If you would have told me that I would be writing this post 4 years ago, I would have laughed. That girl on the left couldn’t see what was going to happen, and there’s no way she would have known what lied ahead.
Anytime November 1st rolls around, it’s a special day for me. Another “birthday” if you will… and the only anniversary I really celebrate. It’s my Jenny-versary, and my blogiversary too… a pretty awesome day, indeed!
On November 1, 2010, I made the decision to change my life. I chose to REALLY start living again. I leaned on Jenny Craig to help guide me through the process, and I’m so thankful she did. I changed my eating habits, I began exercising, and mostly… I aligned myself fiercely behind feeling great.
1462 days ago, I thought it was all about the weight. Every bit of it. 1462 days ago, I was convinced that if I lost the weight… the magic would happen. I would have that life I had always dreamed about.
Well, I was half right…
Losing the weight didn’t make miracles happen. It just doesn’t happen that way. Sorry to break the news to you.
What losing weight did do was allow me to believe that every one of those miracles could happen! By lifting that proverbial and physical weight off my shoulders, I’ve had more time to consider just what I want out of this beautiful life I’m living.
I stopped worrying about finding a pair of pants that fit and began spending more time planning where those pants were going to go with me. I stopped worrying about what other people thought about the way I looked and started thinking more about what I wanted to say.
I regained my confidence. I found that spring in my step. I stopped worrying about the small stuff that was holding me back. I found me again.
The number days since I decided to get healthy
The number of blog posts I’ve shared through the process
The number of pounds I’ve lost since November 1, 2010
The number of recipes I’ve shared here on NTTC
The number of times I thanked my lucky stars that I decided to join Jenny Craig on that day back in 2010.
The number of thank yous I owe my friends, family members, co-workers, readers, passers-by, fellow bloggers, and everyone else who has lent a kind word, helping hand, and word of encouragement along the way.
Here’s to the next 1462 days of healthy living!!! Thank you all! xoxo
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