It occurred to me on my walk last night, I have always said "I'd be willing to do ANYTHING to lose weight..." So why is it that when someone tells me having a proper diet and exercising will help me get to my goals, I just sit there and go "yeah whatever, I don't want to do that." But yet I've spent countless time and money on things that simply don't work, or work in the short term, only to gain it back.
Let's make a quick list of things I've tried:
Some really expensive pill I still have in my cabinet that I spent 100 bucks on...
Nutrisystem (two separate attempts, first attempt lost 40 lbs just to gain it back)
Jenny Craig (400 bucks start up fee for that one, OUCH)
Cabbage Soup Diet
That is just a short rundown of things off the top of my head. The only significant success I had was 40 pounds on nutrisytem, but I don't count it as success because I gained it back. Atkins way back in the day lost a bit, but not enough to write home about. No pill has ever done anything for me, what a shocker huh? LOL. Everyone would be skinny if they worked. Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers I didn't give a fair shake. I do want to say I know people who have adopted Weight Watchers as a lifestyle, and to me it's similar to counting calories, and is legit, but that one just wasn't for me.
I have tons of diet books, 4 day diet, south beach diet, on and on and on.
I just think it's funny, that I've always said I'd be willing to do ANYTHING to lose weight, I've spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars to do it, yet the ONE thing that is beyond proven to lose the weight, I've refused to do (at least consistently) for my entire life. Crazy huh?