I finally decided to do something about losing weight. I had been on the South Beach diet for some time, and it does work. My biggest problems started right around Thanksgiving, with all those refined carbs and sugars I was eating. Everything I lost, I quickly regained.
This time, I decided to go with the one-two punch. A combination of exercise and a modified and extended phase 1 of the SBD has been helping. I've been using some of Leslie Sansone's "Walk Away The Pounds" videos. I can say they work very well.
I actually underestimated how far I've "walked" and the weight I've already lost. So far, the weight loss is closer to 10 lbs, but I won't know officially until I'm weighed at the doctor's office (my scale has a mind of its own, and is off by as much as 10 lbs).
Amanda has also been walking with me. She has the "Teen Walk", which is very fun to do. Leslie's own daughter is in that video, as well as the Walk Slim 3 Mile Fast Walk. Most of the music in the teen walk is from the 80's, so I enjoy it very much. We've been doing mostly the two mile walks, but I may have to bump up to one of the three milers very soon. I didn't start sweating until I got to the cool down on the last two mile walk I did.
A few weeks ago, I could barely get through the one mile. Now look at me :D