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Just to let you know I will be starting the Jenny craig at home. I ordered my first weeks food tonight. It should be here in 2 days.... I wish it could be here tomorrow morning. I really hope to have good news by this time next week. I will try to send out a post daily but will wait till the food gets here to post again. I will keep you posted on my progress and of course the food. I really need to do this for my self and would like to meet others that are struggling with their weight. I will graduate RN school in august and would really like to look really nice for graduation. wish me luck on this really much needed journey!!! Good night all.
I feel a bit like Alice. I am starting a journey and don't know exactly where it will lead. In the past, I have tried different weight loss programs only to lose my motivation, cheat and give up when I saw no results. I am now at a point in my life where I am done. I am done with disrespecting myself, with not seeing myself as a person valuable enough to put in the effort for. I put others first. I have not been willing to commit the time and funds necessary to myself thinking that it would be selfish to do so. I have not been willing to inconvenience others by putting myself first when I needed to. I am done with all of that. I look at the person in this photo and cringe. Not because I am disgusted with how I look but because I know how I felt in that photo. I felt out of shape, left out, tired, and yes...ugly. I am at a critical time in my life. I am old enough to need to make this change now but young enough to be able to make it. Why am I willing to do the work now? Because my boys, who I love with all I am, are going to be leaving home soon. Right now is the time I have to be active with them and I can't do the activities I want to do because of this weight. I need to be healthy NOW. I am ready to work at it. I am ready to commit to it. I am ready to sacrifice for it. I want to be able to climb the entire rock wall at the gym. I want to be able to hike 5 miles up a mountain and then have the energy for a little dance at the top. I want to complete a half-marathon. I want to be small enough to wear the cute clothes and the high heels. I want to look sexy and healthy. I want my sassy insides to match my sassy outsides. I am committed to doing what it takes each day of this journey. I will eat enough healthy food to fuel my body. I will move my body each day in different, challenging ways. I will journal my feelings instead of covering them up with food. I will reach out to people around me, finding support in places I didn't know I had any. I will choose one new activity to do each month. My first is my first 5K which I will run/walk with family in September. In October, I have signed up for a trail 5K which I will take on by myself trying to beat my previous time. In November, we will be going to the Bahamas and I will wear a swim suit and feel good about myself in it. More to come...
As the LAST day of 2012 becomes my FIRST day of Jenny Craig, I am very excited to begin my JOURNEY WITH JENNY!! After seeing some photos that were made at Christmas I decided that I needed to do something. My husband is giving up smoking, which is extremely difficult for him. My encouragement for him to make this change was so we can have a long healthy life together. He is encouraging me with the same words. We both know that smoking and being overweight are not good for us so we have made these decisions and, with God's help, are going to succeed!! I am very excited to begin eating Jenny Craig healthy food today. I even started this past weekend by making healthier choices with regular food, but today begins the Jenny food. I look forward to seeing the results even as soon as next week with my first meeting with my consultant after my first week with the Jenny food. I am going to try to keep a written journal with high points, successes and even struggles. So when I found this 'Blog' option on the website I was more excited. I hope to make entries a few time a week. So if you have chosen to read this, I hope you find it uplifting and encouraging. I may even decide to add some personal info about my life. So here goes. I am ready to get the journey started. ~cindy~
Almost four months ago now, I married my best friend! I was so proud of how many times the dress was altered (smaller!) and ecstatic about how the pictures turned out! (a corset can do wonders, my friend!) Then came the all-inclusive honeymoon! We had a fabulous time, but from day one, I knew the fabulous food and copious amounts of St Lucian rum were not going to be a friend of the scale's when I got home. But I felt fabulous, even wore a bikini with confidence for the first time in a while and gave myself a pass. I was on my honeymoon after all! I seem to recall a lot of chatter about the freshman 15 when I went off to college, riddled with many a warnings from my big sis to watch out! What I don't remember were any warnings of the love chub I've now acquired so quickly after the BEST DAY EVER! (you dropped the ball on that one sis!) Now, I wouldn't be caught in a bikini and I'm curse the St Lucian rum. The pants that needed a belt six months ago, now need an extra button ... and I'm terrified to even attempt the big white dress in my closet. So tomorrow's the day I start it right. No stress diets or dress to fit into. Just me and Jenny! Adios rum tum!