Thank you for all the advice. One of my close friends is also my hair stylist. Her husband is a fitness trainer/nutrionist. He trains for fitness competitions and such. Anyway, he came in the shop last night right after my hair was finished and I unloaded on him. He said I need to do intervals...as all of you have said. He also told me that running is not good for me...my knees, back, ankles, etc. He then told me what I need to totally eliminate from my diet and not eat at all!! I about died! I have the biggest sweet tooth...for candy. If I eat it I count it in my points/calories but he told me I need to go without it at all. He thinks my insulin levels are screwed and candy is nothing but sugar turning into fat. So, he wants me to eat so much protein, carbs, and good fat every 3-4 hours. I'm going to start this next week. I don't think starting now would be smart b/c of Halloween and b/c I need to go to grocery in a bad way.
Thanks everyone! You all were right on! I'm so glad this thread was started!!!