I can no longer deny the fact that I am chubby. I am a UK size 12, 14 on top because of my Chi-Chis. Nevertheless although I am Aretha, I have a good layer of padding. If I fell from a 4th floor apartment, I’m quite sure I would be ok, so long as I landed tit first.
Today I bought My Fitness Coach for the Wii. It has rave reviews on Amazon and I have had a go…honestly? The graphics are poor, the voice is annoying and it took me 5 minutes to get bored out of my mind. (I started looking at dust around the room…that’s a dusty corner. I shouldn’t be exercising, I should be dusting.)
So here it is. I have the podge, I don’t want the podge although it is my friend. I am way to lazy to stick to any real exercise routine, it bored the hell out of me. From now on anyone who tells me the exercise for “fun” or treats the gym as a social club will immediately go on to my hate list.
But where was I? Fat and lazy. Anyway I have a friend who dropped mucho mucho pounds – gradually, may I add with Weightwatchers a while back and since then has maintained this weight loss.
So for no reason other than the fact they were giving away a free skipping rope that measures how many calories you burned, I joined Guardian Eat Right.
Anyway it’s £2.99 per week and the minimum subscription time is 10 weeks (then you are free to cancel) and the first time you need to pay for the whole 10 weeks, so we are talking around £29.90 to begin with. Not cheap but I am thinking if I haven’t lost some weight in 10 weeks it clearly isn’t worth doing.
So what I get:
1) Your meal plan
Each week’s plan is created for you, based on your personal information, including your likes and dislikes.
There are lots to choose from, I chose the GI diet since its the only one I have heard of…
2) Changing your diet plan
You can change the plan weekly which is good…
3) The shopping list
This is perfect for me because I am always rushing around at the last minute to grab food and ingredients. I can get a shopping list for a specific supermarket I use – this means I can do all my shopping once a week, I can probably save money, plan everything I am going to eat. etc. etc. and save money on lunch at work.
4) Weighing in
You weigh in once a week and then the results will show adjustments in the meal plan etc.
Well – let’s see how it goes. I will report back every week and let you know if it’s working or not. I’ll obviously make some effort to go for walks and what not (to the shops that is) to help things a long.
Wish me luck!