Monday, May 20, 2013
I have been a loyal member of Weight Watchers for over 25 years. I have always loved the flexibility and realness of the program. My parents did Jenny Craig and although it worked for them, I made the comment that I would never go on a program like that.
Well, here I am, 46 years old, busier than I've ever been and watching my scale creep higher and higher. I don't know if it's my age, my health, my lifestyle, or some other excuse I could come up with, but whatever the reason, what I have been doing, has not been working for me. Hence, the larger numbers on my scale.
Suprisingly, it was my husband who suggested a particular program, (one of those I said I'd never go on). He thought I should check in to it, because he had been hearing about it on one of his favorite radio programs and how successful the producer had been on it. Well, I took his advice and did some research. It sounded pretty good, so I made an appointment for an initial consultation. I was still a little skeptical, but I figured it couldn't hurt to hear what they had to say.
The program is Medifast. Having a background as a personal trainer,I have studied the science of how the body works and was pretty impressed by what I heard at that initial meeting. Since I already had my husband's approval, I decided to make a commitment and joined the program.
My main reasons for doing this were pretty simple. I work 2 jobs, I have a son who is soon going to graduate, and I am heavily involved with the planning and construction of Grad Night. Typically, the last month to month and a half of school is very stressful and historically a time when I tend to gain weight. I really wanted something that did not require alot of planning. I also like the program because I am eating all the time. I love to nibble and find that my options on the program satisfy my needs.
I joined 3 weeks ago and have lost a total of 8.2. I still have about 17lbs to lose and hope to reach my goal by August 4. It was hard at first admitting that I was on this program, and I definitely have had to eat my words, but right now at this time of my life, it's the right decision for me.
I have missed being on SparkPeople and if time permits, will try to be on here more reguarly.
Till next time.