Well I went to Jenny Craig last night, I was so set to do it. My issue was the money. Being a fulltime student doesn’t leave you with a lot of cash. So I talked to my mum and Rob about it. I ended up bursting into tears, so did my Mum, when I realised I couldn’t afford it. But my Mum talked to me and she’s right. I may lose weight doing Jenny Craig, but what happens when I finish the program? Will I gain it all back and end up spending thousands of dollars on bland, sugarless, saltless and flavourless food. Which I totally agree on and I think I’d get bored of the food, so it would be hard work.
My Mum said she had always been watching my diet and was waiting for me to actually want to do something about losing some weight. She didn’t want to confront me about it incase I was too fragile. So now we are all aware that I’m going to get to 75kg by my 23rd birthday (20 June 2007). Which is approximately 31 weeks. So that’s an average of about 1-1.5kg a week.
I’m feeling really positive about this! We measured my hips, waist, bust and thighs so I can see the measurements shrink – it’s great motivation. I have stuck a peice of paper to my mirror with my goal weight and the date I’m going to achieve it.
One thing the Jenny Craig lady said that I think is good is that I need to make short and long-term goals.
Short-term goal: Lose 6kg by Christmas day.
Long-term goal: Be 75kg on 20 June 2007.
I’m a major wedding person and that is certainly a big goal for me. I want to be 70kg for my wedding day. I can’t explain it, but weddings are a big thing for me and I only want to get married once, like most people, so I want to look good for it!
There will also be friends weddings and engagement party’s coming up and I want to wear the sexy little dresses. Rob said he’d buy me one for my birthday (when I’ve lost my weight).
So how am I going to achieve this? Smaller portion sizes; I eat too much for dinner, I don’t need it all. I’m joining the Glenfield gym, it’s just down the hill from my new house. There’s swimming pools too! Yay! I love swimming. For the gym fee you pay you can use the pools, spa, sauna and hydroslides for free. Rob’s joining too, so if we’re feeling poor one weekend and have nothing to do, we can walk down to the gym and swim! Joining the gym is so much cheaper than Jenny Craig.
I’ve been yo-yo dieting for the last few years and getting nowhere. I think after bursting into tears last night that I’m so ready this time. I’m so sick of trying but never getting anywhere. I used to give up. Now it’s great because I have the whole family behind me and I feel so positive! Bring on June 20th!