I'm down 12 pounds after four weeks of following the Diet Center program. That averages to about three pounds a weeks which is still good especially considering my lack of exercise. Yes, every week I vow to start moving my fat ass and every week I fail. Now that the weather is warming up and spring is in the air I am running out of excuses but I am coming up with reasons to incorporate at least a daily walk into my routine:
- Walking will help my weight loss.
- I can enjoy the blooming buds on the trees and daffodils near the mail box.
- The weather is warmer so the sweat will be sweeter.
- I can enjoy the birds singing and the ducks quacking near the creek.
- I have no excuse not to go outside.
- Walking will get me in shape for all of the yard work I plan to do this spring.
- Fresh air does a body good.
- If I recruit a buddy I will have a partner to help motivate me.
I am kind of bummed to find out that the center I go to will be closing at the end of March and the closest office to me is in Cary which is easily 40 minutes away. I'm not sure I am able to do this on my own quite yet because I enjoy the support from my counselor, my weekly weigh-in by a third party, and the access to their products (which are not required). I still need a source to hold me accountable for my choices and to steer me in the right direction. Well, at least I have a month or so to come up with a strategy.
I enjoy real food so Weight Watchers may work for me but the other (two) times I went I ended up pregnant; probably no connection but nonetheless ironic. But, if I went to a weekly meeting and weigh-in I would get the accountability but no one-on-one counseling. Nutri-System and Jenny Craig? Too expensive and I really don't like the pre-packaged food. Learning how to eat real food and to conduct yourself in real situations especially at restaurants is so important. Besides, these pre-packaged foods must have chemicals and preservatives in them and I really want to avoid that. Sensa, again a chemical, seems hokey. Herbalife never worked for me and living on protein bars is not filling enough for me while I'm feeling deprived. Doctor weight-loss clinics (like Medifast and Physician's Weight-Loss) seem too expensive. And, finally, surgery? Definitely NOT for me! So, we'll see what I come up with.
"See less of you next week!"