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  1. 4 points
    Hey Guys - Just thought I would write a quick post. I am having a blast dating this man I met. He lives in Maryland and buying a home in Texas... So sort of a traveler. He is 62 (I'm 55) and he is retired and we met here in Florida - and he asked me for Date #1 (weekend in Austin and San Antonio... and Date 2 Thursday - Monday in Playa Del Carmen. SO grateful to have the weight off for these summer trips - bathing suits and the like. I just go do stuff and love to look good - and when I don't (extra skin crepy skin, wrinkles) I don't obsess. Easy to do when you are thinner - hard to be ok with that and extra weigh running around in a suit. For me anyway. So, we flew down together form Ft Lauderdale and then had a ride to the hotel - checked in and hit the beach... The resort was very nice - we had a gorgeous master bedroom, guest room (me) 2 bathrooms, kitchen, liv room, jacuzzi... and for the last 2 days we had a spectacular view of the ocean. Next day I awake at like 4:30 and get dressed for snorkeling. We were going to meet a private guide at 7:10 and I did not realize what time it was. So there I was already at like 5:15 am. whoops. I woke Greg up and said c'mon. He thought I was adorable.... Anyhoo.. eventually we went to meet Eddie. Well, somehow we screwed that up - and did not book Eddie. So we schedule him for Sunday and decided on Plan B. We went running like 5 miles.. explored a nearby local beach and then went back to the pool. Had amazing Shrimp ceviche and fattening banana chips with Green tomatillo sauce (and drinks - ill spare you the details). That night we went to 5th Ave - lots of local shops, fun music, performers. We had a drink at a great spot and then dinner at an Italian place. Then music at the bar. What an amazing day. Next day, we went on a Catamaran trip with snorkeling, drinking, lunch etc. Phenomenal. Then the pool for the rest of the day (back to shrimp ceviche.. Yum!!). That night we went to a restaurant that was amazing!!!! At least atmosphere was unbelievably special and the food was good... not as good as say the to NY Chefs..but good.. and pretty.
  2. 4 points
    @crazyjojo You got this! I lost 70ls and I started at age 53... These processed foods are in your freezer and ready every meal, every day. You never have to think about what to make for dinner.. and my results are amazing. I lost 1 -2 lbs a week, lost HUGE number son cholesterol (can't recall, but the doctor was astounded!!!) liKE @Tricia_Marie indicated the forum support is key - a place where you make friends learn what others are doing. SO I sooo hope you check in at least 1 time a day.... And write on the forum posts and let us know any issues or successes. You got this. My highest weight was a size 24W - and I am a size 6. I look better than I ever have in my life... It is my belief you get one life to live on this earth - and why waste another moment thinking negatively about your weight .. or having to start a diet. I did the plan that cost more - and chose whatever I wanted for my entrees.. and I lost weight - slow and steady. Moving in this world in a lighter body is Much much much much much easier. So yes - you can do it. Scared? Be scared off achieving your dreams That's what is in store for us. Please let us all know you are on the plan...or starting now (If you strayed at all )..... Either way, let us support you.. come post on the daily sharing thread or any of them and we will find you.
  3. 4 points
    I just posted a response about this very topic. The gist: I'm 70, had gained weight over time and couldn't lose even a pound on my own. Even tried WW, nothing. I was afraid my age plus all those past diets had messed up my metabolism beyond return. I tried Jenny, highly skeptical that I could lose weight at this age. That was mid April. As of today, I'm 20 pounds lighter, even below my goal weight. If I can do this, YOU can do this. Just follow the plan exactly, add exercise if you can, keep going, and you will see results.
  4. 2 points
    I have had ups and I have had downs since starting this program, but it has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. Comparing who I am today with who I was just a year ago, is completely shocking. I have a whole new perspective on life, and I feel like I have been given another chance. An opportunity to lengthen my life, strengthen my marriage and just be truly happy with who I am. Today marks day 402 since joining Jenny and I am down 146.4 pounds, that is more than I currently weigh! When I started this program it was a dream to lose half of myself, and I have done that and so much more. I currently weigh 132 pounds and have a healthy BMI, something that I have never been able to say, as I have been overweight my entire life. I reached my Jenny goal at 137, but I wanted to get to 130 on my own, showing others that Jenny Craig also taught me how to eat, what I needed to do to be successful. I wanted to prove that I could lose the 7 pounds on my own, using everything that I have learned while on program, and guess what! I'm doing it! Anytime that I had a gain, it was a result of a choice that I made. I feel like my blogs always turn into Jenny commercials (not my intent) I am just so excited about my life now, in ways that I never thought that I could be. From a 20 to a 4 pant size, from a 3x to a women's medium, from a 10.5 ring size to a 6 (knuckles won't let me go smaller). Just too many to mention. Recently, I have read a lot of negative things, whether it be about Jenny, weight loss, or just in general. I am choosing to talk about the good things, and be thankful for all that I have. Even if you are having a bad day today, tell me three good things that have happened this week, today, heck even this month. Let's not let the bad derail our focus and determination, we've got this! My good things: 1. I have a wonderful support team: My family, these forums, my Jenny consultant, and my friends always there to lift me when I am down. 2. One of my leads comforted me, and told me that she needed me. 3. I am a officially a senior in college and this time next year I will have a bachelor's in HR Management with a minor in Logistics Management. I will be the first member of my family to attend and graduate from college! 4. I have been smoke-free since 12-24-16 What are yours?
  5. 2 points
    You can do this at any age! Jenny has already done the measuring and such for you! Just let the program work for you. Don't over think it. You will be fine. I do agree that these forums are a huge part of it. Post often and read everything!!! You got this!
  6. 2 points
    Sounds like you had a great time. What an adorable guy too! I'm glad you decided to go ❤️
  7. 2 points
    This program works, just believe in yourself, and do not let your fears take over. I started this program at 278.4 pounds with the goal of 130 (which seemed impossible) but I made small goals along the way and here I am a little over a year later and I weigh 134.8 only 4.8 pounds from my original goal. I chose to call my Jenny goal at 137.4 so that I could prove to myself and others, that I would still be able to lose weight eating on my own and have done great (in my opinion). Jenny not only provides a structured meal plan that is easy to follow, but it also provides the support needed throughout your journey as well as education for when you have met your goals. On this journey I found that it was more of a mental battle with myself than anything else, but once I dedicated myself to the program it got easier. These forums are one of the best things about the program, it is one thing to have a support system at home, but to have a support system that has been or is where you are means a lot more. We are all here for you, whether we know you personally or not. The day that you signed up to start your Jenny journey you became part of a family. You've got this! And together we can accomplish anything.
  8. 1 point
    I feel scared that this won't work. I am 47 . What if it is too late? What if my metabolism has slowed down too much? I cannot believe how horrible it feels to gain weight back. I feel repulsed and depressed. I am not hideous, and for that I am glad. I just hate the thick layer of fat around my waist and hips. Can a person really lose weight eating processed food? Can I?
  9. 1 point
    I started on JC when I was 54 (57 now) and I will tell you IT WORKS! Yes you must follow the prescribed plan for it to work - but unlike ANYTHING else I ever tried - THIS is actually easy to stay on, because the food entree's are EVERYTHING you ever dreamed of eating and never knew you could eat while loosing weight! The biggest lesson I learned - was RE-learning PORTION CONTROL! I am now almost 18 months maintaining!!!!! That is HUGE from someone who "dieted" their way through life!!! I don't diet anymore! I've truly CHANGED the way I look at food, eat food and look at "what's healthy for me. Keep us posted on your Journey!
  10. 1 point
    Congratulations Tricia!! I love this post! I am SO trilled for you! I find that negativity really is a true tell of people that will struggle with ANY self improvement process. It's almost like people need to heal from a negative mind set before, or certainly at the same time as embarking on lifestyle changes. I see it over and over - I can be like a JC commercial too - It's hard not to when you find something that ACTUALLY works!!! I really love the fact that you have followed this all the way through - to the point that YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO from here out!!! I have learned HOW to eat - HOW MUCH TO EAT - and WHAT TO DO WHEN I GET OFF TRACK in this Jenny Craig journey! I just LOVE IT! Congrats again!!
  11. 1 point
    A delicious addition to our Blueberry and Oats Square, this Mint Berry Compote topping will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you wanting more! Ingredients: - 1 Jenny Craig Blueberry and Oats Square - ¼ cup cherries - ¼ cup blueberries - ¼ cup strawberries - Chia seeds - Cinnamon - Fresh mint leaves Instructions: - Chop the strawberries and combine in a saucepan with the blueberries and cherries. - Stir over medium heat until they become a jam-like paste (about 10-12 minutes). - Spread the berry compote on top of the Jenny Craig Blueberry and Oats Square - Top with Chia seeds, cinnamon, and a fresh mint leaf. - Serve and enjoy!
  12. 1 point
    We don't even know each other, but your post made me smile and made me genuinely so happy for you! You look great and so happy!
  13. 1 point
    You can do this!
  14. 1 point
    Hi. just wanted to give you some encouragement, it will work! Way to go!
  15. 1 point
    As a specialty retail boutique manager, I am in the public eye every day. And as fashion is the great passion of my life, I know how to dress women of every size and shape to make them look their best. That definitely includes myself. However, that skill can be dangerous. A little over 3 months ago, I hit my heaviest weight ever -- over 230 pounds. I had tried every weight loss program known to man, stopping short of diet pills or surgery. Just not into that. Nothing stuck, and I had pretty much given up. I pretended to be happy, but I wasn't. I covered my excess weight by camouflaging it with fashion. As a result, nobody seemed to notice my hugeness. But I knew. So what changed? Why am I writing a blog on this Jenny Craig website? Well, how about 30 pounds and 20 inches gone in less than four months? That's right, baby! I'm a Jenny Craig believer! There is so much I want to share about my journey, which has just begun. And I can't wait to hear other successes!