Friday, September 21, 2012

Weight Loss, and a few random thoughts

So I'm sure you've all heard the hype about the "green tea-coffee bean extract" pill. Dr. Oz says it's "natural weightloss" and gives you energy at the same time. I thought....awesome, I'm gonna try it! I'm VERY anemic and the iron pills, no matter what brand.....make me feel like I'm giving birth! Yes, the stomach pain is that bad from them! In fact, with my first son we actually went to labor and delivery because I thought I was in labor!!! Anyway...if this green tea pill is supposed to give you some extra energy, I want it!! I need all the energy I can get, thanks to my little Drew and his hatred of sleeping! :)

I started the pill 3 days ago, I only take one a day (you can take 2) but I see no difference in the energy level. However, I do notice less bloating?? I like it. There are no side effects, which is nice. No shaking, heart pounding...nothing like that.

I'm not an advocate for "diet pills" I've been there, done that, lost the weight, and gained it back. I went on a pill through my Dr after my first son was born. Made me completely not hungry, and I dropped 25 pounds in less than 3 months. You are only allowed to be on the pill for 3 months at a time, then off for 6 months. Every 2 weeks I had to weigh-in with my Dr. and if you didn't lose any weight, you didn't get your prescription refilled. Simple as that. I had no trouble losing, lost 11 pounds in the first 2 weeks! My Dr. said the average was 7 pounds, and I needed to slow down. Well when you aren't the least bit hungry, you don't eat, and you lose weight, and you lose it FAST! And, like everyone when you see results....you think "hell yeah, let's keep going!"

BAD IDEA! When I reached my 3 months and had to go off the pill....guess what....you're HUNGRY! I seriously became a binge eater!! Packed those pounds back on even fast than they came off!!  So to sum it up...diet pills, and miracle drugs=short term success. But, you can be assured you will be losing those same pounds over again...the "right" way.
So what are your thoughts on this?I
I haven't weighed myself, because I'm afraid of that number....but if I start feeling like I'm losing something, I might  have to take the plunge and find out what that scale says.
I'm seeing a lot of stuff on here about the couch to 5k program. I'm pretty interested, and I'm thinking I'm gonna have to try it! I'm also planning to start the 30 day shred on Monday. But, you will not catch me posting a "before" pic, until I have an "after" pic! I want to run, I think about it a lot...but it's the fear of getting this body moving that scares me. I want to do it....Just afraid of the hard truth I'm going to have to face, when everything hurts, and jiggles, and the raw dissappointment and disgust I'm going to have to face.

But , I have to start somewhere right? This weekend we are doing a 3 mile walk for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Our neighbor girl, is 9, and was diagnosed with diabetes at age 5. We walked last year, and had a lot of fun, so here we go again! All the money goes to the diabetes foundation, so it's a good cause, and good exercise!

We also have our little town carnival this weekend. Cole is super excited to ride those little motorcycles he's been eyeing since they put them up on thursday!! Fireworks on saturday night, and lots of fun with our neighbors! Should be a fun weekend! AND wait for it......My hubs is off saturday AND sunday! Holla! :)


One last thing before I go....yesterday evening my babies were being so cute together. Warms my heart. I love that Drew is at the age where he is starting to do things, and the boys are really starting to interact with each other!! Such sweet boys!!
Happy Friday friends, enjoy your weekend!!

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