Monday, April 16, 2012
So I've been thinking lately, maybe I should do some sort of diet/cleanse thing. I feel like I need a jump start. I don't believe I've ever tried a diet in my life. I've gone up and down in weight but I think it was more due to my circumstance than anything (i.e. not having a car and walking everywhere, being in college, etc.). I also don't consider what I've been doing here at SP to be a 'diet'. It's a lifestyle change...not a plan to lose some water weight. I've tried so many things (and one thing I learn is that along this journey you need to try out a lot of different options) so why write this off so quickly?
I guess I have this negative impression of diets....you do something really strict for 3 days till whenever and then what? You just go back to eating whatever and all that work you did was for nothing because you gain the weight back. Well, I'm starting to change my tune. There is this guy I know who has lost 50 lbs doing the Isagenix thing for 4 months. I didn't really think he would sustain it but he has and it's looking appealing. 2 shakes a day and one healthy meal to get things kicked off....why not?
I'm not saying I'd do the Isagenix thing...I just really feel like I want to lose 20 lbs quickly so that I feel more comfortable in my clothes and just in general. I looked some different types of diets online. There is the one with lemondade, cayenne pepper and maple syrup. Ew, no thanks. I could do juicing or smoothies. There's another that is small healthy meals with real cranberry juice mixed in with water throughout the day. I just don't know there are so many! Some definitely seem healthier than others. Especially when they include lots of fruits and veggies and exercise. I'd like to do an easy one that doesn't require me to pay for a book or anything.
I don't know if I'll like a super structured plan or not. Maybe I need to be super strict with myself for a while so that I don't keep slacking off. Maybe it would be a good goal to complete to get me motivate.
Since I don't really know what I'm doing if anyone has any thoughts either way, I'd appreciate it.