Again?!?! Maybe this time......

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

LOL Yes, here I am again! Hoping to get the motivation from all my SparkPeople friends, to maybe lose my weight this time. Last summer, I started on Visalus and lost 25 pounds. Then Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Valentine's Day hit and I gained back 15 of those 25 pounds... grrrrr. I can't help it, I love to cook/bake and LOVE to eat it, as well. Just finished my last Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie, too. I must say I am proud of myself in that it has taken me this long to finish my box. Normally it would have been gone in a week.

I found Visalus to be a helpful meal replacement product, although expensive. I like it, in that I don't have to really think about what I am going to eat, which is a big problem for me. I am always thinking about what I am going to have for the next meal, cook for supper, and heaven forbid, get a hunger feeling..... So I HAVE to make sure that I eat enough at my meals. I know I need to spread out mini meals during the day, so I will try.

Since I last blogged, things have calmed down, thank God!!! My sons are doing well and are all in college. Can you say ChaChing$$$$ But it is a good thing. I moved my parents into a senior facility in October, so a little less stressed there also. I am so glad that my hubby and I have a wonderful relationship and amazingly, he is finally understanding that he needs to support me with my weight loss, rather than giving me crap about how I need to lose it. It has only taken him 30+ years to figure this out.

I went to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally last August for the first time and had a total blast!!! I can't wait to go again this year and so that is what I am setting as my goal. I am hoping to be able to lose 40 pounds by then, so I can look and feel better riding my motorcycle. I would love to say, LOOK HOT, but at 54, I guess I am past those days :) Ok, as Hot as a 54 year old woman can.

I have been walking more on my treadmill and outside (sooooo glad that it is finally getting nice out). Seems my hips are hurting more these days after I walk. Thought maybe it was my tennis shoes, but after having bought another 2 pair to switch off, I am still feeling it. I know 'this too shall pass'.

Well, I guess that is it for now. I am going to check out/do the 10 minute video on the 28 day boot camp challenge. Hope everyone is doing well. It is nice to see that several of my SP friends are still putting in regular comments.
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    Good for you looking to get back on track. All too often we get caught up in the fact that we got sidetracked that we don't jump back into it. I found your blog by searching for others that have had success with/through ViSalus. I have just completed my first 90 day challenge and lost 22 pounds and 16 inches. More importantly for me was the impact on my health... the products totally reversed the negative side effects I was experiencing with menopause... I'm never giving them up! I think that the best thing to consider with the Body by vi system is that it is one 90 day challenge after another, an ongoing process rather than one with an end. I started my challenge at the beginning of December and it was instrumental in helping me through the holidays without the huge weight gain I normally would have (I too love to not only cook and bake but to eat it too!). I use the Core Kit (which is definitely pricey) but... I am managing to get it for free with the three-for-free plan. (I love this option!) Try to get others involved with you so that you don't pay for the product - then you can just focus on getting healthier rather than the cost of it all!!
    2226 days ago
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