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  1. Had to try my new bundt pan, so I made this non-recipe: 

     

    1 box of Pillsburry Sugar-Free Vanilla Cake

    1 can (15 oz) Libby's pumpkin puree

    3/4 cup milk or water

    pure vanilla extract, optional

     

    Mix and bake at 325 for about 30 minutes. Makes 16 generous servings (98 cal, 1.5 g fat, 26 g carbs, 1.9 g protein).

    Next time I may try greek yogurt instead of milk. Not yet sure if this freezes well.

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  2. Tricia_H
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    I did it! I know I have posted this already, but I am so very proud of myself and I want to celebrate!

    I have been working incredibly hard since I started this program and have not deviated from it. (Not once). When I feel hungry, I eat some veggies my favorite being carrot sticks and cucumbers and drink water. As many of you already know, I won my Jenny membership in a contest. When I got the phone call I was going through a rough time, my daughter had just graduated high school and moved out without a word while I was at work. I was devastated at the thought of being such a horrible mother. When the call came I knew it was a sign, it was time for me to stop worrying about her and start working on myself, change my focus.

     

    Now, my daughter and I have a somewhat better relationship, but that did not happen until I realized that she is an adult and I need to let her go to make her own mistakes. Now, it is time to focus on my son, husband and myself. Once I realized that I was worth it, I was able to focus on my goal and I will not let anything detour me, I will succeed! I am 100% dedicated to myself and this journey is making me feel so good about who I am and it has been a long time (if ever) that I have been able to say that.

     

    My advice is to follow your planned meals, yes it can be pricey but so is medications, larger clothing, and eating out. There are going to be meals that are not your favorite, but enhance them with seasonings, and veggies. I have to eat the garden vegetable fritata with a table spoon of salsa. If you start feeling hungry between meals, chug a bottle of water or snack on some carrots or cucumbers (free veggies). This program works, if you let it. You deserve this and you can do it! Lastly, reach out. This forum is a great place for support and encouragement. While each journey is different we are all walking the same path and I enjoy coming here daily. Don't think you can do it? I challenge you to do one full week of pre-planned meals, drink plenty of water, and no deviation. I think you can do it, do you?

     

     

     

    #journeytohalfofme

     

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  3. My Very Not Impossible Dream

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    I am going to have to figure out what I want to do about binging. It's a habit I have for the most part avoided in the last year or two. It comes on me out of the blue. Like for instance today I was so happy about my weigh in, both at home and at Jenny. Down 1.4. But I was almost blacking out at home. Not sure why. I didn't want to eat before my weigh in but I did have an Anytime bar to tide me over. Today I had ordered Planned Menu #1 and as I was going over it I noticed it included a Breakfast Chocolate Muffin. That is a very bad breakfast choice for me. So what do I do when I get home. I dive for that muffin. I even ate the paper. Ok next I want more chocolate so I have my snack early (10:30 am) -- Cookies and Cream Cake. Hmm. There's also the Breakfast Cinnamon Rolls and I could count them as today's Lunch, no? Done. Hmmm. Almost done with my binge. Almost. What else is there? How about the chocolate lava cake? Done. Ok let's go to MFP and look at the damage. If i add in the 7 oz Chardonnay I know I'm going to have (it's once a week wine Friday) it comes to 976. Ok. I will have JC Fish & Chips for dinner and a salad without dressing. That will bring me to 1216 plus salad. Ok it's just a smudge over the calorie threshold but probably screwed up my carbs and sugars big time. But I'm saying this is my plan and it's not even noon yet. Can I keep to this? 

    Also, long term, I think I am going to have to forego the 10% planned menu discount and substitute any items like muffins, cinnamon rolls and sweet desserts for something not sweet because realistically is it worth about $20 a week to be tempted to binge like this? I don't think so.

    Now the funny thing is our house is full of sweets, courtesy of my husband. But I have trained myself to bypass them or allow myself only the tiniest portion. I also never pick up treats when out shopping and neither am I tempted to get in the car or walk somewhere (we have a bakery at the end of our block and a frozen yogurt across the street) and buy a treat. So this latest binge is just a newer form of temptation which I need to strategize around.

  4. FINALLYonmyway
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    One of these days, I'll learn to not pat myself on the back so quickly.  It always seems to follow with a crash of some sort.  I feel like I set myself up for failure.  It seems I just can't feel good about an accomplishment until I complete the project.  In this case, the project is my healthy eating and weight loss.  Why do I do this to myself?  It's as if all my demons come out of the close and talk me down. 

     

    So... to the point of the food issue:  I had some sibling family issues that I took to heart before I bounded onto a bus for an overnight trip to see the Rockettes in NYC.  The family issues didn't appear to bother me on the outside.  I wasn't really thinking about them, but subliminally they probably caused me some sadness (a food trigger for me).  The person I was on the trip with also encouraged me to be off plan for the weekend and enjoy whatever I wanted to eat.  OK, yes.  I didn't want to eat JC food or think about it.  The meals on the trip were pre-ordered.  I did fine until I got hungry. I'm assuming I got hungry because my JC plan fills me up with lots of crunchy veges, to which I didn't have access.  I got on the scale when I returned and gained 2.5 pounds in 2 days.  TWO DAYS!  I should mention that 3 days later, it's all off BUT!   

     

    It's not a big deal to have a weekend off plan, so long as we go right back into JC as soon as we're back to reality.  I'm still in learning phase and this is learning for a lifetime.  I accomplished the task of returning to plan, but something was different this time.  I really, REALLY didn't want to go back on plan.  It took all I could to muster in my strength to get back on the wagon. 

     

    In the past I would not have continued.  I would have been disgusted with myself.  This time?  I just don't know.  I'm committed.  I'm ready to get to goal.  I just have to stop beating myself up about the bad days.

     

    How do you clear your mind so that you don't sabotage your good work?

  5. 65 pounds down... time to continue this great trend and not eat over feelings.TY. Jenny Craig! Expensive - No! if you compare it to the cost of being heavy - clothes, health, lack of happiness, not fitting on airplane seats etc. I am worth it... and so are you,

     

    OK Just wanting to set it down my plan for handling very high stress client... in hotel all week and working late hours. Goal: Maintain the path forward... lose 2 pounds or so - by keeping it clean.

    1) JC French toast for breakfast (Barscotti today on travel day)

    2) Lunch JC Loaded or Healthy Steamers - Linguini and Salad with Skinny Girl

    3) Dinners- Buy Zoodles at whole foods, Artic Zero fro dessert... and pair with JC entree - lasagna or creamy penne

     

    If out to dinner - have tea with stevia

    Snacks - yogurt, fruit

     

    Workout at Orange Theory Tues, Wed, Thur, Sat & Sun

    Show up to forum and help others

    Next weigh in - success!!! And on to maintenance with a bit more lee way

     

     

    Key: Handle airport - with Tea, Diet Coke, Green beans for plane

    Key: tough times- whatever comes my way - go for a walk. listen to book on tape, hit the gym, make a call. Do not eat something. Everything passes.. and being thin is miraculous and fabulous. Like winning the lottery!!! Size 4-6-8-10-12 Whaaat? This is amazing. Lets keep it

     

    Also work on Quantity - Less veggies per meal.. stomach and digestion will be very helpful...

     

  6. Due to travel, company, social obligations, and unexpected car repairs, I have been "off plan" for almost 3 weeks in a row!  YIKES!  Fortunately, I am using my JC menus from prior weeks to try and "re-create" similar menus from my own kitchen.  I am still doing the cottage cheese, Greek yogurt with fruit, string cheese, almonds, etc. for my snacks and then trying to create healthy, small-portion meals that are similar to a JC frozen entree.  I have been making veggie kabobs, grilled chicken, vegetable soups, tuna and chicken salad, and a breakfast taco, omelette, or egg sandwich.  I cook for my Women's Group from church once a week, which actually hasn't been a problem--for some reason, when I am preparing a meal for others, I tend not to eat much because I have no appetite after all the food prep! Hoping to get back on plan next week, but I'm pleased that I have still managed to lose 5 pounds doing my own thing, which is going to be important for maintenance--not to go back to my bad habits and continue cooking healthy options and managing portion sizes.  I do need to get my fitness regimen going.  I've been walking the dogs a couple days a week and doing some strengthening exercises, but now that it is getting darker earlier, I need to put my exercise DVDs and stationary bike to better use.  It is just so hard for me to fit exercise into my schedule on weekdays.  I have lost about 10 pounds since I re-started, so I am on track.  Lots of people have commented that I look like I have lost weight, and my clothes certainly fit better, although I can't quite go down a dress size quite yet.  I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow, so I am anxious to see if it has made a difference on my blood work. 

  7. Momof31219

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    I am really enjoying the program so far.  I like not having to worry about planning my meals.  I am training to do a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning and eating right is giving me more energy! I have a dinner plan for tomorrow night.  I am a little nervous about it.  Any pointer anyone has would be greatly appreciated!  I will eat my meals as planned and save my fats for dinner.  Bread and butter is my downfall.  I hope I can be strong enough to resist!

  8. sassafrasmax

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    I did JC back in my early 20's and it worked great for me.  I'm now 43, had a hysterectomy and my body chemistry changed and I have put on some weight.  My goal is 50 lbs.  I'm ready!  

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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~ 

     

  10. 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. 

  11. 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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  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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. 

  15. 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

  16. 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 ✌️

  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Shirley

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

     

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  21. 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

     

     

     

     

  22. 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.

  23. 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: