Kristi Alley was on The Today Show this morning and told everyone how she gained all her weight back, all 75 pounds. Personally I think she has a secret plan that she’s not admitting to. I heard she wants to go into the weight loss business opposite Jennie Craig. After all if she can make Jennie rich, why not do it yourself.
The weight loss business is one of the fastest growing businesses today. Billions of dollars are spent every year on weight loss products and diets, books and memberships. Yes, I think a gym membership is well worth the money, but you have to shop around. Today gyms are on every corner and one more elaborate than the next. No membership is any good if you don’t use it. Look for a gym that has what you want and no more. Don’t pay for something you’re not going to use.
Most people buy a membership and go a few weeks and never go back. People will join for the wrong reasons. Some people join to meet other people, especially singles. They become disenchanted with the gym, maybe their friend doesn’t go any more or maybe they don’t want to compete with all the bodybuilders, so they stop going.
Sometimes a person has good intentions but finds out it’s just too hard. They lack the motivation to continue and see it through. That’s a problem when you gain too much weight; you lose your motivation and your energy. You don’t need to spend money to lose weight. It’s like stopping cigarettes, you finally quit listening to your friends and family, and you make up your mind to do it. Losing weight is the same thing. You can’t lose weight because your Mother wants you to. It’s a personal choice, but as many that try most fail.
About 97% fail or gain it back. When you decide to lose weight you must decide to change your life. Sometimes that means meeting new friends, a friend that has bad eating habits and won’t change will hurt your chances of succeeding. It means not drinking alcohol, and some people won’t do that. They think if they cut back they can still lose weight, but for women especially you must stop until you reach your goal. It’s not the calories in the alcohol, but the alcohol itself that messes up your metabolism and stops you from burning calories. After you reach your goal a small amount won’t make any difference. You won’t gain any weight but you’ll stop losing.
Remember when you get serious about losing, start counting calories, stop eating in restaurants, cut your portions, eat something every 3 or 4 hours to spike your metabolism and do some exercise like walking. Once you start to eat foods that are good for you, you’ll start to lose weight. But give yourself some time. A few pounds a week at the most and some weeks you won’t lose but don’t change anything, stay with it and you’ll start losing again. Sometime it takes a year to take off 40 pounds. It always takes longer to take off weight than put it on.