The results are in....

I gained 5 pounds last week.

I would be lying if I told you that I'm not a tad bit depressed.

Lord knows HOW I gained that much weight. I did snack a bit too much, and I nixed cardio workouts for Insanity Max:30.

Something HAS to change this week.

I'm going BACK to the gym for cardio. I already downloaded Couch to 5K.  I have been diligently counting points. I've been trying my best to listen to my body.

So far so good. I did a little detox yesterday and dropped 2 pounds.  That's not nearly enough though. And unless I get back in the gym and start counting points more religiously, those 2 pounds (and some) will be back.

I'm waiting for my 310 Cleanse and 310 shakes to get here.

I'm not a huge dinner eater so I'm thinking about drinking a meal replacement for dinner.

Now, I don't know what to do about my Shakeo. I'll probably keep it as my protein source at breakfast. Oatmeal just isn't enough.

I'm in a bind.

I almost want to try Herbalife. But I'm afraid. It intimidates me--I have SO much protein as it is. It also bothers me that its reviews aren't as positive as Shakeo and 310.

But I also know what works for others, may not necessarily work for me. Reviews aren't EVERYTHING.

So, here's what I'm thinking.

I'm going to do Shakeo every morning with my oatmeal and replace dinner with 310 Nutrition for a week. I'm also going to start CARDIO'ing again. 

 I'm going to do my best to come blog how I feel every day during that week.  The sooner my 310 shakes get here, the sooner I can start my experiment.

And because I am dealing with such a huge weight gain, I've opted out of my second DietBet4.  Just patiently waiting my confirmation email saying my refund has been posted.  I surely hate to quit. But I was going to have to lose 13 pounds to have won the DietBet.  In four weeks, that's not realistic, IMHO.  I voiced my frustration to the other people in the Challenge before I made my decision. People were commenting saying I could do it--again I say, 13 pounds?! It's just not realistic. And I refuse to lose weight unhealthily. And I feel like had I decided to stay and I did lose 7 or 8 pounds, I would have been sorely disappointed. Yeah, I lost 11.4 pounds the last time, but I knew I only had to lose 7 pounds from the beginning...It's harder to psych myself out knowing I have to lose 13 pounds from the jump.

And, I've decided to weigh every week.  Hiding my weight from myself is not realistic. And it doesn't help me confront my unhealthy relationship from the scale.

There's so much on my mind. I just need to find a plan and stick with it.

Wish me luck....