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Launch Week

Last year, I gave up on dieting completely. Nothing works.  I've tried "it all."  The usual array of Atkins, South Beach, low-fat, low-carb, Zone, Weight Watchers, chef prepared meals I picked up every week (boy, that one was PRICEY), personal training, and even prescription diet pills.  

Over the past fifteen years, I've gone from 180 to 140, then back up past 180 to 210.  Then back down to 170, up to 240, down to 140, up to 270, and so on...  I wonder if I'd still be at 180 instead of 270 if I'd never tried so hard on all those diets!  How can somebody work as hard as I did all those times, measuring, packing bags and coolers of diet foods, counting points, counting carbs, balancing foods, taking supplements, starving, and end up actually GAINING weight at the end of it all?   Simple.  Diets do not work.  They don't. 

So, I've taken a vow not to diet ever again.  It doesn't work and does me more harm than good in the end.  I don't want to live my life at 270 lbs either.  I'm only 33 years old.  I've got a lot of life ahead of me, and I want to be able to be young and active well into my 80's!

I'm not a doctor or a nutritionist or a trainer.  I'm just a 33 year old teacher who has read an awful lot about diets and dieting and nutrition.  I've decided to try to listen to my body.  I need to eat a variety of nutritious foods and try to tune in to my body's own hunger signals, reduce stress, get enough sleep, and move my body whenever I  can. 

Its a great plan in theory.  The problem is, my body seems to be signaling me that I want sugar and fried foods all the time.  I have no energy at all, and although every week I have the intention of getting up early and making a good breakfast, packing a good lunch...  I hit the snooze button at least five times and rush through a drive-through on my way to work.  When I get home, I am exhausted and turn to more sugar for an energy buzz, then crash and grab whatever is quick and easy for dinner-- usually something frozen that will cook in the oven with little mess and fuss.

I feel like I am 80 years old already!  I am also starting to work my way through graduate school part time in the evenings, taking two classes a week in addition to working full time.

I have got to do something to help myself feel better, eat better, get more energy.   I've tried the typical energy drinks you can find at the gas station, but they leave me feeling jittery and then I crash.  

Then I found Pure Energy.

This summer, another teacher I work told me about Pure Energy drinks.  She is in excellent shape, and I have known her for years to be very health conscious both for herself and her children.  She told me about the ingredients in Pure Energy and how she is planning on buying more than one order of cases each month because her boys will drink them.  

The company launches this week and I should be getting my first order of energy drinks in the mail.   Will I crash and burn on these too?   The ingredients don't make it look like I will, and, of course, the company says that I won't...  but that remains to be seen.



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