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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

 

I'm a newbie on this Blog, so bare with me...

Just got done with my first week in JC, since I moved to VA. This is my second or third time, joining JC, I started back like 4 years ago in Puerto Rico. Fell off the wagon big time, and from +/- 225 lbs, I found myself weighing 265 this past Monday. This morning I weight myself after completing the first week (been completely strict, with the rapid results regimen and everything) and to my surprise I weighed in 254 lbs. I have several goals the realistic one that I have been before of 220 lbs (

Carlos Domenech

Carlos Domenech

 

a nice lose

yahoo ! I lost today, I am soo excited I thought I was going to gain weight because I never drunk my water last week for one day and I had gained on my home scale. So I just assumed I would gain, but to my surprise I was down 2lbs. 2.8 lbs to go and I will be down to my 5%. I am so happy!!

Mintrose

Mintrose

 

Monday June 18

Seems to me I am stuck in place lately.. every other day having eating fests. The last day or so they have been better - still may break out and have something but not major frenzy. So time to rein it in, Success breeds success... sort of like negativity breeds negativity. So let's make a grateful list, Silly as it may be... about the little things.  1. Love the forum 2. WIndow guy coming to measure so I can get screens on my door, safe glass in the house... security, and seeing that m

missbumble

missbumble

 

WEEK TEN IS A WIN! WHOOHOO!

I have lost a total of 26.1 pounds in ten  weeks:   Week 01: -10.8 Week 02: -03.8 Week 03: -01.2 Week 04: -01.9 Week 05: -01.0 Week 06: -01.7 Week 07: -01.7 Week 08: +01.8 Week 09: -04.5 Week 10: -01.3   This was a pretty good week. Nothing out of the ordinary except the fact that I ate off menu twice this week, but I still achieved a loss. I decided from the very beginning that I would not deprive myself. So when we have these lit

prayerfulprincess

prayerfulprincess

 

WEEK NINE IS BEHIND ME...

Almost forgot to post my success for this past week.   I have lost a total of 24.8 pounds in nine  weeks:   Week 01: -10.8 Week 02: -03.8 Week 03: -01.2 Week 04: -01.9 Week 05: -01.0 Week 06: -01.7 Week 07: -01.7 Week 08: +01.8 Week 09: -04.5   This was a pretty good week. Nothing out of the ordinary. Still, a bit ticked off that I cannot get a detailed receipt when I pay for my food. This is not a way to run a business. I hav

prayerfulprincess

prayerfulprincess

 

MY WORST WEEK NEVER TO BE REPEATED...

I made it to week nine, but not without a glitch that cost me a 1.8-pound setback but not a defeat.   I have lost a total of 20.3 pounds in eight weeks: Week 01: -10.8 Week 02: -03.8 Week 03: -01.2 Week 04: -01.9 Week 05: -01.0 Week 06: -01.7 Week 07: -01.7 Week 08: +01.8   Saturday I had to work from 0600 hours-1800 hours. I packed up my breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks and off to work I went. Unfortunately, when I arrived at work

prayerfulprincess

prayerfulprincess

 

SUCCESSFUL END TO WEEK SEVEN

I made it to week eight. I am so very proud of myself. Praise God!   I have lost a total of 22.1 pounds in seven weeks: Week 01: 10.8 Week 02: 03.8 Week 03: 01.2 Week 04: 01.9 Week 05: 01.0 Week 06: 01.7 Week 07: 01.7   I learn so much from this site. I learned about the Personalized Menu, so that is what I used this week. As I was reading off my items to bag, I was so excited to see almost all of my favorites. This is going to be a great we

prayerfulprincess

prayerfulprincess

 

Sad... today ... Checkin In

OK Gang - well up early and did a Beach Body workout (Day 6 or so of Obsession - I don't do them straight - but it was leg day)>. Since then I have been cleaning the house and checking in with email etc. Today I am feeling very sad. Work is a tad slow... and yesterday My sister and brother in law and I took Junior out for a farewell lunch, He goes to NYC for his work for the summer - and moves out of my parent's house. He leaves early Tuesday.    So Mom died March 5 - and I was not

missbumble

missbumble

 

GREAT NUMBERS!

This past Thursday I had an appointment with my endocrinologist (I'm a diabetic) and I thought he was going to throw confetti in the air. He was so impressed with my numbers and the reduction in my weight. My A1C is down from 9 to 6.4, my cholesterol is great, my blood pressure is good. EVERYTHING was where it needed to be, with one exception; I need more iron. I am going to try to remember to take the iron pills I purchased the last time he presented me with this information.   Praise

prayerfulprincess

prayerfulprincess

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