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Green Bean Blahs! lol

OK, I just finished my lunch -  Classic Cheeseburger - Pretty good! Green beans with olive oil and garlic - oh dear, I'm so over these things now, lol!   With my current plan (Rapid Results), I'm supposed to have EITHER the Cheesy Broccoli OR the Green Beans + Olive Oil twice a week (JC foods) with lunch. However, I can't have the cheesy broccoli because of my lactose intolerance, so I've only been getting the green beans. I've now had them six times (2x a week for 3 weeks) a

Staci Greene

Staci Greene

 

oddly guilt-free

OK, I have a confession.   I had restaurant food tonight. I shouldn't have, because I also had crab earlier this week and that was already a splurge.   But, I also am not feeling so guilty about it... because after I had my restaurant dinner, I went home and had my Jenny Craig dessert, and I already feel fine about having my JC food tomorrow... like, this was a blip on the path. And, when I inputted it into MFP, I found I'm only about 350 calories over for the day from where

Staci Greene

Staci Greene

 

Some Oopsies and Daisies

So, my Oopsies for today: things have been pretty busy at the office, and when that happens, I lose track of time and don't eat when I'm supposed to. It's of particular concern right now because I have 3 real estate deals all happening at once (such transactions are kind of challenging in Illinois), so everything is time sensitive. So, if something is needed "now, now, now" there really isn't much time to eat until "later, later, later."   And that's how I ended up eating half of my lu

Staci Greene

Staci Greene

 

Focusing on victories

I'm really tempted to whine today.   So, couple things about me: 1) I have chronic pain; I've had it in my hip for 12+ years (I'm in my 30's, it started right out of college) and it also periodically migrates to my back, or causes other peripheral pains throughout my back and neck 2) I'm a woman working in a male-dominated industry and I get frustrated easily by the Old Boys Club. I'm working on letting it slide off my back, but there are times where I just have to put my foo

Staci Greene

Staci Greene

 

New Photo - Just another Day

Hey everyone - just a low key Saturday - Sure I walked 12 miles  that was a tad strange but it was fun...  (...LOL). And wanted to post a picture to say it's not just a normal day. Normal for me was gaining weight, being heavy and wishing I could go on a diet. So just checking in - and pretty sure people are sick of all my diatribes on the forum posts. I figure this is my section.. so I can be as vain or boring as I want here .No? Anyway - Off I go to JC today, Trying to not buy expensive entree

missbumble

missbumble

 

Week Three and staying the course

I am in my third week back on the program.  It has been a challenge but I am staying the course.  My family doctor put me on some heavy duty antibiotics for a horrible sinus infection.  I found out that the antibiotic that I am taking has a side effect of rapid weight gain  so  I have been drinking a ton of water and staying true to the menus because the last thing I want to see, at my weekly weigh in, is jump in my weight.  My first week I lost a little over a pound and then last week I lost th

Danalynn55

Danalynn55

 

New year 2018 Resolutions & Accoutnability

So it occurred to me that one of my goals for the New year's challenge is to drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water a day. I recently listened to a podcast on losing weight and they were saying big huge goals dont really work for weight loss or to make significant changes.  So do goals that support the longer term gola. So I guess my goal is to be healthier and reduce bloat and whatever else water does for you..... also 8 glasses a day today does not seem achievable... so thought I would bl

missbumble

missbumble

 

Words to remember

Recently I was talking to a friend about losing weight.  I told her how much I hoped to lose and she reached out and gave me a huge hug and asked what she could do to help.  I told her to be kind and cheer me on when I started questioning why I was doing this.  She said not a problem but she also told me  the biggest challenge in losing a large amount of weight is the mental work.  It's really not about the food or nutrition as much as the life and eating habits.   I thought about her words and

Danalynn55

Danalynn55

 

Surgery Prep, Email, and New Food Plan

So I am prepping for surgery and want to be as healthy as possible. One of my struggles is eating too many veggies and gas. I figure this is a good time to try and cut back! So starting tomorrow for each lunch and dinner I will commit to one veggie portion. Not a salad and veggie, not nibbling before hand. No need to I can always eat between meals - have a yogurt, water, soda, tea, or a veggie. I feel like I eat so much at meals because I don;t want to feel deprived and think I will be hungry. I

missbumble

missbumble

 

Plastic Surgery

Warning Controversial Posts - As I imagine some of you are against surgery....So you may want to skip this one....   Hi Guys - We' ll for years I have been thinking of getting plastic surgery on my breasts. After losing 100 lbs in Overeater's Anonymous I had a tummy tuck (abdomnioplasty) and thigh skin removed etc (lipectomy) but skipped the breasts. The Abdomen surgery tightened the muscle and removed a ton of excess skin. The thigh = left a pretty big scar, but also got rid of extra

missbumble

missbumble

 

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Had to try my new bundt pan, so I made this non-recipe:    1 box of Pillsburry Sugar-Free Vanilla Cake 1 can (15 oz) Libby's pumpkin puree 3/4 cup milk or water pure vanilla extract, optional   Mix and bake at 325 for about 30 minutes. Makes 16 generous servings (98 cal, 1.5 g fat, 26 g carbs, 1.9 g protein). Next time I may try greek yogurt instead of milk. Not yet sure if this freezes well.

slonic

slonic

 

Binge Window Now Closed

I am going to have to figure out what I want to do about binging. It's a habit I have for the most part avoided in the last year or two. It comes on me out of the blue. Like for instance today I was so happy about my weigh in, both at home and at Jenny. Down 1.4. But I was almost blacking out at home. Not sure why. I didn't want to eat before my weigh in but I did have an Anytime bar to tide me over. Today I had ordered Planned Menu #1 and as I was going over it I noticed it included a Breakfast

Mar mariposa

Mar mariposa

 

What do I want more than anything?

I have written on and off in a diary -- an actual book, or scraps of paper, or digitally ever since childhood. Sometimes I like to go back and read. Today I came across this, written maybe only a few years ago, excuse the typos and lack of punctuation/capitalization. I type very quickly to capture my thoughts and don't take the time to capitalize and fix errors:   the other day not sure what made me think about this but i asked myself what in the world would make me happiest? would it

Mar mariposa

Mar mariposa

 

Lessons Learned

One of these days, I'll learn to not pat myself on the back so quickly.  It always seems to follow with a crash of some sort.  I feel like I set myself up for failure.  It seems I just can't feel good about an accomplishment until I complete the project.  In this case, the project is my healthy eating and weight loss.  Why do I do this to myself?  It's as if all my demons come out of the close and talk me down.    So... to the point of the food issue:  I had some sibling family issues

FINALLYonmyway

FINALLYonmyway

 

OK, I'm going to pat myself on the back

Yeah, I said it.  I'm giving myself a pat on the back.  I think us women need to do that every now and then.  We don't need other people to do it for us.  We need to make sure we're doing it to ourselves, right?  So, why am I giving myself a pat on the back?  Because I'm rockin' the JC vibe!  I got through a potentially destructive day:   I signed up to be a Polling Inspector in our NY general election this year.  On Tuesday, I arrived at 5:30 am and readied myself for a long day until

FINALLYonmyway

FINALLYonmyway

 

Wait! What? I think it's working!

I'm actively on my journey, but I try not to think too much about it.  I'm trying to make it part of my every day life.  When I think too much about losing weight, is when I fall off the wagon.  I either get frustrated, do the self-hate "why do I have to do this" routine, or tell myself I'm looking good and can splurge...and splurge...and splurge until I get completely off track and then quit.   Well, not now.  I can actually visualize myself at goal.  For the first time in my life I c

FINALLYonmyway

FINALLYonmyway

 

Keeping it Clean In the ATL - Week 2

65 pounds down... time to continue this great trend and not eat over feelings.TY. Jenny Craig! Expensive - No! if you compare it to the cost of being heavy - clothes, health, lack of happiness, not fitting on airplane seats etc. I am worth it... and so are you,   OK Just wanting to set it down my plan for handling very high stress client... in hotel all week and working late hours. Goal: Maintain the path forward... lose 2 pounds or so - by keeping it clean. 1) JC French toast for

missbumble

missbumble

 

Need to get back on plan

Due to travel, company, social obligations, and unexpected car repairs, I have been "off plan" for almost 3 weeks in a row!  YIKES!  Fortunately, I am using my JC menus from prior weeks to try and "re-create" similar menus from my own kitchen.  I am still doing the cottage cheese, Greek yogurt with fruit, string cheese, almonds, etc. for my snacks and then trying to create healthy, small-portion meals that are similar to a JC frozen entree.  I have been making veggie kabobs, grilled chicken, veg

MizzM

MizzM

 

Day 4

I am really enjoying the program so far.  I like not having to worry about planning my meals.  I am training to do a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning and eating right is giving me more energy! I have a dinner plan for tomorrow night.  I am a little nervous about it.  Any pointer anyone has would be greatly appreciated!  I will eat my meals as planned and save my fats for dinner.  Bread and butter is my downfall.  I hope I can be strong enough to resist!

Momof31219

Momof31219

 

And so it begins

I did JC back in my early 20's and it worked great for me.  I'm now 43, had a hysterectomy and my body chemistry changed and I have put on some weight.  My goal is 50 lbs.  I'm ready!  

sassafrasmax

sassafrasmax

 

Tomorrow

I rejoined today.  I've been struggling for a while and needed to get some control over my food choices. I think I have finally worked the 1st step of OA. I am truly powerless over food,  I am scared but hopeful for the future. I am hoping I can inspire you as you can inspire me!  

Momof31219

Momof31219

 

Girls Vacation

So here I am.  Sitting at the pool.  Day 3 of a 7 day trip.  For the most part, I feel I'm doing ok with MOMO.  We did get vegetables and salad, a roaster chicken and a steak.  I'm trying not to over-think my food choices his week.   However, I am playing "this-not-that" when it comes to making choices.  No doubt, the scale will go up.  I just want to keep it to a minimum.     I love how I've grown in my healthy eating thinking.  I used to stress about it so much, I would give up and g

FINALLYonmyway

FINALLYonmyway

 

Friday = Girls Week Vacation

I've been thinking about this since the day I paid for my trip - my vacation with the girls to Florida.  I'm unable to take JC food, so I'll have to wing it.  But - we will be stocking the fridge with healthy food.  I'm just at a loss as to what it'll be.... that goes with liquor.   My JC consultant and I talked about a plan, but also knowing that I'll at the very least maintain my weight, if not go up a few pounds.  I'll talk with her on Thursday before I leave, so I'll at least be ab

FINALLYonmyway

FINALLYonmyway

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