So finally after I have decided to take some action.
One was to enrol in a boot camp class - the Palm Beach Boot Camp. They were great! I could go for as many classes during the six weeks I was enrolled. I would go twice a week but later it turned out to be only once a week. The boot camp was good, but I felt I was always behind even though no one was really looking, but still. The other thing was that I felt I was not energetic enough. Although...it used to feel really good after a session but there were certain times that I felt physically sick from the hyperventilation. The leaders were good, they did not push anyone more than their capacity, but I would feel a little embarrassed sometimes for not being up to par with their standards. I would highly recommend this boot camp to anyone. I learned some new moves and I will try and do them at home.
The second thing I have done is to monitor my diet. First I joined MyFitnessPal, where one can fill in all they are eating and see how many calories they have consumed. It is quite comprehensive in the variety of foods it has. It covers a lot of Indian food and so many brand name foods. It has helped me keep on target with how many calories I consume daily.
But the major difference came from joining the second site: The Weight Monitor. This is an Indian web site monitored by a nutritionist from India. She gives daily feedback on my daily intake of food. It is something else when someone is actually monitoring what you eat. You have to be a little bit more conscious of what and how much you are eating. And it is better not to lie, because she is not the one wanting to lose the weight - you are!! So better to be honest and follow guidelines regarding her nutritional advice.
So far it has been one week since I joined the Weight Monitor and I feel like I am doing well and feel lighter, my appetite has gone down, but not my energy. It seems more like a eating lifestyle change than anything else.
So keeping my fingers crossed....hopefully I will lose about 15 lbs by the time I done with all of this....wish me luck!