Should We Break Up???

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Things just aren't as they used to be. I don't feel the same; I feel stuck. It requires so much effort on my part, and is placing a terrible drain on my resources. Our relationship is starting to feel completely one-sided. I do all the work while JC gets all the reward. But am I ready??? Sometimes it's just easier to stay in a relationship that isn't working. Break ups are so hard!

No, I'm not talking about my marriage, silly goose. My husband is stuck with me and these kids until he dies! We ain't going nowhere. Instead, I'm talking about Jessica, my Jenny Craig consultant. I started the program in January. Jessica has been there for me every step of the way and I've lost about 20 pounds (yay me!). For that, I am soooo thankful. But things have changed.

My scale hasn't moved in several weeks. I've been eating the food and exercising, but I've reached a plateau. And I'm still about 20 pounds from my goal!!! The conservative girl in me says I should just stick with it until I reach my goal. Work out harder and more often. Skip the afternoon and evening snacks.

But the wild, liberal girl in me wants to stop wasting my precious money on something that isn't working anymore. After all, I know what to do. I know about how many calories it takes. That $125 per week can be spent on more important things like electricity or car insurance!

Wild girl has gotten me in trouble many times before, though. This ain't my first rodeo, ya know. I've done the JC program off and on since my first miscarriage. Each time, I'd lose about 20 pounds, stall, quit, and then gain all the weight back. I know, I know, I know... Past experience should tell me that I'm not ready. But what if this time is different?

Uuuggghhh!!! Decisions, decisions... What would you do?
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    I agree with MOMMABOF7. Try tracking what you eat on the website. I did it and it worked for me, and I've been an on again/off again Weight Watcher for many years! I think the key for me was that this WASN'T WW, it was something new. I needed a new approach; sounds like you do too. Seeing the nutritional breakdown of foods has been very enlightening for me, and I love seeing my exercise progress (Fitness Minutes) go up and up each month. And . . . . it's free! Save up your JC money and use it to buy yourself a new blouse or pair of pants (or a whole new wardrobe if you're saving $125 a week!!) when you get off that last stubborn 20 pounds!

    I have a health condition that is proven (seriously!) to make weight loss extremely difficult (next to impossible if you ask me), so I totally know how you feel. I have lost 15 lbs., but have been hovering around the same number for the past two months, which is good because I'm not going up, but discouraging because it's not going down.

    Hang in there!

    2966 days ago
    Are you tracking on here?
    I have never been to JC, but I have lost 30 pounds just using the tools on this site. I track my food and exercise every day. I exercise a lot, and no longer have junk food in our house.

    Is this a 20 pound mind set? are you sabatoging yourself?...
    CONSISTANCY is the key.

    I'm cheering you on either way emoticon
    Congrats on the 20 pounds down!
    2968 days ago
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