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  1. My Jenny Journey

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    Tricia_H
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    Things that have changed from 278.4 to 232:

    • a size 20 pants to a 16.
    • a size 10.5 ring to a 9 (smaller now, need to be resized.)
    • an 8.5 wide shoe to just an 8.5
    • My denture no longer fits without adhesive. (Weird I know)
    • My glasses need to be adjusted (not a huge difference, but still)

     

    Currently I am sitting at 232 pounds. I have lost 46.4 pounds since starting on June 26th, 2017 and I have 102 more pounds to lose. These past couple of weeks have been chalk full of stress and drama and honestly, I think that my Jenny plan and goals are a large reason for me not losing my mind. I have always been a stress eater and difficult times scare me. I am a wife and mother of two, I work a full time job as a shift supervisor and I am attending college online to obtain my bachelor's in HR Management. I realize with how hectic my life is, that there is always going to be a good amount of stress and that it is going to be important for me to learn how to handle it correctly.

     

    We all have those days that we feel like it is not worth it, that we are never going to meet our goals, but I refuse to believe it! I quit smoking on Christmas Eve of 2016 and I have not looked back. I will not let myself use the excuse of stress as a reason to stuff my face. I realize that it sounds easier said than done, and others may struggle more, but I am not passing judgement; I only want to help. Having a good support system is great, but you also have to believe in yourself. Ultimately you are responsible for your actions. I have found a huge amount of support from this group. If at anytime you are struggling, and feel like giving up, or you just need to vent: reach out I am here and willing to listen whenever. No judgement.

     

     

     

     

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  2. Third Time's a Charm

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    So... here I am.  I'm not new to this.  In fact, I probably could become a weight loss consultant myself!   This is my third time being back at Jenny Craig. If anything, I'm consistent at returning.  But why am I here ... again?  

     

    Well, if you're like me, you've tried everything and anything on the planet to lose weight and keep it off.  You would get so far- seem "ok" with your success; stop the program and then gain it all back.... and sometimes gain more weight than when you last started.  You've been so desperate at times, you were willing to sacrifice everything just to lose the weight you've always wanted.  

     

    Perhaps, like me, you've never been thin.  You can't imagine ever being thin .... but you want to be there....thin, healthy, happy, active.  Perhaps, like me, you've resigned yourself to always being a "big gal/guy."  Perhaps, like me, you've become mad, annoyed, angry (or hangry) saying to yourself - "WHY AM I TRYING TO CONFORM TO WHAT OTHER PEOPLE WANT? I think I'm healthy - so what if I'm overweight?  I'm trying to love myself for who I am. I think I look sexy.  My clothes look just fine on me."   You become resentful of the weight loss people trying to give you rules and making you follow a program.  You hate yourself because you've gotten to this point.  You stop following the program.  You lie to your consultant and say it's all good, then quit.  You tell yourself you can do it on your own.  

     

    Ok.  Who am I kidding?  I know I'll never be happy until I reach my goal.  It's unfinished business for me. It has been for more than 30 years. Today, I'm more than 60 pounds overweight.  This IS a challenge.  This IS hard, at times.   I know can all do it, but not initially on my own.  I need to lean on other like-minded people, like my consultant and JC threads to get through the initial phase.  I need to recognize that, right now, I don't have the wherewithal to do it myself.  Which is why I all got smart and came back to Jenny Craig for the third time.  I know it works.  I just need to get to the finish line.  

     

    Check back with me in a few weeks.  I want to make sure I remember I wrote this after my first week of "Third Time's a Charm."  I'm hopeful that I'll keep up this momentum.

  3. OK So these past two weeks I have been staying at a hotel in Atlanta and eating out for most meals (though they have Publix and Whole Foods... so I did not have to) . Also Drinking wine (a couple of glasses) each night. Net net weigh in this morning - I will be up a pound or three. People say the eating comes form stress- I think it also is insecurity, So surrounded by really bright stars from my company on ,my new project doing something I am not the worlds leading expert in (go figure). creating Decks on information I need to glean - and do not know.... and comparing my self to others.. recipe for uncomfortable feelings. Last night on the plane I ate a bunch - so just acting out like a kid. And that was after a very successful client meeting.

     

    Anyway I talked to my Mom about it... and decided to write down my food. Limit the drinking (No drinking the next 2 weeks) etc. ON my way to JC in a few... so need to plan this out.

     

    @Crayola64always gets me - and said cereal may be a trigger. I think I don't handle lactose well too. So going to put the brakes on that, Make my meals less exciting

     

    Breakfasts - Concierge Lounge or Cafeteria at client.

    2 hard boiled eggs (instead of scrambled - where I never know if I took too much and always want more)

    Bowl of fresh fruit - how bout using the small lbowl.. cup size gives it boundaries

     

    Snack: Water, water

    Snack Yogurt

    Lunch JC Chicken Salad Kit and salsd (no onions or broccoli) and Skinny girl dressing - no croutons(Obviously) no chick peas, no Parmesan. Just straight veggies

    Snack - Water, water rice cake with PB2, Anytime Bar  or Apple, Anytime Bar

    Dinner - Whole Foods, Salmon, Veggie, Couscous or brown rice - something not too high in calories (no salda - as I am overdoing the quantity and my body rebels)

    Try not to do meal out if I am by myself and not needed for work event

    Dessert - Smores Bar

     

     

     

     

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    APG
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    Who am I?  I mean I KNOW my name, where I live, the career I built, and the family I love, but when I look in the mirror, I don't recognize myself.  I'm crossing a bridge I couldn't wait to get to, and now am not sure HOW I got here.  Where did the time go?  When did I quit adding tampons to my shopping list?  When did midnight become late, and the thought of "burnin' it down" means  a bubble bath with wine, and my sweet husband rubbing my feet?

    I don't want to let time take over, and give in to gravity (which begins with the same four letters as grave).  All these hormonal emotions standing upright on sensible wedges instead of hot stilletos, brought me to this virtual space for my physical and cyber journey to find my waist line, and confidence again.  I placed my first two week order today, but it won't arrive until next Friday.  That's okay because I need ready myself with affirmations, prayers, and raindances. although I live in Texas, and post Hurricane Harvey, the former is exclusively metaphorical.  I welcome your input and motivation strategies along the way. 

    Ya-Ya,

    ~A~ 

     

  5. MizzM
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    I know I shouldn't be annoyed by this, but my boyfriend is also trying to lose weight, and all he did was cut out beer and go to the gym more often, and he has dropped 20 POUNDS in 3 weeks.  I have only lost 6 pounds in 2 weeks.  Sometimes, I weigh myself in the morning, and I am below 170, and then 6 hours later, while sticking to the plan, I gain 4 pounds. I know that water weight causes fluctuations, but it still sucks that men can lose twice as much weight with less effort than women!  I keep reminding myself that I did not gain weight overnight, so I shouldn't expect to lose it overnight. I am also struggling with how to make vegetables more palatable.  I really get sick of eating salad, so I am glad Jenny introduced the broccoli with cheese sauce and green beans with olive oil and garlic!  I have ulcerative colitis, so eating raw vegetables can be problematic.  I need to eat more cooked vegetables, not salad.  So, I am exploring ways to substitute cooked vegetables that are easier for me to digest, that I actually LIKE.  Exploring vegetarian soup recipes from my collection of cookbooks and the internet. 

  6. My JC Blog

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    I am excited. I rejoined Jenny today. I feel more motivation this time around. I made a fancy signature and everything! I want to do the labor day challenge even though I am late to join it I think. That is ok. I still want to lose weight for Labor Day and for lots of other future days. I want this time to really stick with the program. My problem is I give up easily. I get very discouraged and I don't know how to talk myself out of how I am feeling. I can be very negative and discouraging for myself. Today my consultant talked with me about the child within that is having a temper tantrum when I want to overeat or eat something I shouldn't be having. I need to learn how to talk to myself. I guess this is my inner child?  I know I get very anxious and the only way it seems sometimes to calm myself is to eat a lot of food. I want to learn healthier ways of being. 

     

    I think I'm going to use this blog as a public journal. Hopefully no one will leave a hateful comment. But I feel safe in this community. I have read what other people have written. A long time ago I wrote something here and people were nice and helpful to me. 

  7. Journey update:  I am almost 5 months into Maintenance and just want to report in that maintenance has good overall - I've had a few too many BBQ outings and a couple of vacations this summer that has me needing more accountability lately - so decided I need to keep posting my Journey!  Weight Maintenance at my age is more work than I wish it was - but worth every ounce of effort!!  I feel great and have WAY more energy than I did a year ago!  Yeah!  This photo was taken over the 4th of July.

     

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  8. The Fight Is On

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    My body hated me so much when I started JC. Thought I'd use my blog debut to record all the weight related issues I faced/am facing:

    • A chronic cough due to GERD that I'd had for 16 mos.
    • Plantar fasciitis in both feet
    • Aching knees
    • Low energy
    • Lower back pain
    • Inability to do things I used to easily, like cross my legs, go for long walks, skate and hike up hills with the ease of a mountain goat.

    I just started JC 3 weeks ago, but I've lost 10 lbs, my chronic cough has gone away and my feet and lower back are already feeling a little better. I still have 73 lbs to lose and it gets overwhelming thinking of just how long it's going to take to get back to a healthy weight so I can't let myself dwell on it. I can only focus on sticking with the diet for today, so that's what I do.

  9. We are at Jennie Craig this morning getting weighed in. My daughter has lost 47 and I'm down 37.Woot woot for us. We are going on vacation this Sunday to Hawaii and plan on taking loads of snacks. Wish us luck

  10. Ned19455
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    Let me say first of all that I have been a strong proponent of Jenny Craig. I get creative with the meals, I love adding in fresh veggies, and I've lost a lot of weight and felt great. 

     

    But lately I am getting really annoyed with Jenny Craig, as a corporation. 

     

    First, they cancelled the app with no warning, promised they would roll out something new, solicited feedback (which I took the time to provide) and then decided that they weren't going to replace the app in the end. Well, can we have back the old app at least? No. Why?????

     

    Second, I figured even though I didn't have the app, I could at least plan out my meals online to make sure that they were balanced and then print off my schedule for the week and check things off that way instead of via the app. So I went back to the website to do that and I was having difficulty finding the menu-planner feature. Upon chatting with a representative online, I found out that it will be discontinued. The reason? They don't think it is necessary. Again, what is the point of CANCELLING features that you had as selling points when people joined the program? Total bait-and-switch. 

     

    Then I talked to my consultant about it this week and she told me that the reason they are doing all of this is that they aren't allowing people to make their own menu plans anymore. They've always discouraged it, but now they won't allow you to sign up at all unless you agree to sticked to the menu plans as they are written. 

     

    It's annoying because I REALLY don't like the menu plans. I've tried following individual weeks, I've tried picking individual days. I just can't. I end up with foods that I hate, that then sit in my freezer while I make excuses for reasons to stop for fast food. Its bad. 

     

    It would be so easy for them to make a program that required participatnts to only order food that fits within a particular set of weekly guidelines. If they can't figure it out themselves (or don't want to take the time), then they can do a planned menu. If they can and want to, then they get to customize their menu and eat what they like. This isn't rocket science, it's just computer programming. 

     

    I love Jenny, but I can't recommend it to people anymore now that they don't offer customization. It's annoying to see a company take something that is simple and make it needlessly regulated. 

  11. Megan J.

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    I signed up for JC today at the encouragement of my naturalpathic doc. She sees how much I struggle with meal planning so thought this would be a good way to see some result while learning to plan in a different way. I'm excited to try something new. I can't keep trying what I've been trying, it's obviously not working. I'm at my highest weight. 262, 5'4 and 44 years old. I have always been heavy, but not this heavy. It's only in the last couple of years with this added 30lbs that I really feel my weight is impacting me. I want to feel better! Right now I have on and off joint pain, not as much energy as I want, NAFLD, I'm I'm creeping up towards high cholesterol and blood sugar. I'm not there yet, but there's a steady climb in my numbers. Time to put that to a halt! 

    A couple of months ago my father was diagnosed with a severe disease and my mother is in 3rd stage kidney failure now (stable though). They are both 70 yrs old. They both only recently retired and we all wish they were in better health to enjoy it. I want to enjoy my retirement with my loved ones! 

     

    I'd love to hear anything folks have to say about mind set and how you change such old habits? I see the tips about eating all the food, snacks, exercise, which is great! But I'd love to hear more about the mental and emotional sides of this experience. 

    xoxo,

    MJ

  12. Sariberi

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    So this is my first time blogging. Like ever. Usually afraid to put something out there in fear of trolls, but hey we're all in the same boat here right?! On week 5, was expecting a loss as I've been really diligent and exercising, but was up .6lbs.  My consultant saw I was disappointed even after assuring me it's normal and probably sodium retention. So she did my measurements and I've lost 6 inches in a month 🙌. I'm still not happy when I look in a mirror, I've always been thinner, but after my 2nd pregnancy yikes, hello 30lbs!    I want it gone quick and get ahead of myself, so I need to remind myself it's a journey and it WILL come off because I'm determined. In the mean time give myself some credit for what I have done and just keep pluggin away. Here's to all of us workin those lbs away ✌️

  13. Break up with Medusa, wake up the Warrior.

    Walk away from the self-doubt and self-criticism.

    Step into the light and kick some arse!

     

    Head high, shoulders back, deep breath.

    Food worries, I'm taking you down.

    I've been wrestling with you for too long. 

    It's time to knock you out and flex some muscles with a warrior cry.

     

    No more, "Oh no? what will I eat at dinner? what if I can't resist the chocolate bowl?"

    I hop around like a worrisome bunny anxious, hiding, wringing my hands.

    What if I can't do this? What if it's too hard? What if I gain in back? What if...? what if...?

     

    Shut up! Just shut that up right now.

    Put on your Schwarzenegger face.

    Scowl a little, bring out Dirty Harry,

    Embody Thelma and Louise right before Thelma floors it off the cliff

    What about some of those super cool chicks in movies who kick some major butt?

     

    She's/He's inside you. The warrior is inside.

    Wake her up! 

     

    I'll snarl at that stubborn scale and say, "Really? You're going to give me that kind of lip? Oh no. That is just not an acceptable answer from you. You watch, you watch. I'll be back here tomorrow, same time, same place. Yup, I'll be naked, with shaved legs, flossed teeth, clipped nails. And I'm going to stare you down again. and you WILL, you will eventually bend to my will!" Tomorrow. and tomorrow. and tomorrow.

     

    Let's decide warrior names for ourselves-

    Let's brainstorm favorite kick-a$$ characters and start taking on that attitude on this journey. It will be a LOT more fun!

    Please post your names Pictures and ideas. :)

     

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  14. MarianBris

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    I purchased a spiralizer this week. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007Y9WHQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I was looking for a way to volumize my dinners. Not only is my zucchini beautiful now :), but my son is actually eating his veggies! Big plus!
    Also, a big thank you to the JC veterans who have suggested grating cauliflower too. I had heard of this, but finally tried it! Goodbye rice, hello cauliflower!

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  15. Shirley

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    I weighed this morning and lost 5 pounds! Sooo excited!

     

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  17. Chestener
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    Haven't blogged here for a few weeks. Obviously. I am at turns frustrated and ok I got this. Yet that is how it goes isn't it?

    It may or may not be true but every blinking time I take on losing the weight eating or exercising....something happens.

    Yet Lord willing I have determined to not be fazed and do what I can when I can. I am doing 1200 cal and on my own 

    as I won't be able to take up Jenny food for a week or two more. SIGH. I CAN DO THIS. 

    So between my own food and my exercising, I am hoping that when I do get back to Jenny I will have done myself

    proud.

     

    Ah well, nothing I can do about it and what I can do, I am doing all I can.

     

    Heres to my success.

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    KISS :wub:   My journey keeping weight loss simple with JC.

     

    I am so happy I joined JC on March 8, 2017 because nothing could be simpler then this for weight loss!

    In the past I tried to do it on my own only to get caught up in over complicating it and giving up.

    Not this time! :D

    How simple JC is: pre-made food, consultants to help, and the online community!   Just to list a few.

    My part: continue keeping my weight loss journey simple! ;)

     

    Week 1: -3.8.     /-3.8

    Week 2: -2.0.     /-5.8

    Week 3: -0.8.     /-6.6

    Week 4: -0.8.     /-7.4

    Week 5: -0.6.     /-8.0

    Week 6: -0.2      /-8.2

    Week 7:

    Week 8: (May challenge goal -10#)

    Week 9:

    Week 10

     

     

     

     

  18. Cool2lose

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    This is my second time with JC.  I went on this diet many years ago.  Losing weight is not new for me.  I went on Medifast and lost quite a bit of weight and it did not take to long but the food was horrible.  It did not teach me how to eat in the real world.  I believe on JC it will teach me that and I need that.  Just two days on this diet and I see already how different I should be eating compared to how I have been eating, which is how I gained weight back.  I love it that there is a blog spot on here and I can read other's journey.  The food on JC is pretty good.

     

    I am doing really good on this diet because I love to drink coke and I haven't even craved it or drank it at all.  I was hoping I would not.  I don't know why but I just gave it up and didn't look back.

     

    I wish everybody luck and myself to.

  19. Millie

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    :D  Sixth day and still at it!  Did not go off at all ( which is really different for me- I always have an excuse to break and start tomorrow!). This time I really really want this!  I have lost 6 lbs since Tuesday ( and inches because I fit into my 1.5 jeans from Chicos!) I couldn't zip them up at all! I am beyond excited!  :lol:

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    Even though tonight I wasn't perfect (I made excuses for not feeling well and hardly eating during the day) tomorrow will be better in the health department.  I enjoyed the evening and I can't let anything ruin that!  Definitely still committed to my JC plan!!  

     

    Keep looking up, my fellow JCers!!

  21. Journey to a Healthier Me

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    Day two of Jenny Craig is winding down to an end.  It was challenging at times.  Even though I had ate, I wanted to eat more. It was as if I was craving for something. So I had to throw extra willpower to stick to the plan. The food is filling and is planned out for me. So it takes all the guess work out of what I need to do for the day.  I've been trying to lose weight for years. So now I recognize I need to take the burden of worrying about food away while I start this weight loss journey.  It has helped me to not constantly think about food. Like normal thoughts for me would be "what am I going to eat for the day" "how much should I eat" "I'm eating now, what am I going to eat later." "I'm still hungry maybe I should've ate something different..."

     

    Tomorrow will be day 3 and I'm going to incorporate 30 minutes of exercise. Plus a nice soothing bath, using my Lush Bomb.

     

    I'm currently 275 pounds. My mini goal is to get out the 270s and my JC goal is 230 to start. My ending goal is 150.