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4 Reflections after 1st month with JC

4 Reflections after 1st month with JC

I am grateful that Jenny Craig diet has helped me put an end to mindless snacking and drinking in early evening hours.  It feels really amazing to skip the evening glass(es) of wine which on bad nights might turn into a dinner of wine, baguette and Camembert cheese. Not drinking alcohol regularly has made me realize how bloated and fatigued I used to feel.   I'm also coming home earlier in the evening because I don't succumb to the late afternoon munchies - chips and candy bars.  I get hungry ar

4fabhamm

4fabhamm

3 With every breath you take

3 With every breath you take

"Exhale more and you'll lose more weight"  As at start to see the numbers decrease on the scale I am reminded of the NPR broadcast by a scientist, Ruben Meerman, who wanted to know exactly where does fat go when you lose weight.   Turns out that the fat turns into a gas and we exhale it.   You don't poop it out and it doesn't get turned into muscle.  It just drifts away on your breath.  Pretty interesting, huh   And no, sitting still and hyper-ventilating won't work  ... exhaling more because I'

4fabhamm

4fabhamm

 

Quietly staying on track

I spoke to my JCC last night.  It went well enough, I suppose.  I lost weight, which is the focus of it all.  But the truth is, she sounds as if she is on some kind of a script.  Here I am, reminding her (she had clearly, clearly forgotten) how I had gone down to see my father in the hospital last week.  How he was dying.  How I had to say good-bye.  I told her I went off-program for six days.  She glossed over all of that; it just was not in her notes and she did not know how to respond.  I tol

mia'smom

mia'smom

 

Staying on Program While Chaos Reigns

Everything is a mess.  On Friday evening, while my father was still hospitalized, not stable, and, well, dying, I flew back home to NYC from the Caribbean.  I knew there was little more I could do for him.  I had said my good-byes.  Played his favorite music for him on my iPhone.  Had long conversations with him about everything and nothing in particular.  His condition was not improving, not getting worse, and I knew, in my heart, it was time to go.   When I weighed in on Saturday mor

mia'smom

mia'smom

2 The Future is Now

2 The Future is Now

Each year I create a theme as part of my weekly planning sessions for work and personal life.  This year the theme is "the Future is Now". It comes from my realization that if I want to be thin {some day} then I need to make decisions now to create that future.  I can't indulge my food cravings and expect to ever get to my future state.  Every minute of every day is a *now* moment.  It doesn't mean that bad decisions kill any chance of attaining goal - it just means that the poor decision is del

4fabhamm

4fabhamm

 

1 Feeding my Focus by removing distractions

This is Week 3 and I am psyched up for great things this week.  No distractions - i.e. business lunches, business trips, social dinners.  Focus is the word this week. I'm feeling well nourished, heightened clarity and a sense of control despite being at a ski cabin with all manner of Distractions (chips, wine, ya' know...).  In my Ink+Volt work planner/journal the quote this week is "Starve your Distractions. Feed your Focus."   How perfect is that!?  What does "starving my distractions" mean? B

4fabhamm

4fabhamm

 

No sugarcoating -- my father is dying

I went to see my father a week ago.  Flew back home on Friday night.  How do I describe it?  He was lying in a hospital bed.  There is not much left of him.  His face is sunken in; his arms and legs look like twigs, his ribs and vertebrae protrude through his skin.  He had pneumonia, a kidney infection, and a systemic infection.  Two different antibiotics were being given to him intravenously.  He had not been conscious for months.  Nutrition was being administered intravenously.  After several

mia'smom

mia'smom

 

Back on Track!

SO as many of you know , i have had some struggles lately. Travelling againn for work - and eating up a storm. Broke up with a man - and started a new job. And I am a Compulsive Overeater.. So I let that impact my food decisions and now I am 20 lbs up form my goal and ready to get back on the horse.   I would love to literally hit the ground running - but had a keratin treatment and no exercise allowed for a few days - cant get hair wet. So I am just going to work on food consumption, Which is r

missbumble

missbumble

 

My father is in the hospital

I got a call this morning letting me know that my father had been hospitalized.  It was not a surprise, really.  He has been ill for a long time.  Years.  I have been coping with living far away from a father I adore and admire.  One who is slowly fading away.  For many years.  It never gets easier to receive that early morning phone call letting me know that he is, once again, in the hospital.     My first instinct is to drop everything, to get on the first plane, to see him, to be wi

mia'smom

mia'smom

 

I Got Some Bad News This Morning

The phone rang early this morning.  I hate it when that happens.  When the phone rings early in the morning, it is either telemarketers or bad news in the family.  Either way, brace yourself, right?  It turned out to be bad news in my extended family.  Not a death or anything like that, but something stressful and unpleasant (forgive the vagueness, but it is personal to someone else, and I want to respect their privacy).  It upset me quite a but (and will place some level of stress and burden up

mia'smom

mia'smom

 

Serving It Up On A Salad Plate

There is nothing like sitting down to a nice table setting: a hard mat (much easier to keep clean: you wipe it down after each meal and voila), a napkin, a nice set of flatware, your water in crystal (why wait for company?), a colorful meal nicely plated.  The trouble when you are trying to do a plan like Jenny, which focuses not only on healthy ingredients but on portion control, is that the size of today's dinner plates is huge.  So today I decided: I am serving myself on salad plates.  They a

mia'smom

mia'smom

 

The food arrives tomorrow

I'm scared, excited.  It's a big day.  When I did Jenny last time, I had this DVD/CD set "Touchstones for Success."  I couldn't find it, so I ordered it off Amazon.  I started listening to it again today (it even came with the little pouch filled with touchstones -- cute!).  Things like becoming the compassionate observer (not being self-critical and overly restrictive when it comes to weight loss, and moving instead to an affirming, compassionate POV) and finding internal sources of motivation

mia'smom

mia'smom

 

Mother of Carbs!!!!

I overslept today, and woke up with a monster migraine.  This happens when I oversleep.  And when there are changes in the weather patterns.  Today, both things converged, and . . . hellooo migraine!!!!  I took my pain med, which did nothing for me.  So I ate a donut.  An artisanal, much too sweet donut, covered with dark chocolate and filled with Nutella.  I scarfed it down, and I feel sick now.  It also did nothing for my migraine, of course.  So then I had to go for the big guns of migraine m

mia'smom

mia'smom

 

So, it's been awhile

Ten years ago, I was a little heavier.  Well, no, I was a lot heavier.  I was the heaviest I had ever been.  At 4'11" and over 125 lbs., I was seriously overweight, and I needed to make some changes.  I had tried WW, dieting on my own, starving myself.  The pounds kept creeping up.  Finally, I joined Jenny Craig.  I won't say that the weight came off magically or anything.  But it came off, slowly, at first.  Then more quickly.  Exercise helped.  I hit my first goal.  Then, I hit my second goal.

mia'smom

mia'smom

 

Jenny Love 2019 Renewal

Hey Guys - Wanted to post a picture of me at a lower weight when I started dating 6 months ago. I was still a little high for my maintenance but not where I am today. So as I embark on Jenny now - with the goal to get back down to my lower goal I wanted to see what I am shooting for. Net-net I am proud of how I look today - and of the weight loss. Sure I want to get back down to have wiggle room and fit into my smaller clothes. But seeing this picture - and I know I am not a size 24W and at Lane

missbumble

missbumble

 

NEW BEGINNINGS

I see that my last blog post was January of 2017. That means I am coming up on two years since I quit JC and decided to try other options. Just for the record, nothing worked and I got to my highest weight of 316 pounds before I finally sought help from a doctor. I have lost 32 pounds since May. And it feels good. But I have been here before - so that is why I am back to JC. Of all the things I tried, I feel that the JC Community was by far the most supportive and most helpful. I picked up

Ang M

Ang M

 

Week 1: Success!

I have been on every "diet", fad and otherwise, known to mankind. They work for a bit, I can lose around 8 or 9 lbs and then I fall off the wagon.  I have spent a great deal asking myself why that is?  Why can my friend lose 60lbs on Isagenix and keep it off and I can't stay on it for 2 solid days?  How can my husband lose 30lbs eating BACON and I can't. Here's why-I haven't actually committed to a plan in YEARS.  Not once.  I pick and choose the elements of the plan that suit me at the time, as

JNY from the Block

JNY from the Block

Expectations Letting You Down?

Expectations Letting You Down?

This Monday was my daily weigh-in and to my surprise I lost exactly 2.0lbs for the week. That is such a huge loss for me so I was extremely excited.  A typical weekly loss for me is between .4-.6 lbs making this week’s loss the same as some entire months for me. Contrast that to some of the people on a Facebook group I also belong to. People routinely will start a post saying, “I stuck to the menu and I exercised and I only lost 2lbs. What did I do wrong?”  There have even been people who compla

HappyCamperTX

HappyCamperTX

 

The Slowest Loser

I figure I could quite possibly be the slowest person to lose weight on Jenny Craig and still be on the program. I first started Jenny Craig in April 2017 with about 60 pounds to lose. I could probably stand to even lose a little more but even at 51 years old, with decades of adult life behind me, I’ve never actually figured out what my ideal weight should be. I picked a goal weight that just tips me into the “normal” range for my height. At 5’8” most BMI calculators say I should weigh between 1

HappyCamperTX

HappyCamperTX

 

Alcohol & Weight

I recently read this in a fitness newsletter - I think it's worth the read! How Alcohol Makes You Fat If you glanced at the title of this article, you might have cringed. When it comes to fitness, nutrition, weight loss, and overall health, many of us have trouble areas. There are some individuals who have a glass of red wine with dinner every night. Others skip the drinking completely on the weekdays, then start throwing a few back on Thursday or Friday night, and keep it up until

Ms Jam

Ms Jam

 

Date #2 Playa del Carmen

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 (e

missbumble

missbumble

 

Scared

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?  

crazyjojo

crazyjojo

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