For some of you, the title may be stating the obvious! I’ve previously posted about my sudden weight-gain and my struggle to get in better shape. I haven’t posted about it for a while, because for a long time I was not getting anywhere. In fact, I was continuing to gain! Over the last 15 years, I’ve hovered around the same weight, except during extreme times such as pregnancies, or weight-loss because of severe stress. I was about 15 lbs. overweight. I wanted to lose a little, but I wasn’t overweight enough to make it a real priority.
I guess it really started about this time last year. I gained 8 lbs. and I just couldn’t take it off. Six months later, I put on another 8 lbs., which also refused to leave me. Besides that, my triglycerides were elevated. That bothered me more than the vanity aspect (although, I’m not gonna lie. I was bothered by how I looked . . . and I really didn’t want to buy a whole new, larger wardrobe).
I was trying the military diet, and trying to fit in exercise. But, I just wasn’t sticking with anything. A friend of mine was posting her great results using YOLI, so starting on 01/02, I started using their products and strictly sticking to their meal plan.
There are a lot of things that I like about YOLI. But, there are also some negatives. It is really expensive. With YOLI, you don’t eat dinner, you have a meal replacement shake. This makes sense, because I understand when you eat late in the evening, and then are inactive, that food can just turn to fat. But, I miss going out to dinner with my family, or sitting down for dinner at home. There also isn’t a real clear path laid out about what you should do once you reach goal weight or after you finish the initial 28-day transformation. The good thing about that is that it’s pretty flexible at that point. But, maybe flexibility isn’t such a good thing for me?
I am happy to say that I have lost 9 lbs. in about 2.5 weeks. The results motivate me to keep going! I also feel that it is a pretty healthy plan, and I won’t be surprised if, at my annual doctor’s appointment next month, my triglycerides will be back in the normal range.
This plan was appealing to me because I knew that I needed to make getting healthier a priority. This was a change in lifestyle, and not an easy one. But, I had to bite the bullet to see any real results. The other thing that has helped . . . my husband and I have a bet to see who will lose the most weight this month! Also, my friend who was using YOLI is my coach, so I have accountability all over the place. I would hate to go to her and say I didn’t stick to it!
I also really want to win that bet . . .