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Third Time's a Charm

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About this blog

At 55 years of age, I have been on so many weight loss programs, I've lost count.  But never... ever would I commit to documenting my journey.  I wouldn't write down what I've eaten, or my thought process while I was on my journey.  Perhaps that's why I've never, ever been able to keep weight off or get to the finish line of a program and go through maintenance.  Well, the third time's a charm for me with Jenny Craig.  I know it works.  I love the program.  I love my consultant - I had her the last time, so we're familiar with each other.

 

I've made a personal commitment to put my health at the top list of priorities this year.  Documenting my journey is part of my commitment.  I think it'll be interesting to see my transformation.

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Lessons Learned

One of these days, I'll learn to not pat myself on the back so quickly.  It always seems to follow with a crash of some sort.  I feel like I set myself up for failure.  It seems I just can't feel good about an accomplishment until I complete the project.  In this case, the project is my healthy eating and weight loss.  Why do I do this to myself?  It's as if all my demons come out of the close and talk me down.    So... to the point of the food issue:  I had some sibling family issues

FINALLYonmyway

FINALLYonmyway

 

OK, I'm going to pat myself on the back

Yeah, I said it.  I'm giving myself a pat on the back.  I think us women need to do that every now and then.  We don't need other people to do it for us.  We need to make sure we're doing it to ourselves, right?  So, why am I giving myself a pat on the back?  Because I'm rockin' the JC vibe!  I got through a potentially destructive day:   I signed up to be a Polling Inspector in our NY general election this year.  On Tuesday, I arrived at 5:30 am and readied myself for a long day until

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FINALLYonmyway

 

Wait! What? I think it's working!

I'm actively on my journey, but I try not to think too much about it.  I'm trying to make it part of my every day life.  When I think too much about losing weight, is when I fall off the wagon.  I either get frustrated, do the self-hate "why do I have to do this" routine, or tell myself I'm looking good and can splurge...and splurge...and splurge until I get completely off track and then quit.   Well, not now.  I can actually visualize myself at goal.  For the first time in my life I c

FINALLYonmyway

FINALLYonmyway

 

Girls Vacation

So here I am.  Sitting at the pool.  Day 3 of a 7 day trip.  For the most part, I feel I'm doing ok with MOMO.  We did get vegetables and salad, a roaster chicken and a steak.  I'm trying not to over-think my food choices his week.   However, I am playing "this-not-that" when it comes to making choices.  No doubt, the scale will go up.  I just want to keep it to a minimum.     I love how I've grown in my healthy eating thinking.  I used to stress about it so much, I would give up and g

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FINALLYonmyway

 

Friday = Girls Week Vacation

I've been thinking about this since the day I paid for my trip - my vacation with the girls to Florida.  I'm unable to take JC food, so I'll have to wing it.  But - we will be stocking the fridge with healthy food.  I'm just at a loss as to what it'll be.... that goes with liquor.   My JC consultant and I talked about a plan, but also knowing that I'll at the very least maintain my weight, if not go up a few pounds.  I'll talk with her on Thursday before I leave, so I'll at least be ab

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FINALLYonmyway

 

ONEderland - Yay!

This morning, I made it below 200.  I'll take it!  Two days after my 56th birthday.  So, I celebrated... with a nice hike up Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain in the Adirondacks.  I took my son and my two cavalier king charles spaniels.  The summit is 1450 feet.  Lots of inclines!   I'm going to feel this tomorrow.          

FINALLYonmyway

FINALLYonmyway

 

Happy Birthday To Me and staying on plan

Yes, it's my birthday.  I'm 56 years old today.  As usual, I'm spending my birthday alone, but it's no big deal.  Birthdays at this age aren't that important to me.  I'll put a candle on my JC cupcake, blow it out and congratulate myself for staying on Jenny Craig in spite of it being my birthday.  The only thing non-plan that I did today was have a skinny salted caramel macchiato and boy oh boy was it good!  So.... one milk, right?  And 30 extra minutes on the bike.   I will celebrate

FINALLYonmyway

FINALLYonmyway

 

Shocking - Third Time Around is Working!!!

It's one month.  My scale continues to move downward.  But I really try not to focus on the scale this time around.  I'm trying to focus on what's getting me through and helping me to move forward in my journey to be fit n fabulous.     ....I like how I wrote that down - that I don't focus on the scale.  WHO AM I KIDDING?  I'M ON A WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM, OF COURSE I CHECK THE SCALE.  So many people probably do that: write down BS to make it seem like they're really being a good girl.  On

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FINALLYonmyway

 

My Future Goals - My Wish List

I'm writing this here now.  My future goals.  I don't want to overwhelm myself with all I want to accomplish at once.  So, I'm putting this in writing to remind myself what I would love to accomplish as I get healthier.  Later in my journey, I want to view this and see how far I've come.   This year's goal was to get my physical health in order.  I'm on my way.  I've been working with doctors to make sure my health is in check. They're actually listening to me!  Now I have no excuses a

FINALLYonmyway

FINALLYonmyway

 

Get Real: Forget Those Rose-Colored Glasses

Previously, I preferred to look at the world through rose-colored glasses.  "All will be ok and I will be fine."  Well, since we're all here together, you can see where that got me.   I've been on a journey.  To find myself and move forward...with myself...regardless of what is in my way.  It's been a journey that started about 5 years ago.  I had many life situations that happened around me, affecting me, but not about me.  I tried to help, nuture, parent, be a good daughter, be a goo

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FINALLYonmyway

 

Captain's Log - Beginning my Journey

So... here I am.  I'm not new to this.  In fact, I probably could become a weight loss consultant myself!   This is my third time being back at Jenny Craig. If anything, I'm consistent at returning.  But why am I here ... again?     Well, if you're like me, you've tried everything and anything on the planet to lose weight and keep it off.  You would get so far- seem "ok" with your success; stop the program and then gain it all back.... and sometimes gain more weight than when you last

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FINALLYonmyway

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