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Best Laid Plans #weighinwednesday

Do you know the old idiom of the “best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray”? Last week I posted that I was on my way out the door to go to the gym to work out with my best friend… I arrive at the gym, with my three kidlets in tow, and sit on the couch to wait for the gym child care lady to arrive.  After she arrived, she proceeded to enter the child care area to clean it.  When she came out, she looked at Little Miss, looked at me, and said, “She can’t come in here.”  Say what?

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She proceeded to tell me that children under the age of one are not permitted in the childcare area, and that they have to be “one and walking” to come in.  That restriction was NOT mentioned to me when I purchased my membership and paid for the entire year in advance, and I told her that.  She responded that whoever signed me up should have known better, and she would not allow Little Miss in the childcare area.  Of course, the chap responsible for signing me up was standing at the counter looking shamefaced.  I had specifically asked about child care during the sign up and he told me that child care was $1/child/hour and available M-W-F from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  It would cost me $36/month—in addition to my membership fee—to put my kidlets in the childcare.  It was worth it, to me, though because I would get to work out with my best friend.  I informed him that I would be cancelling my membership and wanted a refund.

After some discussion as to whether or not I was eligible for a refund – since it was past the “one week cancellation period” – they agreed to refund my money because a) it was their duty to inform me of the restriction and they didn’t, and b) there had been a major snowstorm which prevented us from coming to the gym before the one week cancellation date had elapsed.  no gym for you

***note- I added the graphics and the “no gym for you” text, as well as blacked out their banking information.***

I’m not going to lie, the most exercise I got this week was taking my kids for a walk around the neighborhood.  I briefly *thought* about putting in The 30 Day Shred DVD, but the mere thought of it made my body hurt.  That being said, I still somehow managed to lose a pound, shave 0.2 off my BMI, and drop my BFI to 38.

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I also lost 3/4 inch from my bust, 1/4 inch from my waist, an inch from my hips, and a half inch from each thigh.  An inch from my hips?  Woot woot!

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All of that with some serious emo inspired carb binging in the last week.  Oh, and while I somehow managed to get my 3 glasses of water a day in, I didn’t force myself to do more.

Hubs and I have spent quite a bit of time in the last week trying to find a different gym for me to go to.  We’re leaning toward Gold’s Gym, because child care is included.  For just a bit more annually than what the other place would have cost me with childcare, Hubs and I can both join.  Just have to wait for my refund check to clear, so we can go do it.

This next week, I am hoping to get some meal plans laid out for the next month or so, with lower calorie dinners.  I do well throughout the day, then sabotage the day with my dinner, so I am thinking of changing my eMeals plan to the new 500 calorie plan or to a Paleo or Clean eating plan.  Which would you choose?

How was your week?

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. I am so sorry to hear the whole gym membership thing didn’t work out, but am glad they did the right thing and refunded your money. I hope you find a new gym soon!

  2. So glad you got your money back.

  3. I’ve been “eating clean” for 5 years now (with a 100+lb weight loss to show for it!)
    It’s really easy once you get the hang of it, and I never fell like my diet is restricted. I really recommend checking out Tosca Reno’s books

  4. It’s good you were able to get your money back since they didn’t inform you!

  5. It’s really bad that they did not give you proper information about the childcare, but at least you got the refund. Hope you find a new and better gym!

  6. Our gym is the same exact way!! That deterred me from signing up. I’m glad you got all your money back!!

  7. wow, i’m glad you got your money back. i’d be super upset!

  8. I am so sorry that you were not able to workout and that they didn’t allow your little one in the gym. Glad you got a refund though. I am sure you will be able to keep up with the exercise and the weight loss though.

  9. Paleo has been awesome. Ive had friends loose weight on the paleo diet. Its super easy too. Giving up soda was the hardest part but I got over it in about a week.

  10. I had that happen after my oldest daughter was born. I was so mad. But they wouldn’t give me a refund and I had signed a 6 month contract.

  11. I’m really good all day too and then suck at night.

  12. That is so crappy that they did this. He was probably hoping that you wouldn’t have mind and would have left your kids at home. It would be nice if he was honest up front. I would have gotten my refund as well and I’m happy they didn’t make a big deal out of giving it back to you.

  13. Good for you still being able to do something towards your weight loss goals even after that experience with the gym. I hate that they sometimes do anything just to make a sale.

  14. That is too bad about the gym but I’m glad you got a refund!

  15. Sounds like they did something sketchy but then did the right thing– good luck with your workouts!

  16. that stinks! I would find another gym! I would also post this on this Facebook wall.

  17. Good luck on your healthy lifestyle change. 🙁 about the gym not having childcare for under one – but good they did give your money back.

  18. I’m sorry, but what a bunch of idiots!! I would be FUMING. Glad they refunded you though. And I love that gadget, and so want one!

  19. Ugh! That whole thing must have been so frustrating, I feel for you. Our previous Recreation Center just moved this past April to a much larger, more elaborate facility which caters to both locals and tourist. At the old Rec Center, I was able to bring my kidlets no problem while I taught classes there – free of charge. At the new one, I figured that I would need to pay, and was prepared to do so. Then I was told I could no longer bring my kids as an instructor, as they needed the spaces reserved for clients (Say WHAT?!) Needless to say, I was not the only one to take it higher up… and as of last month, instructors can bring their kids so long as we book their places in advance. Yay for small wins! Best of luck to you in finding an awesome gym that will suit all of your needs 🙂

  20. Is the eMeal plan a 500 calorie total a day plan because if so, I’d say no to that one. It’s too low! I’m glad they refunded you. I would have been fuming if they didn’t!

    • Liz it is 500 calories or less for the dinner meal, not all day. The average comatose patient needs at least 900 calories a day to maintain brain health.

  21. I am still going strong. I have managed to take off 18 pounds in three weeks. This week I started my exercise routine, 2 mile brisk walks. I managed to walk 6 out of 7 days. Keep up the good work.