I’m always assessing and re-assessing what I’m doing to stay healthy. I’m constantly devising a plan.
Over the past few months, I’ve found myself in survival mode and, in many ways, far from my healthy living strategy and most every week, many, many miles from home.
I’ve kept my eye on the situation. I’ve planned to do better the next time. I’ve promised myself I’ll put a solid on-the-road plan into play.
But, the thing that I’ve done recently that was the most telling: I got on the scale at Jenny Craig this weekend.
I haven’t publicly faced the scale in years. I mean, we’re not talking a “Biggest Loser” type weigh in on national TV, but for me, it was a big deal to get on the scale on Saturday with a new consultant.
I know my weight is up. It’s been up about twenty pounds FOREVER now. The good news is that it is that same 20 lbs (or so I tell myself), and the bad news is that the record of me weighing anything different than that has been wiped off my file.
Real talk: There’s something about facing the scale that makes me sad. As though it confirms: I really do still have twenty pounds to lose.
At the same time, there’s something freeing about it as well. I’m not pretending that I don’t have twenty more pounds to go.
I really believe this to be my best next step in this journey. I’m facing challenges that I’m not navigating well. And, while I have all of y’all here to “talk” to about those last twenty pounds, I feel like I could use someone to help me create my plan and to come up with new ways to navigate old challenges.
It’s interesting timing to get back on plan, especially with a steady four weeks of travel ahead… but I’m going to do what I’ve always done when I’ve traveled: Have a plan, and execute it to the best of my ability.
So, watch out twenty pounds. I’m coming after you, and I’ve got reinforcements this time.
Disclaimer: I receive a program discount from Jenny Craig; however, all of the opinions and comments about the program are exclusively my own and do not necessarily represent that of the brand.