Yippeee.... So I am trying to get to goal... and now it is .8 lbs away. I lost 2.4 lbs this week. Ok so I lost 0 last week - but even 1.2 lbs per week this close to goal is very exciting!
Jenny Craig is an awesome plan!!!
If you are considering it - Just do it. If you have lapsed.... so...come on back!! You got this! Chocolate Lava cake awaits.
I have been working out at a gym I adore (Orange Theory Fitness). (Note: You don't have to workout to be on Je
OK So they were ok - by no means were the muffins (see prior blog entry) the same as Jordan Marsh Muffins circa 1970 (and 250 calories each, according to the recipe I posted in My Fitness Pal. I made the recipe using Emily Bites muffin recipes - based with oatmeal. I swapped out the sugar for Truvia baking Blend and they landed at about 80 calories. I took 2 frozen muffins out of freezer into fridge last night, popped them in micro for about a minute and had them with coffee. A lite breakfast -
Success!!! I followed the recipe more or less - I substituted 1/6 cup Truvia Baking blend instead of light brown sugar, and blueberries instead of peaches.. but alas made the Emily Bites Muffins.. I calculate about 80 calories each with my sugar replacement. Going to have two for breakfast one of these days - or even out on the golf course.
Victory - I made them and did not snack on them!!!
So every day I discard, giveaway or put in the upstairs closets outfits that are too big. It's an adventure. So after my workout class - I basically am likely in for the day... Anyway I felt like I was putting on a costume. 1) wear clothes that are just so small.... 2) wear eye liner etc.. mean I am at home today literally working at computer. So anyway - with no further ado.. I bring you BadA$$ sue with a message of peace. Oh and today I am in solidarity with @Crayola64we are not eating mindle
So one of my favorite stores is Dress Barn... I grew up in a family that would only shop in Bloomingdales.. so this is quite a controversial move.. but I just love the dresses and clothes that I think thin people wear!!! I have a pair of their Signature Fit shorts on now
So I picked out a ridiculous dress, in a ridiculous size... and wore it to see my client in Houston yesterday. So without further ado....
Thought I would start a blog entry of my favorites and not so favorites.. to help me remember during my weak moments at JC center when I think I should l mix it up. willl edit this and update. Keep in mind what I like - you may hate and vice-versa... Work in Progress
1. JC French Toast
2. Chocolate Lava Cake
3. Frozen Cookie Dough Anytime Bar
4. JC Vanilla Shake to use in shakes or for coffee creamer
5. JC Loaded Baked Potato for lunch
Do we all have the thin outfit or outfits? I had a dream.. and it was small in the stream of big dreams, but to me it was huge. In OA when I was 25 I went from 246.25 to 145... For my sister's wedding I could pick out any dress I wanted. I wore a glorious purple dress. Well... I have about 5 pounds to reach that 145 goal... and I put the dress on yesterday. Not sure where I am going in it - but I almost have everything in the closet that I put away for the illusive date when I got thin again. So
So On JC I have lost a lot of weight -and am very grateful.. However - I decided to finish strong... or transition to maintenance strong...
Sol today i got weighed in at the gym for my OT Weight Loss challenge - supposedly 6 weeks but officially starts Monday - so it's a bit longer.
So weight was 154.4 I think (with sneakers). We were told to wear a tight outfit. So I sort of liked working out in the outfit... Anyway I am amazed that I am this thin (in clothes) and I know I don't hav
Thought I would share some videos I do to add a bit to my day. I fond doing a you tube video is really fun - and not nearly as hard as treadmill or going to the gym. It is an awesome way to pass time when you want to eat!! Also just a good way to get your system moving as well. You can do at your own pace - or level... I cant do pushups so I modify what they are doing.. I think I have come along way exercise wise - but everyone starts somewhere. Enjoy and let me know your thoughts.
So most of my life I had short hair. You jumped in the shower and wham it was so fun - afterwards you juts put gel in it - and were ready to go.... Photo below -I was about 30 or so ..not sure - after OA at about 140-150 lbs....
Photo of me now - so can I cut my hair???? The idea is to do one hair cu or the other - anything in between is still alot of work and will drive me crazy on golf course and at gym.... I use ponytail on golf course and at gym with my long hair. It is naturall
Off to weigh in today, just not feeling like I lost anything at all. I have been lazier this week .... even today not going off to golf. Seems I am not very motivated. Foods been ok, except for two extra glasses of wine yesterday.
Going to to the gym... I hope.. really not too motivated and will do a splin class and then see my JC consultant. Will be great to see here..as it's been three weeks as she was away last week.
Anyway boring post, am feeling boring.
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
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,.
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...
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
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
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
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
OK So here's what one of the maintenance posters ChristiS wrote that has me all fired up:
"I like being able to tie my shoes without feeling my belly press up toward my chest. I like all the great clothes I can wear without feeling too "lumpy" in them. I like feeling like I made a decision and took charge of it.
I still love food as much as I ever have. But, Jenny has taught me more isn't necessarily better. All things in moderation. Also, every day I make decisions
So last night my sister (Jennifer), her hubby (Mike) and Mom and I went to see Barbra Streisand at the BBT center. It was amazing - and part of what's special is having my family there as well.
Barbra is 74 - and my Mom is 78 so I remember watching Funny Girl with my mom and dad - and singing the songs. I think I know all or most of the words to Don't Rain on My Parade. So I have never been to a concert with my sister , her hubby and my mom before - so that in itself was special. Well rea
Loving getting the weight off. Yesterday I shopped a bit for fun - and bought these adorable leggings for workout. Who knew??? It is soo much nicer to be in a more mainstream size body then my highest (246.25) or recent starting weight on JC 207.8.
Yippeayecayeaye - 30 pounds to go...and I think I will enjoy the steps along the way
And yup I wear two bras to go jogging... Why cant' they make good fitness bras? Ok I digress.
So I did it - I found a pretty good before picture and posted n JC. Hard to decide how public I want to be... but you know what? It's not as if anyone who knows me does not know I am\/was heavy.
Anyhow I hope posting the pictures help people.. and helps me to realize I have lost weight. It's slooooow but it is coming off.
OK off to TV and bed so i can get up and do the Workout circuit tomorrow (my easy day) or go for a bike ride....
So today I jumped back on the bike... hopped in the outfit (I had a few shirts that fit!! yehaw!! That is no small feat... the cycling shirts run small. Anyway - went riding with the septuagenarians.. they kick butt! I kept up well... wjho knew? I think my workouts are paying off.
15.5 Avg 27 miles.
Going to try and go on a ride during the week if possible with my work schedule and definitely go back to riding next Saturday, It's a nice addition to my weekly activity - an