It has been seven days since I started the Jenny Craig program and I am feeling better by the day. The only thing I ate was fast food and occasionally I would go to a sit-down restaurant with my friend. When I started feeling unlike myself, I decided to call Jenny. The woman who took my information over the phone had the same first and middle name that I did so I took that as a sign. I currently weigh 320 lbs, but I am determined to widdle that away week by week.
I was on Jenny once before, but financial restrictions caused my doom. I could no longer afford the food, BUT I am "making myself a priority" so I will do what I have to do to make this happen. I am 53 and I just graduated from UCLA. I am now studying to be a lawyer and I know that I will need to be at my best to do that.
The food is delicious and I am almost having trouble eating it all. When I ate before, it was maybe once a day and consisted of hamburgers and French fries or chili...you know the drill. The interesting thing is I don't keep food in the refrigerator because I binge. My refrigerator looks brand new after several years. All it does is cool air and an occasional bottle of water.
Seeing the frozen boxes in the fridge and the boxes in the cabinet seems strange, but nice at the same time. This week has been good for me with just two or three temptations. Today I walked into the 7-11 and there they were taunting me....Reese’s cups ; sitting in a pretty little pile showing me the ridges of their dainty paper cups through their bright orange wrapper. I walked right past them. I hope I didn't hurt their feelings. I walked out with a diet cranberry drink .
The next temptation was a dinner I had to attend. I told my counselor that I could take my dinner and ask them to microwave it and she said “Uh...no, you are not going to do that," and we both laughed. It was catered, but I instructed the server on how much to give me. I DID get a peanut butter cookie, but I broke in half. I ate one half...and then I ate the other half. I didn't beat myself up though because I wanted to take six cookies and I only took one.
So far, so good and I know it will only get better. My first meeting is tomorrow so I will keep you posted.