This is my first week on Jenny Craig. At my heaviest I weighed 225 Ibs. That was a really tough time for me. Over the past three years I've lost 45 Ibs, and now weigh 180 Ibs. I have maintained at 180 Ibs for 18 months and seem to have hit a plateau. It was a hectic year! I started a new job in a new town where I had no contacts, and my dad got really sick with cancer. I was under a lot of stress, and usually this triggers weight gain and emotional eating for me, but I was able to maintain, so I am happy about that!
I am starting Jenny Craig so that I can lose the last 20 Ibs. My spouse is doing this with me (although he cheats all the time and still lost 10 Ibs in the first week! He is now at 190 Ibs.
I have followed the plan perfectly and have exercised by jogging, hiking, or using my elliptical 30 min-1 hr every day.
I feel like I worked my butt off this week for that one Ib! All I could think about this week was food. I was so tired and cranky as well. Usually in the first week of a new diet I can deal with this stuff because there is big weight loss.
I am going back to school in September and I am really nervous that I won't be able to make friends or be successful. I am so sick of this weight holding me back in life!
I can't help but wonder if this diet has too many carbs for my body type. Any thoughts?
Its crazy how differently people treat me when I lose weight. It makes me very sad that overweight people are sometimes ignored, or bullied. It feels horrible to be self conscious about my weight and I think that it has really held me back from meeting new people and making friends.
I don't have a huge support network, so I am glad that Jenny Craig offers a community of people who understand what I am going through!