Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I've been thinking...

Lately I've been thinking more and more about how I want to go about losing weight. Remember? So anyway, I know there are lots of options available to help me along this process. Now, if I had my way, I would go to one of those places where they keep track of everything because you buy your food from them! All you have to do is be able to afford it....XXX....there goes that. Besides, at some point, you need to learn on your own how to eat and you won't be able to eat their foods forever!

Ok, so next we have varieties of pills. You have pills that expand in your tummy to make you feel full, that sounds kinda creepy to me. There are appetite suppressant pills, I had some success with these in high school. There are natural weight loss pills, have any of you used these types and can share your opinions? There are also pills you can take that block fats and the list goes on and on. Some of these are a bit pricey for me as well....something to be mindful of.

I wish I could get involved with a local Weigh Down group and meet other women like myself...I know the *right* way to do this, it's just a matter of actually doing it! Weigh Down takes the focus of dieting and puts it on Jesus! Hello, who better to get help from!?!?!?!


Fresh Girl said...

The way I would recommend is how I lost 72 lbs -- Weight Watchers. You can do it either strictly on-line, with full access to the WW website and all their tools and messageboards and recipes or you can do it the regular way by attending meetings. I did it online and it worked great for me. If you're someone who needs the accountability of another person knowing what you're losing, then the meeting version might be best for you.

It ended up being much easier and far less painful than I thought, and the great thing about WW is that it doesn't tell you what to eat, but it teaches you HOW to eat. For that reason, I would stay away from the programs that provide your food, and I was absolutely avoid pills of any kind, natural or not.

While I like the idea of what the Weigh Down Workshop does, I have serious concerns about the woman who founded it and her beliefs, so for that reason I'd not go that route. If you did WW and got friends and/or family to do it with you, you all could form your own group focusing on the spiritual aspect.

I hope you find the right avenue for yourself. It's been two and a half years since I made the decision to join WW. I can honestly say it gave me my life back. :)

BeccaGirl said...

Fantastic comment Freshgirl!! I have thought about doing Weight Watchers, my cousin has lost weight and kept it off by counting and all that...I just don't know about all that counting! It's definitely something I need to think about and look into. I don't actually think it will be 'difficult' once I get started either, to be honest. I know it's the right thing and the Lord will help me because it is the right thing to do.

Gosh, there are sooo many books I want to read, including one called 'What Would Jesus Eat'. I started it and it seemed very interesting. I like what you said about starting our own group and incorporating the spiritual side ourselves, that's a great thought to think about too. Thanks for your comment!!

Dawn said...

I second Weight Watchers. I lost about 30 pounds when I did it, and I actually made it to my "Lifetime Goal Weight." Heck, if you combine Weight Watchers and a whole lot of prayer you should be good to go. Of course, I too am struggling with my weight right now. I can't really go to WW meetings, because I would have to tow three kids. I simply need motivation...ugh! Good luck to you!!