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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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
This morning, I made it below 200. I'll take it! Two days after my 56th birthday. So, I celebrated... with a nice hike up Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain in the Adirondacks. I took my son and my two cavalier king charles spaniels. The summit is 1450 feet. Lots of inclines! I'm going to feel this tomorrow.
Note:***I will keep this blog entry for one week and add to it. If I binge - I will post it here no matter what!! So let's get through this week - with my plan in tact.... my heart in tact...
Saturday 9/30/17 9AM
Hi Guys - Today i go for my weigh in - I will definitely be up. Last week went pretty well - but Thursday was a night of binging. There's no way that is allowed for on my plan or way of life. For me it is a terrible sign that I may spin out of control and gain the weigh
Yes, it's my birthday. I'm 56 years old today. As usual, I'm spending my birthday alone, but it's no big deal. Birthdays at this age aren't that important to me. I'll put a candle on my JC cupcake, blow it out and congratulate myself for staying on Jenny Craig in spite of it being my birthday. The only thing non-plan that I did today was have a skinny salted caramel macchiato and boy oh boy was it good! So.... one milk, right? And 30 extra minutes on the bike.
I will celebrate
It's one month. My scale continues to move downward. But I really try not to focus on the scale this time around. I'm trying to focus on what's getting me through and helping me to move forward in my journey to be fit n fabulous.
....I like how I wrote that down - that I don't focus on the scale. WHO AM I KIDDING? I'M ON A WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM, OF COURSE I CHECK THE SCALE. So many people probably do that: write down BS to make it seem like they're really being a good girl. On
I'm writing this here now. My future goals. I don't want to overwhelm myself with all I want to accomplish at once. So, I'm putting this in writing to remind myself what I would love to accomplish as I get healthier. Later in my journey, I want to view this and see how far I've come.
This year's goal was to get my physical health in order. I'm on my way. I've been working with doctors to make sure my health is in check. They're actually listening to me! Now I have no excuses a
Previously, I preferred to look at the world through rose-colored glasses. "All will be ok and I will be fine." Well, since we're all here together, you can see where that got me.
I've been on a journey. To find myself and move forward...with myself...regardless of what is in my way. It's been a journey that started about 5 years ago. I had many life situations that happened around me, affecting me, but not about me. I tried to help, nuture, parent, be a good daughter, be a goo
So... here I am. I'm not new to this. In fact, I probably could become a weight loss consultant myself! This is my third time being back at Jenny Craig. If anything, I'm consistent at returning. But why am I here ... again?
Well, if you're like me, you've tried everything and anything on the planet to lose weight and keep it off. You would get so far- seem "ok" with your success; stop the program and then gain it all back.... and sometimes gain more weight than when you last