My Jenny Journey started while I was graduation dress shopping with my daughter in May of 2017 at Dress Barn. While we were waiting for our daughter to try on a half dozen dresses I noticed one of those enter and win things and decided, "Why not?" I had just signed up for a chance to win a Jenny Craig membership. We bought our daughter's dress and left the store without another thought. Two months later, I received a voicemail stating that I had won. When I called back, I found out that I had won a free 3 month membership with $100 in food. I was super excited. When I went in for my consultation, I found out that the winner of the main prize of a one year membership, did not claim it and that they wanted to give it to me. I was super excited, I cried and gratefully accepted. Growing up, I have always been overweight, food was my outlet, food did not judge me, call me names, and hurt me. Food comforted me when I was sad, or angry. In many ways food has always been my best friend.
On December 24th, 2016 at 9:30 pm I decided that I was going to quit smoking because I wanted to be a happier, healthier me. Now, winning this membership at Jenny I felt like I was given an opportunity to further take back my life. You see, I had given up smoking, but my unhealthy eating was going to kill me. They even went a step further and offered my husband the three month membership that I had won so that we could start this journey together.
My starting weight was: 278.4 pounds
The goal that I have given myself is: 130 pounds
That will require me to lose: 148 pounds. (Over half of me!)
I weigh in for my 10th week tomorrow but as of last Thursday I was sitting at: 243 pounds which equals a 35.4 pound loss. And as of 8/24/2017 I have been smoke free for 8 months!
My main goal is to lose half of me and to be selected to be a part of the People Magazine 'Half of Me' edition. I want to reach my goal weight and give myself a head to toe makeover.
I understand that to many my goals might seem far fetched, and unrealistic, but to me it is the opposite. I am taking back my life and I will meet my goals. My intention for this blog is not to rub in my goals or my successes, I want to share my experience, to motivate others. I am happy and excited everyday at the thought of the different possibilities that now seem available to me when they were not before. It is okay to set high goals and push yourself, it is also okay if you fall a little short. The point is that you are trying and that you are believing in yourself. Each individual journey is going to be different, but I believe that if we are supporting each other and lifting each other up, we are going to see more and more success stories.
As my 10th week closes out, I want you to know that I wholeheartedly believe that Jenny Craig and my consultant have saved my life and I cannot wait to show them (and myself) that it will not be taken for granted.
~Life is a beautiful thing, and I will no longer be wasting it~