As I mentioned when I got home from Scotland I have added a few pounds to my already plump torso. I should say that I am overweight not obese. So I’m okay with it, but would like to lose those extra pounds. In an attempt at being supportive hubby bought me my birthday present early (way early).
I got the Wii and the balance board which came with the Wii Fit Plus software. And I admit it was fun for a while. But I was getting just a little too into it and hurting myself. My knees hurt, my back hurt, and my neck hurt. Not to mention I almost went through the TV a few times. I decided that video games were not the way to go.
For me, the trouble starts right after we’ve had dinner and I want a cup of tea. I can’t ‘just’ have tea. I must have something with my tea. A cookie, or some fruit, or a small candy bar. From there it goes on until bedtime. I’m still snacking right before bed. The cravings don’t stop. If I don’t have any sweet goodies in the house I’ll butter up a couple of crackers and have them.
While at a woman’s gathering this morning I listened to a lady who was promoting health. She was wearing vitamin patches (all natural) and she preceded to tell us about them. Some of the patches were for weight loss, some for energy, some for insect repellent. According to the lady she herself had lost 10 lbs in a few months. She said her cravings just vanished. Well, I thought, that’s what I’m looking for! (Of course I’d lose more than she did.)
I listened to the pitch about the patches, and wondered why I didn’t know about them already. It seemed they had been on the market for the last eight years. We got to the, ‘anybody got questions’ period and I asked if there was any caffeine in the patches. The lady read out a list of vitamins from the back of the package and nope, no caffeine! Fantastic! (In case you didn’t know, caffeine is very bad for ‘the girls’ health.)
Another lady asked about the cost. A month’s supply for any of the patches was $80.00. That was a bit of a shocker. I decided I’d come home and look up the company and their products. It was like trying to get into the pentagon! I managed to get into their products page (but not their prices page). As I read the list of ingredients for the slimming patch I noticed the word: Guarana. Not knowing what that was I looked it up. Ah, you’re way ahead of me. That’s right it’s caffeine! Basically, I could get the same effect as a Red-Bull, nervous ticks and lumpy breasts, but pay a lot more for the privilege.
The ingredient in the insect repellent was Aloe Vera! Shoot, I could go outside, break off a leaf and rub that on myself for nothing! So that was that. The bubble was well and truly burst and I’m having to go back to the old exercise and stop eating so much routine. At least this way I’m not being taken for a mug. Well, except when I kid myself that I’ll only eat one cookie with my tea.
Maybe if she’d worn one of these patches I’da had a heads-up.