Hello all, and to some again!
I've returned, yet again. It's been a bumpy road for me. I closed a business that I stopped enjoying and went back to college. Now I'm a nanny by day, waitress by night in between 22 credits of classes.
It's hectic, but I thrive on it. My DH is there when I need to crash for awhile.
I was here a few years ago, and at the time I was an avid poster. I think I posted more than I exercised! (Ladies, BAD IDEA
) Whatever weight I lost then, I have since gained. I haven't reached my max again yet, but it still isn't pretty.
I got married over the summer
and now I'm in a wedding this June. I'm determined to get healthy by the cruise my family is taking next January.
Since November I've been on the exercise wagon. I started working out at Curves
4 times a week first. Then in January I added a Step Aerobics
class (that doubles as my gym class) 3 days a week. I knocked Curves down to 3 days then. Finally, this month I've added the YMCA
to my bag. I do the Nautilus circuit and eliptical and bikes there. Basically, I work out at Curves 2-3 times per week, Step class 3 times a week, and the Y 2-3 times per week. Wheew! It looks like a lot on screen, but remember, I'm a young'un at 22 and I'm feeling so much better.
However, I've noticed that though I'm gaining strength
.....the trainer at the Y was actually impressed! I'm not losing inches. The finger must pointed at my eating habits I believe. My husband is a muscular toothpick and eats anything and everything. I know he'll pay for it later with cholesterol, but it's not helping me. I am quite sure I'm addicted to sugar again. I'll avoid it like the plague for a week and come running back.
It's never in high dosages, but a little bit every day is keeping me hooked.
So, bottom line.....I'm ready to lose, but I'm totally afraid to diet again. I usually go nuts with the diet and crash. I did Gabe Mirkin before and lost 65 pounds back in the good old days. I've tried SB before, and it worked. I enjoyed it. Life caught up with me and I let it fall. I'm not sure if I'm ready for the SB wagon. I want to be, mainly because of the support I know I'll find here and the good food! I'm just scared of screwing up.
I wandered back over here looking for the egg crepe manicotti recipe. Found it! Funny that I crave so-called "diet food" eh?
Bear with me while I find my place here.