Monday, April 25, 2011

I Have A Size Three Butt!

It all started in September. I was feeling mighty blue and out of control. I knew I needed to go on a diet, but I had never been successful at Weight Watchers. I know that's the one listed in Consumer Reports as the best, but I couldn't lose weight on it, let alone keep it off. My mom encouraged me to go to Jenny Craig. I was still reluctant -- isn't it expensive? When I called to make the appointment, they told me to bring my "support system." And of course, the HMA agreed to go with me. (He's not only the HMA. He's also the NMA. You can puzzle that one out on your own.) We talked to the lovely intake person, and then he made a suggestion I never would've thought of if I had been there alone. Can we have a piece of food as a tasting sample? We took home a slice of double chocolate cheesecake and everyone in the house had a bite of it. It was delicious. And I don't know how it happened, but the next thing I knew the HMA was agreeing to go on the diet with me and we were buying food and planning meals. And losing weight! I don't think I could've done it without him. No way! And now here we are, seven months later and both about 35 lbs lighter! I haven't bought a lot of new clothes. Although I did buy a new pair of jeans last week -- size three in the juniors dept. I haven't visited the juniors dept. since I was in junior high. Mostly, I've been enjoying pulling stuff out of the archives and having people admire a six year-old shirt as if it was new. Our family has jumped on the bandwagon. We've got close family members (you know who you are) who are now dieting and are losing it much faster and much easier than us. (We're foodies! We love food! We had to figure out a way to diet AND indulge now and then.) We're just happy that we were their inspiration. If we can do it....ANYONE can!

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