🍀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.
Good Saturday everyone. Well, I had my weigh in yesterday and only lost 0.6 lbs. I'm sure last Saturday had something to do with it, but I feel it shouldn't be THAT low (please keep in mind I'm on RR). I was on the 1500 cal plan, so my consultant lowered me to 1200 in hopes that I will start to lose. I'm so angry about this! I pay >$160/week for JC and I'm getting absolutely no where. It is so disheartening, and no matter how hard I try, it is putting me into a depression. I'm going to really fight the urge to binge while I'm depressed, but it will be hard.
PS. it isn't just the lack of weight loss that is putting me into a depression; life stressors and family stressors are really taking their toll on me. I just need prayers to whatever you believe in.
Happy Tuesday everyone! It's been a while since I posted, but the only reason is because I kept forgetting to get on to post. Friday I went to my weigh in at JC and only lost 1.6 lbs. This would be great if I wasn't on the RR program. The consultant said I should have lost more, so we discussed my week to see where I fell short. We really could not settle on it. I keep track of my food on MyFitnessPal, so I showed her that I was sticking to the plan religiously. We settled on it just being due to the fact that I wasn't meeting my calorie goal (I wasn't getting over 1200 calories and I'm on the 1500 plan). My body must have been in starvation mode. Turns out, the food plan I was given for week 1 was not the RR plan, but the regular plan!!! So with me being on the regular plan, I was successful!! Now I am on the correct plan and will see how much I lost on Friday. My home scale says I've lost 4-5 lbs since Friday...
Saturday was a busy day for me. I am now the assistant coach for my son's soccer team so I had coach training in the morning. It was rainy and muddy out so it wasn't the most fun. Then, after a trip to Walmart, I came home and took a nap before being picked up to go do a 5k/1k. I joined my mom and a few of our friends for the Wicked Wine Run. It was so much fun, aside from the fact that my mom gave me all her wine so I was responsible for drinking 10 glasses of wine (I only drank 7, dumped 2, and gave 1 to a friend). I can't tell my mom about JC, so I had to just go with it. I told them I was on a diet but they kept telling me that I'm allowed one day to cheat, so I went with that instead of disciplining myself to not drink.
Did I ever mention I am a serious wine-o? I freaking love wine!! 🍷
So after the run, we went to Red Robin. I ate half of a Royal Robin and a lot of fries. Sunday I woke up at 0200 with a horrible migraine, so I drank 1/2 of a coke and took medication. I think the sulfites in the wine caused the worst migraine in my life, and if you suffer from migraines you can attest to the fact that you will do anything to alleviate the pain. Eventually I went back to sleep and woke up good as new, aside from the overwhelming guilt I felt from letting myself go off the wagon. I have been doing so well with my plan and I jacked it all up on that night. My husband keeps reminding me that I worked out and needed the food, I didn't eat my JC dinner or last 2 snacks, and that the only thing I could do is stick to it again and bounce back. I am doing that now. I do not feel so guilty anymore.
Last night I started 2 new classes. I am excited about it! I'm a sophomore at a university in San Antonio. School is stressful, but I've learned to not eat my stress.
Hope y'all had a great weekend and have a great week!
AHHHH! I completely forgot to post yesterday! So day 3 was better. I drank the shake with breakfast and was feeling much more sustained throughout the morning. Not to mention the fact that I wasn't tempted by cake and spaghetti! I absolutely loved the Creamy Penne that I had for lunch, and the Loaded Baked Potato was heaven. I am a carboholic. I couldn't keep up with the Keto diet because I couldn't have my pasta and potatoes. JC is a God send and I thank God everyday that I have the money to do this and get healthy!
How was your Tuesday?
Aloha again! Today was day 2 and I am already starting to have horribly overwhelming cravings and feeling hungry. I am following the plan to the letter, but for some reason I don't think I am getting adequate protein or something because I'm not satisfied. I am on the 1500 cal diet, and I was very active today. So far, for my fruit, I have only had the allotted amount of apple and bananas, and I have been eating Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt. I am thinking the shake did help more than me just going off the yogurt. I have been staying true to the plan and have not strayed, but man this is a killer. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Oh, I forgot to mention that today is my son's 10th birthday. I am so glad I get the lemon cake because it is helping to keep me from cheating. If I wasn't on JC, I would have said "oh this is my son's birthday, I can have a slice to celebrate... and a nice [big] scoop of ice cream."
What has helped you keep the cravings and hunger at bay?
(written yesterday, posted in wrong spot!)
Hello everyone! My name is Jessie and today was day 1 for me on RR. I was doing really well until I found out that my son stole my S'mores bar that I was supposed to have tonight! I was really looking forward to it! He also ate my kettle corn and another bar... I also missed a couple of my fruit servings, so I just had an apple in place of the bar. I love the food so far though. I was so glad today was pizza day on my meal plan because we had pizza to celebrate my son's birthday, so the pizza and salad made it really easy to stick to the plan. I am really shocked at how full I have been today. The vanilla shake this morning worked wonders on my appetite, which is amazing because I am not usually able to control my appetite. I have struggled with binge eating disorder and my psychologist thought JC would be good because of the portion control. I am so proud of myself for not cheating and not binging!
So far, JC has been great... but it's only day 1. If the program is always this great, I will have no trouble dropping the 83#s I need to lose! I am so excited!!! I really hope to meet some great people on here as well. My husband has always been fit and does not know what it is like to be obese/overweight and have to work so hard to lose weight.
Good luck everyone!!!