Ok so it doesn’t look quite as good written down but it sounds great when they shout it out like that at football matches. Not a football lover? Don’t worry this post has NOTHING at all to do with football. What I’m saying is I’ve reached my goal weight of 10st! In fact I have surpassed it as I currently weight 9.95st!!!
I have been following the Jenny Craig Weight Management Programme for nearly two months now and I am amazed by the results. This is the first time in my life that I have ever actually ‘dieted’ or followed any kind of healthy eating programme. I have always been one of those lucky women that many of you like to call a b*tch because I have pretty much always been able to eat what I like and it has had no effect on me at all. But fear not, it comes to the best of us and after carrying my baby girl for 9 months and consuming copious amounts of milkshakes, chocolate and pretty much anything I could get my hands on, I think its fair to say I was pretty fat (for me). In the two years between having my daughter and getting pregnant with my son my weight wavered around 11-12st and I wasn’t really happy with myself. However, I knew that we were planning on having another baby so I didn’t push myself to lose the weight either. Following the birth of Beanie Boy in September last year I was determined to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight of 10st and when I saw the post on Brit Mums that Jenny Craig were looking for Mums to try out their plan I applied immediately.
I’m a particularly fussy eater and so I knew that I wouldn’t be very good at following any normal diet but with Jenny Craig they actually send you the majority of your food for a 28 day period. I received 28 breakfasts, 28 morning snacks, 28 lunches, 28 afternoon snacks and 28 dinners. All I needed to buy was the fresh produce like milk, vegetables, salads and yoghurts. My meals were planned out for me so I just had to stick to the plan.
The first week was really hard, the portions seemed tiny in comparison to my usual meals but after the first week I got into the swing of it and I knew that I had been way over-eating before. Each week I have spoken to my Consultant Alex who has been very encouraging and supportive, especially so on the week that I actually gained weight instead of losing it (well it had been the Royal Wedding and my birthday, there was much celebrating to be had).
As the weeks went on I could feel the weight coming off me in my clothes, week by week I was able to fit into another item of clothing that had been torturing me for months from my wardrobe. Two weeks ago I started going for a short run every other evening and I’m feeling fit again, I’m not running far or for very long but at the end of the day it is exercise. As the summer months are approaching I’m wanting to get the sleeveless tops on and not be ashamed of my bingo wings, I want to be able to wear shorts without worrying what my legs look like. I am loving the comments that I get from friends and family when they see me, all telling me I’m looking amazing, it has really spurred me on to lose the last few stubborn pounds and now I’m here, I’ve reached my goal! I celebrated last weekend by trying on every item of clothing in my wardrobe and boxing up everything which doesn’t fit me anymore to get rid of. This is what I have grown out of!
But my Jenny Craig story will not end here, they are now going to place me on a maintenance plan for a month to see if I can sustain my weight at 10st and re-introduce my own food slowly over the next couple of weeks. I know that I can do this, I am determined – in one month’s time I shall be attending Cybermummy for the first time and I want to feel good about myself. I would love to get a new outfit and feel proud to show off the new Yummy Mummy that I want to be instead of the hoodies and jeans Mummy that I have become over the last couple of years. What do you think, can I do it?
May 19 at 9:45 am
Wow! Well done, I know exactly how you feel, I was always really slim and never gave my weight a though, since having the twins and being in my 40’s unfortunately I have put on about 2 stone I’d prefer not to have. I don’t eat a large amount but do drink wine ! Boo, I really would love to loose a stone but keep saying, tomorrow, tomorrow.
I think being sent all the food must have been a great help. Look forward to meeting the new slim you at cybermummy. xx
May 21 at 8:33 pm
Being sent the food was the biggest thing for me, I wouldn’t have the will power to do a diet if I didn’t have the food staring me in the face but I’m so glad I did it. I think the biggest thing is waiting until you’re actually ready to do it too. The time was right for me, now I just need to tone up! 🙂
See you at Cybermummy x
May 19 at 1:00 pm
Many congrats! That’s an amazing loss and hope the maintenance goes well.
May 21 at 8:30 pm
Thank you, I’m hoping so. Got to start abdominal and arm exercises now though to tone up what’s left – I’m getting there!