Maybe Less is More….

July 28th, 2008

Bet you never thought you’d hear me say that!  LOL!  I have to admit that there IS one area where Less really is More…and that area is ME!  I have put on quite a bit of weight over the last couple of years.  It started out as a way to deal with grief (gotta love that comfort food!) and then just tumbled into out of control portions, ridiculous frequency of fast food and an insatiable sweet tooth.  I’m a Lifetime Member with Weight Watchers having lost 50 pounds on the program over 10 years ago (after being quite thin most of my life) and still believe it’s the best thing going, but I just couldn’t get a handle on it this time.  So Curt and I decided to try Nutrisystems with the idea that we would do that for 2-3 months and then get back on WW once I felt I could make good choices again.

Well today marks the start of my 4th week on Nutisystems and I weighed today for the first time since my initial weigh in on the very first day.  I typically lose weight fairly slowly and was prepared for a loss of hopefully 2-3 pounds in this first 3 weeks, so imagine my utter delight when the scale showed a loss of   7 pounds!!!!  I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! 

I want to lose a total of 55 pounds and get back to the thin me that still exists in my head.  This is a very encouraging start to what I realize will be a long road.  I’m sure many of you are in the same boat and I hope this is an encouragement to you as well.  I will post periodic updates and y’all along with my hubby can help keep me on track with the goal in sight.  If you have questions feel free to ask!

 I do also have a card to share tonight.


I made this card to send a welcome to Sean at NameMedia – the company that bought out SCS.  I wanted to keep it masculine and still fun so I used the polka dot dp from Bella Rosa in Kiwi.  The focal image is made with the JustRite Stamper.  I dry embossed little dots along the top and bottom edges of the white strip of cardstock, but I couldn’t get them to show up in the photo.  They really do make a big difference in the overall look of the card IRL.  This started out to be a monochromatic card, but then I just had to add in the Ruby Red!  If you’d like to send a card to Sean (we’re trying to flood his mailbox at NameMedia) here’s where to send it to:

Sean Polay
230 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451


I was as freaked out as anybody when I first heard of the acquisition, but have since been reassured and feel confident that this will be a good thing for the SCS community overall.  If you haven’t read the story on the home page of SCS along with the thread Daven started from there, be sure to go check it out.

Tomorrow I work and then in the evening I’m going to see Mama Mia with some girlfriends.  Should be a good time!  Thanks for stopping by.


12 Responses to “Maybe Less is More….”

  1. Jenn Says:

    Jami, that’s WONDERFUL news! I’m so proud of you! Great card, too! 🙂

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  4. Cheryl Sims Says:

    I am thrilled that you are so successful with your “liveit” (not diet!). I too am a lifetime member of WW and have been successful twice, but on this third try, I just couldn’t get into it. Now I have that same 50 pounds to lose all over again. How depressig. Keep up the fantastic work.
    I saw Mama Mia with my BFF last week and left the theater singing and dancing (not a pretty sight, but fun). Enjoy this light hearted entertainment.

  5. Sarah (Sairabee) Says:

    What a great card! I love it! He won’t know what hit him when he gets all these amazing cards! lol! 🙂

  6. Lorie Says:

    You are da bomb girl…congrats on your weight loss! I look forward to hearing of all of your success! Your card is absolutely beautiful…I’m hoping all will go great with the switch over too! :o)

  7. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Congrats Jami! You go girl!

  8. Luann Says:

    that is stinkin’ awesome!
    you know if u ever want to go for a little walk around the neighborhood give me a call as i too am taking strides to be healthy again:)

  9. Tandra Boyer Says:

    Hey Jami! Thanks for what you wrote- I am with ya on the grief/stress eating, boredom, portions and being too lazy to cook(hence fast food).
    Ive been thinking about Nutrisystem also, does it taste good, or are you eating cardboard? LOL
    Thanks for some inspiration!!!! 😉

  10. bronih Says:

    Congratulations on your weight loss, Jami! I hope you are able to achieve your goal! Did you enjoy Mama Mia?

  11. carole (TruCarMa) Says:

    Congratulations, Jami!!! That’s fantastic — I know you’ll reach your goal weight and we’ll all be cheering you on as you do so. I know exactly what you mean about that ‘thinner you inside’ — I feel the same way. Let’s encourage each other, okay? (((Jami!))) You go, girl!!!

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