I had a horrible gain. I went nuts, I will admit it. I had these cravings for candy and Halloween was in sight and candy was everywhere. I could smell the candy as I walked into the store and walked the isles. I was eating candy bards (3-4 ) a day and buying M&M's and eating huge bags of them. My kids were looking at me like I had an addiction. I went to my weigh-in at Weight Watchers and I had a gain and it was bad. I was now 4 pounds over what I started with. Yuck!
Last week I saw an article in a prevention magazine extra. It was called the 2-week turnaround. I read the article after buying the magazine. After reading it I decided it was something I could do. It was only 30 minutes of cardio a day (6 days a week) and then a little strength training exercises (with simple equipment like dumbbells that I have). I really have been having a hard time trying to get on the treadmill with little bear crying all the time when I do. He sleeps until it is time for me to exercise and then, boom, he is awake and crying. I figure 30 minutes is not bad. they mix it up too. you do a different routine every other day with both the cardio and the strength training. Also, they have an eating plan where you only have 1600 cals a day. For some funny reason I find it easier to count calories than points. I decided to do this.
I have been doing this for 4 days now. I have stayed on plan and it is actually kinda fun! I eat approximately 1585 a day. I come as close to 1600 as can. I have been getting the 30 minutes on the treadmill in too. Sometimes little bear wakes up part way through but it is not too bad as long as it is only a few minutes of crying. The strength training is fun with routine A I hate routine B but I do it anyway. :) I have to say I am soooo sore! I can hardly walk but it feels good because I know I am doing something that is working. I have also lost 4 pounds in a few days!! I needed this jumpstart! The article says you will lose up to 14 inches and 12 pounds in 14 days. We will see.
I still go to the Weight Watchers meetings to weigh-in. I need the accountability of the weigh-in. I also like to think I am on the Biggest Loser and I have to weigh-in every week and it is all recorded. I also like that you are recognised when you lose every five pounds. That will help to keep me motivated. I just won't tell anyone at the meeting that I am not following the points system. ;)