I am overweight(doctor said i'm close to obese which you wouldn't know to look at me) and I am in decent shape. I can muck out 16 box stalls in 2 hours and not break a sweat and I am insanely obsessive about stalls looking perfect. I can lug water by hand to 10 paddocks through the snow. I can be on my feet running around teaching for hours a day, walk the cross country course 6 times over without being winded, ride 3 horses a day and the list goes on. Yet I have this god awful belly jiggle that makes me never want to sit trot and I look like a beached whale when I sit down.
Now all that said. I am 3 weeks into doing the Visalus diet. Which is two very yummy home made shakes with a protein powder added every day. They keep me full and help give me energy. I have lost 10lbs on it so far.
I have no desire to be a size zero but am determined to get down to at least a size 6. My goal is 30 more pounds. Ideally id love 40 more but i'll take 30 lol. I am starting the gym next Friday(when membership kicks in) and will be going every day at lunch as the gym is next door to work.
I refuse to give up this time. The Visalus is very yummy and very healthy. My doctor was the one who suggested it and its awesome. I am using the GNC version called Promisil. Visalus is $100 a month, Promisil(which has better proteins) is $35 a month. I do half a cup vanilla yogurt, half a cup almond milk and one cup of berries with a scoop of the powder. Blend and drink and its delicious and keeps you feeling satisfied and full. I do one for breakfast and one for lunch then have my supper. If I have the urge to snack I munch on almonds, clemintines or grapes.