I would be into something like since there would be a support group. I did weight watchers in the past and it really does work if you follow the program. I have all the materials so I think I might do that again w/o paying to go to the meetings. I have found food prep and having items on hand is the key....if I didn't have anything it was too easy to "grab something quick" on the way home from work. Bringing my lunch to work also made a huge difference, was cost effective in the long run as well!!!
As for working out, the trainer at my gym is a a HUGE proponent of NOT doing hours of aerobics. She does warm up, sets of weight training while keeping up your heart rate and then about 10-12 minutes of interval aerobic like treadmill or bike, then cool down. It is over in about 45 minutes and I see faster results than when I was doing half an hour of strength/weights and 45 minutes of running.
At home I started the Biggest Loser DVDs, they 30 minutes per workout and you WILL sweat! I like that they are normal people like me working out, they don't do all the steps perfectly and sometimes they have to rest too. I tried doing "The Firm"....forget it, they are all fake plastic surgery Barbie dolls and way too complicated for me to follow.
WC....make a little small change every week and you will start to see a difference. Swimming is very good. For in-home try Leslie Sansone's walking DVDs...she is wonderful!! My mom had both her hips and both knees replaced and I started her on these and she feels a world of difference. I do some of the more advanced tapes she has. It is like walking in place with a few other moves.
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