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  1. missbumble
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    Had a great weekend with a friend in Savannah! I bought a colorful shirt  and was pretty shocked it wasn't black! So happy with jenny Craig and my life because of this way of life!!

     

     

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  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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. 

  5. 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

  6. 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 ✌️

  7. 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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  8. MarianBris

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    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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  9. Shirley

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    Scarlett57
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    I weighed this morning and lost 5 pounds! Sooo excited!

     

  10. Protach blog

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  11. Just had to record this where I can remember when I need a comfort meal!!  Roasted Brussels Sprouts drizzled with Walden Farms Walnut Maple Syrup ......  Sauted' Mushrooms, green beans, Boiled Sugar Snap Peas (Then pop out of the shell) .........   OH MY GOODNESS!  Toasting my new love of VEGGIES!!!

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  12. 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

     

     

     

     

  13. Cool2lose

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    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.

  14. Millie

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    Milliezumba
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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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  15. PushingForty

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    saraheileen76
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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!!

  16. Journey to a Healthier Me

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    ljulkes
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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.

  17. 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!

  18. YO YO Me

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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..

  19. 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.

  20. Mb's blog

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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.

  21. 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"  

     

     

              

  22. 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.