I love the way that I am feeling.
It is as if I waved a magic wand and "poof!" The truth is, I feel better because for the first time, I am eating like I want to live for a long time. Truth is, I don't even miss the fast food. It is my second week on Jenny Craig and I am still on tract. I want to thank the four people who replied to my first post. You guys made me feel like someone was actually listening and that makes a BIG difference.
I had my first appointment with my counselor, Amy, and she totally rocks!! We talked for a bit and then it was time for...the weigh-in. I walked to the scale and I started to talk to myself, assuring myself that it would be ok if I had only lost a pound or two. After all, I had been eating so much Jenny food that I only really got hungry once during the whole week. I stepped on the scale and bam... I lost 5.4 lbs (yep).
Joy does not describe what I was feeling because I went straight into denial. "What!" I screamed. "How did I?…Wow!" I kept repeating myself as I walked back to the office with my counselor walking behind me cheering for me with a big smile on her face. While we were talking, her voice would trail off from time to time as I kept thinking to myself, "I can't believe this. I lost 5 lbs and I ate like a mouse in a cheese factory."
The difference is I was eating the good stuff and not the junk. I am posting my success on facebook and now people who sell other weight loss products are starting to approach me. It doesn't matter because, "I lost 5 lbs and it wasn't from drinking a shake" (lol). I even have people telling me Jenny Craig is too expensive, but I have paid a lot more for less important things and besides I am worth it. I am going to make this program work and I know that I will be on Jenny Craig for the rest of my life and I am ok with that.
P.S. I decided to title my blog "Strength, Courage and Wisdom..." because when I got to Jenny Craig I heard that song playing over the speakers and it made me take the stairs instead of the elevator.