Sunday, August 5, 2007

Day 415: A Breath of Hope

I added a new photograph to Creative Journey in my Photography section, Jenny Craig

A big thing happened for my husband and me yesterday. We went into Spokane Valley and signed up with the Jenny Craig program.

Neither of us has ever been on a commercial weight management program before. We don't tend to be "joiners" ... especially my husband. And we've both always been sceptical of magic formulas that can get us to eat correctly and lose the weight. We both have made efforts in the past to do it on our own, with varying degrees of success.

But the time came within our marriage and our life that put us both in the same place at the same time, realizing that the extra weight is really getting in the way. We want to have better management of our diabetes. And we are ready.

This was so completely atypical for me ... to decide to put my trust in a program, sign up, and spend money on myself for this type of self improvement. I doubt I would have done it on my own. But with my husband ready and at my side, we just called, made an appointment, jumped in, and decided to try it together — all within the space of two hours.

Today was the first day on the meal plan. So far, so good.

I'm one of those "let me understand the big picture and get it in my head before I start" kind of girls. We had no time for that ... Dale decided we'd just do it. So I'm back to trying to take baby steps, and just follow along a meal at a time. I'll understand the overall concept as I work though it. Anyone who knows me well will know how unusual this attitude is for me.

What? Be spontaneous? Well ..... OK ... let's give it a go.


Colleen said...

Hey - good for you two! Good luck and I hope it goes well for you. I struggle with the same stuff and am working on a new plan myself right now. I wish you both all the best,

Kathryn in NZ said...

Good on you both! I've seen people have really good results with Jenny Craig. You can do this, I know you can :)