July 7, 2008 at 1:45 am 5 comments

So last week I posted that I joined 24 Hour Fitness.  Well, I ended up cancelling my membership.  I paid for some sessions with the personal trainer, specifically for working out and not nutrition but when I sat with her the first day, she insisted on giving me her nutritional advice.  It was basically her way or no way.  I figured, whatever, I’m only working with her a little while.  Well she sent me out to workout with no help because our session was up, which slightly annoyed me at that time.  On Sunday I woke up a little stiff, but by Monday I was hurting so bad I could barely walk.  I did FIVE MINUTES on the elliptical and 25 minutes on the treadmill.  The trainer told me to do 45 minutes!  I couldn’t believe it.  I was just starting out and she’s telling me to do 45 minutes?!  I felt like it just wasn’t a place I wanted to be.  They were very high pressure when it came to selling their package.  They lied to me on the phone about how much I would be charged.  I had three people in my face during their pitch.  I felt like a pathetic piece of shit for being that sore and messed up after one 30 minute workout.  Ugh.  So I’m back at square one on the exercise bit.  My sister in law offered me her bike, which she has barely used.  I just need to get it here, but I think they’re going to bring it out next weekend.  I used to love riding.  I used to ride everywhere when I was a teenager, until I got a car at least.  I hope to enjoy it again, and hope it won’t be too hard on my knee.

In good news, I hit 273 on Friday, for a total of 77 lbs gone.  I’d been waiting and waiting to hit 275, then all of a sudden, I dropped from 276 to 273.  My legs were really swollen early in the week so when that was gone, the weight dropped.  I lost 2 lbs the week of June 23rd-29th, then 5 lbs between June 30th and today. 

I see Dr. M tomorrow.  I moved up my appointment from August.  I initially made the appointment hoping for an adjustment and now I’m undecided.  I worry that I’ll get too tight and not be able to eat.  But I’m hungry a lot, eating between meals, and not staying satisified long enough.  So I think I need a little tweak.  I’ve lost 30 lbs since my last visit so I’m not sure if he will be agreeable or not.   We’ll see.  I am going to get his feedback on my intake and go from there.  My fear is that I could stretch my pouch or my band could slip if I’m eating more than I should.  I’m eating probably about a cup of food per meal.  He recommends 1/2 cup per meal.  I’m so strict with myself that I am just hungry a lot.  Lately I’ve just been saying screw it and eating.  I am really surprised by the 5 lb loss this week because I ate more than usual most of the week.  Maybe I need to eat more.  I don’t know.  That’s why I need his feedback.  Maybe I can see the nutritionist or something.  And God help me, I have to take both kids to my appointment.  They are good, but just so talkative and want the attention on them.  Oh, and Christian is the food police, so it will be interesting to see what he says to the doctor.  LOL


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  • 1. Jessica  |  July 7, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Don’t beat yourself up about being sore after 30 minutes on the cardio machines! 30 minutes is truly awesome for a first time out…

    You don’t really need a personal trainer at this junction, but you definitely should keep up the cardio. Nothing will help you more right now than doing the cardio! <–This coming from someone who LOATHES cardio. You just have to do it. If you don’t do anything else, fitness-wise, keep up the cardio, and please know that 30 minutes for a first time out is a LONG time. You did a GREAT job. Plus, it will only hurt LESS next time as long as you keep it up! 🙂

    You’re doing a great job, Jaime! Don’t let a truly crappy trainer who obviously doesn’t know what she’s talking about get you down on yourself.

  • 2. Vince  |  July 7, 2008 at 11:58 am


    I’m really sorry to hear about your experience with the trainer. I work for 24 Hour Fitness at their corporate offices, and I’d love to see if there is anything I can do and would appreciate a chance to speak with you.

    You can reach me at the email address attached in my profile.

    Keep it up and don’t give up! We’re here to cheer you on.

  • 3. Matt  |  July 8, 2008 at 9:50 am


    I also work at 24 Hour Fitness, and I’m sad to hear about your experience. That is not the 24 Hour Fitness way. I work at the club in Provo, UT, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to help or not. If there’s anything I can do, though, let me know. Keep up the great work!

  • 4. losing jusme  |  July 12, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    well i guess i’ll be one of the few that does NOT work for 24 hour fitness….

    i am a member though and the way you were treated is NOT the norm. the way that “trainer” treated you was unacceptable and i’m sorry it happened.

    i think the bike sounds like a great idea. take it easy at first and build your cardio up.

    best of luck to you,
    losing jusme
    (formerly from STL myself!)

  • 5. Ms. Robbie  |  July 31, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Hello Jamie,

    I have enjoyed reading your blog.

    I was banded on April 16th, and have lost 23 lbs. I am at 5 cc’s now and seem to be just maintaining my weight. However I have lost inches.

    I started 240 and now I am 217. I had a couple of outfits that were really nice and I thought I would take them to be altered instead of giving them away…( I have already given away 2 large bags of clothes to ladies who need nice clothes where I work out).

    To my surprise, the seamstress told me she was taking them in two sizes! Wow. That feels good.

    I haven’t had the fast steady weight lost like you have had. I envy you….you have inspired me to keep better track of what I am eating and to wait longer to drink after my meal. ( I have been trying to wait 30 minutes at least…that has been the hardest part for me, since I was used to drinking at least 3 glasses of tea at every meal! Texans LOVE our sweet tea!

    Congrats to you on your 80 lb loss. That is amazing.

    God Bless,
    Ms. Robbie


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Highest weight: 350 lbs
Surgery weight: 339 lbs
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