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    Thanks I appreciate your comments!
  4. The Right Stuff

    🍀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.
  5. Plateauing

    I had the same issue on RR and found that I was on too high of a calorie plan. They started me on 1500 calories and I lost 1.6 the first week and only 0.6 lbs the second (I initially weighed in at exactly the same amount, then I urinated and got back on the JC scale and it went down). It was horribly frustrating to me; even though I knew I had cheated one night, I knew I should have lost more weight. So my JCC bumped me down to 1200 in a desperate attempt to get me on the right path. When I went in for my week 3 weigh in, I ensured I had an empty bladder, then I went to the scale... 4.4 lbs lost!!! So talk to your JCC about your calorie plan, be sure to use the potty before your weigh in, and make sure your paper says RR on the top (my first one didn't that's why I only lost 1.6). Hope this helps!
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    Thank you I appreciate your comments! Yes it is frustrating when the scale stays the same...the good news is it's not going up just at the same weight for 6 day now..ugh. I'm doing the Rapid Results....following and sticking to the exact menu faithfully and drinking water...! Hopefully I get out of STUCK mode soon!
  8. Plateauing

    Hi @20doitnow, I have been told that it isn't a "true plateau" unless you are the same weight for 3 weeks. I know it is frustrating to not see the scale move (or for it to go up) believe me, I KNOW! Please remember that week 1 is going to be your best loss because a lot of it is water loss. Are you able to incorporate any type of exercise? Which plan are you on....Rapid Results or Classic? Have you spoken to your JCC? Are you drinking all of your water? Are you eating foods that are high in sodium? i.e.: pickles or olives? Also if you don't have much to lose, it is harder and takes longer. I wish you the best. Keep posting here and reading, it helps a lot!
  9. Plateauing

    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.
  10. Ham & Swiss Baguette with Caramelized Balsamic Veggies

    The Ham and Swiss Baguette is great on its own. We also like to provide creative options to menu items like the recipe above.
  11. Looking Back at Week One

    This community is my favorite part of the program. Finding out there is so much more to learn about myself than just about food. It is good to know I am not alone. It is a meal by meal process. Today is all about water intake. More that is. LOL. Enjoy your day.
  12. 10 Reasons Why DIY Diets Don’t Work

    Have you ever tried losing weight on your own? You create what seems like the perfect weight loss plan, but as the days pass, you quickly go from feeling motivated and energetic to discouraged because you’re still not losing weight. It’s incredibly frustrating, and it can be a common occurrence among do-it-yourself dieters. Why is it so hard to go solo on a weight loss plan? Read these 10 reasons why DIY diets typically don’t work: 1. You Need More than an App In a recent study, over 200 overweight primary care patients were followed for six months, with one group assigned to a weight loss app, and the other to regular medical care. According to researchers, usage of the app dropped off within the first one or two months, likely because being accountable daily for logging your weight loss details can be burdensome and challenging.1 Not having a plan and additional support can make it difficult to keep going once that initial motivation to lose weight wanes. 2. Lack of Support While it’s tempting to believe you can successfully complete a weight loss journey without any assistance, an abundance of evidence shows that support is the single most important factor when it comes to weight loss. One study found that adherence rates improved by 65% for more individuals that followed a program with support, as compared to a self-directed diet.2 3. Favoring Exercise Over Mindful Eating Habits While regular physical activity is important, trying to rely on exercise for weight loss can backfire. In a 2009 study, researchers discovered that individuals tended to eat more after exercise - believing they burned more calories than they really burned, or because they felt hungrier. Although exercise has many health-promoting benefits, when it comes to weight loss, a well-structured plan that focuses on sensible portions has a far greater impact.3 4. Your “Rules” Keep Changing With so many different approaches to weight loss, you may be conflicted as to what advice to follow. You may start your weight loss plan by focusing on one strategy but then find evidence that cutting out a specific food group may work better. The next day you read a different trend and revise your plan. There’s no reason to eliminate any of the foods you love when losing weight, and depriving yourself will only lead to frustration. 5. Fitness Trackers Can Be Misleading Studies are showing fitness trackers are not as effective as we believe. In a recent two year study, the group using a fitness tracker lost almost 50% less weight than the control group. Researchers attribute this to the fact that fitness trackers focus exclusively on physical activity, as opposed to nutrition, which could lead people to eat more because they believe they’ve burned extra calories through exercise.4 6. You Have a “Crash Diet” Mindset Have you ever tried a “crash diet” or “cleanse” to drop a significant amount of weight in time for your tropical vacation? Unfortunately, crash diets can be unsafe, and the results are short-lived. Sustainable weight loss requires lifestyle modification, and that involves understanding portions and developing healthy habits that you can use every day. It’s about moderation, not deprivation. 7. Losing Weight is Harder than We Anticipate You may start your weight loss journey full of motivation, but as your energy levels drop, you may begin to miss your favorite foods and eventually your willpower gives out. Having a well-structured meal plan that includes your favorite foods, as well as the support you need to help you stay on track, helps to combat the do-it-yourself cycle. 8. Portion Control Can Be Challenging Trying to maintain appropriate portion sizes at meals can be challenging, especially if you eat out at restaurants a lot or don’t have time to meal-prep and cook. Take the guesswork out by following a thoughtful weight loss plan that provides perfectly portioned foods, and you’ll be less likely to overeat. 9. You Go Overboard on Weekends You stayed on track during the week, so you can eat as much as you want on the weekends, right? Unfortunately, that all-or-nothing mentality can often derail your previous efforts. A better approach is to enjoy healthier versions of your favorite foods in moderation throughout the week, so you don’t feel the need to go overboard on the weekends. 10. You Stress When the Scale Doesn’t Budge We’ve all been there: the number on the scale isn’t moving, or, it ticks back up. When this happens, many people panic and change everything, or just give up. However, scale weight is often misleading, as it records our total weight, which includes muscle, water, and the food in our system, as well as body fat. Consistency is the key to successful weight loss, which is why the best weight loss plan is one that is structured and enjoyable, so you can confidently stick with it regardless of any fluctuation on the scale. While not all do-it-yourself approaches to weight loss fail, extra support and a simple plan to follow can be more effective in helping you reach your goals. If you’re ready to commit to a scientifically proven weight loss program, contact Jenny Craig for your free appointment! Sources: 1 Dotinga, Randy. “Do weight loss apps really work?” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 18 Nov. 2014, 2 Lemstra, Mark, et al. Patient preference and adherence, Dove Medical Press, 2016, 3 Haubursin, Julia Belluz and Christophe. “The science is in: exercise won't help you lose much weight.” Vox, Vox, 3 Jan. 2018, 4 Ross, Erin. “Weight Loss On Your Wrist? Fitness Trackers May Not Help.” NPR, NPR, 20 Sept. 2016,
  13. Ham & Swiss Baguette with Caramelized Balsamic Veggies

    I have to fix this?? Nope. That's why I buy Jenny Craig food, so I don't have to fix anything.
  14. seastar


    Goal weight 135   5'4"

    Started 3/12/18- SW-157.8





  15. New Savory Foods for 2018

    Thank you for your suggestions Kate.
  16. Can You Lose Weight By Sleeping?

    When it comes to weight loss, you may think you're doing everything right. But despite your best attempts, nothing seems to be changing, and reaching your goal is starting to feel like an elusive dream. You are not alone. In our sleep-deprived society, weight gain appears to be more the norm rather than the exception, as more than two out of three Americans are considered overweight or obese.[1] This is because sleep and weight loss are intricately tied to many different hormonal and metabolic processes. The amount of sleep you get impacts those processes and how your metabolism functions. Individuals who are sleep deprived, or who suffer from sleep disorders, can experience a misalignment in their circadian rhythm.[2] Circadian rhythm is your 24-hour internal clock that controls your cycle of sleep and wakefulness. When your circadian rhythm is out of whack, and you are low on sleep, metabolic processes inside your body can be disrupted. This is because during sleep, all your cells undergo a critical process of regeneration, and your hormonal systems take that time to regroup.[3] If you skimp on rest, your cells don’t have the time they need to recover and your hormones can go askew. Hormones are important when it comes to regulating your appetite and hunger cues, and they are a vital component in helping you stay on track during your weight loss efforts. Furthermore, sleep provides an essential period for your mind and body to recover from busy days and the challenges that come with them. Disrupted metabolic processes can lead to weight gain[4] instead of weight loss, despite eating healthy and exercising. But how does sleep affect weight loss? There are a multitude of different studies which have shown that a good night’s sleep may help you: Burn More Calories Through the Day Making sure you get your beauty sleep can serve a much higher purpose than erasing those bags under your eyes. When you’re well-rested, you burn more calories when you're not moving than someone who is sleep deprived.[1] Not only can you burn more calories when you’re sedentary, but you may also burn more calories than your exhausted friends after eating a meal. Making sure to get enough sleep can ramp up your energy and calorie burning abilities. Lose More Stored Fat Some studies have shown that people may have different weight loss results, even when they are consuming the same number of calories, depending on their amount of sleep. Those who get 8.5 hours of sleep per night appear to drop more fat than their tired and sleepy counterparts.[2] Eat Less Food Overall The more time you spend sleeping, the less time you'll spend doing other things, like eating. One study showed that men who slept 4 hours compared to men who slept 8 hours consumed 500 more calories each day.[3] Stop Mindlessly Munching When you don’t hit the hay for long enough, your body can't adequately control the production of leptin and ghrelin in your body, which are two hormones that help you manage hunger. When you're suffering from a lack of sleep, the levels of cortisol in your body rise due to stress associated with being tired, which can lead to weight gain.[4] If there are high levels of ghrelin and cortisol running through your body, it can shut down the satiation centers of your brain, leaving you feeling ravenous and prompting you to crave foods you shouldn't eat. Additionally, your complex decision-making center of the brain may be impaired, so that all those cravings you're feeling in the moment, suddenly seem like a great decision. You may be tempted to chow down on unhealthy foods in larger quantities, at times you usually wouldn’t eat, and end up regretting it later. Exercise More Often Does lacing up your tennis shoes sound like a good idea when you can barely keep your eyes open? Your workout routine may slide to the wayside when you’re tired. Sleep is also critical in helping your muscles repair themselves after a tough workout. (This is why athletes stress the importance of a good night's sleep). If you want to improve your athletic and fitness performance, be sure to get plenty of Z’s. When it comes to sleep and weight loss, take your rest seriously. Those 8 to 10 hours a night make a world of difference when it comes to your health, fitness, clarity, and mood. However, getting more sleep is often easier said than done. Use these sleep tips to help you unplug and catch more Z’s. Are you ready to start losing weight and sleeping better? Contact us for your free appointment today and see how Jenny Craig can work for you. Sources: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  17. Thai Style Ramen Noodle Bowl

    The ultimate guide to elevating your ramen dish! A few simple ingredients take this Thai style ramen noodle bowl to the next level. Ingredients 1 Jenny Craig Ramen Noodle Bowl Entrée 1 Stalk Lemongrass ½ Tbsp PB Powder 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika ½ tsp Coriander Pinch of Cilantro ½ Lime Instructions Prepare Ramen Noodle Bowl as directed on packaging Separate broth from noodles and veggies Add coriander, smoked paprika, garlic powder, PB powder to bowl with broth Whisk ingredients together and add the lemongrass stalk Add broth mixture back to the Jenny Craig Ramen Noodles Entrée Squeeze on fresh lime juice Garnish with cilantro Exchanges** 1 Tbsp PB powder counts as 1 Limited Free **Classic program only.
  18. New Savory Foods for 2018

    Chinese or any kind of asian food would be great since kung pao beef and orange chicken got discontinued. Love the new additions all of them are delicious
  19. Enjoy these easy and minty recipes just in time for St. Patrick's Day. JENNY CRAIG’S LUCKY SHAKE** Ingredients: Jenny Craig Vanilla Cream Shake 1/2 frozen banana 1/2 cup ice cubes 1/2 tsp or more to taste of mint extract 5 drops of green food coloring, or more to enhance color* Garnish with fresh mint sprigs Directions: 1. Add Jenny Craig Vanilla Cream Shake, banana, ice cubes, mint extract and food coloring* into a blender. 2. Blend on high speed until smooth. 3. Garnish with mint sprigs. 4. Serve with a straw. Exchanges per serving: Jenny Craig Vanilla Cream Shake (1 Milk) + 1 Fruit *For a version of this drink without using food coloring, try tossing in a handful of naturally green spinach instead! ----- JENNY CRAIG’S CHOCOLATE LUCKY SHAKE** Ingredients: Jenny Craig Chocolate Dream Shake 1/2 frozen banana 1/2 cup ice cubes 1/2 tsp or more to taste of mint extract Garnish with fresh mint sprigs Directions: 1. Add Jenny Craig Chocolate Dream Shake, banana, ice cubes, and mint extract into a blender. 2. Blend on high speed until smooth. 3. Garnish with mint sprigs. 4. Serve with a straw. Exchanges per serving: Jenny Craig Chocolate Dream Shake (1 Milk) + 1 Fruit **Clients following the classic program may top the shake with 2 Tbsp whipped topping (counts as 1 Limited Food).
  20. Girly Girl

    Thanks ladies! I'm working on my girly poses, I tend to take the silly route every time, but I have fun
  21. Girly Girl

    You are adorable...
  22. Weight Loss and Cholesterol: Is There a Link?

    When it comes to cholesterol, the discussion around LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol), and triglycerides can get confusing. To further complicate things, being overweight doesn’t necessarily cause high cholesterol, and you can have high cholesterol even if your weight is within normal limits. It begs the question: does losing weight lower cholesterol? The best answer seems to be, “It definitely doesn’t hurt.” When it comes to determining whether you are at risk for high cholesterol, your genes and environment both play a role. In other words, diet and exercise work together and create a baseline for what your cholesterol risks may be. For instance, if you eat a lot of fried, fatty foods, you may increase your cholesterol levels as well as gain weight.1 Another tricky thing with cholesterol is that even if you are in the process of losing weight, your blood cholesterol levels could go up temporarily because of the release of fatty acids into your bloodstream.2 So, if you’re losing weight to lower cholesterol levels and you find your cholesterol levels are rising, try not to panic. It’s a normal phenomenon and your levels should settle down once your weight has stabilized. Wherever you are in your weight loss journey, use these tips to help lower your cholesterol and reduce your risks of related diseases: Check Your Fats Try to consume healthy fats when you can, and avoid unhealthy fats like trans fats that are found in many boxed and bagged varieties of food, such as chips, cookies, and other simple carbs. Avoid foods with labels like “partially-hydrogenated oil,” and remember, even trace amounts of trans fats can build up in your system and cause health problems later down the road.3 You may also want to decrease your saturated fat intake, and if you do consume saturated fat, consider getting it from healthier sources such as grass-fed butter and coconut oil. Consume Essential Fatty Acids Essential fatty acids (EFAs), like omega-3, can also help to reduce your levels of triglycerides and lower your blood pressure.4 These EFA's are often found in fatty fish such as salmon or mackerel, as well as in foods like almonds, walnuts, and ground flax seed. Increase Your Fiber Whenever possible, eat fiber-rich foods like oats, beans, lentils, fruits, and veggies. These all contain soluble fiber which has been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol levels.5 In addition, high-fiber diets help you stay full longer and support healthy digestion. Try Whey Supplements Whey is one of the two types of proteins you will find in dairy, and it's thought to help lower both LDL cholesterol as well as overall cholesterol levels when taken as a supplement. You can add whey protein powder to smoothies, or even mix it into your next bowl of oatmeal for a double whammy. Incorporate Daily Exercise Even with moderate levels of physical activity, you can raise your levels of HDL or good cholesterol. Small lifestyle changes such as incorporating a daily walk into your day, riding your bike to the grocery store, or getting involved in a sport that you love can make a difference. If you have trouble with mobility, stationary strength training and resistance exercises can be beneficial. Avoid Smoking & Drinking Quitting smoking may improve your levels of HDL cholesterol,6and avoid drinking, as drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk for heart disease and increase triglycerides in the blood.7 Try using some of these tips to help you lower your levels of bad cholesterol and raise your levels of good cholesterol, as well as help contribute to healthy weight loss. Losing just 5-10% of your current weight could help you lower cholesterol and feel healthier.8 Why not give it a shot? Do you want to lose weight and feel better? Contact us for your free appointment and learn how Jenny Craig can help. Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
  23. Rapid Results™ FAQs - Your Questions, Answered!

    Hello. The Rapid Results Menus are not available online. Please feel free to chat with our Jenny Care team or give us a call, they would be happy to email you the menus. 1-800-JennyCare (536-6922)
  24. Girly Girl

    Cute!!! You look amazing! I love those jeans with the zippers on the front pockets.
  25. Girly Girl

    Look at you! Wow Wow wow! You look so totally amazing! The clothes are gorgeous and look so good on you! I LOVE the polka dot top! (love polka dots!) A SIZE 6!!!! OMG! ...You scream that to the top of your lungs girl! So beyond proud of you!!!
  26. Looking Back at Week One

    @missbumble, thanks for the encouragement! I am getting a few new clients every week, but you are right. I'm at the point where I want to pick up the pace a bit, and that will entail going out to doctors offices, introducing myself and leaving cards, and such. I have enjoyed reading your posts and your journey has been an inspirational one. You help us all to know, it IS possible......
  27. Looking Back at Week One

    Gretchen, How did your weekend go? We can be the same kind of celebraters, lol. It was actually restful to do not much of anything this weekend. We walked together twice. Congrats on getting now to day 7! I hope you have a wonderful week
  28. Not Always Sunshine and Rainbows

    I get to meet with the specialist on the 22nd of this month, so for now I just have to cope. I would love to always have sunshine and rainbows, because life just seems easier. As with all things there is going to be good that comes with the bad. While life is not always sunshine and rainbows, for me, this journey has created a crap ton of happiness for my family and I believe that this makes the bad times worth it. We all tend to post the positive over the negative, it is human nature. While on this journey I enjoy posting and blogging about the happy moments because it motivates and encourages me to keep going. I am inspired and motivated by your story as well as other stories of success as well, knowing that this program works, even after you are on your own eases my fears and keeps me going. I don't see it as nastiness, just reality and we all need a healthy dose of it sometimes. Yes, let's have a good week! @TerraFirma, I am sorry that Jenny did not work for you. I am still on the planned menus but we have started the maintenance program with my husband. I am making his lunches and learning more of how to cook on my own. I enjoy the meals and know that the structure of them have played a large role in my success, having a plan to follow is much easier for me. I have learned so much since starting this journey, that it is not about what I am eating, it is about creating a healthy relationship with myself and food. Before, I ate as a way to feel good about myself, and now I eat to feed my body and nothing more than that. Food doesn't make me who I am, or determine my happiness/sadness. Food doesn't make situations better or worse. I am glad that you have found a program that is working for you, and glad that you are still here with us, because this is a great place for us all to come together! We are all on the same journey, but at the same time each journey is different. There are some that are going to be inspired and motivated by success stories and there are going to be others that are discouraged. For me that is okay. My intentions with sharing my story is to encourage and motivate, to show others that large losses are possible! To show others that they are worth it. xoxo
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