I know this isn’t just me. I know that most overweight people try everything under the sun to lose weight with three options: it finally clicks, you give up or you die trying. I am always surprised when someone on 600 Lb Life tells Dr. Now that they’ve never even tried to lose weight. Like . . . really? Because I have probably read 90% of all diet books ever written and have tried multiple programs with varying degrees of success.
Part of me is sort of ashamed when I start something brand new, particularly when it costs money. Like, oh here I go again, what a failure I am. But then part of me acknowledges that other people who have had success on whatever it is I am about to embark on have been in the same boat and this is the thing that finally worked for them.
I also vacillate between getting super excited and motivated and “This is IT! I’m gonna DO it!” and trying to be cautious and realistic. “This is going to be hard, but if I will just stick with it . . . ”
So, it’s probably clear by now that I am trying yet another program, eh? And I am in the cautious and realistic mode on this one. I just purchased a 30 day weight loss program from IdealShape. I am nervous and a little excited. I know it’s not going to be easy but I am watching a lot of their success videos and I think well shit, these people lost 150+ pounds. I need to lose less than half of that. One thing I am really excited about is that it is a program, I’m weird, that’s a thing for me. I like a weight loss program with bells and whistles. So I got all of the shakes, but also some snacks, some water flavoring, some ebooks, a shaker cup, a tote bag, a wellness journal.
I was talking to my husband before I placed my order and I told him that eating during the day gets me because I don’t really plan for breakfast and lunch. I’ll eat cereal or scramble eggs or skip it and lunch is leftovers or chips or cereal or whatever I scrounge up. And when I do try and plan for those meals I want it to be grab and go. I don’t want to cook, I don’t want to prep, I don’t want a lot of food. I was trying to decide whether to eat frozen entrees for dinner but this woman on the success video I am watching said she always cooks dinner and she just kept doing that, just use common sense when you eat. I can do that. I cook pretty decently I think because all of my bloodwork is great, except for my blood pressure. (Aside: just went to the doc and vitamin D is really low again. Read that low D can cause hypertension so I am hopeful I can get that under control too).
A lot of these people have said the shakes were filling, so I am hopeful that will I find that to be true. Also, I see all these recipes for “stuff” you can make with the shake powder but with these success stories no one has mentioned that. The ones who have said anything said, “a shake for breakfast and a shake for lunch.” I am going to go with simplicity.
So, that’s where I am at. Placed the order and now I wait for it to come in . . .