I hope you enjoyed your weekend. It was rainy here but we had a nice day Sunday and went strawberry picking. You can't beat fresh produce!
I quickly wanted to put an update on where I stand diet-wise and my realization - I've got a bit of diet obsession and confusion. I can't seem to stay focused on one before switching to another. I started off with the Cinch Inch Loss Program. On that, I lost 6 pounds and 5 inches in less than 2 week.
So, why on earth did I stop that? Well, I'm not going to kid you - it is expensive. I received the two week starter kit for free. I wanted to continue, but the cost frightened me a bit. (Stupid mistake - keep reading)
So, I opted to not continue with it and joined Weight Watchers since everyone was raving about it and I decided to join the bandwagon. Why spend extra money when I can count points and track things with Weight Watchers - "the number one diet in the country"? There was a special 3 month sign up promotion which cost about $60.
Well, initially I lost on Weight Watchers - key word being initially. BUT, I felt hungry. Nothing is worse than when you're on a "diet" and you're hungry. I was cranky and irritable and tried not to be. Even though I had used tracking and journals before to help lose weight - this was different. I was obsessed with my points. How many points were in these? How many points do I have left? Is this worth it to eat it if it's 4 points? What if I run out of points? Points...points...points! I was working out and earning activity points, I stayed within my daily points and dipped into my "extra treat points" every now and again but they never were used up - ever. According to Weight Watchers, people I spoke with and even the Customer Service guy I spoke with - I should be losing when in fact I had gained back a few pounds.
All this effort and nothing to show for it. I was irritated and it got annoying.
Then, one day last week, I was perusing through the pantry because *big shock* I was hungry - and I came across a Cinch Snack Bar that must have been left over from my last order and a few extra packets of the Chocolate Shake Mix. I'm pretty sure I "ooohed" out loud and excited at my find.
So, for lunch that day, I had a shake for lunch. It was good. Like, super-yummy-good. And, for the next few days, I couldn't help but think to myself:
Why did I stop using this? It worked fast. It tasted great. And, I felt awesome and saw results.
WHY DID I STOP?
Sorry for all caps - but I was mad at myself! Well, I already mentioned it before - the cost - but then that got me thinking too - this program is designed to be a 3-4 month time commitment and you learn with the program to go into a lifetime maintenance after you lose your weight and inches.
So, it's simple. Back to Cinch I go. Pulling another diet switcheroo - but this time, I've ordered enough for an entire month's worth instead of the two weeks supply. I ordered it Saturday and I can't wait for it to arrive!
I lost 6 pounds and a few inches pretty quickly last time and now that I'm working out again on a regular basis, I hope to see results quickly again.
Therefore, Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho it's back to Cinch I go!
I will take measurements and everything again - like last time and keep you posted on my progress again. In the meantime, have a great day!