping momentum through changes. I am a senior in college who also works full-time and every 4 months my schedule completely changes. I get used to a routine, lose some weight, tone up, and then it changes. I am generally very busy and some days it seems as though my main goal is to just make it to all the places I need to be with what I need. I need to make it a priority to schedule work-outs and keep them, plan meals ahead of time because there is zero time during the week, and try and maintain some consistency. I usually get lax toward the end of a semester and then wind up 10lbs heavier. For the past two years I have cycled the loss and gain of that 10lbs and I'm sick of it. I want to develop a healthy lifestyle that I stick with no matter what!

Let's hope my resolve can remain high..