Friday, July 22, 2011

So here's the deal...

I am trying, for the gazillianth time, to lose weight.  Like so many others, I've tried almost everything.  At 56 years old, I've been trying for the past, oh, 40 years or so.  Funny thing is, 40 years ago, when I weighed 130 pounds, I thought I was fat.  Now I'm 140 pounds over that long lost weight.

Have to wonder if my life would have been different if 130 hadn't been "fat" at age 16.

So, stats.  56.  Female.  270 pounds.  5' 5".  2 cats.  1 kid (grown & gone).  1 husband (not fat).
Diet plan - Weight Watchers Online.  But I'm eating Jenny Craig food.

I called Jenny Craig at Home and said, "Hey, I love your food but I can't stand your program.  I always get attached to my consultant and then they quit, or get rescheduled, or something else happens that dive bombs my diet.  So, can I just send you my money and you send me your food?"

They said yes.

So I converted all my favorite JC foods to points and am using them on the WW Online plan.  I'm a rebel.  I like the freedom of spending my points where I want, and I want to spend a lot of them there.  But on weekends, or at parties, potlucks, I can spend them on regular-every-day-run-of-the-mill-food-just-like-everybody-else-eats.

My promises:  (1) I'm not going to give you my life history from 4th grade about how I gained the weight.  Seems pretty obvious, anyway.  I ate too much for a long time.  (2) As soon as figure out how and if I actually can, I'll post pictures of my progress.  and (3) I'll try to keep my posts short, sweet and to the point.

If anybody actually reads this I'll be amazed! 


  1. BE amazed, I'm reading!!

  2. Hi Cindy,
    It is October 28th--just a little over 3 months since you started your blog, your diet and your new way of life. I love reading this first post again, because I see your new attitude from the very first day! It's now 31 pounds later and many people are reading! YOU amaze ME!
    Love and blessings,
    Your sister


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