I posted about the scale on the forums when I first started Jenny Craig. I dug around to find it - and want to keep it where I can find it easily - because the scale is the one thing that can ruin an otherwise good day, (even though I know the "truth" about the fickle scale). She can be a real mood wrecker! I have conversations with my scale. I call her Lady Di (my short for obedience!). (Well - in truth some days I call her the B word, or worse....). I actually have conversations with Lad
I need to start from over there first. January 2016 had me knowing I needed to restart.....again x?????. I was weighed
and weight was 197...I couldn't believe it and yet I did. I started walking and joined every weight FB place and group ** sparkpeople and the like **
I came across. I was walking a mile and actually I was walking two miles when you counted the return trip. I got up to 5 miles..walking and run/jogging.
I went too fast and would have sore heels that kept me from wal
Joined Jenny Craig
Week One completed. My JCC is good. The food interesting and overall tastes well. I was kinda iffy on the shrimp and actually wondered
how it got in there. Having no longer any use for a microwave, I now wrap in foil and put in oven and thanks to the 'Ladies' I now have a
manual cooking guide to follow. GO LADIES!!
I was getting hungry my 2/3 day but that eased and now if I feel hungry I know it's not because of the change of diet and
Ridiculous, right? I lost 0 weight the week before which is part of this equation, for sure. I may just have to go on vacation often.
I went out to dinner. I snacked on veggies with a tiny taste of Humus... I did not have my JC desserts all nights. (One or two nights I did). I brought JC dressing with me. One night I had filet - and left half. Another night Branzino and ate every morsel. One nigh Salad with Salmon - always asked for stuff dry - it's just a meal... I am reading a book (Thank
I read something from a book that has helped my on this Journey of Change. I'm going to post what I wrote in my Journal which is a paraphrased version, some of which I added with my own thoughts. I'll have to look for the book to give credit to the original author.
The Stages of Change in Permanent Weight Loss
Stage One: The Launching Effect
This stage involves the decision and willingness to begin a program. Any previous dieter has navigated this stage and actua
Day two of Jenny Craig is winding down to an end. It was challenging at times. Even though I had ate, I wanted to eat more. It was as if I was craving for something. So I had to throw extra willpower to stick to the plan. The food is filling and is planned out for me. So it takes all the guess work out of what I need to do for the day. I've been trying to lose weight for years. So now I recognize I need to take the burden of worrying about food away while I start this weight loss journey. It
Today I weighed in at 260 lbs which was great since I started at almost 280. I am really excited and my BMI is under forty. I remember when I was gaining weight steadily the last couple of years and when the scale first reached 260 how depressed and ashamed I felt. I thought I would never get back to 200. I remember how it felt when the scale said 280 and I thought I am going to three hundred pounds soon if I don't stop. Now on the way down I won't forget how great it feels seeing that 260
So for the past 22 weeks (maybe 23) I have been going mostly on Saturdays to Jenny Craig to see Madeline and weigh in and say hello. Periodically I have had them take my picture. Today's post-golf shot is below. Happy to be losing.
Lets see what it looks like at Goal in about 15 pounds or so,.
Today I came up against several situations that tested (and vanquished) my impulse control. First, I was at a meeting this morning and there were bagels and cream cheese. After initially resisting, I decided to have half a bagel. I wasn't even particularly hungry, but they smelled so good.
Then my boss, who was sitting next to me, kept complaining about her jalepeno bagel being too spicy and declared that she wasn't going to finish it. I asked if I could try a bite and loved it. Sin
Hey everyone - went to a party for my sister at a friends place (right above her new home). great to be there - and not worry too much about food. loving Jenny Craig - Loving being thinner. Off to have my chocolate cake which is a splurge since I had wine - but chicken skewers for dinner -so think that's ok.
One of these days I might buy clothes that aren't black??? Maybe...
So, I guess not being motivated by the scales is still a work in progress for me.. Considering the title of this entry.. Hey, I said I'd work on it.. I am down two pounds, so a total of 12, which a amazing for me.. I find it very hard to lose weight.. I'm absolutely eating more on this plan than I was before, different things, and actually much more variety.. I'm finding I like things I didn't even know I liked.. Hummus? I didn't know I liked Hummus.. I love it! Who knew.. I think this whole com
This week was a bit of a disappointment. I only lost 1.6 lbs. I suspect that perhaps my reading of 6.6 lbs the previous week was a bit inaccurate -- perhaps I was dehydrated or something? So maybe if the water imbalance were corrected it was more like 4.1 lbs each week rather than 6.6 lbs one week and 1.6 lbs the next. I don't know. I'm glad I didn't lose an extreme amount again, but a little concerned that I fell short of my goal this week.
My goal, by the way, is to lose 1% of my
When I was on the phone with Mary this week, she said something along the lines of: "So you are so motivated by the scales, you might want to look for other motivators, other markers of success beside just the scales".. Well that wasn't what I said at all, how did she get that? Good training I suppose.. I found out this week that I'm totally motivated by the scales... I've done everything I was supposed to do, therefore every time I get on the scale, I expect results.. Except this is different
Well, I'm losing weight again. I'm really hoping this is the last time. Okay, perhaps I should be more optimistic.. Though this new program, this will be the last time I lose this weight.. Time to stop the yo-yo. It's not good for me, I know that. This yo-yo is on a long string though.. I do have enough clothes to start my own boutique, in a variety of sizes. The last time I lost weight, I got rid of all my bigger clothes, and decided I wasn't buying anything any bigger. Well events would come a
My last couple posts have been about the "cheating" that I did this week -- and the anxiety that I felt as a result. I am hopeful that my future posts will be a little more forgiving of myself because my weigh-in today was very positive.
I lost 6.6 lbs this past week.
6.6 lbs in one week. And not my first week either. It's actually more than I'd lost in the previous 2 weeks combined. I had been quite happy with my 3 lb losses the last couple weeks, but I am stunned that
I recently hit what I think (HOPE) is my rock bottom. My weight has been steadily increasing forever. I thought I had it somewhat under control, but after quitting JC prior to the summer I continued to gain. One day I stepped on the scale and the most upsetting thing happened. The scale registered at over 300 pounds. I stepped off and laughed. I laughed to cover the tears. I weigh 300 pounds. And I can see it in pictures. I can feel it in my clothes and in the difficulty I have carrying myself a
So today was very active. I was on a roll with work and had 10,000 steps by the early afternoon. I had eaten a Jenny breakfast and a Jenny lunch and my Anytime bar and I still had more errands to do. I was already feeling shaky and hungry. I knew that my snack and veggies wasn't going to last me until dinner.
I stopped at a Jimmy John's and got an "unwich" (lettuce wrap) with no mayo. Basically just meat and tomato and lettuce. It calmed my jitters a bit, but I felt hungry again alm
Happy New Year! For the record it's Jan 2 - and I started this challenge officially 12/31.
I'd say new me - but I am so glad I joined Jenny (seriously) in August! I guess the new me will be someone who keeps the weight off - and doesn't have being overweight define me. Had a few pictures taken at the gym to mark the start of this challenge - I had dribbled water on me - so I realize the picture is a bit strange. But it's still a way to mark the start of this challenge. i certainly c
I knew the holidays was going to be rough.. and I went into the holiday season allowing myself to cheat a little.
Find the hardest time is the weekends.
Started running out of breakfast options, because I would eat that meal and an anytime bar, and then cheat during the holiday season for dinner, so went ahead and ordered some items for the next 2 weeks.
My "coach/ counselor" is not for me..I find her pushy and annoying. I'm the kind of person who once you annoy me-- which 2 email
Well -today I got weighed in. Not that exciting. I lost weight - weight loss is going well. The program is going well. Who cares!!! Cause ...wait for it! Today I broke 90 on the golf course - I obliterated it and shot an 85!!!
I am a new golfer (about 3 years in), I play mostly just weekends....and today I shot a 43 and a 42.... Wahoo!!! I had one hole at an 8 and one at a 7. Net net I shot an 85!!! Spectacular.
No mulligan... Did I miscount one hole? Maybe.. its all po
I am ridiculously sick. It got especially bad and so I went in to the doctor today. Fingers crossed it's not pertussis.
I also cheated on Jenny Craig. Not just "Oh, I am out at a family dinner and so I will skip my Jenny Craig entree but still follow the guidelines for exchanges and portion control." No, this was a total, 100% cheat. It was after my doctor's appointment, which had gone quite long and I was still waiting on prescriptions. It had been 7 hours since I'd eaten my Jenny C