I know you said you aren't in to "toning" but I get a HUGE metabolism boost from adding in weight training. I love to do the "serious" weight lifting stuff, but at a weight that's appropriate for my body (which means, yes, I do use the 2.5 lb plates). I like Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 program (just google for info). It's designed for serious body builders, but I just use it to get a bit more muscle since that muscle will burn more calories than anything else.
On another pro-lifting note - it really really helps slim me down faster. After the initial burst of more weight loss from the muscle, the weight loss starts to slow down, but I get tinier and tinier - last time I did this right, I went from a size 8 to a size 2 but only lost a little over 3lbs. And I got to eat a lot more while I did that. Huge Win.
Just make sure if/when you start lifting that you go with a friend or pay for one training session with one of those gym trainers. They can help you make sure your form is spot-on, then you can do it all by yourself after that.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
~From the poem "Salutation to the Dawn" generally attributed to Kalidasa ~
10wks/10lbs challenge - goals are in ()
Week 0: 131.0
Week 1: 129.0 (130.5)
Week 2: 131.0 (129.5)
Week 3: 128.0 (128.5)
Week 4: (127.5)
Week 5: (126.5)
| current weight: 128.5