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Confession Time


Sunday, April 07, 2013

I'm embarrassed to admit it. In a moment of weakness, I did something.

I believe the best way to loose weight is calories in/calories out. What you eat. How much you move. Lifestyle change. No magic pills.

Heck, I hate medications/pills.

But....

I got suckered. The newest advertisements for the weight loss supplements are different. Now they tout the natural aids to weight loss, such as green tea, etc. I believe in using natural supplements to get things done, keep you healthy, etc.

Well, on a really weak day, I came across an add that was touting the four major barriers to weight loss, and how to overcome them. Of course at the end was the add for the supplements that addressed these four barriers and how it was all natural, etc.

I ordered a bottle. One bottle. I figured why not.

Meanwhile, a friend of mine is big into Visi. If you are not familiar with this one, it's another natural supplement to aid you in weight loss. There was a booth at a local farmers market here in town that had samples. So I grabbed some information and a sample. My friend Joyce is having great success with it. It's gluten free and touted as all natural.

So my thoughts on this all are I caved. But what's done is done. I bought them for a reason. Now time to see. It won't hurt me to try to see what effects it has on my loss. That being said, I may not be able to see it. I really don't know if I'm going to go back to using a scale to help me measure, of if I'm going to keep avoiding it. That's a decision for another day.

For today, I have my non scale measurements. My moods. My pictures. Measurements. I did an honest evaluation of my pictures yesterday on my Progress Pics blog. I don't think I was imagining what I was seeing. Especially since I'm seeing it in my jeans as well.

So today I'm going to start my Visi samples - I only have 3 tablets. Then my RealDose ones should be here on Tuesday. I have a one month supply of those. In that month, I'll decide if I want to order one month of Visi to try right after.

I'm just feeling I need a little support. A push in the right direction. Even if they only work as placebos, it's a way to kick start my changes. I will still be focused on my nutrition and activity - all of these offer natural energy sources to help with working out, and better mental clarity. Let's face it, it's been a week from HE!! with PMS this week. I need any help I can get.
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LITTLE_QUEEN 4/7/2013 11:33PM

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CHERIJ16 4/7/2013 3:12PM

    I admit to trying some supplements. I have been using resvreratol and green coffee bean extract. Not sure it they really work. My trackers are the best supplements to my eating and fitness plan but unless it's dangerous it's worth a try. emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 4/7/2013 12:08PM

    We all want a magic pill. Sadly, the real magic pill (exercise and diet) is a bitter one to swallow.

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MNNICE 4/7/2013 12:06PM

    I bet most of us have tried an "aid" or two more than once! As long as we know we still have our work cut out for us and that the pill/supplement can't work magic, they may give us the motivation we need to keep moving forward!

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DAZZEEDOO 4/7/2013 11:25AM

    I'm a sucker for supplements. Some have worked for me, others I stopped using after the1st bottle ran out. As long as they aren't dangerous, it can't hurt to try. Maybe even if we think they're helping us- that works too. After all, my mind is my own worse enemy when it comes to taking care of my body.
Have a SUCCESSFUL week!
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JUSTME29 4/7/2013 10:44AM

    As long as the ingredients aren't damaging to you (think back to some of the supplements over the last 10 years of so) it's worth giving it a shot.

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GAILRUU 4/7/2013 9:56AM

    I admit to caving to those "easy" methods on occasion. The last one was green coffee extract. It didn't do a thing for me. It was worth a try and I had heard it from Dr Oz!

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