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
I had my appointment today to complete my second week on Jenny Craig. It went well and I lost another 3.2 lbs despite Christmas....but I am not handling the "out of control" feeling that comes with this weight loss program.
I am on pre-planned menus. This saves me 10% on my Jenny Craig food. As a result, I am at the mercy of the pre-planned menus. This week I have Menu 3, but it is now different than the Menu 3 that I was given to look at a couple weeks ago. I knew that there were
So before I started Jenny my current plus size clothes were tight. Even wearing my bras left me in pain at the end of the day because all my clothes seemed to be shrinking, or rather I was expanding. After four weeks on the program I noticed that I can now wear my jeans and bras with comfort and they actually fit the way they are supposed to. I lost 9.6 lbs this month (a Christmas month no less) and I already am feeling emotionally better about where things are headed. I also hit a milestone
Merry Christmas! Happy Hannukah
Warning.. It's a blog - It rambles and weaves.... Thanks for reading... Sorry if I am boring... or redundant. But being thinner is a BIG DEAL!
Work up this morning - and my house is a mess and my cold still lingers. Going to start back at gym Tuesday - so decided to stay lazy. Anyhow not sure why but off I went to tackle the thing that I did not have to do - the upstairs closet. (Next up is cleaning house before Xmas party at sisters...) An
I am excited to take on my weight loss journey and log it here along the way.
By way of introduction....
I am 32 years old and the mother of two young children. I am a middle school teacher. I don't know that I would describe myself as a chubby or even overweight child, but I wasn't very active. Starting around the time I hit puberty in late elementary school, my weight just kept creeping up. Throughout high school. Throughout college. I was overweight on my wedding day.
Been doing good. Weight is at 198.8.
Cheated alittle this weekend- it seems harder to stay on track at home on the weekends- especially when snowed in.
Going to start walking on my tread climber tomorrow morning.
Just got back from my cruise with Mom- going to go unpack and then maybe practice golf. Posted a long post on the forum to hopefully help some JCers. Wanted to post my cruise photo (not the best outfit - but it was the last night... and I just threw shorts on).... It was tough eating so clean (steamed veggies etc). But I was really grateful to be so much thinner then the 205+ pounds on the last cruise in August. Losing a bunch of weight is such a thrill!!!!! Will be pretty hard when the thrill i