I’m sorry things have been quiet on the blog front but last week I worked a horrendously busy work week. I feel like week three has come and gone so fast which I’m pretty sure is because I am finally starting to stop thinking about food all the time. I’m sure that sounds like a pretty crazy thought but it’s the blatant truth….I’ve spent the first three weeks adjusting and conforming to the plan that Jenny Craig has laid out for me and truth be told it’s going pretty fantastically. As I suspected my weight loss is slowly creeping down because I only lost 3.4 pounds this week – I know, I know, it’s A LOT of weight to lose in one week but I was just reacting to the bigger numbers from the previous two weeks. I know that eventually my body is going to settle into a rhythm of losing 1-2 pounds a week and you know because I’m human and a woman who has pms I might find myself having weeks where I don’t lose anything or even have a slight gain but this is about making changes that will last forever…not just for today and as long as I’m eating right and moving and drinking plenty of water I know it’s just my body taking a break from the weight loss and it will eventually kick start again – this is the cycle of weight loss and usually the reason that people give up and stop working so hard. I’ve been trying to tell myself that this change is not about the number that pops up on the scale but rather about the over all picture – a healthy energetic Mama Melissa.
My three week weight loss has a grand total of 18 pounds down….that is remarkable to me. Can you think of things that weigh 18 pounds? Violet weighs about 20 pounds at 15 months old….so if I make it to 20 pounds down next week, I will have the lost the weight of VIOLET! Can you believe it? Think about 2 bags of potatoes!! That’s the amount of weight I’ve dropped from my body – two freaking bags of potatoes! I can barely carry one when we’re grocery shopping!! I can’t imagine what it’s going to feel like when I hit 30 pounds down, 40 pounds, 50 pounds, etc. I don’t know how much weight I want to lose because there is just too much weight that would need to come off in order for me to be in the target weight for my height but I do know that I’d like to just be a more healthy person overall – I need to live a long enjoyable life with MIke and my children because they are three very perfect people for me. I know that things will try and steer me in the wrong direction from time to time like the cost of the Jenny Craig food which is probably my biggest concern right now but if it boils down to it I will do what I can by cutting costs elsewhere in our lives…but if push comes to shove I will sell things to pay for the program….it works for me – its right for me.
There are a few obstacles I’m faced with in the next coming weeks that I’m going to have to try and figure out how to get around….first is my brother’s birthday this coming Tuesday which is going to be at a restaurant….I think I’m going to conquer this problem by eating my jenny dinner before we leave, ordering a side salad and water wherever we go and then focus on feeding Violet so that I’m not distracted by the food all around me. The other thing coming up soon is my mother’s wedding and while I’m not sure of the menu, I’m sure I’ll be able to figure out how to manage….if my memory serves me right I seem to remember chicken and salad in the description from my mother so I think I can handle those things without much issue.
Jenny Craig added a few new foods to their menu this week so I’m excited to enjoy some of the new options like the Cheesy Omelette, Classico Chicken Parmesan and Broccoli, and the Cheesy Chicken and Potatoes…mmm.
Cross your fingers that I can celebrate 20 pounds next week!!