Today is Day 5 on my jenny journey. Feeling good, sort of. I've come down with a cold but not letting that stop me. I hung out with my cousin. We when to starbucks and a restaurant. I did not get a drink or order anything! The only think extra off my plan that I did have was 1 banana. Then we both when to the gym to get our workout on! I Walked for 1 hour and 43 minutes. My friend told me "I need to take it easy". Because I exercised onces I should take it easy? According to my jenny activity lo
I want to be healthy.
My father has diabetes, my grandmother died from it. With my current weight and unhealthy eating I'm at risk. I'm doing this to change my life and hopefully my family that continues the same bad habits. I'm hoping to change my community while I'm at it!
I also want to be in-shape to play sports, I love softball and dancing but have a hard time participating because of my weight. I don't want to be the weak link because I can't keep up with everyone else.
The beginning of my jenny journey started in may of this year, it involved a lot of cheating, lying to myself and excuses. I think during those 5 months I made 3 orders. I was completely not following the system. It was hard for me, I was the one stopping myself from succeeding. Today is day 3 since I switched from online to in person. I have been following my meal plan, crossing off each meal as I go. This time around I hope to succeed. I will use all the resources jenny provides us with, like
October starts my very favorite season of all! I absolutely love the Fall. From now through the end of the year I will be at my happiest and most content. The cool weather, the leaves, colors, sights and smells are a balm to my soul. Then we come to the holidays which I love. Seeing family and friends, the spirit of giving and celebrating keep me upbeat. I enjoy the changes in season but I admit that I look forward to the Fall and Winter. I hate heat and I hate humidity. And it really does a num
I started my first week with Jenny in South Australia. Tomorrow is my first ever weigh in. I am nervous and excited but have had my ups and downs this first week. I suffer from bad insomnia as i am a shift worker and when i don't sleep i sometimes make bad food choices by not eating all day and then having a high calorie dinner. Anyway i tried really hard this week and the one day when i screwed up i got my favourite take away food and i couldnt believe i was actually full from eat
I am back on Jenny Craig and loving it... It works for me because i am a pet sitter and it is easily allows me to take my food with me.
But,,,, i remember being on Jenny Craig a long time ago that i always had a problem with GAS.. Anyone else?? And what are you doing to stop it.
I have very little words to describe how happy I'm to be down 11 pounds. This journey has been difficult, but once I set my mind to do it, it has been very rewarding. Sure it has been hard that I can't go to my favorite cafes and get a tasty pastry and coffee... now I just get the coffee and drink it while I eat a protein bar and walk my baby around the city.
Being pregnant wasn't easy for me, gaining 60 pounds was hard and the hardest part is looking at yourself in the mirror and no
First Weigh In Was TODAY! I've lost 8lbs so far! I have a long way to go of course, my very first goal is to get under 300lbs, I am now at 360lbs. I'm just on Cloud 9. It's crazy because this is only my first week on JC and I'm already starting to change my whole outlook on food. It's difficult at first but the results shows that it's completely worth it! Plus for a diet, I really enjoy the food. The small portions sometimes drives me crazy, especially on weekends, because weekends are us
When i began Jenny Craig i weighted 297.4. I began this journey with my set goal of 170lbs. Knowing that some day i can reach that goal gives me butterflies.
during my first official weigh-in I was 291.3. The shock that came to my eyes that I can accomplish losing that much weigh was unimaginable. Today when i went my weigh only dropped 2 pounds. though it wasnt much, i know i can do better. I set my goal for next week at 5 more pounds off. By being more activity, going on walks, swimming
Going through renovation is never easy. Especially when it's of your own body. It is so great to see the before and afters of other people. Not so easy when you actually have to live the time between the two pictures yourself. The fact is, I made it through my first week, and had my first weigh in at the center. My scale at home tells me one thing, and the scale at the center tells me another. That is strange, but I understand it is not all that unusual. At home, I hop on the cruel flat truth te
Eating is something we do since the world was created. It is just part of who we are. But, we tend to abuse the gift of food. Often we let Self run the show. My Self likes chips, pizza, pasta, and chocolate. And not just in moderation. Self likes to go for it in a big way. Self likes to be in control. Actually, this eating issue is about control. Food is just one of the ways it manifests.
The problem comes when we lose focus of what is important. It is no wonder that the first temptati
The point of starting any diet, is to change. Some people focus on the amount of pounds they need to lose, some on being healthy, and others want to fit in a specific outfit and attend a special event. These are all good goals. But as I re-start this path, I ask myself, what is my goal for this change? I thought for a while, and something came to my mind. I have been given a gift. A home for this thing that makes me, well, me. God gave me this body. He says it is His temple. It's time for this h
I woke up hungry this morning and that's a good thing. It made breakfast so pleasurable and delicious...something to be savored and enjoyed, rather than something to wolf down because it's the time of the day to eat.
What happens when you catch Spring Fever? You can't do anything except lie in bed and forget your diet.
Yup, this past week was spent on bed coughing and feeling nauseous. Sometimes I think to why God suddenly threw a punch in my face when I was doing so well and on track. However, the good news is that when I weighed myself I didn't gain any weight!!! I think God had been kind to me for me to have maintained my weight these crazy days.
I will continue to work on my porti
I lost 32 pounds with Jenny last year. Then I quit smoking. Now I am back at square one as far as weight is concerned, but way ahead as far as my lungs are concerned.
I am really looking forward to trying some of the new items, revisiting old favorites, and just eating controlled and healthy again.
After writing my first blog, I never visited this community part of the Jenny Craig website again until recently.
Even though I still have lots to go in my journey, I have come to realize something important about weight-loss: weight-loss is a lifestyle change, and not just a diet.
When I am on Jenny Craig now, I am no longer picky about the food items I want to replace, or mixing and matching ideas to satisfy my cravings for food. I no longer fuss over how quickly I want
I think I have been trying to do too much at once. I want to lose fat and build muscle. This not impossible, but for me it is not working. I always want to workout. I think what I need to do is concentrate on sticking to the diet. I always think that I am "smarter" than everyone else. I think that I know it all. If I do, why am I overweight?
If it's not one thing, it's another. I'm not trying to place blame for my slips but I truly believe that the weather has an effect on my eating habits. I live in NW Indiana just outside of Chicago. The weather here is crazy. Seriously. It makes absolutely no sense. For instance we had snow and hail on Saturday and Sunday was in the 60's and sunny. We are entering Spring and I am very much looking forward to the weather warming up a bit. Not hot - just 60's and 70's would be nice. As the weather
Night time is my BAD time. If I can say that. Maybe I shouldn't say 'bad'. But nights are where I fall weak. I can do well for 12 hours during the day but come night time I'm done. I struggle so much. Every. Single. Night.
For some reason I just lose all control. It makes me so mad at myself. But by looking at other posts and seeing what other people feel it makes me realize I'm not alone.
As I told another JC sister earlier this week... When you slip, just get up and start again. Mak
So - Today I am wearing a pair of pants that I used to LOVE! They are black with pinstripes and just super cute. They used to fit comfortably. Lately they have been tight. So tight that they cut into the skin around my waist and are incredibly uncomfortable to wear. In fact I dreaded to put them on this morning. But because I am a huge procrastinator (another topic for another time) I didn't have other clean laundry for work. So on the tight pants go. Here's the good part...Although they are sti
Book worthy of recommendation... One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer Why would I recommend this book? IMHO... Robert Maurer has taught me that baby steps have great value. For example, to get in the habit of riding my new exercise bike, I have set the following goals that are so simple they almost seem insignificant: Day 1: with bike in a comfortable, convenient location, sit on bike for 1 minute while thinking about enjoyable bike rides I have taken in the