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#675252 Vote this post up! What the heck is that? Know I know and want you to kn...

Posted by barb_ on 09 September 2012 - 12:06 PM

You know, when I joined the forums, I didn't understand much about them. Call me old or something. So, one day I was looking at my profile and saw this number beside it. It said excellent. What the heck did that mean? So, I privately sent a message to one of my friends here, Melissa, and asked her. What is that number for?

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. :D Yeah. I did it!
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#703344 Common Board Definitions

Posted by BlueEyedAngel on 25 August 2013 - 05:06 PM

Welcome to all our new (and not so new) members! When you first join Jenny Craig (JC) you often see different abbreviations that you may not know what they mean! This board is to help provide definitions into the abbreviations to help you out! Feel free to add any to the board! :)

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!

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#718778 Milestone day

Posted by GwenJ on 01 May 2014 - 09:50 AM

I am about to go in for my weekly WI and is time to celebrate another milestone.  Today marks 52 weeks of being on Jenny. 


I never thought a year ago that I would make it this long.  This was just a temporary thing to shut my mom up. She wanted to lose weight again and need a partner.  I’ve done it with her in the past with Nutrisystem.  Blah!  Didn’t even last a week because it was so gross I couldn’t choke it down.  I felt sick and hungry all the time.  I would eat two or three packs of a snack because they were so small and it’s all you got to eat was what came in those packages.  I was miserable and hated every second of it.


She suggested Weight Watchers first.  Yep, been there, done that.  It felt like fat shaming.  Standing in a room in front of 10 women being weighed and telling everyone what you weigh and how much you lost or gained that week.  Not happening.  I know it’s changed a lot since those days but I can’t get that out of my head.  Plus I remember my friend telling me she counted points and she only had 5 left for the day and it looked like she was performing a scientific experiment when it came time for dinner because of all the stuff she was doing.  No thank you.


Then she said Jenny.  I had no excuse here.  I didn’t know anyone that had ever done it.  So she called and they had an apt open for that afternoon.  UGH!  This is happening!  I went over there and met with my JCC.  Loved her.  She explained all the plans and I said Give me the 1 year plan because if I do monthly I know I will quit.  If I am committed for a year, I know I will stick with it.  Forked out almost $400 for my membership and food for that week.  My mom was shocked that I picked the year because she was only going to do the month.  She gave in and did the year too.  So two hours later off we went with 4 bags of food. We were in this.


Over the course of the last year I have struggled, laughed, cried, got angry, frustrated, anxious, every emotion you can think of.  I think there are 8 stages of Jenny.  Lol And everybody has to go through every stage if they are going to be successful.  Some people will give up early because it’s too hard.  And heaven help me there were many times I wanted to give up.  I wanted to quit because “I was sick of the food” or “I want to just be normal.”  Wah wah wah.  We all want to be normal.  Jenny is teaching us to eat normal so we can do that in the future!  And get over the food.  Geez.  We obviously ate what we loved beforehand and that’s what got us into this situation. It’s time to take a step back and realize that we need to change our eating habits for the long term otherwise we will be back in a year or two.  Or worse, we will have health issues.  Heart disease, diabetes, etc. 


Over a year ago my doctor told me that I was borderline pre-diabetic.  He had me taking medications every day and pricking my finger first thing in the morning then 2 hours after every meal.  I hated it.  I cried all the time because I hated doing it.  So I started just making up numbers because my skin became so sensitive and it hurt no matter how I did it.  Just caused me so much anxiety.  And I didn’t want to do that for the rest of my life.  I watch my father in law who is also a diabetic and I think, I don’t want to be like that.  I don’t want to give myself injections at the table before every meal.  Then check it later on to ensure I did enough.  And carry around things all the time plus watching for low sugar levels, etc.  I don’t want to be tied down to a test kit and needles.  Because if I kept doing what I was doing, I’d be in that spot.


When I started JC I would walk with my husband.  I’d do about a mile because that’s all I could do before my back hurt so bad I’d cry.  I never shopped because of the back pain.  I couldn’t stand anywhere longer than 2 or 3 minutes.  So I started using the stationary bike.  That lasted about 5 minutes before I would get bored.  Eventually I could get up to a half hour if I used my iPod.  Then one day after my bike session I thought I’d go for a walk.  So I did a short walk down the street.  Then the next time I went a bit further.  Then a bit further.  I got into a groove.  I had an ankle injury that sidelined me for about 2 months but I bounced back. 


And now here I am, I did a 5 Mile St Pats run, a 5K last weekend, and just registered for 3 more.  The Komen Race for the Cure, Muck Run, and the Cardinals Care 6K.  I go to a gym twice a week for classes or personal training plus do my own walking/jogging.  Just started the C25K program again.  I’m actually making goals for myself! Who would have ever thought that? 


I want to post my “Before” and “1 year” photo but Jenny lost my original picture.  I’m so upset over that too.  They never printed it and didn’t have it on the camera anymore. 


As of today I am down 10 pants and 2 shirt sizes.  I have my weigh in this afternoon so I’ll post what my one year weight loss amount is afterward.  But below is a photo comparison of my “before” and current.  I wish I had one when I actually started but this one was taken about 6 months before I started Jenny. 


Anyway, I guess the point of my post is that you can all do this.  Anyone coming in and struggling, you CAN do this.  You just have to stop making excuses and just do it.  I’m not perfect, we all know that.  I share my cheats and flubs with ya’ll whenever they happen.  But you just can’t give up.  It’s hard and will always be hard. If it were easy we would all be a size 2.  But I can promise you one thing, the short term disappointment of not eating that piece of cake will go away in about an hour.  J 




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Posted by jstald on 17 November 2010 - 01:26 PM

Please read this important announcement: NEW FORUMS MODERATION POLICY
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#675289 Vote this post up! What the heck is that? Know I know and want you to kn...

Posted by gettin'skinny on 09 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

Thanks for letting me know about that! I have a 5 neutral guess that means they like you more. One day maybe I will be part of the "in crowd"
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#720540 Venting on the verge of tears

Posted by SonyaCele on 05 June 2014 - 10:14 AM

    Here is what you do, ignore the number and focus on one week at a time changing everything about your life, the way you eat and the way you exercise.  Start walking every minute you possibly can and don't make any excuse why you can't walk.   And dont make any excuses why you can't stay on track with your food.  Can you go home at lunch and get your JC food? If not, have a half a turkey sandwich on wheat, no mayo, with some fruit. and tomorrow make it a priority to take your food.    Don't worry about about losing pounds as much as you need to focus on staying on track and your exercise.     Expect a life change.   Accept the life change and allow the life change.   One day at a time one week at a time.   Vision yourself one year from now, the only way you will drop the weight is by staying on track every single day between now and then.   No excuses for eating a cheat meal or skipping on your walking, or adding too many extra limiteds.   Excuses only lead to failure, physically and mentally.   It will seem like a long slow process, but if you chip away at it one day at a time, in 6 months from now you will say WOW that went by fast and i'm halfway to my goal!   So there you have it, thats how you do it.   You wont get there by hiding under your desk.   

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#677229 I Finally See It!!

Posted by eieipad on 01 October 2012 - 12:57 PM

I am blown away. Seriously....pictures have helped me see what my mind refuses to see in the mirror.

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#662179 Bump If Your Clothes Are Too Big!

Posted by nancy5012 on 26 May 2012 - 04:19 AM

Love this thread!!

What a rush it is to get into a smaller size - I think it is better motivation than the scale. Suddenly you feel better about yourself and actually WANT to go shopping!

I started my journey at size 1X top and size 24 pants (ugh...it pains me to even type that!).

I am currently fitting into some medium tops and my size 14 pants (!!!) are getting loose! I expect to see size 12 in about another month. Can't wait till I see those single digit sizes again!
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#648001 Here's the Price List!

Posted by 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.)

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#672289 food cost

Posted by barb_ on 07 August 2012 - 09:57 AM

Sounds like the first person is talking about she joined online and so does it without a centre. As to you Mary, I'll be happy to tell you, but you can also ask for a price sheet next time you visit. So you can get a TRUE picture of what it costs. I use the centre approach rather than online because I better be held accountable each and every week. That weigh in, I haven't missed a single one in the 5 months I have done this. I might have to re-schedule, but I never skip. Skipping to me means you have cheated too much and don't want to be caught. So, you hope to make it up the next week. Not a good approach. And the counselor is so helpful and supportive. If yours isn't, get another. It's not hard.

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.
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#666737 Fair food

Posted by Blessed4Life2 on 21 June 2012 - 02:18 PM

:mellow: Ok, am I going to HAVE to pull this car over kids? Because If I do HAVE to pull this car over......and I WILL pull this car over if I have to, then I will paddle everyone involved. :P :D ;)

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.
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#659945 Price is daunting

Posted by Laurie S on 08 May 2012 - 09:28 PM

It is expensive, but it is worth the investment in me. They have several plans and can work with your buget... The food is soooo much better than nutisystem... I speak from personal experience. I wish you the very best, no matter what your choice :rolleyes:
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#659384 Bump If Your Clothes Are Too Big!

Posted by BlueEyedAngel on 03 May 2012 - 05:10 PM

So I ordered clothes and was so excited to get them in the mail! Only to find out..they are too big! I actually ordered a size 2x for pajama bottoms! I havent ordered 2x in..well, I cant remember when! Also, my shorts i ordered were a size 28 and too big! I am officially down to a size 26 jean! I haven't been able to wear size 26s since my senior year of high school! I cant tell you how excited I am! Such a NSV for me!

Anyways, thought I'd open a topic for those of us who are wearing clothes that are too big, or getting looser! Bump it up! :)
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#654999 reputation points?

Posted by Jen.M on 28 March 2012 - 10:18 AM

I believe that's the number of times someone's clicked the little up arrow next to one of your posts. It's sort of equivalent to a Facebook "like".
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#582005 Before & After pics

Posted by Blessed4Life2 on 04 November 2010 - 01:31 PM

Come on everybody......show that figure off! Even if you arent at goal yet and have only lost a few lbs, we still want to celebrate w/you.

There is nothing more inspirational for those who need motivation than to see before and after pics.

So get to it.. :P ...I'll start off.... B)

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#703613 Dissatisifed customer

Posted by sandooch on 28 August 2013 - 08:59 AM

WW and Lean Cusine frozen meals also have way more sodium then JC. That's great that you are doing well on WW, I just don't see why you have to come on this board and diss a program that so many of us love and are happy with. I would never even consider going on the WW board and do such a rude, uncalled for thing (and I've done WW a few times in the past and could say some negative things about that program as well).

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.
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