Friday, September 17, 2010

Asking for help

I'm not one to ask for help; but my way obviously isn't working.

Since graduating from college in May 2008, I have consistent been putting on weight. I exercise regularly (3-4 times a week) and still can't lose. I have bad habits; such as eating dinner at 930 when my husband comes home from work or the occasional pig out.

I was thinking of joining a program; Weight Watchers or something along those lines; via online of course. I was going to join a gym, but working at a school, I have our school's weight room and machines to use for free so it seems silly to waste money on a gym when I can go for free.

What are you doing that works? What advice can you give me? Has a program like WW or something similar worked or failed? How do you stay slim and trim without crazy crash diets or starvation?!?



  1. My sister does Weight watchers and she has lost over 40 pounds with it. It's an awesome program that works!

  2. Two years ago, I lost 15 pounds by working out (30-45 mins of cardio 4 times a week, and 60 min weight classes 1-2 times per week) and counting calories. That worked really well for me. If I ever feel like I'm putting on a few pounds, I just add another workout session and cut down on calories, and I lose the weight in 2-3 days. Hope that helps!

  3. I have yet to figure it out but I do know that counting calories is key. There are lots of sites that will help you do that but it takes time every day. Which I have clearly not had any follow through on yet.

  4. Skip the excessive cardio. Skip the WW. I'm not even kidding -- kettlebell. I started doing this program called kettleworx & it has toned me beyond belief, I can actually have cheat days on the weekends without paying for it the rest of the week & I went beyond a plateau (beneath) I never thought I'd break though. What is great about it is that you do it 3x a week for only 20 min. Because you have a weight mixed in it is a more efficient workout. I bought the dvds for the system off ebay then picked up a kb from target. Try it. Amazing. (Also, I read bethenny frankel's book for her approach to food & took those principles though not hte diet to heart)