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Posted barb_ on 09 September 2012 - 12:06 PM
She came back and was laughing. She said that you can appreciate a post and click on the green arrow to the right of a post, at the bottom of the post, I think, to let that person know that you think what they posted was really helpful, good, thoughtful, whatever.
So, then, I felt pretty good about that. And after that, every time I love someone's post, I click that little green arrow. But I wonder how many of you, like me, didn't even know that was a potential? Am I the only dummie? Just askin'. I also wish I could figure out some of these emoticons. Going to try here. Yeah. I did it!
Posted BlueEyedAngel on 25 August 2013 - 05:06 PM
JCC / Jenny Craig Consultant : This is your "counselor" or "consultant" that you either talk to at your center, or you talk to over the phone. ( Hope you love yours as much as I love mine! )
MOMO / Meal On My Own: After losing some weight on the JC plan, you start doing your own Meal On Your Owns! This can happen a little before your halfway point, your halfway point, or even after.
DOMO / Day On My Own: Are just like MOMOs, you will eventually have Days On Your Own. Some people sign up for a program where they do two days on their own (DOMO) and five days on JC food. Sometimes DOMOs happen when we are on vacation.
NSV / Non Scale Victory: Any "victory" not associated with a number on the scale. Sure, we all love to see that number go down, but there are other victories that don't involve the number! Some great ones I had were: fitting in an airplane seat, being able to shop at the mall, and fitting into a dress I hadn't worn since 8th grade. We love sharing our NSVs!
DH / Dear Husband: whether he is dear to you or not, they put up with us at our best and worst! Gotta give them some credit!
TOM / Time of Month : Our periods! Love em (when losing weight and they're regular) or hate em (losing weight and they're regular) they affect our moods, our weight, and sometimes our feelings towards the universe!
I feel there are a couple of definitions I am forgetting, but I'm sure someone will help us out by posting them below!
Posted gettin'skinny on 09 September 2012 - 04:53 PM
Posted eieipad on 01 October 2012 - 12:57 PM
Posted happineff on 30 January 2012 - 07:17 PM
There's been some discussion about Jenny's recent raise in prices and where to find them. To help every one out, here is the most current list of items and their prices! Thanks to Lisa Kay for scanning this!
(FYI: This does NOT include the newly released breakfast pizzas or upcoming additions. Will update when available! This list also might include some items that have now been discontinued.)
(Click to enlarge images slightly.)
Posted jstald on 17 November 2010 - 01:26 PM
Posted barb_ on 07 August 2012 - 09:57 AM
Okay, about the costs. I think the first 4 weeks were my highest because I bought everything they suggested. Including those Anytime bars that cost $10.99 for 7. Not smart. Also, those soupitizers are not needed, as far as I am concerned. I still have 4 left @ $2.99 a piece.
You need to go for the first 4 weeks meal plans to get you educated and in that JC mode. Frankly, I spent somewhere between $125 to $130 a week the FIRST MONTH. JC even has it on their order form. Week one = 125.38, Wk 2 = 124.14, week 3 == 121.14, and week 4 = 121.98.
However, first thing to go for me was their expensive desserts. Yes, they are good, but so is Skinny Cow and Weight Watcher's ice creams and frozen desserts and even candy. Lots cheaper at my grocery store. 2nd thing to go was the food I didn't like. Didn't order it again. I still have a Turkey Paninni that has been in my freezer for over a month.
3rd way to save is the cereals. I avoid their breakfast squares at $1.99 a piece, or the cereal at 2.49 a serving. I have by now learned about sodium and how to look at labels. So, I buy my own cereal that is in a box and much cheaper. Although, have to say I love their cranberry almond cereal. $2.49. But, I stay with my breakfast faves. Breakfast scramble, Florentine breakfast pizza with some lemon juice and maybe a little greek yogurt (fat free).
My average bill now is less than $100 each week. But you still must figure in fresh fruit, veggies, etc. I even now fix some meals of my own. Have the butcher chop 4 oz sections of salmon or other yummy fish. JC just doesn't have enough fish on their menu. As you go along, AND as you read these forums, you will see people post recipes on how they turned a sometimes blah dish into something wonderful. And you are so FULL!
I wish you both luck. Hope you post often and read often. You can afford it! If you look at the overall picture. For me, I'm on 9 medications. I can hopefully get off a number of these once I hit my goal. Even my doctor said she would start to wean me off some when I get down to 160. And you are no longer eating junk food. HUGE savings!
Keep coming back and keep asking questions. Visit all the forums. They all have something to add. Returning clients is not just for Returning Clients. Everyone goes there. Same for a lot of these others.
Posted Blessed4Life2 on 21 June 2012 - 02:18 PM
Lets just all get along ...we are adults here. Mariah Lover, I know you are new....so please feel free to come back often. We REALLY do normally have harmony and love for one another.
Posted barb_ on 10 June 2012 - 01:06 PM
I sign on to some of these topics so I can read the updates. They are so cheering to me. To watch how one person flounders and 15 others come to his/her assistance. Wow! That is incredible. I just maybe have my daughter convinced to sign up here. Maybe. I told her my belief that with this forum, you lose weight more! She sighed 'okay." Who knows, She is 24; she knows everything. Of course, once she signs on I will have to be careful what I say. LOL! But we have a competition going now. Game on!
I'm going out of town tomorrow for 5 days. Anyone know if those non-refrigerated Jenny dinners will explode in my suitcase? I am also taking many days of snacks and ummmmmmmm, the yogurt bar. Heaven. But, I had to weigh in one day early. And I freaked! I don't think near I have lost that much since my 2nd week. I am 4 inches taller than her, at least 100 years older than her, and I am now below her last weigh in. Cause she goes out partying way too much! Yahoo!
Course, I may be singing a different song next weekend when I get back from D.C. I'll be throwing myself under the bus admitting to that 8 oz. prime rib with au jus and steak potatoes maybe. Who knows.
Everyone here, please persist. You know from reading others' stories that even when you fail for a minute, in the long run, would you rather be the sprinter or the long distance runner? Hugs to all of you. I'm taking my lap top and phone, so will stay in touch for some needed encouragement. This is my first time where I just can't avoid temptation. Barb
Posted Laurie S on 08 May 2012 - 09:28 PM
Posted Jen.M on 28 March 2012 - 10:18 AM
Posted Blessed4Life2 on 04 November 2010 - 01:31 PM
There is nothing more inspirational for those who need motivation than to see before and after pics.
So get to it.. ...I'll start off....
Posted sandooch on 28 August 2013 - 08:59 AM
If you don't like it or the changes, that's your opinion and perogative. But I don't like people coming here and knocking down a program I absolutely love and am doing so well on, and I'm sure many people here will agree with me. Not every program is going to suit everyone's needs. Everyone needs to find what works for them and not knock down what other people are having success with.
Posted Blessed4Life2 on 29 October 2012 - 09:30 PM
Ah come on Glen...nobody REALLY hated you, we just loved being called fat whiney pigs...and that was one of your nicer names you called us. lol, among other belittling names . We all really hated to see you go.....we missed your BRUTAL honesty.....nothing like being made to feel like a complete and utter mess, we all just loved you, ahem
Quick question though....if your way is SO successful why are you back? Oh, for a tune up...I forgot..... but wasnt your motto "if we get it right the first time we wouldnt ever need to come back?" Hum, maybe I'm mistaken you for another Glen E.....oh how is your weight loss group doing, you know the one you created after leaving here in a huff? Those cookies your girls were eating didnt go so well with you huh?....sorry you had to close the site down....ain't Karma a witch?!...dang her
(btw, typically a tune up would be 5-10 lbs....not 20, just saying..... )
Oh well either way, glad you are back and knocking this out....again!
Melissa's brutal honesty: This is a lifetime of changing, that includes coming back if need be. This is also a personal journey and no journey is the same. We all lose at our own pace and we find our own way of doing things. We cant live on JC food forever.....we MUST learn how to eat real food. Remember folks, JC is not magical....you have to learn to eat your own way, whatever makes you successful. YES, Jenny is an awesome program to help start you out BUT you must take the wheel at some point. This is coming from someone who was VERY successful on jc and still maintaining after 1 1/2 yrs. There is no certain way, no matter what anyone says. Obviously Glen's way didnt work for him...but yet he is still beating a dead horse and doing the same thing AGAIN. All I have to say is stick with it, stick with trying to live a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier and moving your bootay....you WILL find your own way and you WILL succeed!!! Wishing you all much luck and success ...that means you too Glen
Edit>>>P.S Glen, maybe that food was YOURS after all ......someone pm'ed me and reminded me of another one of your mottos. #epicfail
Posted a_red_dress on 09 September 2012 - 02:09 PM
I had no fricken idea that even exists. Thanks for sharing...I'm gonna click the green arrow your post right now!!!
Posted happineff on 27 June 2012 - 12:35 PM
Sometimes for lunch I'll make a tasty Morningstar Burger (come in a variety of flavors between 90-130 calories a patty) with a 110 calorie Thin Bun. Always fix a salad to go with your lunch. I usually make mine with green lettuce, onion, red pepper, carrot and a Jenny Balsamic Dressing (50 calories) and 1 serving of croutons (30 calories). Comes to about 310 calories or less!
Or for dinner I often follow the general rule of filling 1/2 my plate with vegetables (steamed, grilled, sauteed, your preference), 1/4 the plate with a starch (either rice or potatoes), and 1/4 the plate with baked chicken or other meat. There are endless combinations to be had here, so buy your favorite veggies (for me, broccoli, zucchini, onions, carrots, squash..) and enjoy! You can do it!
Posted matt from nj on 27 March 2013 - 09:05 AM
A diet is something that is temporary. You go on a diet, lose your weight and then go off when you hit your goal. 99% of those people will gain it back and come back. The trick to your longevity is making this a change of your life and creating a new lifestyle. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and thinking you will get a different result. If you want a different result, then you must do things differently and change something.
The magic is not in the food you will buy and eat, but how the meal is put together. The meal is a template of how you should be eating. The meal is a balanced meal of some protein & starch and veggies and portioned out. You will be cooking and eating for yourself when you hit your halfway point and for the rest of your life. Take your meals and put them on a plate and you will see how your food is portioned out so that you get a visualization of what you're eating and how much. When you start to plan your own meals (don't be scared, the first part of this is your trianing) plan it with 1/4 meat, 1/4 starch & 1/2 veggie. This is the way I do it with 4-6 oz of meat with a starch serving ( could be brown rice, potato or a starch veggie like corn or peas) and non-starch veggie.
Resign yourself to making a lifestyle change. Do not panic when you find yourself in a situation that you can not eat your JC food. Relax and make the best choice you can. If you go out to a restaurant with friends, order something grilled with a side and non-starchy veggies, and if they give you a huge portion (which alot of restuarants do) either split the meal with someone or put half away and take it home.
One of the other downfalls of a diet is the denial. Find lower calorie alternatives for the things you love. If you do not, then you are setting yourself up for failure. Most people eat something they are not supposed to and then say "well I've already screwed up for the day, might as well go out with a bang" and then go for the chips, snacks, fast food; you can fill in your own blank here. If you moderate the things things you love, you will have no feelings of guilt or denial. If I am out and there is no Subway around and I have to eat fast food, then I go for a small hamburger and small fry. No guilt but I made a good decision instead of going with the supersize double burger meal like I used to.
You will have weeks that you lose and others where you may gain or lose nothing. remember that you will lose it faster than you gained it, but it still takes time. Try looking at your weight loss as an average and not be so focused on the weekly or daily number. I can guarantee you that if you weigh yourself daily, you will become frustrated quickly. Most people lose 1-2 lbs a week, so if your average is more than than, give yourself a high five and smile in the mirror. People also lose at different rates, so if you and your significant other are both doing this, one of you will most likely lose quicker than the other. Don't get discouraged.
What you drink is just as important. Water is best, if you have trouble with the plain water, crystal light and mio are great ways to get your water in. Try to drink as much as possible.
Space out your food. Try to eat every 2-3 hours, this will help keep you full and not have hunger pains. You will most likely be hungry at first, so find ways to get through this. Remember your body is used to living a certain way and will probably fight the change. This is where you have to be strong and remember that you are the master of your destiny. Filling things will also help, try foods with more protein or use your limited fats for good fats: walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds and there is some kind of PB that I have seen people talking about.
The my fitness pal app will also help you with knowing calories and tracking what you are eating. You can even put your own recipes in it to have a calorie count. It can also help with exercise too.
Jenny is already set up to have you on a calorie deficit. If you work out, then you need to add those calories back in. If you do not, then your body can go into starvation mode and slow your metabolism back and you can actually gain weight. Remember, your body is a machine and you need to fuel it or it will slow down. Yes, you actually need to eat to lose weight. That's a hard thing for some people to wrap their head around. So if you burn off 500 calories, then add some protein and good fats back in to compensate for the loss.
I hope this helps some of you and remember that this board is full of people in the same situations. I started the plan myself a year ago and did it by following these very things. I eat fantastic food that is both healthy and very tasty and I deny myself nothing. I have no cheat days because I am not a diet to cheat myself, but I do so in moderation and portioning. You will get there yourself if you work at it. Anything worth doing is not easy and comes with sacrifice, but if you do it right I promise you that you will live better, eat better and be happier when you go out to buy those new clothes and get the compliments. I just saw a friend that i haven't seen in a few years and his eyes bugged out when he saw me and I got a "holy crap you lost weight:. I have lost it and am not going to be finiding it. It's gone and forgotten about. Do not keep your old clothes as a fallback in case you gain the weight back. If you do that, then you have your possible failure as an option. There is no failing option.
Every day is a new day, so if you had a bad one, shake it off and smile knowing you have a new tomorrow. Do no dwell on your bad days, it will just make the new ones worst. Live by making good and healthy choices and you will be happier. If you're eating because of a psychological reason, then you need to deal with that. Alot of people eat to make up for something that they are lacking or depressed about. Deal with that problem to move forward with your new life also.
Good luck and feel free to contact to me or anyone else here if you need any help, advice or just want some inspiration. We've all been there and can offer great insight for helping you.