So, yeah, I understand that diet and exercise are the way to lose weight and get in shape. However, I also understand that I'm lazier than shit and I'm not so good at monitoring my own diet if my pants size is any indicator.
I've always been curvy, but not fat - I'd say, "thick" or "chunky" (Mmmm, like salsa!), until I quit smoking a few years ago. I've gained 30 pounds and I just seem to keep adding to it. I've done Weight Watchers and been REALLY dedicated to it, but didn't lose more than 5 - 10 pounds. My doctor prescribed diet pills (SPEED - WOOHOO!) and not only did I feel like *ass*, I only lost a few pounds and gained it back as soon as I went off of them. I used to exercise with the ex, but he was in fantastic shape and I couldn't keep up, so I'd get frustrated and stop. I have a WiiFit and I'm really trying to make myself use it with regularity, but so far, I can't seem to make myself use it even though I enjoy the hell out of it while I'm playing.
I'm a few months shy of turning 40. My father's heart attack kind of scared me and made me reexamine my own lard-lined arteries. I'm single and haven't been on a date date in several years because I have a hard time trying to date when I feel like a whale and I'm a tiny, little petite chick, so that much extra weight makes me look as wide as I am tall. I need to lose about 30 - 40 pounds and I need to do something that shows some results or I'll give up and quit trying. (Yes, I realize that I'm an assy baby about this, I'm just trying to be honest with myself and with you and despite wanting to NOT be an assy baby, I know my limitations.)
Yes, I talk about waffles all the time, but seriously, I really don't eat them that often and I'm not even lying when I say I eat relatively healthfully (I LOVE vegetables and fruit and recently I don't seem to really like meat, so I don't eat hamburgers, hot dogs or sausage), I only eat fast food maybe twice a month and I don't drink sugar soda. My biggest problems seem to be that I fail at packing my lunch for work and then eat whatever is closest; I eat late at night, since I tend to not go to bed until 1:00 AM; and I am a huge fan of butter, cheese, and anything with the word "cake" in it. I think I could possibly benefit from a restrictive & strict diet that's pre-packaged and is planned for me.
Now that I've rambled on (too bad excessive typing doesn't burn significant calories), here's my question to you: I'm seriously considering joining Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, or Chefs Diet (which is sort of like The Zone food delivery service, except not the REALLY good shit that rich people and celebrities get). These are all fairly expensive and I will be a bitter, bitter bunny if the food tastes, looks or smells like barf. Have any of you tried any of those programs or known anyone who has? Were they/you successful in the weight loss? Was the food edible? Would it work for a picky eater? Did the weight come back after going off the program?
Any feedback is GREATLY appreciated!