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#1 gettingfit01



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:42 PM

Hi everyone! So I started my journey with Jenny when I came home from college in May. I remember first walking into Jenny, scared and nervous that this was going to just be like every time I tried Weight Watchers, a failed attempt at losing weight. When I stepped on the scale and saw that number I thought I was going to cry and when they wrapped the measuring time around my torso I wish they would have just strangled me right then and there. My first week saw a 3.6 pound loss and I was so mad at myself for not losing 6 pounds or something more. But I didn't give up hope. I'd often drive to the supermarket and go food shopping for fruits and veggies and I'd try new veggies. I'd roast peppers, season carrots and put them in the oven, try and invent new ways to eat my veggies so I can store them in the fridge as snacks as I started to miss frequent snacking and knew that veggies were endless.

I got used to tracking my foods, and I started noticing my newly formed double chin going away. I was becoming more aware of the foods I was eating and normally I'd eat two pieces of pizza and be ready for the third, now I couldn't eat one piece without feeling stuffed. My stomach was adjusting to eating less and I felt like I could actually do it.

I had a great summer! Despite losing 20 pounds before starting at a new and better school this year, I took a cruise to Alaska, went to four amazing concerts, and met my favorite band (The Jonas Brothers) twice! But most of all, losing 20 pounds thanks to Jenny gave me a newfound confidence.

Upon starting school I went shopping for clothes. And I bought about 4-5 pairs of denim shorts. Before the summer started I wouldn't even dream of putting on a pair of elastic band shorts or running shorts, and now I was buying denim shorts that were in style and they made me feel like every other teenage girl who can put on cute clothes and feel good in them.

I had the confidence to join a sorority and now I'm extremely happy to be a sister of that sorority. Of course losing weight has nothing to do with being accepted into the sorority but losing the weight gave me the confidence to be outgoing and meet new friends and now I have the confidence to go out to parties and dress up.

College is hard because my food choices are limited but thankfully I still get full much quicker now and my body tells me when I've had enough quick enough. I also broke my arm at the beginning of school and due to this had to refrain from exercise so I couldn't join the gym. Due to this I've gained back a few of the pounds I had lost but in the past three weeks have worked to take them off. I just went shopping when I came home for Thanksgiving break for winter clothes and my biggest problem was deciding which of the clothes I wanted to keep (THEY ALL FIT) but hey, I'd rather have that problem than my old problem of not fitting into anything! My mom had to give me a 4 item limit lol.

Anyways, I just wanted to pop in and say hello! I keep my before and after pictures taped to the inside of my closet so everytime I go and get dressed I'm reminded of all the hard work I did and to not ruin it.

To everyone that is starting Jenny Craig for the first time, let me tell you this works: given that you make it work. If you follow the program to a T (especially in the beginning), track down EVERYTHING (even the amount of water you drink) and talk to your consultant, you will see the weight come off. If it comes off slowly don't be discouraged. I was and now I see that because I took the weight off slowly it stayed off. What's even more important than the number on the scale is the confidence you'll gain. Not just look wise but the energy you'll have, the happiness you'll feel when you can actually fit into the things you try on at the store, realizing that some of your clothes are too big on you, etc. I think recently one of my biggest things was seeing that a winter jacket I had last year that wouldn't zip up, now zips up on my comfortable and looks good. Also, last year I'd be too afraid to wear leggings because I hated how big my legs looked, now I wear leggings all the time and I look good in them. So good luck! :)
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#2 Lilly4


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:53 PM

What a great story!! :)
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August Goal- 2 pounds    Lost 10.9  :) 
Week 1- 8/24:  -7.2
Week 2- 8/31: - 3.7
September Goal- 5 pounds  Lost 8.6 :)
Week 3- 9/7-  -1.4 
Week 4- 9/12- -2.1  (total of 14.4 since starting- almost to reward massage!!)
Week 5- 9/19- -2.6 pounds (total of 17- reward massage scheduled!)
Week 6- 9/26- 2.5 pounds (total of 19.5)
 October Goal- 5 pounds   Lost 5.3   :)  
Week 7- 10/3- -2.1 pounds (21.6 total)
Week 8- 10/10- - 1.6 pounds (23.2 total)
Week 9- 10/17- - 2.1 pounds (25.3 total)
Week 10- 10/31- +.5 pound (24.8 total)           Halloween Challenge Goal- 10 lbs...Lost 12.5  
November Goal- 3 pounds
Week 11- 11/7-   -1.7 (26.5 total)
Week 12- 11/14- - 1.2 (27.7 total)
Week 13- 11/21-  -.5 (28.2 total)

Week 14- 11/28-   + 1.7                                             Thanksgiving Challenge Goal- 3 lbs...Lost 3.4


 December Goal- Maintain through the holidays and keep up with exercise
Week 15- 12/5   -2 (28.5 total)
Week 16- 12/12 -1.8 (30.3 total)  GOAL for December!!  Now to stay there!  
Week 17- 12/19 - not sure- asked JCC just to record my weight
Week 18- 12/26- not sure- asked JCC just to record my weight



Valentine's Day Challenge Goals: 5 pounds

January 9- almost back to Dec. 12 weight of 30.3 pounds lost- at 29.4 lost (3.2 pounds lost between 12/2 and 12/9)

Challenge Start Weight: (starting 1 week late)

Week 1 (1/18): - 1.6 (31 pounds lost)

Week 2 (1/25): + .2

Week 3 (2/1): skipped weigh-in

Week 4 (2/8): not sure- asked JCC just to record my weight (tough month so far!)

Week 5 (2/13):


Goal- 135-140 pounds

#3 SonyaCele



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:18 PM

congrats and thank you for sharing!
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When you look in the mirror and see no change, and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that's the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.






#4 Brend


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:38 PM

That is terrific! Those before and after pics for a great reminder.
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#5 laura55


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:54 PM

I love success stories! I am so happy for you! There is no better feeling than having confidence in yourself...so empowering!
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Beginning Weight 5/17/2013: 208 lbs
Reached goal 8/08/14. 143.6. GOAL!
New Beginning 
8/11/2015    184.6
Week 1: -3.6
Week 2: -2.0
Week 3: +1.0
Week 4: +.8
Week 5: -2.4

Isaiah 40:31

It is never too late to be who you might have been. ~George Eliot

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:44 PM

That's awesome! Way to go
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Total Loss 84.2 Prior to pregnancy in 2013
Start weight Sept. 2012: 271.4 lbs

Weight prior to pregnancy 2014: 187.2


To Goal Weight


Challenge Goal
My Weight Loss/Life Journey Blog: http://jessicafaiza.blogspot.com


Jessica "Faiza" Yagi



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:47 PM

Wonderful story! Way to go!!
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:06 AM

This is so awesome & inspiring! Thank you so much for posting this! I would love it if you shared your before & after pics with us!
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