Friday, September 30, 2011


Anyone ever tried Shakeology?  I have.  Love the Chocolate shake, hated the greenberry but I think maybe it was the recipe I used so I'm giving it another try.  I'm considering selling the stuff, but fair warning, IT IS EXPENSIVE.  That said, a stroke, heart attack, and diabetes are also very expensive, so I'm thinking the lifelong expense of a health issue may offset the $119 a month to get the weight off and keep it off.  I'm not saying weightloss will completely deter the afore mentioned illnesses, but it certainly won't hurt.

I tried Belly Dance For Fat Loss. OMG!  I loved it and am now incorporating it into my work out routine.  I had a lot of fun, even if I did get lost about half way thru.  I'm thinking I'll have the moves down in another week or two.

 Most people give up on exercise videos and proclaim "It's too hard." when all they need to do is give themselves time to figure out the moves.  It's about quality of your exercise moves not quantity.  I like videos I can slow them down, speed them up, back up to what I didn't follow or understand or fast forward thru the parts I hate (cheating I know...) and no one is around to watch you make a fool of yourself while you're learning.

My next question is do you partner with someone else?  I don't.  I feel like anyone I partner with may eventually lead me astray from the road to fitness.  I tried walking with my husband but we always ended up doing on ly one lap instead of 2 or 3 or 4 like I was used to  because he didn't really want to go again so he'd sit somewhere and I'd feel guilty for leaving him sitting there while I continiued on. It also led me to believe he was only there to see if I was flirting with someone else and wasn't really all that serious about losing all the weight he has gained.  Plus he was always so negative that I could hardly stand him.

So there's my questions for now.

Happy Healthy Friday!


  1. Interesting that your husband doesn't like accompanying you on your walks because mine can't stand going on my runs either! I feel like the more active I get the less active he gets. We both have a lot of weight to lose so it can get really frustrating to partner with him though we are on common ground for handball games. I go to Zumba classes with girlfriends and do some runs with two other guys but other than that, I'm on my own.

    As for Shakeology, I really want to try it because I have a friend who does it and sells it and swears by it. Not sure if I can afford it just yet but maybe in the new year! Good luck to you with the shakes! Let us know all the flavors you try :)

  2. Hi Mel,
    I would love to feature your weight loss story on my new site called Half Their Size. I am featuring people who have lost at least 50 pounds and would love for you to answer some questions.

    If you could please contact me at tiffany @ halftheirsize . com (without the spaces).


  3. It would really help if I put the right email. DUH!!

    tiffany @ halftheirsize . net


  4. @Tiffany, I'd love to talk to you and your readers =)

    @Katie J I've tried Shakelology and loved the chocolate, the greenberry...not so much but the person I'll be gettingmy scond round of samples from is going to give me some recipes to try for the greenberry. I alos hear that there is a Tropicla flavor coing out later this year. Should be interesting.