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  1. 2 points
    My son had is yearly physical on Tuesday and I had to share the results! From his charts he went from 133 pounds to 109 (still a little high for his height and age) but we are still working on it. He is currently at 56.7 inches tall and the doctor expects to see a growth spurt soon. She said that he looks great compared to where he was last year! She started to tell us about proper portions of fruits and veggies and I was proudly able to tell her that he eats 3-4 servings of fruit per day as well as 2-3 servings of veggies per day. BAM! While I have lost 94.4 pounds and my husband has lost 63 pounds, my son's 24 pound loss is what makes me happiest. His loss shows me that I will be successful on the maintenance program and that I can do this. It also shows me that my positive changes are making a huge difference, and that is a great accomplishment. Thank you Jenny Craig for everything that you have done for me! I honestly believe that you have changed an entire family's life and I am and will always be eternally grateful!
  2. 1 point
    I am in my third week back on the program. It has been a challenge but I am staying the course. My family doctor put me on some heavy duty antibiotics for a horrible sinus infection. I found out that the antibiotic that I am taking has a side effect of rapid weight gain so I have been drinking a ton of water and staying true to the menus because the last thing I want to see, at my weekly weigh in, is jump in my weight. My first week I lost a little over a pound and then last week I lost three pounds. So very excited!! Good news, two more days of antibiotics. Yippee!! I have some younger co-workers who are working hard to get back into shape and are trying to eat as clean as possible. They are a great inspiration to me and have helped me stay true to the program. They encourage me to drink my water and if I go to long with out eating they remind me it is time for my snack or go have lunch. It's wonderful when people care and reach out to help. February 1st is my goal date to begin walking workouts again. I have been in physical therapy for a bum shoulder and hips that are out of whack. I'm hoping I will have made enough progress to once again add exercise back into my daily routine. Missing my walks!! That's all for now
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    Recently I was talking to a friend about losing weight. I told her how much I hoped to lose and she reached out and gave me a huge hug and asked what she could do to help. I told her to be kind and cheer me on when I started questioning why I was doing this. She said not a problem but she also told me the biggest challenge in losing a large amount of weight is the mental work. It's really not about the food or nutrition as much as the life and eating habits. I thought about her words and realized, for me, that is so true. I have been able to lose to a certain weight range many times but for some reason once I get to that range I let all sorts of thoughts creep in and I never get out of that range. Basically once I get there I mentally give up but this time around I am not going to let my thoughts defeat me! How do I know that my thoughts won't defeat me this time? Because I figured out what I was afraid of and decided to conquer those fears so that I could live a healthy lifestyle and first step to living a healthy lifestyle means losing all this weight. I realize this is going to be hard work and I need to be positive about the out come. One thing I'm doing, I'm mentally picturing myself at my goal. I've set out outfits that I am going to wear as the weight goes down and I've got a terrific support group. It's been a long time since I have felt confident and happy with my choices and I know with out a doubt that I will succeed this time. Life is good!
  4. 1 point
    The last six months of 2017 were some of the best moments of my life. In June I won Jenny memberships for myself and my husband, and we began our Jenny journey together. 26 weeks later and I have lost 89.8 pounds, my husband has lost 66.2 pounds and our son has lost 22.4 pounds. Our lives will be forever changed, and I am extremely grateful. In 2018 we will all meet our goal weights and I could not be happier. I look forward to fishing on the Mesa, there were so many lakes that I could not fish at due to the lengthy hikes and I look forward to being able to fish every (fishable) lake up there. Also, I look forward to celebrating my 37th birthday half of myself and smoke free for 1 year and 6 months. I also look forward to the 'Biggest Loser' makeover that I am going to give myself once my goal is met, a new me deserves a new look and I am excited. Since starting this journey I have had faced many people (even loved ones) that judged this journey and still do this day doubt that I will be able to maintain it once I am not eating the planned menus. I will not let them or their words get me down, I will prove to them that I can and will do this. I will be successful, all of the weight that I have lost since I started this journey is gone, I will not be going back to the woman that I was. I am happier, healthier, and I look forward to living a long life. As this year ends and you reflect on 2017, what are you most thankful for? What do you look forward to in 2018? Happy New Years to my Jenny family. XOXO #journeytohalfofme
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    So it occurred to me that one of my goals for the New year's challenge is to drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water a day. I recently listened to a podcast on losing weight and they were saying big huge goals dont really work for weight loss or to make significant changes. So do goals that support the longer term gola. So I guess my goal is to be healthier and reduce bloat and whatever else water does for you..... also 8 glasses a day today does not seem achievable... so thought I would blog my goal here and record my results. OK my esteemed sister told me 1 bottle has 16 ounces of water... 4-5 bottles does seem doable 1) Goal: Drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water per day by end of 2018 Mini Goal - Drink minimum of 3 bottles of water Week 1 1/2 - 1/7 Morning - when possible - Drink hot water and lemon with ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) to help internal organs do their thing Drink only 1 glass of coffee at breakfast (can drink more other times of day (COnsider reducing) and drink 2 bottles (32 ounces) of water between breakfast and lunch Drink 1-2 bottles of water between lunch and dinner (32 ounces) Water during workout does not count Day 1 Status: Tuesday : Drank 2 bottles before a late lunch and 1 after lunch total of 48 ounces (Plus 12 or so in my Morning drink that I don't count). See how I do tomorrow...or maybe I should include my hot water with lemon and ACV too? I think I will measure it and include it in my tally.
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    So On JC I have lost a lot of weight -and am very grateful.. However - I decided to finish strong... or transition to maintenance strong... Sol today i got weighed in at the gym for my OT Weight Loss challenge - supposedly 6 weeks but officially starts Monday - so it's a bit longer. So weight was 154.4 I think (with sneakers). We were told to wear a tight outfit. So I sort of liked working out in the outfit... Anyway I am amazed that I am this thin (in clothes) and I know I don't have much to lose.. just getting to my goal of 145. (and I have a pair of jeans or two to fit into .. so these few pounds will help). Anyway here are the before photos. To be eligible for the prize for top percentage lost I have to attend class in my home gym 3 times a week - which may be hard if I travel. Also I cant possibly win - as 7 lbs I think it about 4% so that cant be the winning amount??? I would love to be able to do a pushup at the end of this. I think Ill go do some now (limited as they are - because I really cant push my body weight up) Hoping the picture of me seated is a bit better at the end of six weeks... but you never know. I cant imagine 7 lbs will be all that visible at this stage. Before JC - July 2016 photo
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    Jenny Craig has changed my life! I am not plugging or advertising for them, but I honestly do not think I could have gotten to where I am today without them! Winning that membership was one of the best things that has happened to me. I have attached some transformation photos to show you the physical changes for myself and my husband. While the physical changes are great, the emotional changes have been the best! I have 62.8 pounds to go until I am at goal, but I am final happy with myself and I am eternally grateful to Dress Barn and my Jenny center for this opportunity. My ultimate goal is to win the Half of Me contest that Jenny offers, to show others like me that Jenny works. To motivate and encourage others, to help them see that they can do it to, if they just believe. If at any time you are struggling and need someone to talk to, I will listen email me at: thensley28@gmail.com. Sometimes, all it takes is having someone to talk to and someone that will listen. I will be here for anyone that needs it. We've got this!