So I started this Blog so i would have a place to log my exercise and how I am doing with my JC Challenges. My goal for this challenge is to lose 17 lbs or so and workout 3 times a week cardio and 2-3 times a week with weights. MY feet hurt a lot lately - even at the grocery store... and I don't go down many aisles. So i have been running lately using the Running app. Decided today to do my cardio on the Arc trainer (Cybex). Hard to figure out what would simulate the running portion vs the walki
Let me start off by saying I was nervous about my first weigh-in because I had started my cycle and that normally means a 3 lb weight gain!
But I am DOWN !! Here are my week 1 results vlog
How did your week go?
It finally happened. I'm not quite sure when, but it did. I don't wear real pants anymore.
UGH! I wear leggings, yoga pants, pajama bottoms, lounge wear and every other manner of elastic and draw string bottoms. I have them in every color, every style and design. And they're cute! Sweaters, boots, scarves - I'm great at accessorizing. Making the average legging look pretty jazzed up. But the fact is that I have given up on "real" pants. I can't remember the last time I put on a pair of jea
It's the start...and an awakening to how bad it really has been.
To watch my week one VLOG click here
This morning my son weighed in on our family fit bit scale and I saw a number I have NEVER seen on my son. It broke my heart. I failed him.
That is all I could think about is how I created this problem for him and it's my job to fix it before it turns to diabetes or worse.
I know people see my obese son and look at me as the "enabler
Just made my first appointment for tomorrow.
My son and I went to the Santa Clarita, CA Jenny Craig center right as they were closing, so we made appointments and grabbed a two menus to view.
My first thoughts.....
WOW..how is there birthday cake on the menu !?! I have sworn off sweets and always tell my son to skip sweets or limit to one every now and then as a splurge. Sweets daily, that will be new.
CONCERNED...is this going to provide enough protein? The bre
Today started strong. It is boss's day on Sunday so my co-workers wanted to take our boss out to eat. I when and took my jenny lunch and ordered a garden salad, no dressing. Later, I was leaving my house for school and my car wouldnt start. I know nothing about cars. My car not working effects my whole life. Getting to work, going to school, going to the gym, going to my jenny appointment in 2 days. If the repair will cost alot (which most car problems do) having the money to pay for the food. B
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