Hi everyone! How encouraging to read everyone's success stories and helpful advice! I'm looking forward to being a part of this community.
I joined LAWL and started with TakeOff on 7/30. Since the 30th, I've lost 4.8 lbs! I'm on the Purple Plan (daily menu plan 2) with 2 LA Lites per day plus VitaMax Advanced, Chewable Calcium and Enhance 750. I've got 20 weeks of weight loss, 6 weeks stabilization and 52 weeks maintenance. It's orking so far, but to realize I've got 18 months is a little daunting. Of course, it's not just 18 months - it's the rest of my life, right?!
I have to weigh in in the evening - 6 PM or later - and fully dressed (of course!
) That totally goes against everything I've done on all the other diets I've been on so I still weigh at home in the morning right after showering. I like those numbers a lot better, but I since I'm consistently weighing in at the center in the evenings, I'm sure it will all balance out. If nothing else, I know in my mind that I really weigh a couple pounds less than what the scale at the center shows.
My counselors so far have been helpful and I've learned something new from each one. They don't contradict each other, but instead share what has worked for them. Everybody has something different to bring to the table. Although every visit ends with some sort of special offer or another product available to buy, they know we dropped a fortune on this to start with and we're done buying. Each counselor has graciously accepted my refusal to buy with no additional pressure.
My DH has been very supportive (his words, not mine!) He's a lean, mean, fat-burning machine who can eat whatever he wants whenever he wants. He's very active, unlike me, so that probably plays a big part. Anyway, we've squabbled off and on during our 15 year marriage about my weight. I lose, I gain, I lose again, I gain more - same roller coaster everyone's on, I guess. I've lost track of the money we've spent on me "getting in shape" (he hasn't!
). LAWL is by far the most expensive! I'm counting on that 52 weeks of maintenance being the key for me though and that makes it worthwhile. I've got to make this my lifestyle, not my diet. He is good about asking each day how I'm doing, cheering me on when I weigh and eating what I'm eating when we dine together.
I've stayed perfect on plan so far. I know that I have to stick to the structure and guidelines to succeed. I think the support and advice on this forum will help a lot. Just knowing I can get questions answered and bounce ideas off you guys is helping already.
What do you all do for exercise? I try to walk some every day, but I know it's going to take more to make a difference. I'm looking into Jazzercise and wondered if anyone here does that. What other activities have worked for you?