Crazy diet & exercise plans

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Hi gang!
I apologize for the hiatus from blogging, I just didn’t have anything to share.
One of the things on my mind this week is weight loss (I know, I know . . . this isn’t the first time).
Sonya and I have been discussing this a lot lately, as she’s recruiting people for the “Move It” challenge. If you’re interested, drop an email to or send a letter to WHO-TV. Don’t forget to include a photo of yourself, and make sure you tell us why you should be one of the three viewers who are put on a diet and exercise plan. We’ve received some incredible stories so far (some have nearly moved me to tears) and we can’t wait to start the program! Speaking of weight loss challenges, “The Biggest Loser” is starting a new season. I saw just a few of the “veterans” featured on tonight’s show, and the changes are incredible. Even more wonderful than the physical changes, are the mental and emotional changes for a lot of these folks … they are new and improved people, inside and out!
All of this, combined with my efforts to get back to the gym have me thinking a lot about the things most of us will do do shed weight. Remember the stories Andy Fales did last year about the “Body Bugg” program? Meteorologist Justin Sacher is doing that program now. Like me, you’re probably thinking, “How could Justin lose any weight?!?” Well – he’s actually GAINED weight, but it’s all muscle. He’s got the six pack he was dreaming of, and will soon be showing it off during his tropical vacation. This program just makes sense. You wear the arm band that tracks the calories you burn, and the accompanying computer program helps you track what you eat. But – it’s expensive. I’m not ready to invest that kind of cash, and frankly – I’m not ready to enter a Whopper with cheese into the calories consumed column. The computer would probably explode!
Another weight loss guide I stumbled upon is a book called “Skinny Bitch.” I’m not kidding. The book is written by two women who look like models (oh wait …. one IS a former model), and judging by the website, it sounds brutal. I absolutely could not do it. It’s a vegan diet. Not vegetarian … VEGAN. I tried the vegetarian thing for a few years and it wasn’t that difficult (it went out the window when I started dating my husband), but I know I could never give up milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, etc . . . forget it.
These are just a few of the things I’ve read or heard about that aren’t for me, so I’m back to the boring old routine of trying to eat less and exercise more. Crazy, huh?
As usual, I’m out of time so other thoughts and a favor I have to ask all of you will have to wait.
Have a great week!

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