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  1. JessieLynn88
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    ūüćÄHappy St. Patrick's Day!!! ūüćÄ


    So I wanted to share my success from this week! So after being knocked down to a 1200 calorie diet after my disappointing 0.6 lb loss last week, I am excited to tell you that I lost 4.4 lbs this week!!! I made sure I had an empty bladder before my weigh in (since last time I learned that it can add about 0.6 lbs to your weight) and I worked out twice during the week. I never felt hungry and I had a ton of energy. 


    Lessons learned in my first 3 weeks of JC-RR:

    1. Check your plan for correct program (regular or RR)

    2. Pee before you get on the scale 

    3. If you aren't losing weight, talk to your JCC about going down on calories

    4. Don't beat yourself up if you cheat one day, you can always come back the next week


    Now, I have been asked why I am not telling my mom about being on the plan. It is because of the price of the plan and her lack of success on the plan in the past. She thinks it is a waste of money because she didn't lose. So I am planning on losing enough weight for her to notice the difference in me, and if she asks how I've lost the weight, I'll tell her. 


    Last week I was extremely busy and rarely had a moment to rest, so I think that may have kept my hunger down. This week will be a challenge because I will be back at work and will have a lot of time sitting and having "boredom hungry". I am going to get some sugar-free gum and hope that it, plus drinking a lot of water, will help to keep me from getting too hungry so I do not over eat and go over my 1200 calories.

  2. Toni

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    I'm on my second week....did great week one lost 7 pounds!   In my second week I've remained at the same weight for five days....UGH!

    Anyone have suggestions on how to start loosing again?  I'm 73 years old,  am eating just like my weekly menu tells me to eat.  Not cheating

    on food doing just what I'm suppost to.....!  Would love to hear from anyone who maybe has had the same issue.

  3. Janette256

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    Today is day 7 on Rapid Results for me. I made it through week one! So much to learn. I'm so thankful everybody on this site is so nice and helpful! My consultant is so knowledgable as well.

    This week I learned that you must not mix and match meals on each day, but you can change the order of days. And also tricks to keep the 12 hour replenish time rule.

    A little bit about me, I'm 55 years old, happily married, and step mother to 4 children total, two with my hubby. Ages 31-26-18 and now 17. Our 18 year old is off in the Navy, and he has been chosen to be in the Ceremonial Guard, in D.C. for two years! So proud of him! We could watch him on the computer today, marching in a parade. Our just turned 17 year old is a junior in high school. She is very sensitive, and very talented! She likes to play soccer, lacrosse, and run track, and is a good student. However, she reminds me of the saying, "still waters run deep". She is a mystery, at times!

    My hubby is supportive of the JC program, so its going well. I don't think I would have lasted, if he wasn't!

    I have some good habits developing so far. Of course, the not eating after 8 p.m. is first. Also, no cream and sugar in my tea. Drinking my water, and getting back into exercise. And of course, no night snacking'! That is the hardest!

    I do work outside of the home, and am slowly building my own practice as a psych NP. This is a real challenge! If you make it, or you don't, its all on you! I'm kind of an introvert, so having to put myself out there can be tough. Also, learning to run a business and be organized, can be overwhelming. Many days, I doubt myself. Taking care of my patients is the best part. <3 I love when I feel that "click" with the patient. This is the biggest challenge I have going on right now!

    The best part of the week was losing 6.8 pounds!!!!

    I did not think I would lose that much :)

    My goal is to lose about 50 pounds, I'll see how I feel when I get closer. I'm older, so want to see how my skin looks, lol.

    My favorite foods so far: the Cheeseburger, cinnamon rolls, mac and cheese, and chicken fettucini. and any sweet dessert, lol. I didn't like the chicken pot pie!

    Well, thats a little bit about my week, and about me!

    Thanks, everybody, for making me feel so welcome..........

  4. Tricia_Marie
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    Yesterday I got to be a part of an event at our local Christopher & Banks and it was so much fun! Before I started this journey I preferred men's oversized t-shirts and jeans, and while I know that I am a girl would always tell everyone that I was not a girl. I got to walk around the store, showing off the clothes, while sharing my story and it felt great. The best thing is that I was wearing a size 6 pant and medium tops! Holy Cow! While I still have 31.2 pounds until I have reached my goal, I purchased myself some girly clothes, I am so excited to get dressed up for work. I'm a girl again!


    I have not felt this good about myself in a long time and I owe it all to My Jenny Craig center, my consultant, and the members here that are so very supportive of me on this journey. I have shared some photos for your viewing pleasure. :)









  5. Quest for Peace & Success

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    Today was my first day back on plan after 5 years.  I was able to maintain my weight loss over the past years but had a very bad year that has spun me out of control and unable to get my bearings on my own.  I'm someone who has always struggled with depression and anxiety, but this past year was marked by a health crisis for my husband and the loss of my father.  I have allowed myself some leeway because of the nature of these struggles, but I am very very hard on myself.  In the past few months, I've gained about 15 lbs. and as a result have done nothing but beat myself up and spin further into depression.  I want to keep myself focused and accountable as I begin this journey.  I want to be kinder to myself and as supportive of myself as I truly am of others.  I want everyone to be happy and achieve their goals, but when it comes to myself, I struggle with this.  So this isn't just about losing 20 lbs. for me.  This is about shifting my mindset to one of support and acceptance of myself.  I want to celebrate even the smallest of successes and lean on others who truly understand the struggle when obstacles arise.  I am hoping to grow as a result of this experience so that I am stronger, not for weighing less, but as a result of slowing down and being kinder and fairer to myself.  I am proud of the fact that I made it through the first day successfully.  I am proud that I finally took action after months of complaining about being unhappy with how much weight I've gained.  I"m ready to do this!


    ‚ÄúKnowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do.‚ÄĚ- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  6. I have a routine. 


    It only took like 10 days, and I have an eating routine. It's awesome. 


    My eating had become so disordered. I wanted to not keep soda in the house, but then every morning I would wake up scheming to sneak off to McDonald's without being obvious to my family (sometimes impatiently waiting for them to leave the house, one time WALKING b/c I didn't have access to a car!), or I would settle on just going, defensively, or I would suffer until lunch, not thinking about anything but soda. I would get into habits of going to a particular drive through for lunch - and then I would go every day for a month. I volunteer to go to the grocery store, or make up a reason to go ("we need lemon juice") so I could also get a soda and some sweet treats. I would refuse to put any of these items on our regular grocery list, but who was I kidding? I was just acquiring it the expensive... and invconvenient... and dishonest way.


    Now, I wake up and drink a glass of water. After a while I have my Jenny breakfast. I'll get some things done and then have any anytime bar. Lunch with a salad. Snack (I have my snacks in the afternoon, when I really feel temped). Dinner and a salad. If I feel like I want something late at night that's off plan, I just go to bed. I'm very well-rested lately!


    It's such a dream though - knowing when I want to eat again, there's on-program food waiting for me. I don't feel so panicked. I'm not making schemes to sneak off to fast food (which always made me feel terrible, emotionally AND physically anyway). I remember from an OA program they say, "Three meals a day and life in between." I really feel that. With the plan and with the food prep done for me - I'm really experiencing my LIFE. And since I'm losing weight and making food choices I'm proud of - experiencing life is great. My life is actually really great. 


    Thanks for reading!

    PS My 4 year has made a full recovery from the trifecta. We have a few more days of antibiotics and tamaflu, but his fever and other symptoms are gone and he's back to himself again. Thanks again for the prayers/well wishes!



  7. I fell a little behind on the forums and keeping up with my blog, because last week, I got hit with a NASTY bug... an awful sinus infection!!


    It started on Wednesday night, I woke up in the middle of the night with a sore throat, and by Thursday morning I was coughing a lot. I was still functional, it was really just the sore throat at that point, so I kind of prayed that it was allergies and powered through my day.


    Well, late Thursday night I woke up and could hardly fall back to sleep, because that's when the sinus problems really started. Oh, boy I was NOT a happy camper. Friday morning, I woke up to terrible sinus pain. I had to survive a client meeting in the morning, but I left right away and went home afterward. I tried to rest, but the pain was so terrible, any shifting at all and my sinuses would just throb and throb. I finally managed to fall asleep at 7pm and woke up on Saturday morning. The pain had gone down by a significant margin, though it was still lingering in the background and I was pretty congested.


    But, I committed to work an adoption event at the city shelter that day, so I got my meds, packed a bunch of extra tissues and water, and helped 10 dogs (and 1 cat) get adopted that day! (and by helped, I mean I stood around a lot, but I did answer questions, direct traffic, got people connected with their volunteers and adoption counselors, etc, so it was a lot of "hurry up and wait" but it was good)


    So, through all of this, it was really, really hard to eat. I just didn't feel like it. I made myself eat some things, but it was not easy. Then, when I finally got a little bit of appetite back on Saturday night/Sunday, it's like my body latched onto all the food and doesn't want to let it go. Before the sickness set in, I was down a few pounds, and then when I wasn't able to eat, I was down even more. But, when I weighed myself this morning, I'd gained it all back. I deviated from plan just a little bit (I got some hot and sour soup to clear my sinuses, and had some crackers, and I did have a couple cookies when nothing else sounded good but I really needed to eat), but not that much, so I was surprised that it all came back as soon as I was able to eat with a normal appetite again. So, I'm a bit disappointed, but I will keep on trucking - illness just sucks and I had to get through it to get to the other side.


  8. missbumble
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    OK So I thought I would take the inspiration from the blog post of  @Staci Greene. You guys must go read her post. Her success on Jenny is truly inspiring and her pants are falling of... You Go Girl! And she planned an awesome day yesterday. So thought I would plan my day in a similar vein. 


    OK so here's the great news. My pants fit. Yup - I am rocking the size 4 Lululemon workout pants! So happy they fit. working from home today - so no great outfit, but will change into golf shorts as I think this afternoon's after work plan will be to go practice golf. With a light workload, I have been walking a ton after work At some point I should probably rest? so I'll go golf a bit.. that's restful :) So my sized 6 SwingbySwing golf shorts will fit as well. YAY! My Pants Fit!


    OK,  today went to OrangeTheory had a great workout. Endurance day - so longer push blocks on the tread followed by Active recovery - Base pace jog) then pushes and a couple of all outs. Total of 30 minutes on Treadmill and then 30 minutes on Water rower and weight bench. Single leg static lunges, rows, lunges, and some work for backs and chests and biceps. All good. 60 min total about 500+ calories. And a bunch of splat points (for your OrangeTehry enthusiasts). 


    Then Kodiak Pancake breakfast 1.25 servings (6 small pancakes I adore) 

    Next change AC filter

    Get template made for Bathroom cabinet (Install in process and amazing!!) 

    Then look for new work project and study for work...

    Lunch - Flatout, tuna, parmesan, veggies and salad :) 

    Work, Golf, Home Depot maybe to buy dinners... or lighting company to buy trim for recessed lights


    Netflix - 90210 Season 3.. I am addicted. 


     Be the happy person you want to be.  Watched this today - Awesome.


    OK time to go be Happy. 


    You Got This guys!!! Being thin - not overeating, stocking to the plan is so worth it. My Pants Fit. Staci's Pants are falling off! Your pants will be falling off too. This is our day, our year, our decade. Let's not go start a diet again and spend a moment unhappy because of our weight. 


    Does anyone read these things? Leave a comment - let me know what your happy is? How your plan is going? Or more importantly, how I can help you :) I know y'all help me every day! Thank you, 


    Miss Bumble


  9. My Second Chance!

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    I am in my third week back on the program.  It has been a challenge but I am staying the course.  My family doctor put me on some heavy duty antibiotics for a horrible sinus infection.  I found out that the antibiotic that I am taking has a side effect of rapid weight gain <_< so  I have been drinking a ton of water and staying true to the menus because the last thing I want to see, at my weekly weigh in, is jump in my weight.  My first week I lost a little over a pound and then last week I lost three pounds.  So very excited!!  Good news, two more days of antibiotics.  Yippee!!

    I have some younger co-workers who are working hard to get back into shape and are trying to eat as clean as possible.  They are a great inspiration to me and have helped me stay true to the program.  They encourage me to drink my water and if I go to long with out eating they remind me it is time for my snack or go have lunch.  It's wonderful when people care and reach out to help.  


    February 1st is my goal date to begin walking workouts again.  I have been in physical therapy for a bum shoulder and hips that are out of whack.  I'm hoping I will have made enough progress to once again add exercise back into my daily routine.  Missing my walks!! 

    That's all for now :)

  10. 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.


  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. 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. 

  14. 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!

  15. 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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    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. 




  17. 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. 

  18. 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.



  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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. 

  22. 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. 



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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 ūüôĆ. 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 ‚úĆÔłŹ

  24. 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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