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Monday, January 16, 2012

Today I signed up to do a Zumba class on Thursdays. It is part of the non credit courses offered by the community college in town. It runs for 6 weeks and there are two more sessions that follow that I could also sign up for. Two reasons I did not at this time...$$ and also I wanted to get a feel for the leader and venue.

The gym I belong to also offers classes (at an additional cost) and I took 2 different ones for one night but they have one small room with no ventilation and tons of people in it. Talk about no air and hot, hot hot!!! I think it is pretty insane that they charge additional $$ to take classes to begin with but then in a room that is not suitable for a bunch of sweaty people with no room to even move??? Sorry you will not get my money. And the thing is this gym has 3 branches all within 20 minutes of each other and I pay extra to be able to go to any one of them. The main reason I did that is that the gym with the classes was not the one closest to my house.

So step two is done....signing up for Zumba.

Step one ( I know ...I am out of order) is getting to the gym. Today I did make it to the gym this morning. Got my butt out of bed and met my friend there who keeps after me to get there. Somehow my alarm seems to get turned off and I never make it emoticon but today I did. The temp when I left was 3 degrees!! Sooo cold but at least this winter there has only been a tiny amount of snow. We had the major snowstorm in October so I am hoping that makes up our winter. Okay the seasons got screwed up there....but I will take it.

Step three has been to devise what I will do for an eating plan. After 7 years (this time) stretch of going to Weight Watchers, losing almost 50 pounds and putting it back on while I have been going to WW, I have decided it is time for a change. I keep hanging on thinking something is going to go off in my head and I will be the good WW dooby but it has not been happening. I hate counting points, writing things down etc etc. Even trying the Simple Filling/Core method has not worked because I tend to forget about portion control. Man I sound hopeless don't I? But WW is not working for me this time and I think it is time we parted ways.

So what could I do? I tried doing the Eat to Live program last week but it is mainly a vegetarian based program and the source of protein is beans. By Thursday my system was screaming so I ended that plan. I weighed myself on Saturday and even stopping the ETL and eating whatever I had lost 0.2. Can't imagine what I would have done had I sticked with it.

After whining about it at choir on Saturday one of my friends said to try Herbalife which she had followed, lost and kept off 25 pounds. Okay okay it is drinking 2 shakes a day and having one good, nutritional meal which is something you always hear good and bad about and I told myself I would not do one of these plans. Basically because I know I will be so hungry. But the more I thought about it and looked at in online I thought what the heck? Maybe doing this will jump start me. I need to not think about food so much. It may also help me when I have back to back calls for work and am running in between grabbing anything from the frig. Now I can make the shake up with ice ahead of time and run for that instead. So I ordered it and hopefully will get this week. Worth a try......

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  • ROX2013
    Dieting is a bummer!!! I have been just following a eating in moderation and tracking my food here on sparkpeople. I make meals ahead (do excuse to stop by a fast food place) and keep in the freezer. While I was sick this summer and had limited activity I was able to keep my wieght gain to 10 lbs out of the thirty I had lost. I like the spark recipe system so I can figure up the cals etc in different dinners and save it to use over and over again. I wish you luck with the Herbalife, just be sure to not over do it. Be sure you are getting your daily requirements and keep on goig! emoticon
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