Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What a liar

"Lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days!"
"Eliminate Love Handles, Muffin Tops, and Wobbly Arms for Good!"
"In no time you'll achieve a lean, shredded body."
"Transform your body from flab to firm in no time!"

How could I fall for these lies? I mean c'mon, I've been doing the 30 Day Shred for 5 months now and don't have that lean, shredded body yet. Well, I've sort of been doing it. Okay, I've shredded once in the past two months, but before that I was a little more faithful. And no more trouble zones? I've tried to get through the 40-minute circuit workout quite a few times. I think I've succeeded once. But I keep at it. Why? Because body parts shouldn't jiggle when you walk.

And maybe part of it is that I don't follow Jillian's meal plan--that is why I'm not seeing the results she's promised. I didn't feel like paying money to see what she was going to tell me to eat. But something also tells me that almond Snickers bars and a grande iced white mocha are probably not acceptable lunch options.

At the beginning of the year I got back into SparkPeople and lost about 10lbs. I like the site, mainly because it is free, but it is a pain for me to try and log onto the computer everything I eat. If it isn't in their database I have to enter it. And most suppers are meals I cook myself, so I have to enter whole recipes. Too time consuming for the results that I see. But again, something needs to change. I found 10 of those pounds right back where they started.

I realize I am like the majority of the population when it comes to diet and exercise. I come and go in bursts of motivation, but then there are things that easily sidetrack me and it is hard to get back again. One day I feel like everything is just going to "click" into place--the calorie counting, the exercise, drinking water, making healthy choices. I've waited 8+ years and it hasn't happened yet.

Until it does finally all click into place, I'll keep plugging away, piece at a time.


KAS said...

So I shouldn't rub it in that I'm now down 42 lbs since the beginning of the year (granted, I had a lot more to lose than you do).

It sucks, but it's worth it.

Creepy said...

I made a half assed attempt at Weight Watchers, counting points faithfully and losing a pound or two a week.. it lasted about a month.

I feel my motivation returning as the school year approaches and I have only Dottie to contend with.. I figure she will either allow me to exercise or be my excuse not to.

Bad Mommy said...

Sounds like me and everything I've ever attempted.

Sometimes I think The Biggest Loser can be very misleading for people because in general, it's not "safe" to lose that much weight so quickly and those people are kept in a VERY controlled environment. Not that you were talking about that BL. ;)

As for Shredder, I bet you 5 dollars they took someone with very little fat, but really floppy muscles, to achieve the 30 day thing.

And if it makes you feel any better, I may weigh less but all of my stuff jiggles when I walk too. I'm blaming age, gravity and fried cheese sticks.

Jenn M said...

I'm going to battle the same 20lbs for the rest of my life; loose it and then gain it back; work out 5-6 days/week for 6 months and then not see the gym for 4-5 months, etc etc etc

I dig food and wine way too much to be super fit. Someday something will click but I don't think it's gonna be this year!

You look great and I've never seen anything jiggle on you ;-)