Ok, so I decided since this was going to be so long, that I would just write it in a note. So most of you who have followed my post in the past 8 months know that I have been trying to loose weight. It has been a struggle. I lost 20 pounds on the first round of HCG and then during the maintenance period lost another 7 pounds. Then I did HCG a second round during the Christmas holiday and lost only 5 pounds. So all together I lost 32 pounds. Well then my doctor put me on some hormone drops and I quickly gained 10 pounds back. I was not a happy camper, as I worked hard to get the 32 pounds off. So I tried to do the HCG a third time and had no luck at all. Of course after 3 times it just became way to hard and I could not maintain my energy at 500 calories. If you know anything about HCG, you know its hard to only eat 500 calories. I have way to many things to do and have to have my energy. I was good that first time, but it became much harder on the 2nd and 3rd try. I finally decided to give it up and try something different. Something I could live with. So I read and prayed, and read and prayed and decided to go back to Fiber 35 and do interval walking. I figured I could do 20 minutes of interval walking rather than 45 minutes of just walking. Over the last few weeks I have slowly started getting some energy back. The HCG had totally drained me of most of my energy. The walking has really helped with feeling in better shape, but still no weight loss. I needed to really get in control of all areas if I was going to see some weight loss. I am fighting so many obstacles with the hormone stuff. I had to kick it up!!! So Monday I woke up with a renewed spirit. I need more exercise. So I thought and thought and decided to see how much Curves would cost me. I figured it was a great place to start. After talking to the girl on the phone, I went up and joined their free week. Funny thing when I got home, I opened my email and there was a advertisement of Curves free week. Confirmation #1 Today I have already lost 1.5 pounds which is not surprising as I fluctuate 2 to 3 pounds day to day. So I am not real excited about the loss just yet. The excitement will come when I loose about 5 pounds without fluctuating!!! But where I am going with all this is the journey itself and the Confirmation that God has given me. 2 years ago my Doctor put me on a yeast diet. If you have ever been on a yeast diet, you know there is very little you can eat. So although I was not on low calories, I was restricted on the foods I could eat. I had great success on getting rid of the yeast, but lost no weight as fat was one of the few things I could have and so I ate plenty of it. So when I started HCG, it was very easy for me, as I already knew the restriction part and so I thought wow, the yeast diet was just part of the plan to prepare me for HCG. Well then after doing HCG, I realize it was part of the plan to prepare me for this next stage. Through my journey I have learned to restrict certain foods and to stay within a certain calorie range. Yes there are days I eat things I should not and go over my calories, but I also learn that those days I cannot expect any change in my weight. I still have about 50 pounds I want to loose, so I know I got to get busy. Confirmation #2, When I joined Curves this week, I found out that you have to sign a year contract. I do not like signing contracts. So I have been thinking a lot since just yesterday on should I or should I not. I mean really my health is worth 42.00 a month, but I tend to slack off and would hate to waste the money. So Last night I went over to my nieces house and we were playing around on our phones and she showed me a really cool app called "My Fitness Pal". So I downloaded it and waited till I got home to check it out. Well funny thing is when I signed on, it said welcome back JeanieBeanieBaby!!! I was like how did it know my name/nickname. What I come to realize is that I had signed up to this place on my computer a while back. I guess I did very little with it, cause I do not remember it at all. So I played around with it and thought what the heck, I might as well give it a try. It keeps up with all of your calories/exercise/water. Everything really. Pretty cool app. Then I thought to myself, I know pretty much how many calories I can add for walking, but how will I know how many calories to add for Curves. Hmmmm, not sure at all. Looking under the strength training section it had all the machines. I thought my goodness, am I going to have to go through each machine each time and add them separate. So today while at Curves I was thinking I would write down the name of each machine. I really was willing to do each one separate. Well guess what, today while scrolling through the app under Cardiovascular, there it was "Curves Circut Training". All you do is add the minutes performed which I just added 30 and it =227 calories burned. I actually did it longer as I followed my friend Allisons advice and did 3 reps on each machine, but I did not keep up with my time it took me to do that. So I just put in the 227 calories burned. So there you are....Confirmation!!! I totally feel like for the first time in a long time, that I am doing the right thing at the right time. I have this cool little app to help me keep up with calories, water, and exercise thanks to my niece, and I have my walking in place, and my cardio/strength training. For the first time in a very long time, I will be doing everything the way I am suppose too. No fad diets, just following a good sensible diet that will allow me some flexibility on occasion and a good exercise plan. All I need is this hormone stuff to even out and I will be good to go. Whats really cool about the My Fitness Pal is that it tells you what you can expect in 5 weeks. At this rate I can expect to loose about 20 pounds. Now not sure they are counting the hormone issue, but hey, I will be happy with 10 or 15. Just think how much better I will feel!!! That right there is the best part of all!!! Ok, so we can now establish from all of this, that I am not a great writer and my spelling is the pits, but hey, I have lots of determination!!! I think most people would have given up, but I just keep pushing forward. Non of this would be possible without God. He gives me my strength, my determination, and hope, and great family/friends to support me!!! Be still and Listen and Know that he is God!!!