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First week

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kobryan72

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First week into the program and I have lost 6 pounds! I know the rate of weight loss will slow down and that is okay; I have lost weight and gained a few times over the past 10 years. This might be a long story but I am asking that you read this to the end with the hope that it will encourage someone and maybe give me some encouragement also.

I have been on Slim-Fast, Nutri-System and Weight Watchers. I am the heaviest now then I have ever been. Day one of Jenny Craig - 188 lbs and 5'2". One week later - 182 lbs. I am almost 41, married for 18 years and have 2 kids. I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. There was quite a bit of traffic tonight on the way home tonight; so that gave me sometime to think. I was trying to figure out how my weight plummetted to 188 lbs. I can't say that my weight started becoming out of control; it was me. My son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4. This was 7 years ago. This was truly a shock for me. I suspected he had ADHD, but never autism. Anyways, I was desperately searching for everything and anything that could help him. I was strained. My marriage was getting strained. It was around this time that I slowly began to gain the weight. I was not taking care of myself. Also, I began to have a glass of wine at night which soon grew into 3 or 4 glasses every night. Well, you know the saying, days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months and months turn into years. Not paying attention to my health had brought me to 188 lbs which I was just one week ago.

I also need to mention that I started Jenny Craig just 2 days after my mother-in-law passed away of a heart attack. She had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. My parents were so worried about me that they offered to pay for Jenny Craig if I would like to do the program. I accepted their offer. I realized that my time to lose the weight and get healthier was now. I could not put it off anymore. I need to be here for my children for a long time. And so, this is the beginning of my journey...

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NorthernCalGal

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Congratulations for deciding to take care of yourself! Your family needs you, and you deserve to feel good about yourself.

I am also starting over -- and have 2 kids with special needs. One is mild Asperger's and is 20 - we are hoping he will be transferring to the state college (15 minutes away) but can live on campus. My daughter who is 17 has mild autism, Turner syndrome, and will never be able to live on her own. So I understand how overwhelming it is and the grief and depression that sets in and never goes away. But, as some point, you just have to accept the situation and move forward.

I'll look forward to watching your (and my) progress!

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