Monday, September 27, 2004

A Glimmer of Sunlight...

As all of y'all know I've been having a hard couple of weeks.  Feelin mighty sorry for myself and probably getting on your nerves something fierce.  Well today there was a glimmer of hope that I can turn the corner on this weight loss journey.

On the cover of First Magazine, For Women on the Go I saw an article about a woman who lost 308lbs.  The headline promised 6lb weight loss every week.  Now, I am smart enough to know that headlines are there for one purpose and one purpose only.  To sell a magazine.

So after I purchased this magazine and read up on this lady's amazing story I became very intrigued with the process she used.  She lost 65lbs in 10 weeks using the Lindora Lean for Life Weight Loss Plan.  I had heard about this program when I lived in Southern California, but after my Nutri-System experience in the 80s I pretty much lumped all diet industry giants as a big waste of money.  They work, but they're too expensive for me.

This plan suggests that our bodies get into set patterns in which we become resistant to losing weight.  That a few simple changes could kick start my metabolism and get my body to reset so that the weight loss is constant and rapid.  I am skeptical about the rapid part, but the constant part sounds really good to me.  Even if I only lost two pounds a week, it'd be a step in the right direction.

Anyway, this plan alternates a protein diet with a high carb diet and it looks like it can fit really well into my lifestyle.  I can still have my sweets (on those high carb days) and all I have to do is add 30 mins of activity every day.  They say even doing 10 minute intervals throughout the day could be a big help.  I still have an exercise bike... I could actually make that work.

So I've decided to give it a shot on my next grocery run.  If it works I'll keep doing it, if it doesn't I figure I haven't got anything else to lose.  I'm still going to the doctor as soon as I can get an appointment in Oct. and I plan on finding out more of what's up with my back and my thyroid.

Either way I have a plan, and for me, The Queen of Planning, it's enough to boost my mood.

Here's the article for all those interested:

http://leanforlife.com/html/article_first_1.cfm

Stats 9/26/04

Calories: 2018
Fat: 29%
Sat. Fat: 8%
Water: 48oz
Exercise: On hold

DAILY AFFIRMATION: I have what it takes to make this goal a reality.

1 comment:

derasta said...

Thanks for letting us know about that...I hadn't heard of this before but it sounds interesting i'll have to check it out