Holy Cow!!

I’ve been on my weight loss journey for four weeks now and I cannot express how happy I am that I finally decided to do this.  Twenty-eight days into the program and I am down 20 pounds.  TWENTY POUNDS!!!  I cannot believe how easy it has been.  I’m not hungry.  I’m not miserable.  I’m not even craving the “bad” foods I had been living on the past few decades (no Dr Pepper?!?!).  I am so surprised how well this is working for me.

I haven’t shared exactly what I am using yet because I wasn’t sure how well (or badly) this would turn out.  Now I want to share with everyone!!

Nutrisystem is what I have been eating.  Prepackaged, proportioned food that is ready to heat and eat.  All I add is vegetables!  It’s almost too easy.  It is also teaching me what is good to eat and how much of it I should be eating.

I don’t want to sound like a commercial for Nutrisystem and I am not receiving any compensation for my experience or opinion (although I am open to an offer! *wink wink*) but if something is working for me, I don’t mind telling everyone!   Yes, it can be expensive but with a discount through my health insurance it is a more manageable price.  And considering I’m not buying fast food lunches and processed dinners I may actually be saving a little money!

If you are wanting to lose weight and become a healthier you, check out Nutrisystem.  Be sure to check with your health insurance provider for any discount offers they may have (BCBS does!) and check other companies for discounts (ebates, groupon, costco, QVC, etc).  You can also use my referral code (http://my.nutrisystem.com/x/vmQhGb) to save an extra $30 off your first order.

This will be a long journey (I have 110 pounds to lose), but with a start this successful, I am confident that I can achieve my goal.

Cheers to a great first month and hope for a wonderful second month!!

~Jennifer

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Update…

After two weeks of planned food and actual exercise I am down a total of 11 pounds.  An awesome start and a massive motivator!

Right now my biggest obstacle is exercise.  I live in the middle of nowhere so I don’t have the option of walking around the neighborhood in the evening.  My only option is to walk around my property.  I used my Fitbit to measure that distance and discovered that each trip was almost a quarter of a mile.  Just like walking a track!  The biggest difference is that I live on a “mountain” so there is quite a bit of up and down in that little circle so it will actually be better for me.  When the weather is bad I can still use my treadmill but it won’t be as pretty.

Now all I need is to figure out what else I can do at home.  I live too far from town to pop into a gym.  I know that sounds like an excuse but with young kids and the distance, I need to do as much at I can at home.

I will figure out a solution.

I am determined.

I will prove I can do it.

I will be successful.

~Jennifer

The Girl

My daughter (The Girl) is growing up to be too much like me.  I am both proud and scared.  Proud because she has an awesome sense of humor.  Scared because it looks like some day she’ll be more sarcastic and daring than I am!!

The other day while we were out shopping and spotted this shirt and INSISTED on buying it.

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I love it and would have bought it for myself if I had seen it first!!

 

Then she begged me to buy her this kitten shirt.  So not me.  Way better!!

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So much awesome in such a little package.  I’m glad she picked me out of all of the possible parents in the world!!

~Jennifer

Happy Hump Day

Happy hump day!  Half way through the halfway part of the week. The first few days back after vacation are always the hardest, and with the added pressure of getting healthy, I’m so ready for the weekend!!

There are 360 days left in the year, 354 shopping days until Christmas, and 143 days until summer break. Just thought I’d throw that out there for you!

Enjoy your hump day, either alone or with a friend. With a friend is usually more fun though!!

~Jennifer

 

 

 

The rest of my life starts tomorrow

The rest of my life starts tomorrow.

 

That’s how I plan on looking at it.  I have been overweight the majority of my life.  It hasn’t bothered me or slowed me down until recently.  I’m tired of feeling like I’m missing out.  I’m tired of feeling left behind.  I’m tired of being tired.  I’ve tried eating better.  I’ve tried getting more exercise.  I’ve tried having a positive attitude, but it just hasn’t worked.

 

So this time I’ve decided to take a dramatic step.  I ordered from a popular weight loss program.  It took me months to bite the bullet and click the order button.  Why spend the money on something I could most likely do at home?  Something I could research on the internet?  Because I feel that by spending the money on a program, I will be more inclined to work at making a better body for myself.  I will be more inclined to get off my ass and get moving!!

 

Why am I telling all of you this?  Because I thought that maybe by sharing with my small audience I can accomplish two things.  One – I will have a few more people supporting me who will help hold me accountable and two – maybe I can inspire someone to get up and get moving.

 

I have a long way to go and I know that it won’t happen overnight, but this time I am determined to get it done.  Follow my journey here and follow my on Facebook at Life In Sarcasm.

 

I am planning on blogging here more this year and continuing with my little blurbs on life.  I hope you stick around and enjoy … and maybe you’ll feel inclined to share me with your friends.

 

Here’s to a wonderful 2016.

 

~Jennifer