My Jenny JourneyPosted: September 9, 2008
It’s time to start getting healthy. Not that I am fat, or have a bad body image, but in the last year, I have put on almost 20 pounds, and the extra weight is affecting my health. It’s not really image that bothers me, although I was left kind of withered when the Wii Fit told me I was what the boys pronounce as “obsees.” I’m only a few points over on the BMI scale, but I don’t want to slide any further.
After seeing the doctor a month ago and finding out that my lab work was funky in the cholesterol and triglyceride departments, I decided to make some changes. But change has been slow. I’ve tried cutting certain things from my diet with little measurable success. A few years ago, after The Princess was born, I did the South Beach Diet, which I was successful with. I think I lost about forty pounds. But you know, the thought of going back on…it’s a hard diet. There’s a lot of denial involved. And life without carbs is a tortuous fate for me. I mean, I hated feeling guilty about wanting a piece of toast for breakfast.
So, anyway, I decided to try Jenny Craig. I had done Jenny Craig in the 1990’s to drop 20 pounds before my wedding, and had been very successful. My dad and his wife got me into it, and they paid all the fees and for all the food I ate while I was on the program. I think it’s going to go well, but I have to say — it’s expensive. Like, eyes-pop-out-of-your-head-like-a-cartoon-character-when-you-get-the-bill expensive. Gotta drop the weight fast because I don’t think I can afford to be on it for more than a few months…
I like the variety of the food and all. And I like having the meals all planned out for me. I will try to keep a little record here about my progress.
In other news:
Some things I saw in my travels today:
Woman walking the halls of the hospital I visited who was wearing a Red Foxx t-shirt. She was walking toward me, this big red T-shirt. She was a big, tall lady. His face was printed on the shirt in white. I thought to myself, “Is that? Is that Redd Foxx?”
Guy working the pharmacy counter who was wearing a pre-fixed tie like the ones I’ve bought for my boys. You don’t tie it…it’s like this kind of zipper aparatus that tightens or loosens it.
Hey, I don’t know if you saw Mad Men this week, but it was a really good episode. Next week’s looks good as well. Can’t wait!