About this blog
One year ago on December 28, 2016 I walked into my Jenny Craig Center to begin a new journey. I started out strong but everything fell apart half way through the year. A little bit about me....I am the mother of three incredible adult daughters. They are the joy of my life. I have been married for 31 years and have a husband that has loved me, no matter what my size, and is my biggest support and cheerleader. I have been dealing with hypothyroidism so weight loss has been a battle but they finally got my medication correct so I'm hoping this battle will get a little easier.
I decided that I wanted 2017 to be my year but it was not happening. My first six months I did lose weight not a lot but enough to give me hope. As I said dealing with hypothyroidism can make losing even one pound a challenge. In January of this year (2017) I started a new part time job that I loved and within six months was moved to a new and very challenging position. As I started learning the new job I found spacing meals out to be a challenge and I would go hours in between meals or snacks. My weight loss came to a screeching halt. The second greatest stress and heartbreak in 2017 was my father who was very ill. My heart broke when my dad died in the fall and I turned to food for comfort.....except I learned food is not a comfort and I know my dad would be very sad that I was eating instead of dealing with my emotions.
Enter my Jenny Craig coach. She had not seen me in about six months and reached out. I truly believe there are angels walking this earth and she threw me the life saver I needed. I set up an appointment to come back and today December 28 2017 I walked into my Jenny Craig center again to restart my journey. I'm excited to get started and I am filled with hope!! I learned that eating my emotions just causes more pain and I learned that when people reach out to help be sure to grab that lifeline! I'm so ready for the New Year and I know that 2018 is going to be an interesting and exciting year!!!
I'm not the best at expressing myself but I hope you will follow along and share my journey with me. Please feel free to comment and give any advice.