Well today was my beginning I am starting the official training program for my marathon. When i started Jenny Craig I could hardly walk across the street but as the weight has come off my life has changed.
I started with Water Aerobics, then walking, then walking/running a 5K and now many 5K's later and even a Half Marathon in Alexandria VA, last may. I am ready to tackle my new goal. A full marathon. For this adventure, my son and I are going to fly to San Diego and run in the Rock and Roll marathon on June 3rd. The next day I turn 50. I am scared to death but excited too.
This is the beginning of my journey. I went and picked up my Jenny Food for the week. I plan on staying on Jenny the whole time I am training because when I am on the program I really do tend to eat better.
I lot my weight from January 2009 until November 2009 and have been on Maintenance since then. I have ups and downs but always when I have to many ups I go back to Jenny Craig and go on the program for a couple of weeks.
Today i had oatmeal for breakfast, a hamburger slider and salad for lunch and the meatball stuffed sandwich for dinner. Oh and of course for dessert I had a brownie. I love love love the desserts.
My stomach already felt better since I had been eating way to much over the holidays and my body really wasn't happy with that.
Well have to go now, I am watching "The Biggest Loser" where are they now show. I really like that show.
Well, I decided this will only work if I make it work. This isnt going to be easy as I have failed a few times before. I get down -20 lbs but no further - then put it all back on very easily. But no matter what I try - it will only work if I make it work... so I'll try Jenny to get me started again.
Exercise? Well for the last year and a half that has been non existent. I can feel it.
Ultimatley I think I need to lose 45 - 50 lbs. That just seems too far away.
For the immediate future I'd like to just get started 'including' exercise.
THAT in itself will be hard enough to get back into and maintain. When I really think about how long it has been and how easy it has been to avoid it - that will be a big challenge. Stress is no excuse !
I was pretty stressed out at my last job and ended up putting all personal activities on hold for the last year. Including exercise. Looking back it was a tough year because of that and if I had only allowed myself to relax, exercies and have some fun - maybe I wouldnt have gained so much weight. I need balance. Work, social, physical and my food/drink intake.
I look old. Older than I should.
In the past I would try the program for a while but then get down because I dont have anyone in my life and I would feel - why bother. Sometimes it felt like there was just no end in sight and no purpose to it. I need to belive that I am important enough to do this just for myself.
You know what has motivated me to even look into this? Strange but it's Chris Rene from the XFactor. lol Seriously. I dont have a drug problem (although I drink too much wine) but he made a decision to change his life and for 8 months he has. He didnt do it for the show - he decided to change his life before the show.
I like the routine of Jenny program and the ease of it. To be honest, I havent been fond of the support though. After a while I started feeling I was just a number. However, I will try again regardless. I have to remember I'm doing it for myself to change my life..
If I can accomplish any weight loss in one month - that will be a success over this past year of gaining. So that's my target. Maybe it's not specific enough but I have to re-shape my attitude and make creating balance a priority in my life.
Most Importantly for 2012:
I have to remember to enjoy life. I need to remember to enjoy the 'process' of creating balance. - The end result will be a better well rounded life - as I live it. For THIS - I dont really want the end to be in sight.
I managed to survive Christmas! We didn't make food the center of attention; we went to church and made the holiday the center of attention. After church, we opened presents, collected the trash, and learned to use our new stuff. I'm glad Walgreens was open because my daughter needed batteries. The batteries were for a bank that indicates the amount of change inside of it. That piggy bank account goes into a bank with FDIC on the door. When we lose all the weight, that account is for new clothes.
Ladies and gentlemen ... I am back at Jenny after a decent amount of time on my own. Let me just say, I am not back because I failed at keeping weight off. I am back because I have maintained a significant weight loss and I am ready for more to come off.
I started Jenny Craig in May of 2010 because I was in a bad place. Overweight and depressed-I knew I had to do something to change my ways. By September of 2011, I had lost over 30 pounds. I was thrilled.
People complimented me .. people told me how great I looked. I was happy, but it was bittersweet because I knew that I didn't look good before. Kinda hit me like a ton of bricks.
Anyhow, since then I have trained and run a half marathon at Disney World and am currently going to run my second one there in a few weeks.
Which brings me to today. I want to be the best weight I can be. I have a goal of 20 pounds. Join me on this journey. I promise it'll be worth the ride.
This is the start of Week 18 and i am down 45 lbs. I was surprised that I had lost a pound this week given that I had fallen off the wagon so many times, I am bruised. But I got back on yesterday again, did my exercise, ate from the JC menu and drank a lot of water. I have been sick, had an episode of menopause, been to two unexpected holiday parties, and went to lunch with some friends that I hadn't seen in awhile in the past week.
The lunch - I felt guilty when I should not have felt that emotion, then realized after that the reason I had stopped seeing those friends was about their way of getting me to be the bad guy. I even paid for lunch. The parties were last minute invitations so I did not prepare a plan or ate ahead to prevent over-eating. Then I got sick with a fever, no exercise, and I was not drinking enough water. So I had a headache for last two days and I think it has to do with too much sugar and too little water.
So I got back on the wagon yesterday and I will stay on today. Have to make breakfast for me and the dog, then some exercise, then errands! After that, I hope to read a chapter in a book or something else as work is coming tomorrow.
I have lost 34 pounds; that puts me under 200 pounds. If I don't want to obsess about the 70 pounds left to lose, 5 pound losses are my focus. Before I know it, I will lose over 100 pounds. I will, then, be able to kick up my heels and take a trip to a mega mall for the new wardrobe.
After looking at Mariah Careys new bod - I knew that I too, should call Jenny. However, if you know me on any personal level, then you know that I am not a phone girl, so I drove right on over and joined without procrastination.
Is it pricey? Not as pricey as your pride, (and hide) in a larger clothing size. I went with the METABOLIC MAX program that included the Body Media Armband. The arm band is like your virtual weight loss supervisor. It jots down every step you take (ie...physical activity) and some. At the end of the day you connect the arm band to a usb cord and connect it to your PC and all kind of secrets are transferred - secrets that your Consultant can see.
Yep! I need that kind of support. It could be a plus for me, or it could be a thorn in my love handled sides. I don't know yet, but I'm up for the challenge. Wish me well.
Mariah looks swell! 30 pounds in 90 days.
I wonder how much her personal trainer was paid?
I don't have a personal trainer, but I do have a charted outlook.
Since I can't trust my eyes at dinner time - I'll journal food in a book. (-:
I loved the consultation part - it was refreshing at the very least.
So I've committed to 'duly get with it' and shed a few pounds from Miz Qui.
Ooo Wee - like MiMi.
Mariah Carey looks great! Brand new and happy indeed,
Ready to do it too. Look out MiMi and Oui! Oui!
...see how influential good looking people can be.
On April 11, 2011, I joined Jenny Craig as an overweight senior citizen. Overweight people are often perceived as not being as smart as svelte people. Joining a reputable weight loss program is a smart move.
Since joining, I lost 33 pounds. On my own, I lost only ten pounds in a year, therefore, the 33 pounds is better then it may appear. I also have some aches, pains, and balance problems making exercise a challenge but it is doable. Some aches and pains will dissipate with the weight loss. Doctors have the expertise to handle some aches and pains.
Onward and upward!!!
12/3/11 - Today i restarted Jenny Craig since my last attempt in 2008, since i have gain 10lbs since. I am approaching my 38th birthday and have decided that i must begin a new stage of life. I need to loss 40-50lbs to begin my family, to have a safer healthier pregnancy.
My boyfriend of 6yrs and i are talking family and better health. Of course he is extremely fit and active and i not so much. He is very supportive and encouraging which i believe will make this go around more successful.
My sister and I have started this metabolic max program together and I am hoping that with so much support we are both able to reach our goal weights and enjoying life.
I had the breakfast stuffed sandwich for breakfast today not bad! lets see how the rest of the day goes
You think you can scare me with Oreo Cookie Cake??? You feel bad for me, while you eat that cheeseburger and fries and I eat my Jenny Meal...Let me tell you something, I have had a cheeseburger and fries, and while they are good, they are not worth me feeling bad about myself, they do not bring long term happiness in my life, as a matter of fact they bring the exact opposite, I always feel bad about myself for eating you and I always eat too much, so for now I will say goodbye, one day we will meet again when I can learn to only have 1/2 of you and say NO THANKS to the rest...
I will face many different challenges in my life, this is no different then when I quit smoking, except the fact that I need food to survive, but Jenny has allowed me to take the thinking out of it and the ability to spend my time doing other things...like working out, school, work and hanging with my family.
On to the next!!!!
Almost four months ago now, I married my best friend!
I was so proud of how many times the dress was altered (smaller!) and ecstatic about how the pictures turned out! (a corset can do wonders, my friend!)
Then came the all-inclusive honeymoon! We had a fabulous time, but from day one, I knew the fabulous food and copious amounts of St Lucian rum were not going to be a friend of the scale's when I got home. But I felt fabulous, even wore a bikini with confidence for the first time in a while and gave myself a pass. I was on my honeymoon after all!
I seem to recall a lot of chatter about the freshman 15 when I went off to college, riddled with many a warnings from my big sis to watch out! What I don't remember were any warnings of the love chub I've now acquired so quickly after the BEST DAY EVER! (you dropped the ball on that one sis!)
Now, I wouldn't be caught in a bikini and I'm curse the St Lucian rum. The pants that needed a belt six months ago, now need an extra button ... and I'm terrified to even attempt the big white dress in my closet.
So tomorrow's the day I start it right. No stress diets or dress to fit into. Just me and Jenny! Adios rum tum!
Last Saturday I went to my Jenny Craig Center for my weekly weigh in and my routine doctor checkup. I checked in with Jenny Craig Consultant and I am 5 lbs until my goal weight. yay! My goal weight is 130lbs. Last weigh in was 134.8lbs.
My doctors scale says 136lbs. Pretty close. I am so proud of my progress. so happy. I am glad I am improving myself. I tried on some of my jeans and realize that its fits more loser and better. I am able to zip my jeans and close my belt. yay!!!! My BMI is on the healthy level now. I feel so much better and lighter.
I am more conscious of the foods I eat and the portions. I am glad that I am learning better eating habits and better lifestyle. I find Jenny Craig meals are convenient and easy but also very expensive. The first few months I use the meals, but I want to save my money so I started the meal on my own plan. I lost a few lbs using the meals.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving weekend. This will be a challenge. Thanksgiving dinner with the family.
I try to follow the guideline 1/4 plate starch, 1/4 plate meats, 1/2 plate low fat non starch vegetables. My weakness are the sweets. I like sweets.
small portions of sweets will satisfy my cravings.
I am so excited! I am traveling this week. For the first time in a long time, I did not have to use a seatbelt extender on the airplane! I still have a lot of weight to lose, but this is just the encouragement I need to stay "on program." I got my daily walk in this morning, and I plan to try to find a scale to help me keep track! It's going to be a good week. Food is not the only important thing at Thanksgiving. There will probably be food again sometime. I don't have to eat some of everything this year. I will eat only the things that I plan for. I brought some Jenny Craig meals, and I stopped at a local grocery store to pick up fresh fruit and nonfat yogurt. Thank you, Anne and Nosa for being my constant cheerleaders! I am determined to be good to me this week.
So, after not being on the planned menu for about a week it looks like I didn't do too much damage. I ended up just going up 0.2 lbs, so in a way you could say I maintained my weight.
Plus, I know I'm losing inches since last Friday I ended up putting on a dress that used to fight me rather snugly, and it fits fine now. So I'm happy so far with progress I've made, but now I've really got to kick things into high gear so I can start losing some serious pounds.
This week I'm hoping to really not waver from my training regimen for my upcoming half marathon in January. I want to be able to finish it and get that medal!
I am finishing my 5th week being back at Jenny and I am happy to report that I have lost sixteen pounds and 5.5 inches. Getting back at was the hard part but now that my mind is made up again I feel that I will be successful. I know I can do it as I have lost 60lbs before on the program.
I hoping to feel better and avoid knee replacement if I can get rid of all this excess weight.
I know there will be unexpected events but I am going to do my best to deal with them as they come and know that Jenny is there for me. Mimi my consultant in London Ontario is the best so together with her I know I can do this.
Well it seems like I was able to start off my Jenny Craig (JC) program on a good note, but sometime after week two I have hit some bumps in the road.
I followed the diet as well as I could, and I had a few indulgences since I know one can't change the way they eat overnight. Yet I had good results after week 1 and lost 5 pounds. Even when you consider that it is mostly water weight that is still good, and a lot better than I expected to do.
So of course I was motivated to go through week 2 and did ok. My only problem was that I ran into a bit of money issue with a small emergency that happened and now I won't be able to buy my JC food until the end of the month - mostly because I get paid once a month and I'm keeping a tight budget as I plan to move soon. I felt bad for this and ended up skipping my week 2 appointment.
Yet I still followed the guidelines listed in the JC booklets I was given and have found that I'm not doing too badly. I will be calling my Centre tomorrow and making an appointment for this coming weekend so that I can at least weigh in and see if going at this on my own has at least helped me to maintain the weight I lost, and if I have lost weight ... well that's all the better isn't it?
One thing I have discovered being on JC is that their approach to a health attitude towards eating is really growing on me. For instance, I REALLY enjoy going to amusement parks and Disneyland is my favorite place to go to. On one of my recent trips I started looking at what healthy options are available to me so that I can at least enjoy being out there and not having to take food with me all the time. Of course I tend to always take water and some fruit with me to snack on, but I have found that the child meals are not too bad in substituting a lunch. All their child meals include a good sized portion of food along with some fruit and a drink of your choice (juice, water, milk), and it is also not a very expensive meal either. Although if I feel like splurging I'll got to Bengal Barbecue and get myself a veggie and chicken skewer ... and then every once in a while (if I'm good) I'll end up getting a churro if I'm there in the evening ... BUT ... I tell them to skip the sugar/cinnamon coating. I know the churro is an indulgence, but at least I feel a little better about eating it when I skip the sweet coating.
Oh, and I also always walk everywhere when I go. I don't take the tram from the parking structure to the park, I just walk to work off all that food ... and adding a trip up Tarzan's Treehouse and the Canoes makes for some good cardio too!
With all that said, I'm anxious to see if I have managed to keep my weight at the same level ... or even lost a few pounds. I guess I'll see in a few days.
So I am back on the Jenny Train after a three year absence during which time I happily found all the little pound friends I had lost my last journey down JC Lane. I am once again ready to try and lose them for good this time. Darn friends anyway keep coming back . I actually did not mind the journey last time, however my temper got stirred up by my money hungry rude JC consultant that told me if I was not going to buy the full amount of food each week she was not going to do a consult with me every week but she would weigh me and sell me my food each week and once a month do a consult with me........ Well needless to say I LOST IT and I cut my nose off to spite my face and quit. Thank goodness my nose has now grown back and I am ready to try again.
I had pep talked myself back into the zone and was raring to go. Doing the home program this time as sadly there is no office in the city I am in now. Went online and happily picked all the foods I would need for two weeks. Was extremely excited to see all the new choices and looking forward to consuming some of my old friends
As I was now on the home program my order was place and paid for over the phone, at which time I almost had a heart attack at the price! But hey it is all for a good cause and I spend more than that eating out and shopping anyway I told myself. It was scheduled to arrive on Wednesday but did not make it until Thursday. Well it sort of made it the nice yellow piece of paper declaring a signature was required made it to my front door anyway. After frantically calling JC customer service I found out that no a signature is not required which is great, however now all my wonderful "Frozen" Jenny food is sitting in nice warm secure warehouse until Monday..... it is a long weekend here and they will not re-deliver until Monday. OMG! Franticly upset here!! Well on the bright side the frozen food will be redelivered for me on Tuesday and I was told to throw out the (un)frozen food from the first order when it arrives. So I guess I am starting the program next week now.
So was looking forward to the call from my new consultant on Friday morning so I could cry the blues to her about not having my food yet. However she was not bright enough to look over all my information before calling me and figure out I lived in a totally different country from her so there would be a time change involved, and she called me at 7 am instead of 9 am as was requested. Sigh save me from stupid people. So she did make the call again at 10 am and wanted to know a good time to call me and I assured her 9 am was perfect and she thought she had called at 9 am and could not understand that the first time she had called me at 7 instead of 9. After much explaining I finally told her what time it was here now instead of the time she had and I think she got it. We will see next Wednesday when she calls again.
Now I am sad my food is not here and that I have a not super bright consultant who sounded like a 20 year old 110 lb blond on the phone
So now we get excited for next Tuesday's JC Supper and the dreams of losing bits of my self each week. Hopefully this time someone else will find them and keep them not leave them for me to find a few years down the road
Well, today I took the first step and decided to join Jenny Craig. So what motivated me? I just turned 29 and I am going through some transition. I am back at school and just decided enough is enough. I want to lose weight! I have been heavy all my life and I need to take control.
So, as I hope everyone else's journey is smooth, though I know there will be rough patches, I hope mine is as well.
Good Luck everyone!
I'm feeling such guilt right now. I just finished dinner at a wonderful restaurant where I shared appetizers, main course, and dessert. I also had two glasses of wine. Why, oh why?? My body is already repaying me for my gluttony. I feel sick and I deserve it! Lesson learned, wine equals poor decisions!
I'm feeling old today! My oldest child, Jessica, turns 21 today. It's hard to believe how time flies by. Enjoy life because it passes us by so quickly. It's time to get healthy so life is more enjoyable when we are older. Nobody wants to be sick when they are trying to have fun with their grandbabies!
Yesterday was 4 weeks on Plexus Slim Accelerator and I'm down 10.4 pounds, 10.75 inches, and 3% body fat. I'm more than happy with that!
Hubby and I went on a hike yesterday and we covered 8.71 miles, including some rough terrain. We really enjoyed it and can't wait to do it again! I can see this becoming a regular habit.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!