On Sept 9th, I got desperate. I din't know what it was about that day, but I had had it. I called Jenny Craig and signed up. It's been a rough 2.5 months. While I've stuck pretty closely to the diet and l have had to improvise--unfortunately after-work drinks with clients are just a big part of my job. I've learned to stop after one glass of wine (SO DIFFICULT) and eat and enjoy salads (depute the fact that they are green and not deep fired) I try my best to just look at food as fuel. Fuel I need to get me through the day. Also, contrary to popular advice I weigh myself every day--multiple times a day, because it helps me gauge what I did correctly or what I can learn from during that day--it's a huge motivator for me.
So here we are 2.5 months later and I have shed 27 lbs. It was hard fought, but I have to tell you, this is the most alive I have felt in years. I wake up excited to see what the day will bring. I love being active and feel friendlier and more approachable (no small feet for a NYer!). Most of all, there's a spark that went out in me that seems to have been re-lit.
I leave you with some before pics...
|10 Year Anniversary in Rome|
and afters (or at least Right Nows)
|1 month in and getting into some skinny jeans (finally!)|