I'm Kate! I'm 23, a registered nurse...and I need to lose 150 pounds. My weight has always been an issue as far as I can remember. I've fluctuated up and down my whole life from preschool on. As a kid I used to be more active, riding my bike, playing tennis and soccer, and I was a champion swimmer (1st place medal in 50 butterfly!). But once I got into highschool I was very focused on doing well. I also started working at my first job, a bagel shop--with all the free bagels I could eat. I had a hectic schedule...and it's never slowed down. I went to nursing school after I graduated and entered the most difficult program in the state.
The first time I went on Jenny Craig was between my freshman and sophmore year. I lost 75 pounds on the program and I was thinner than I had been since 4th grade. I never hit goal...but life got more and more overwhelming with school, work, clinical and my social life. With nursing school being so diffficult and stressful, I used food as an escape. I never exercised anymore-- who had time with a million assignments due all the time! When I graduated with my BSN, I was the heaviest I've ever been. And over the last year I've only gone up. Bad eating habits, not getting any breaks in my very demanding job as a homecare nurse...
But on July 13th I decided I needed to do something about it. I'm back on the Jenny Craig program and I'm going to lose 150 pounds to get to my goal. I think about that number and I get overwhelmed...it's such a long way to go. But then, I need to do it. I need to do it for myself and nobody else!!
I will chronicle my ups and downs here on this blog--of which I'm sure there will be many. Thanks for taking this journey with me...and I hope you'll comment often and leave me some motivation!
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