Now wouldn't this be a great method to weigh yourself? Two years ago, I would have really wanted to do it this way, but today I'm ecstatic. I finally made it to 50 lbs lost!!!
It has not been easy, let me tell you. For someone like me who is an emotional eater, last year dealt me some blows that could have sent me running to the refrigerator. I managed to maintain the loss I'd made up to then but didn't start losing again until this year.
I concentrated on my program this week and did not give in to cravings, even though I wanted to. I went for two walks and worked out at the gym for over an hour one day. For me, that is a big victory! This week will be difficult because of Valentine's Day but as long as I steer clear of the places that are full of beautiful boxes of chocolate, I should be okay. I think I'll buy myself a large bouquet of tulips, though, to celebrate this milestone.
I'm eight pounds from my goal weight, but I'd like to lose another 10 after that. We shall see. At this age and in my condition (spinal stenosis) it's pretty hard to lose and maintain. I've learned a lot during this effort to slim down and I guess it's what all the experts keep saying: eat healthily and exercise. For me that means minimal bad carbs and portion control along with walking walking walking. Oh, I fall off the program - don't we all? But whenever I do, I get right back on and keep going.
Let me tell you, if I can do this anyone can. Thanks to the Jenny Craig program and my counsellor Susan who knows me so well now that she doesn't hesitate to give me a kick in the a** when I need it! Oh yeah, at the gym yesterday a lady asked me why I was there 'cuz I was skinny! :D
- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.