This past Thursday I had an appointment with my endocrinologist (I'm a diabetic) and I thought he was going to throw confetti in the air. He was so impressed with my numbers and the reduction in my weight. My A1C is down from 9 to 6.4, my cholesterol is great, my blood pressure is good. EVERYTHING was where it needed to be, with one exception; I need more iron. I am going to try to remember to take the iron pills I purchased the last time he presented me with this information.
Praise God for the great health report.
I made it to week seven. I am so very proud of myself. Praise God!
I have lost a total of 20.4 pounds in six weeks:
Week 01: 10.8
Week 02: 03.8
Week 03: 01.2
Week 04: 01.9
Week 05: 01.0
Week 06: 01.7
What a great week. I got to have my favorite (Fish & Chips), which I wish I could have each week, but I was told that I could not. Not sure I understand the rationale behind this, but oh well. It seems to me that folks would be more apt to stay on the program if they could have their favorites at least once a week.
Again, praise God for blessing me with the willpower to get to week seven. I know once He brings me to it, He will bring me through it. To God be all the glory.
Currently I am 20.2 pounds away from achieving my goal! In 45 short weeks I have managed to lose 128.2 pounds! My husband hit his goal on Friday losing a total of 85.6 pounds. He started this journey at 265 pounds and finishes at 179.4! I couldn't be more proud! My family is so much healthier and happier thanks to Jenny Craig and we will be forever grateful.
This journey has been amazing (the good and the bad). I am not blogging this to make anyone feel bad about themselves on their own journeys. Weight loss is an incredibly difficult journey and being knocked down in society is hard enough. My intent is purely to share my successes as well as letting others know that they can do it to. We are not our weight and our weight does not define who we are! We are all on the same journey, but our trips will not be the same. Some lose fast and some will lose slow. Like @missbumble always says, "this is a marathon". If there is ever a time that you want to give up, that you'll never reach your goals...don't. Come to these forums and simply read the stories of others. Send me a message! You can do this!
I was lucky enough to have had my husband on this journey with me, so I already had this great source for support. My center consultant Janie Long has also become more than a consultant to me, I am 100% comfortable with her and know that we will forever be a part of eachother's lives. These last couple of months have been a challenge for me, and I still struggle to understand why they needed to happen, I am finding myself a stronger woman because it did happen. There are going to be good times and there are going to be bad ones as well but as cheesy as it sounds, everything happens for a reason (whether we understand them or not).
I need great ideas for healthy snacks.
Not until I started Jenny Craig did I realize that while I am studying, I have this tremendous urge to snack. Since I am usually busy working during the day, it really doesn't affect me until I am home in the evening and doing my homework. Sometimes I am so focused on my homework that I forget to eat my evening snack. However, I always take the last week of the semester off to focus on my research paper and a final exam. So for today and the following eight days, I will be home engrossed in my homework and dealing with the urge to snack. I don't want to snack on carrots and celery, but something more satisfying to the palette Any yummy ideas will be greatly appreciated. If I find time, I will search the boards for some suggestions.
I made it to week six. Praise God!
I have lost a total of 18.7 pounds in five weeks:
Week 01: 10.8
Week 02: 03.8
Week 03: 01.2
Week 04: 01.9
Week 05: 01.0
I am still trying to lose a much weight by the time I am required to take my physical for a new position. First I have the interview next week and I am sure my clothes are going to look a lot better on me with the reduction of almost 19 pounds. But the time my interview rolls around I will have my next weigh-in, so perhaps I can be done a full 20 pounds by then. That only an additional 1.3 pounds. It is reasonable to lose that amount within a week.
I found a new route to walk at work. Still trying to keep it under 20 minutes but the week after next, I am going to step it up to a 30-minute walk. Since the weather is nicer I love the walk outside, but if it starts to get too hot, I will try walking earlier or stay inside and walk the corridor as I was doing initially. Today I left my pedometer at home, so that really bummed me out today and I didn't do my walk.
Praise God for blessing me with the willpower to get to week six. I know once He brings me to it, He will bring me through it. To God be all the glory.
I made it to week five. WhooHoo!
I have lost a total of 17.7 pounds in four weeks:
Week 01: 10.8
Week 02: 03.8
Week 03: 01.2
Week 04: 01.9
I am going through an interview process and at some point, I will have to take a physical. I don't know if the physical will be a week away or a month away, but I have to stay focused to lose the maximum weight I can each week to have the best weigh-in physically possible.
Praise God for blessing me with the willpower to get to week five. I know once He brings me to it, He will bring me through it. To God be all the glory.
I'm not sure what made me type in "Jenny Craig" on my phone, one night, a few weeks ago.It seems that I have been yo-yo dieting for the last six years. Up 20 lbs, down 25, up 30 again.
Like many of you, I've given many diets and workout programs a go. Paleo, Whole30, keto, vegan, myfitnesspal, crossfit etc. I seem to be really good at losing 20 pounds, but its past that mark where I usually fall off the wagon. When I started Jenny two weeks ago, I weighed 220lbs. The highest I've ever weighed. My goal weight is 140lbs.
I feel like I don't look like myself. I feel physically big. I don't like taking pictures. Working out is not fun anymore. I live in yoga pants and sweat shirts. I don't like being naked. I want to be thin again and I need help. I needed to do something different.
I'm a super busy professional with no time to meal prep or plan. Worse, if I was counting calories, I'd feel overwhelmed. Tracking food is a part time job, plus I get obsessive about it. Worse, I try to break the rules.
I needed a meal plan where I just buy the food and eat it.
So far Jenny has been AWESOME. What I love is honestly the food. I don't feel hungry, except sometimes in the evenings. Its tasty. I honestly cannot complain and this is coming from someone who thought they'd HATE prepackaged foods.
In 2 weeks, I am down...drum roll please...7.4 pounds!!!! crazy. I feel great.
I started on this journey not only to become healthy but to better my life experiences. I am scheduled to take three trips abroad and I want the ease of movement I will have when I lose fifty pounds prior to my departure. My first trip isn't until the end of January 2019. I am going on a mission trip to South Africa to spread God's word to the children, some orphans and some with AIDS. I am so looking forward to this trip. At the top of one of my menus on the Motivation line, I put, "I am on a mission to do a mission."
My second trip may be to tour the Holy Land in Israel for the third time, leaving in March 2019. I am not sure I will make the trip again, but I have not ruled it out at this time.
My third trip is a graduation present to myself. I am going to Italy and Greece for two weeks in June 2019.
I have approximately thirty-five pounds to go, but I will continue after I lose the fifty pounds. I am so excited to see less of me. <smile>
Hey yeah guys,
It's been forever since I posted this is my new blog, hopefully I keep at it with this. I'm going back to Jenny tomorrow and starting on Sunday. I've done this program so many times that hopefully this is the last time that I'm on it. I'm gonna work my butt off to be able to keep off this weight because, I'm so tired of the heartburn and being tired all the time. Can't wait to start this journey again and hopefully for the last time. Praying this works, so they say 3 times the charm that it works? about 5th time??
I'll see you guys in a week!
At my center, there is only one consultant that does everything. She is NEVER on time, which is a HUGE problem for me because I go there from work and I need to get home so that I can get my homework done. Today, and every week, my appointment is at 1720 hours (5:20 PM). My consultant didn't see me until approximately 1745 hours (5:45 PM).
Last week at my appointment my consultant started a conversation about which fast food restaurant had the best French fries and then which had the best milkshake. I told her she was making me hungry. Are you seriously having this conversation with me? She is about the size of my pinky and I asked if she had ever done Jenny Craig. Although she said she had done Jenny Craig to lose 10 pounds for a wedding, I didn't believe her. She looks like she has never had a weight problem before in her life. While we were having this conversation I noticed a Chick-Fil-A cup on her desk and I know it was not filled with water.
I would like another consultant but there is only one person working in the center that I go to. This is particularly frustrating since I signed up for the long haul. I would like to get my money back and switch to a shorter program, but not sure if they will allow me to do that. Not sure I want to spend an entire year or more with someone who has no concept of time and doesn't have a clue about my struggle to lose weight.
I have lost a total of 15.8 pounds in three weeks:
Week 01: 10.8
Week 02: 03.8
Week 03: 01.2
This is a marathon for me, not a sprint. I signed up for the long haul.
I did forget my food on Saturday when I went to Family Day with my son at his work. I had a choice of a hot dog or hamburger. The hot dog was huge. So much so I ate nothing else for the rest of the day.
I need to increase my water intake and my activity. Right now I am taking 20-minute walks, which is good considering I wasn't doing anything prior. Unfortunately, I am averaging under 5000 steps when I am used to doing a minimum of 10,000 steps just a couple of years ago. I will have to slowly work up to 10,000 steps again but it probably won't be until after I finish school at the end of August. I didn't do my 20-minute walk on Sunday because I was extremely busy with homework.
Blessings to all on your weight loss journey.
as I don’t eat beef but I am tempting to eat this dish. It looks delicious but can you bring a version in chicken.
Some more variety such as baked chicken wings with plain rice. Chicken rolls baked.
Chicken hot dogs with whole wheat bun.
Thanks for bringing in some more variety in breakfast such as coffee cake and blueberry oat bar. However I strongly urge you to bring back the breakfast mixed berry bar. I extremely loved it or bring in the form of a nutrition bar.
The last month has been a whirlwind for my family. We went from being on program on a path towards our weight loss goals to preparing for an unexpected addition to our family. Then once we were excited and ready for this new baby, it was gone. The words, "No heartbeat" replay in my head over and over again. I do not know why this happened, and that is the worst part. I have decided not to focus on the why's for now, because I know that it will not get me anywhere. Now, my focus returns to our Jenny journey and finishing what we've started. I am going to enter the Jenny Success story contest with my husband, but I wanted to share my story here first. This forum has played a huge role in my success on this journey, and I owe several of you credit, showing me that this journey is a difficult one, but it does work. So, thank you! @missbumble, @Yo_Momz, @SFMom, and so many others that I probably forgot (I'm sorry).
What inspired you to join Jenny Craig?
Our daughter was getting ready to graduate high school and we were at our local Dress Barn looking for dresses. While waiting for her to try on the dresses she found, I noticed an entry box for Jenny Craig. So, I entered. When I was notified that I had won a 3-month membership, I took it as a sign and agreed to hear more about it. During my initial consultation I was offered the unclaimed grand prize which was a year membership with $100 off the food, I gladly accepted. Next, they offered my husband the prize that I had won. I took this win as a sign, and that we needed to take full advantage of it; that is what we did.
What goals did you set for yourself and how did you achieve them?
Tricia: The long-term goal that I set for myself was to lose half of myself. I was starting this program at 278.4 pounds and at goal I am going to weigh 130, for a loss of 148.4 pounds. Starting the program, I knew that it was going to be a long road, so I set several smaller goals to help me along the way. The first one being, to follow the program without exception. I could achieve the small goals that I have set for myself along the way due to the incredible amount of support that I had from my husband, my consultant, and my new friends in the Jenny forums. While I have not yet met my final goal for this program I am happily able to report that I am currently at 158.8 for a current loss of 119.6 leaving 18.8 pounds remaining until my goal has been met.
Nicholas: I started this program at 265 pounds and the weight loss goal that I set for myself was to reach 180 pounds for a loss of 85 pounds. While the weight loss was the main reason for joining this program, I started this program with the goal of being here for my wife, she needed this and asked for my support and that was my real goal, being there for her on this journey. Doing this program as a team, the support that we offer each other along with the support of Janie has been a large reason for my ability to succeed on this journey. I am currently at 184 pounds leaving me just 4 pounds away from my goal, so I would identify that as a success.
What health benefits have you experienced?
Tricia: I have hypothyroidism and when I started this program, my levels were unstable, I was having to recheck every 6 weeks and change medications each time. Since starting this program, my levels have decreased allowing a lower dose of medication as well as no medication changes. The best thing that I have seen is my ability to exercise, I am able to do things that I could never do before. My husband and I go to the gym five nights a week and I have been able to jog a mile, something that I have never been able to do.
Nicholas: I saw my doctor for my yearly physical and for the first time since starting this journey and the look of shock on his face made my day. My physical went great, and I couldn’t be happier. Before starting this journey, I would keep Tricia up late at night due to sleep apnea and snoring, but that is gone. I no longer snore and keep her up. I not only look better but I feel better.
I think that we can both agree that our son Aaron is our biggest health benefit that we have seen since starting the Jenny program. He is not on the program or eating the meals, but I am feeding him using what Jenny is teaching me. When we started this program, he weighed 133 pounds he is now sitting at 103 pounds (this was his goal weight). His confidence has grown tremendously, and you can see how incredibly happy he is by his smile.
Jenny Craig has given our family a new beginning, created a new path for our family and we will always be grateful for this opportunity.
How did your consultant support you along your journey?
Tricia and Nick: Janie Long, was the first consultant that I met and she encouraged me to join the program, letting me know that I was worth it. I left that consultation with her with a sense of belief in myself that I didn’t have in a long time. For a while, I had a different consultant that was great, but she left Jenny. Even with her full case load, Janie did not hesitate to take Nick and I under her wings and become our consultant. She has had been our cheerleader, encouraging us every step of the way. She has been more than our consultant, she has been our friend. I know that I can call her at any time and that she will be there for me when I need it. She listens when we need her to listen, which is the kind of support that is needed on this journey.
Another group played a huge role in my success on this journey and that is the women in the forums at JennyCraig.com. It is a great place for support, and they welcomed me from day one and encouraged me every step of the way, never judging or discouraging me. The amount of support that is offered on this program has played a large role in my success, having others to share my success with and to offer encouragement to, is rewarding. I feel as though my group of family and friends grew when I joined this program and I thank you all for everything you have done for me and my family.
*I am working on my photos for this submission. Will post when available.*
Yesterday was supposed to be the happiest day of my week, the day that my son and I got to see our newest addition on an ultrasound. I could not recall the first day of my last period, so the ultrasound was needed so that they could determine how far along I was and my due date. At my appointment I got checked out, discussed several things with the doctor prior to the ultrasound. Next, they ushered us across the hall to the ultra sound room. I lay on the bed waiting for images to come into view. The doc let me know that she was going to be looking around first, before looking at the baby. Then she started to talk about the baby, said that it was measuring at 6.5 weeks, but that there was no visible heartbeat and that there was a 50/50 chance that this was going to be a miscarriage. She ordered labs to check my blood for HCG levels for yesterday and again on Thursday and said that she would call once she had the results with the next course of action. I was/am devastated.
I am confused, I do not know whether I should have any hope at all, or if I should simply prepare for the worst. I am not in pain, I am not bleeding, everything feels normal with the exception of my broken heart.
When I found out that I was pregnant it came as a shock, but I was able to see that there was a reason that this baby was brought into my life, a reason for this detour. Now, I am lost and I do not understand the reasons. I know that I am not the first nor last woman to have a miscarriage, but I cannot understand why I needed to learn this lesson. What was the point? Was I too happy?
I won't know anything conclusive until tomorrow when the doctor calls, but I had to talk about it. I am sad, angry, disappointed, and heartbroken all at the same time and the waiting does not help.
I lost another 2.6#!
I keep thinking I'm tricking the scale - except I wear the same clothes, I eat breakfast and lunch then stop eating/drinking at noon (for my 3pm weigh in), and while weight fluctuates - it doesn't fluctuate by more than 11 pounds!
Easter candy got me one day last week and then AGAIN today at the office. But I'm working from home tomorrow and getting re-focused and re-committed! I love to re-focus and re-commit. I've done it my whole life. BUT I'm finally re-focusing/re-committing the SAME DAY I wander off the plan, instead of waiting for the next Monday, the next 1st of the month, the next whatever. So I had some candies at work. But at dinner, I ate my JC meal, my big salad, and I skipped my snack (I sort of treated it like the candy HAD BEEN my snack. The cut-off eating time helps a lot with this as well. If I'm going to go nuts, it's likely to happen after dinner, after the kids are in bed, when I'm alone, that sort of thing. But since I have a 12 hour window, I have to stop by 7pm (though I've been trying to aim for 6pm... my kids are young, they don't mind an early dinner). I literally put a cookie to my lips, saw that it was 8pm, and stuck it back in the bag. I HAVE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE!!!
I talk to my 6 year old son a lot about "being strong on the the inside." He's obsessed with strength and speed - he wants to lift weights, he demonstrates his ability to lift heavy objects, it's a thing. So when we're struggling to tell the truth, or to share, or to use kind words - I remind him that these are feats of strength! You have to be really, really strong on the inside to tell the truth, etc.
Well: I think I'M getting strong on the inside! And it's not at all like I anticipated. It's not like I'm suddenly strong enough to execute the perfect plan I've mapped out in the past - vegetarian or vegan eating, cutting out food groups, cutting out sugar completely, etc. I'm not doing those things. BUT I am strong enough to get back on plan after a slip-up, so that it IS just a slip up instead of a habit/addiction/way of life.
I was in a small group (like a Bible study - it's a church thing) a few weeks before I started the program, and we take time to pray and to listen for anything God might be saying. We're real flexible with it - like, instead of agonizing over "was that thought MY thought, or was that God's voice???" we say: just try. If you think you've got a word, share it. Then, others can say, "oh yes, that applies to me!" or not, and it's no pressure. Of course, if anything contradicted the Bible, we wouldn't be down, but otherwise, we just sort of have a "we're practicing" kind of idea. So we all get quiet, and the thing I think God is saying to me is: "no more 'end-of-days' eating". This is what my friends and I call that eating practice in which you are starting a diet tomorrow to you eat everything you can think of that sounds good today - a real binge. And I remember thinking, "I can do that. I can just do that." And so I did for a couple weeks, and then I joined Jenny Craig, and I really feel like I'm getting some honest-to-goodness TRACTION.
This isn't just a 2 pound fluctuation. This isn't a 5 pound loss in one week that came right back the next week.
11.6# is real. 4 weeks on the program - with SOME slip-ups, but NO binges - is real.
Thank for reading!
Quick-ish of recap: I blogged before about how my son got the flu and pnemonia and strep all at once! Well the next day, I found out my Grandfather died. He got the flu the same day as my little one, and passed away at home, in his sleep. We're grateful that it was gentle for him, but even when everything goes the best way one can expect (he was 90, he got to see his great-grandchildren graduate from high school, he didn't want to spend weeks dying in the hospital as he had seen some loved ones endure - and he didn't!) it's still really sad.
So I had an unexpected 500 mile road trip.
I was just starting to get back into my routine, and we had to take my other son, my 6 year old, to the ER for stitches in his face! He tripped and fell against the neighbors' outdoor a/c unit. Again - if it had to happen, we got off easy. It didn't knock out teeth or damage his eye. He didn't break any bones or have a concussion or brain injury.
But srsly - I'm stressed!
I've had some eating off program, so my weight loss has been as follows:
Week 1 - 6 pounds
Week 2 - 1 pound (on my period)
Week 3 - 2 pounds (out of town trip)
Week 4 - that's what I'm in the middle of right now
Week 4 has been good. I decided to fully re-commit to the program, despite my out of town trip including a lot of dining out. Honestly - I think I probably lost more during that week of my period, but it didn't show up BECAUSE of my period, and so the week after, that weight loss showed up even though I didn't expect to see a loss at all!
I also have a lot to lose. So you skinny-minis out there with 15 pounds to lose - don't be tempted toward jealousy. I've got 82 pounds to go just to sneak into a healthy BMI. And I'd honestly like to lose another 20 after that. So with 100 pounds to lose - 9 pounds in 3 weeks is feeling pretty good! I wanted the suggested 16 pounds in 4 weeks, but I doubt I'll lose 7 pounds this week.
Still... you never know. I've been praying a lot - and call me crazy, but I think it makes a big difference. Just asking for God's help to stay on the plan results in better choices, and the day seems to go by more quickly (that is - I'm not watching the clock, willing it to be time to eat again, even though I just finished a meal like 10 mins ago).
I'm in a program (a weight loss bet as a matter of fact - you can check it out here https://hwage.co/95149/ - I get a referral bonus on my prize if you sign up too, no pressure, just full disclosure) right now that if I lose 2-3 per week for the next 5 weeks, I'll win $75! Not a game-changing amount of money - but I really love winning at things, so there's a good emotional motivation right there.
Hope all is well with you!
This week is the last week that I can be on plan with Jenny Craig. I just found out that we are going to be having a baby! I am someone that believes that everything happens for a reason and this only solidifies it for me. Jenny allowed my husband and I to be healthy enough for this to happen. Now, my priorities will have to shift from myself to ensuring that a happy and healthy baby is born.
This is not the end for us on this journey, I am going to take everything that Jenny and my consultant have taught me, and apply it in order to make healthy choices for myself and my family. I will be back to finish what I started.
To all of you still on this journey, please remember that you are worth it. This plan works as long as you let it. It's not going to be easy, but you've got this!
🍀Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! 🍀
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.
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.
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..........