Waistbands…even those crafted from elastic material were leaving cinch marks around my middle. The pounds were rolling on. UGH! The never ending battle for weight control…the battle I didn’t even have to think about as a young woman. So I joined the many others who began a new year with weight loss resolutions. Battle weapons: low carbs and exercise. I investigated the internet for different plans and talked to several people. The nurse at my doctor’s office told me about a patient who had lost 100 pounds in 3 months time! Her diet: roast beef. She worked in a deli and knew she loved roast beef. She must have really really loved roast beef. Didn’t think this would work for me even though I am fond of roast beef. I decided on the 17 Day Diet which promoted healthy eating choices and included a daily 17 minutes of exercise. Doable. Keeping it simple. Partnering with husband. Committment. Shopping trip. The bright pink 17 Day Diet book was placed in my shopping cart along with cleansing vegetables, fruit, green tea and different varieties of white meat. I also ordered a Wii fitness game called Walk It Out since January is in the midst of the winter season and I was in a semi-state of winter hibernation. Limiting crunchy carbs was the most difficult for the both of us but we sure did have fun with the Wii fitness program. You walk to high energy music and earn points when you walk or jog in time. Earned points are used to explore new pathways around “Rhythm Island”. Points are also used to create a more beautiful island filled with trees, animals, parks, flowers, buildings, etc. Within a few days 17 minutes of exercise was just not enough. Interesting where that 17 minutes of exercise led me…
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