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  1. Goal to a healthy BMI

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    Today I weighed in at 260 lbs which was great since I started at almost 280.  I am really excited and my BMI is under forty.  I remember when I was gaining weight steadily the last couple of years and when the scale first reached 260 how depressed and ashamed I felt.  I thought I would never get back to 200.  I remember how it felt when the scale said 280 and I thought I am going to three hundred pounds soon if I don't stop.  Now on the way down I won't forget how great it feels seeing that 260 again from the other side.  Next stop seeing that 250 again!

  2. missbumble
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    So for the past 22 weeks (maybe 23) I have been going mostly on Saturdays to Jenny Craig to see Madeline and weigh in and say hello. Periodically I have had them take my picture. Today's post-golf shot is below. Happy to be losing.

     

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    Lets see what it looks like at Goal in about 15 pounds or so,.

     

     

  3. Ned19455
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    Today I came up against several situations that tested (and vanquished) my impulse control. First, I was at a meeting this morning and there were bagels and cream cheese. After initially resisting, I decided to have half a bagel. I wasn't even particularly hungry, but they smelled so good. 

     

    Then my boss, who was sitting next to me, kept complaining about her jalepeno bagel being too spicy and declared that she wasn't going to finish it. I asked if I could try a bite and loved it. Since she wasn't going to finish it it was going to go to waste . . . 

     

    Then on my way out the door to the next location, I decided that what would REALLY taste good with this jalepeno bagel was a mocha -- the sweet and spicy would taste so good together. And I had a half-off coupon for my favorite coffee place . . . so I ducked in there and got it. 

     

    Then at the field trip that I was on (I am a teacher), they had a concession stand and several of the other staff members were having pizza, fries, burgers, and cheese curds. I tasted one of my boss's french fries. And then I asked a friend if I could have just one of her cheese curds. I had another one a little while later and then later she declared that she wasn't going to have anymore and asked if anyone wanted them. I said, "Sure!" and reached for them. 

     

    At that, one of my colleagues -- said "No!" and pushed them away from me. She scolded my friend for tempting me when they all know that I am on Jenny Craig. She said I was doing so well and that I shouldn't waste it all. 

     

    It was the kind of intervention that would previously have annoyed me  -- an obese colleague telling me to be better at dieting. But I recognized it for what it was -- she was proud of me for my success so far and knew that I was excited about Jenny Craig. I actually appreciated it. I got up from my spot and went to the concession stand, where I got an overpriced veggie snack pack of baby carrots and celery sticks with a small packet of dressing. As soon as I started snacking on something healthy, I was no longer tempted by all the food that was around me. I thanked my colleague for helping me resist the temptations. 

     

    And for the rest of the day I stayed on track. 

     

    I think a big problem for me in my impulse control is the fear of missing out. It's difficult for me to see a spread of free food (or an appetizer that the rest of the table is sharing) and not participate. Even worse is when I know that the food will go to waste if not eaten. When I was growing up, my parents often said, "There are starving people in the world!" if I didn't finish my dinner. Their own parents had lived through the Depression and any food waste was definitely seen as a moral failure. I think that this message still rings in the back of my mind, even though I cognitively know that me eating food that I don't need doesn't actually have any positive impact on the nutrition of someone else. 

     

    Anyway, I'm glad I got back on track for the second half of the day. I hope tomorrow is better from start to finish.  

  4. YO YO Me

    Chrissie_Roberts
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    So, I guess not being motivated by the scales is still a work in progress for me.. Considering the title of this entry.. Hey, I said I'd work on it.. I am down two pounds, so a total of 12, which a amazing for me.. I find it very hard to lose weight.. I'm absolutely eating more on this plan than I was before, different things, and actually much more variety.. I'm finding I like things I didn't even know I liked.. Hummus? I didn't know I liked Hummus.. I love it! Who knew.. I think this whole community idea, and everybody talking about their stories is a good thing.. I relate to a lot of the posts, and realize my situation might not be specific to me at all, which is a good thing to know..

  5. Angela Macgillivray
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    I recently hit what I think (HOPE) is my rock bottom. My weight has been steadily increasing forever. I thought I had it somewhat under control, but after quitting JC prior to the summer I continued to gain. One day I stepped on the scale and the most upsetting thing happened. The scale registered at over 300 pounds. I stepped off and laughed. I laughed to cover the tears. I weigh 300 pounds. And I can see it in pictures. I can feel it in my clothes and in the difficulty I have carrying myself around. I am ashamed. But I'm also at a point where I call it as I see it. I'M FAT. I AM AN OBESE WOMAN. And if I don't do something I am going to have health and physical problems as I get older.

     

    My father is on a walker in his early 60's in a large part due to the damage his weight did to his body. I do not want that to be me. I need to figure this out. I don't know how to figure this out. What can't my brain wrap around the fact that I AM FAT AND IT IS MY OWN FAULT. I don't know where to start as far as fixing this issue. Diet and exercise. YES! It doesn't work. I doubt myself. I don't know enough. I think this 'one last bite' won't matter. What has to happen for me to fix this? I was considering gastric bypass but my insurance won't cover it. Short of hiring a personal chef/dietician I don't know what to do.

     

    I am overwhelmed. I am scared. I don't know what to do. I cannot see that scale continue to go up. I can't live like this anymore.

  6. Mb's blog

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    mbkkg16
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    I knew the holidays was going to be rough.. and I went into the holiday season allowing myself to cheat a little.
    Find the hardest time is the weekends. 
    Started running out of breakfast options, because I would eat  that meal and an anytime bar, and then cheat during the holiday season for dinner, so went ahead and ordered some items for the next 2 weeks.
     

    My "coach/ counselor" is not for me..I find her pushy and annoying. I'm the kind of person who once you annoy me-- which 2 emails and 2 voicemails from her in the past day did for me... I kinda cut you off.
    She wrote that I would need to order food this past Friday for the next 2 weeks, when I just ordered $300 worth. When I brought that to her attention, she came off snarky with me.
    Also, having an appointment every week to talk with her, annoys me. Maybe she'll accept an email instead. I just hate the phone and really find her tone annoying.
     

    I'm starting my year off cranky.

  7. A reason to dream . . .

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    So here I am, sitting in my study in front of two ten feet over-sized windows. The window's true beauty is not its size, simple oak or oblong bronze hardware all the way from South Africa, it is actually how it captures the sun and pushes it through the pane. For a moment, the ray makes me forget that I've been perched between two internal translucent lingering fixtures in my life: a fear of failing and a dark cloak of anxiety. Before starting the day and setting to write my meal plan down I decided to take several deep breaths and pray to cling on to the good in everything around me.Why not. . . Finally, I decide that there's much to see and do and get the day started. 

     

    Today, I decide that the main thing that is brightly shining in my life is that I am starting a diet that may allow me to slip away from what has kept me divided from being healthier and happier for over a decade. "Could it finally be here, are things going to change for the better" I ask patiently? Without answering, I determine that I am just so glad that it is here and that I made this step: finally. It feels like greeting a familiar friend after several years or getting a package that's taken so long to arrive at your front door. It just feels good--  

     

    This is more than a diet . . . it's a new beginning for me. I know I can do this. I'm 190 and 5'4. I have too. I am not dreaming this is real.

     

    Thought to hold on today: "I never new the sun could shine on one pink flower and feel that warm through all that glass"  

     

     

              

  8. So the mystery behind my extreme overnight weight-loss is finally solved. Yesterday, my mother came to visit me and when she weighed herself, she was down 10lbs from her usual weight. Yes, my scale is the problem and yes, I guess I haven't reached my goal weight after all because I have 10lbs to go.

  9. BlueBlog

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     La forme vaginale exige un pénis de grande taille pour convenablement lui apporter le plus de satisfaction et apercevoir la vigueur  de son amant pendant le lien sexuel. Il est éminent de conserver une vie sexuelle épanouie et une partenaire comblée, il reste alors bien temps de rapidement agrandir le pénis vu que cela s'avère le premier handicap à la satisfaction. Cette situation pourrait sembler beaucoup plus sérieuse quand l'individu rate son choix et opte pour un soin qui ne serait pas certifié parmi les scientifiques et testés par plusieurs hommes.


     L'organisme de l'individu endure plusieurs changements au cours de la période d'adolescence, ceux-ci sont le résultat de la production des hormones dans l'organisme, et plus de désordres pourraient se manifester au cours de sa vie.

     

    Certains renversements comme par exemple le changement de la dimension de la verge, la poussée des poils sur plusieurs parties du corps, la survenue des premières érections, seraient l'effet de la sécrétion de l'hormone masculine dans le corps de la personne pendant la puberté. Plusieurs de ces bouleversements sont très associés à la circulation sanguine comme par exemple la dimension du pénis qui se trouve assez reliée à la pression du sang dans les vaisseaux du pénis.

     

    Seulement, le flux du sang ne se révèle jamais similaire à tous les individus, cela alors donne des proportions de verges qui ne sont pas identiques , et cela provoque le mécontentement de quelques hommes.

     

  10. In its own time

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    I've fallen off the wagon in the past three days since I last saw my JCC. I've eaten like a maniac because I've been having emotional turmoils. I'm supposed to be getting my period next week, and I get these insane cravings and it's like I don't realize what I'm doing until I've finished eating. I'm feeling so bad because I just weighed myself for the fun of it, and it says I have gained SEVEN POUNDS IN THREE DAYS?! It takes me WEEKSSS to lose that amount of weight. I don't know what to do anymore, and I honestly just feel like giving up at this point, how do I get back from that? I've been chastising myself since the first day it happened, but that hasn't stopped me from continuing down this path:unsure:. I'm feeling so sad about it, but that only leads me to continue emotional eating. How do I get back on track? I can't gain back all I've lost, I've worked so hard for it. 

  11. My Son & Me

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    MySon&Me
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    Let me start off by saying I was nervous about my first weigh-in because I had started my cycle and that normally means a 3 lb weight gain!

     

    But I am DOWN !!    Here are my week 1 results vlog

     

    How did your week go?

     

     

    xo

    Melissa 

     

     

  12. GZBNura

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    NuraGZB
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    Today started strong. It is boss's day on Sunday so my co-workers wanted to take our boss out to eat. I when and took my jenny lunch and ordered a garden salad, no dressing. Later, I was leaving my house for school and my car wouldnt start. I know nothing about cars. My car not working effects my whole life. Getting to work, going to school, going to the gym, going to my jenny appointment in 2 days. If the repair will cost alot (which most car problems do) having the money to pay for the food. Basically in that moment my whole life when up into a spiral of unknown and i just wanted to cave. Order a pizza or walk to taco bell and get comfort food but I when inside my house and still ate my jenny dinner and snack. I dont know whats going to happen at the moment but i can't let a bad day ruin my progress.

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  13. Aussie Katie

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    Hi guys,

    I started my first week with Jenny in South Australia. Tomorrow is my first ever weigh in. I am nervous and excited but have had my ups and downs this first week. I suffer from bad insomnia as i am a shift worker and when i don't sleep i sometimes make bad food choices by not eating all day and then having a high calorie dinner. Anyway i tried really hard this week and the one day when i screwed up i got my favourite take away food and i couldnt believe i was actually full from eating half of it, my stomach must of shrunk or something. I am back on track but really stressing i am not going to have a good weigh in as i had a few bad moments over the week. How is everyone else going? oxoxo

  14. BoomBoom

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    I am back on Jenny Craig and loving it... It works for me because i am a pet sitter and it is easily allows me to take my food with me.


    But,,,, i remember being on Jenny Craig a long time ago that i always had a problem with GAS..  Anyone else?? And what are you doing to stop it.

    HELP..

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    Camis
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    I have very little words to describe how happy I'm to be down 11 pounds. This journey has been difficult, but once I set my mind to do it, it has been very rewarding. Sure it has been hard that I can't go to my favorite cafes and get a tasty pastry and coffee... now I just get the coffee and drink it while I eat a protein bar and walk my baby around the city.

     

    Being pregnant wasn't easy for me, gaining 60 pounds was hard and the hardest part is looking at yourself in the mirror and not recognizing your own face. I can say I feel great about taking control of my life again. Having a three month old baby doesn't leave much time for me, but I feel this, Jenny is what I'm doing for myself and I treasure it.

     

    Life is good,11 pounds down 30 more to go!

  15. Two Days In :)

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    Katie Little
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    First Weigh In Was TODAY!  I've lost 8lbs so far!  I have a long way to go of course, my very first goal is to get under 300lbs, I am now at 360lbs.  I'm just on Cloud 9.  It's crazy because this is only my first week on JC and I'm already starting to change my whole outlook on food.  It's difficult at first but the results shows that it's completely worth it!  Plus for a diet, I really enjoy the food.  The small portions sometimes drives me crazy, especially on weekends, because weekends are usually when I feel like snacking the most but it's something that I just have to get used to :) It's all about portion control and making smart choices! which was my first lesson of the week. 

  16. Caroline Karwowski

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    carebear1996
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    When i began Jenny Craig i weighted 297.4. I began this journey with my set goal of 170lbs. Knowing that some day i can reach that goal gives me butterflies.

    during my first official weigh-in I  was 291.3. The shock that came to my eyes that I can accomplish losing that much weigh was unimaginable. Today when i went my weigh only dropped 2 pounds. though it wasnt much, i know i can do better. I set my goal for next week at 5 more pounds off. By being more activity, going on walks, swimming at the public pool nearby, dancing to music, and sitting to my plan i know i can accomplish this. We all have the choice to make a change and its up to us. 

     

     

  17. Just Tell Me What To Eat

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    The food is already delicious. I'm making meals an event rather than just a task. Today is Cinnamon Swirl French Toast and strawberries.

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  18. Going through renovation is never easy. Especially when it's of your own body. It is so great to see the before and afters of other people. Not so easy when you actually have to live the time between the two pictures yourself. The fact is, I made it through my first week, and had my first weigh in at the center. My scale at home tells me one thing, and the scale at the center tells me another. That is strange, but I understand it is not all that unusual. At home, I hop on the cruel flat truth teller in the morning. My appointment with my consultant was at 6 PM. So I have to account for all the water and food I ingested during the day. In any case, the results were still positive, and I lost weight. According to my scale, 4 pounds, and at the center, 3 pounds.

     

    When you think about it, the fact that different scales can say different things about the same body is actually kinda funny. Or at least curious. It reminded me that we can't really trust the human way of measuring and judging things. Or people, for that matter. Proverbs 16:11 says: "A just balance and scales belong to the LORD; all the weights of the bag are His concern." When God weighs somebody, He is checking their character. And that will be a precise measurement every time. We definitely do not want to be found deficient in His book. In Daniel 5:27, we read about a king who was found deficient in God's scale, because he had defiled the objects that belonged to God's temple, and he had not humbled himself before the Lord (Daniel 5:22-24). This King had brought the cups that belonged to the temple, and used them during a pagan party. If eating and drinking in honor of man made  idols while using God's vessels wasn't enough, that king was also reminded of how he had not worshiped the God in Heaven, and had not come to him in humble adoration.

     

    God takes His temple and all the things pertaining to it very seriously. I want to be found weighing just the right amount in God's scale. As for the unrealible human version, I hope to continue to see decreasing numbers each week. Since my body is His temple, I am sure God cares about both my spiritual and physical weight. As the verse in Proverbs said, He cares for "all the weights of the bag".

  19. Procyon4092
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    I woke up hungry this morning and that's a good thing.  It made breakfast so pleasurable and delicious...something to be savored and enjoyed, rather than something to wolf down because it's the time of the day to eat.

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    Please visit my weight loss journey blog at: http://xtinedanielle.com

  20. crazyjojo's Blog

    I think I have been trying to do too much at once.  I want to lose fat and build muscle.  This not impossible, but for me it is not working.  I always want to workout.  I think what I need to do is concentrate on sticking to the diet.  I always think that I am "smarter" than everyone else.  I think that I know it all. If I do, why am I overweight?

     

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  21. DMD Diane's Blog

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    Book worthy of recommendation...

    One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way
    by Robert Maurer

    Why would I recommend this book? IMHO...

    Robert Maurer has taught me that baby steps have great value.

    For example, to get in the habit of riding my new exercise bike, I have set the following goals that are so simple they almost seem insignificant:

    Day 1: with bike in a comfortable, convenient location, sit on bike for 1 minute while thinking about enjoyable bike rides I have taken in the past. (3/15/16 DONE)
    Day 2: sit on bike to watch TV for 5 minutes (3/16/16 DONE--also pedaled for 20 minutes)

    Day 3: pedal bike for 1 minute, think about a pleasant memory (3/17/16 pedaled for 5 minutes while watching music video by Adele "hello") (3/19/16 Redone this time also thinking about a pleasant memory)

    Day 4: pedal bike for 5 minutes (3/18/16 pedaled for 30 minutes while watching cycling video of my home state)

    Day 5: pedal bike for 5 minutes, stay on bike to watch TV for 5 minutes (3/19/16 pedaled for 30 minutes while watching TED talks; stepped on elliptical for 5 minutes while watching Rick Steve's show on Cinque Terre which reminded me of our recent book club selection "Beautiful Ruins")

    Day 6: sit on bike to read a book for 5 minutes, then pedal bike for 5 minutes (3/21/16 read from "Traveling Incognito" by Sarah Shockley and pedaled for 15 min.)

    Day 7: sit on bike to listen to music for 5 minutes, then pedal bike for 5 minutes

    My initial goals are to establish the habit of being on my exercise bike every day and to associate pleasant thoughts and experiences with being on my exercise bike.


    If you have access to a stationary bike that is going unused, would you like to join me on my journey?

    While I am at it, why not set baby step goals to re-read this book?

    Day 1: find the book again, read the information on the book cover and the table of contents (3/15/16 DONE)

    Day 2: read the first two pages of the preface (3/16/16 DONE--read 7 1/2 pages)

    Day 3: read two more pages, pick out my favorite sentence of what has been read thus far (3/19/16 DONE...back on track)

    Day 4: read three more pages (3/21/16 DONE--read 4 more pages)

    Day 5: read one more page, think about the ideas in the eight pages read so far

    Day 6: read two more pages

    Day 7: read three more pages, ...is there a way that any of this information can be applied to my Jenny Craig journey?


    Until next time...

    DMD Diane

    (Not at home 3/20/16...walked around the sidewalk of the entire shopping plaza - about 20 minutes)

  22. Jenn 717's Blog

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    Help I am on day 2 and I feel soooooo Hungry drinking at least 2 liters of water a day so that's not an option to help

  23. I have been concerned about all the preservatives and additives in JC prepared foods, but love the convenience and taste of many of their products.

    However, I was REALLY surprised to find high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and corn syrup listed as ingredients in some of their products, such as the Mixed Berry Bar.

    I don't know if you're familiar with how high fructose corn syrup is manufactured, but it's not pretty or natural. It involves genetically modified enzymes." involving vats of murky fermenting liquid, fungus and chemical tweaking. See http://www.motherlindas.com/HFCS_murky.htm

    Many researchers believe there is a correlation between consumption of HFCS and obesity levels - see this chart: https://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/2009/05/chart-obesity-high-fructose-corn-syrup/

    HFCS is sweeter and cheaper than sugar, but can be associated with fatty liver and Type 2 diabetes. Fructose is also more likely to be turned into bad kinds of fat than glucose is. See



    Why not use honey instead?

    Perhaps we should let JC know if we would like them to make a change, and eliminate HFCS from their products.