Special thanks to Jenny Craig for their sponsorship of this post.
Looking back one last time on my journey with Weight Watchers yesterday, I wanted to do some soul-searching about what the next step needed to be in this process.
I’d seen so many of my friends on the program shifting off. While I felt supported in my decision to quit, I still wasn’t happy with my weight and knew wholeheartedly that there had to be something out there to help me.
When thinking about what I needed in this next phase, a few things came to mind. To start, I needed to get my portions back under control. Somehow in the past 8 months of “freestyling” my meals, I had lost sight of what a normal portion looked like. Even with the healthiest of options, too much is too much. Considering the mathematics behind calories in v. calories out, I needed to get portions in check again… and quickly.
I also feel I perform best on a weight loss program with structure. Having a million options didn’t work for me the last time, and I really wanted some nutritional guidance on what needed to go in my body and what should stay on the shelf.
I needed the program to be something that didn’t add a ton of extra time to execute. Having returned to working in an office, I’ve lost a few hours every day… and my evenings tend to disappear in the blink of an eye. I was looking for something a little more effortless than my previous program.
Lastly, I needed support. Over the past eight months, I felt like I’d been trying to do this on my own, and frankly – – I couldn’t make it happen alone. Having a support system in place is critical for me. I need to know I’m accountable to others for sticking to this plan. As a single person, it’s nice to know that someone’s watching out for me and my choices, and that I have my very own cheerleader in my court.
I decided to make a call I’ve been thinking about making for ages. Like an old friend, I was welcomed back with open arms. I was reassured that we were in this together. For the first time in MONTHS, I have HOPE that I’m going to tackle these extra pounds once and for all.
I can’t wait to share more with you over the next few weeks about my return to Jenny Craig. I can’t wait to share with you stories about what it feels like to be hopeful again. And mostly, I’m excited to reclaim my life and put this weight loss issue to bed. Goodbye to the wallowing, hello to living my best life!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by 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.