Hi everyone! My name is Michelle and I am 26 years old. I have always battled with my weight but at 175 cm, it has always been easy to convince myself (and others!) that I could “hide” my weight well. It got to the point where I would dread putting on certain clothing because I was ashamed of how I looked.
My mum has lost over 30 kg on Jenny Craig program so I thought I would give it a go. I really needed something that taught me about food. In a way, I was trying to be good, I knew what was good for me, but up until I started with JC, I had just been lazy with my choices, timing and serving sizes. Some days I would go without lunch and come home after work really ravenous and eat anything in sight. I’ve now learnt that smaller, healthier, more even-sized portions throughout the day is necessary to maintain blood sugar levels and deter me from breaking open a pack of jersey caramels (my favourite lollies). I have so much more energy eating this way! At the moment I don’t have to think because my days are planned out for me. But I am still learning about portion sizes and balancing food types throughout the day. As I lose weight, the daily kilojoule limit will decrease and at half way (98 kg), I will be allowed to do days and meals on my own with help from my consultant.
I had been going to the gym on average 3-5 times per week for about a year prior to starting JC but only saw small results. I have maintained the gym so that has been one less thing to worry about this time.
My starting weight was 120.9 kg and I am currently 114.8. My goal is to reach 75 kg (a total loss of 45.9 kg) in the coming year so that I can be confident, healthy and looking good for my sister’s wedding. I also want to know what it’s like to feel comfortable in my own skin, to walk into a regular clothing shop and try a regular size on and not worry about “troublesome” areas that I want to hide. I also want to lose weight so that I’m ready to start a family in a few years’ time without worrying about risks to our baby.
So there it is, I have been reading these forums for a few months and thought it was about time that I have a place to share with others and reflect on my own journey.
Thanks for reading!