Monday, February 1, 2010

My Alli

According to recent statistics one out of three women and one out of four men, at any given time, are on a diet.

If that dieting statistic is not enough for you, Americans spend over 40 billion dollars, that's right it reads BILLION, a year on dieting and dieting supplies.

America is the land of milk and honey, and outrageous diets to purge ourselves of the milk and honey.

I have had my fair share of milk and honey and tries at weight loss.

I am the queen bee of diets.

I have tried the peanut butter diet, the ice cream diet, Richard Simmons Food Mover diet, the hospital diet, Slim Fast, Weight Watchers, counting calories and those are the ones that I can remember at this time.

I even tried meeting with a nutritionist for a year, in which I was on a low-carb diet and lost about 50 pounds with the diet and prescribed diet pills.

But, after the pills stopped working so well, my doctor pretty much said that I would have to lose the weight on my own and really did not give me any options.

I had felt like I had failed, just like I had done with all the other diets.

So, I did what I do best when I get upset and I ate and put on about 20 of the 50 pounds that I had lost.

This brings me to about a month a go when I decided I really need to lose this weight, and lose it for good.

My biggest motivation is the cruise we are going to be taking in October. Since most of our time will be spent in a bathing suit, I want to make sure I feel comfortable. (Notice I said "feel comfortable" not "look good" not "look hot." This is one of the biggest changes I have had to make in my mindset; I need to just be comfortable with who I am, not be skinnier or look better than the girl next to me.)

So after we signed the papers for the cruise, I decided to dig out my Weight Watcher books and give it a try again. The diet was fairly simple. I could eat what I wanted to as long as I remained in my allotted amount of points for the day.

I also have decided to give the diet pill another shot and this time I am trying Alli.

I know everyone has heard about the "treatment effects." But, if I stay in my allotted amount of fat, than I have nothing to worry about. This will at least keep me honest.

So this morning, I took my first pill. I am a little nauseous, but that could just be my nerves because of ingesting a new pill.

I also used my Wii Fit this morning and I had lost 5 pounds since I last weighed myself 24 days ago!

I am just determined to make it work this time and say farewell to the fat for good!

If anyone is reading this, and has any questions about Alli or Weight Watchers please feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you.

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