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  1. 2 points
    @xtine danielle - Very exciting to follow your journey - as you WILL do this! Let me know when you get to maintenance phase and share your "ins and outs"! I think that portion of the plan is my most important goal this go around! It's so easy to follow JC meal plan. If $$$ didn't stop me - I think I'd stay with JC food forever!! But that being unrealistic for me - I am going to learn my way through maintenance. Let's do this!!!
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    Thank you for your kindness. I still have hope. I will do all I can to prolong the time-span and hope they find a cure. And Jenny's recipe for tuna salad is terrible. lol But that was Sunday lunch for me today and I managed to eat it. We can do this.
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    So sorry to read about your situation. Any of these things would be a challenge, not just to your diet changes but to your health and life in general. I know some people have difficulty knowing what to say to people with true problems, not just the common "I had a flat tire and was late to church" types of problems. It is a shame your JCC did not handle the situation well. It sounds to me that you are running a tape loop of problems, not surprising but it is tearing you apart. I myself was recently told that, if lucky I could live 3 more years. That tape loop is running in my background all the time so I can sympathize. Hang in. The thing that keeps me sane is concentrating on the little everyday things. Do this task as it should be done, plan the next thing. The routine is giving me time to cope and normalize the situation. No one can make your problems go away but there are those who do want to support you.
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    Brilliant idea.. I am a volume eater - and need to look at portion sizes again - The salad plate is a great option to help us train our minds. SO this is what lasagna serving looks like... or even a burger...
  5. 1 point
    Wonderful blog! I am right there with you. I need new clothes that fit but going into the dressing room is so stressful. On a whim I ordered skinny jeans from Neiman-Marcus on big sale/mark down. I was so excited that they fit - I could wear them everyday. I love how they hug my butt and slim my legs. And best of all - they fit me perfectly. I hope they get too big for me soon.
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    You got this.. Being comfortable naked is no easy task.. But I bet your hubby would just love lf you could enjoy it. I wish that for you - and I know what its like.. For me I have extra skin... and now 15 lbs extra as well... but I bet we both can loo spectacular in clothes... And in bed he is just **** happy to be touching your silkiness So glad you found so em great outfits. Can't wait for you to buy Joe's jeans .. or whatever your favorite ones are... Suck you in.. a few nice holes... a half tucked black t-shirt and you will be rocking it! (Or whatever your thing is).... And on vacation you will rock the outfits. Whether you are 3 lbs lighter or not. Because 3 lbs does not a size make (It just is nice for wiggle room literally and figuratively) I so appreciate you showing up here and sharing.. Here's to you - rock star!
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    You look beautiful! and SO happy! You just keep on the transformation train!!! You are going to nail this down to the nano number!!!!!!
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    I truly cried when I read this. I am so sorry. It brought back so many memories of my Mom's death. I'm sorry your Mom snapped at you. I'm sure it was in her own place of grief - but still ........ you are his baby girl. I hope you are doing okay - navigating the first weeks of grief are hard. Just plain hard. I promise you that you will never stop missing him, even if he was sick for a long time. BUT the memories start to become sweet and tender, without the raw pain - in time. I miss my Mom so much, but I feel it's a tender soft feeling now days. It's like a special longing - but not one that feels like I've been punched in the stomach. More like a whispered kiss on my cheek. Be easy on yourself in these early days. Lot's of self care. Much love and sympathy to you.
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    Thank you. Interestingly, I heard his voice one night, in that moment between sleep and waking. You are right that he is here with me. Thank you so much for your kind words and your support. It means the world to me.
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    WOW - So sorry for your loss. It is so strange to have him in your life - physically and then not. He's there with you in spirit in your heart... We are here for you. My heart goes out to you and your family, Big cyber Hug
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    I am so sorry that you are going through this difficult time. You are doing an amazing job at handling all of this. Be gentle on yourself. I can totally relate about how you feel regarding your JCC call. I'm on JC Anywhere also and yes, the calls definitely feel scripted as it's the same thing every single week. Unfortunately, I don't get much from my Consultant calls either. I do wish I had a Center within driving distance of where I live. I started the program for the first time back in 2015 and lived close to a center. The in person consultations were much better, much more motivating, and I feel like I got A LOT more out of my weekly visits. I don't want to complain, though, because I am happy they offer the JC Anywhere program otherwise, it wouldn't be an option for me now, living so far away from a Center. Stay strong, girl!! You've got all of us here on the forums praying for you and supporting you.
  12. 1 point
    when my Dad died a few years back, I called to cancel my JC appointment. I cannot believe that I remembered to do that. Take care of yourself even it is something simple. It helps.
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    Perfectly said! Thank you for sharing!
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    So sorry to hear about your father's declining health. Watching someone you love suffer and feeling helpless to do anything is the absolute worst feeling. We lost both of my in-laws this past fall - my FIL on October and MIL in December. FIL had cancer and went quicker than anyone expected - which I see as a blessing. MIL was completely unexpected, but after a fall in August with a broken femur, she had one issue after the other and her health declined to the point where she was in a state very similar to your father's. I find comfort in knowing that they had a long life that was lived well and were surrounded by people who loved them. I will be praying for you and your family. ~Marguerite
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    Hope that his suffering isn't prolonged. I can't stand hospitals. I've traveled that path with both my parents but lucky (?) that they were able to die at home. My quest for weight-loss is fueled by my ambition to outlive them -- big time. Neither of my parents saw 70 yrs old and they actually were both very healthy people until they each had a major illness. At 54, I have a lot of living to do and I want to live each and every one of those days in best possible shape. I am sorry that your family is not near you - that must be very difficult. Hoping for better days ahead for you.
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    I am so sorry about your dad. I’m glad you got to see him and I hope your memories of him will bring you solace.
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    So sorry to hear about your dad. Just went through a few years with my parents. So glad you went though to give your mom comfort. I looked up those bakery items.. and they look good. I'm sure it was about comfort food. And don't despair over the weight, you will get it off. After my Dad died turned to Jenny with a vengeance. I wanted to be in the best shape I could be in. He had said if there's something bothering you about your life - fix it.. So I did. I need to remember that I honor him by being happy - and living. You returned home to take care of yourself - taxes and Jenny. I hope you have some peace during this very difficult time - and hoping Dad is at peace and out of pain - Hopefully the hospital is helping him get relief. Big Cyber Hug! Sue
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    Yes, sweetie. We got this. And you have us to talk to, to listen, to keep you motivated when you are feeling unsure or insecure. We are all in this together!
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    I am so sorry to hear about your father. I totally understand that long-term illness makes it even harder to know what to do. You can't possibly hop on a plane every time there is a health challenge - or you would be flying back and forth all the time which makes it hard to juggle all your other responsibilities. We haven't heard from you in a while... so I hope that everything is okay...
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    Mia’s mom. I’m very sorry to here about your dad. I went through the same thing with my mom. She was sick for years and lived in Florida and I’m in NJ. It is always difficult to make the decision to go or notgivdn respinsibilities with job and kids.
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    So sorry to hear about your Dad, Keep us posted... And I would hop on a plane (bring some Jenny food with you) I know its hard being far away - but you never regret the trip you take ..
  22. 1 point
    I understand the sick parent and being far away. Hang in there
  23. 1 point
    You can do this! I am 56 and this is the first time I have been able to lose weight in years! It really does work. Good luck!
  24. 1 point
    The RR is stricter but if you read their fine print, even their test group didn’t lose 4lbs a week. Average weight loss was 2.9lbs a week. So even though it’s a stricter program expecting to lose 4 lbs a week is not realistic based on their own trials.
  25. 1 point
    This is a great post. Remember the JC slogan about losing "16 pounds in 4 weeks" is the Rapid Results program which is a lot stricter than their classic program. It is (sometimes) hard reading about others success and/or losses. We tend to compare ourselves to others. It's human nature. I'm certainly guilty. Whether it's in public or even on TV, I'm constantly comparing myself to others wondering why I can't get rid of some of my thigh fat or my butt!! I love to eat, I mean..... I LOVE TO EAT! so it's a real struggle.
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    Support from our Spouses, significant others, friends, relatives etc is so very important!!! My husband is very supportive and it means the world to me. We often split entrees in restaurants as well, especially if they have free appetizers...ie: chips and salsa (I love Mexican food!!) Most restaurant portions are HUGE and plenty for two especially if you get a salad as well. At our favorite Mexican place, we get chicken fajitas for 1 with an extra tortilla and we split it. We each make 2 fajitas and have plenty of food. I don't eat the rice so DH gets that, and I don't use the cheese and very little of the sour cream. Works out perfectly for us ❤️ 25 years!! How AMAZING!! Congratulations! I don't know when this pic was taken but still!! Sounds like you did awesome. Only one problem....NOW I WANT TO GO BACK TO VEGAS!!! HAHA
  27. 1 point
    Say this to me now precious one, “I can do this!” I know the fear. I started Jenny Craig 1.5 years ago at the age of 50 and have lost 38lbs so far. I find it very slow going and maybe that’s from doing this later in life with a slow metabolism but regardless, it is working! No matter how slow it goes, just don’t give up. You are worth it! Here’s what I tell myself about the pains of slow weight loss at my age - the longer it takes to lose the weight, I figure my body will maybe be tricked into not thinking it needs to slow my metabolism further to prevent what it thinks is impending starvation. Also that slow loss will maybe allow my skin time to bounce back and not be too saggy, because face it, my skin is not what or used to be! To further inspire you, my mom started JC in October 2016 and weighing 240lbs. She has lost 100lbs and is at goal. She’s is 74 years old.
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    Truth!!! I love your comment and thanks so much for your encouragement. I totally get what you’re trying to say and definitely agree! Yes, I think that was the Venetian. We went for our 25th anniversary in August and we were on our way to the Italian restaurant. I took Jenny food for breakfasts, lunch and snacks. I ate out one meal a day and my hubby was so supportive. He went along with splitting entrees so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat too much. I did some drinking (how could I not?) but finished the 4 day trip and the week only gaining a pound and then lost it the next week - learning to adapt to life!
  29. 1 point
    First of all, what a great picture! Is that the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas? You look awesome! I do understand your frustration. I think most of us have been there. Oh and that stupid BMI calculator! OMG! I am so with you on that stupid thing! I HATE THE BMI CALCULATOR!!! I think we should all try to feel good in our own skin. We should try to be as healthy as we can and keep our body moving. Don't get me wrong when I say "as healthy as we can". I'm not saying to eat leaves and twigs! I believe everything in moderation. I could never be a vegan! (not knocking those who are) Isn't it sad that we let society, magazines, movies and friends dictate how we think we should look and feel? I am totally guilty. I, like you, feel like I have "tree trunks" for legs. I remember telling my JCC that I felt like I had the biggest thighs in America. She told me to google that. I was like huh? She said google "biggest thighs in America, I promise you that you will feel differently". Yes, I realize I don't actually have the biggest thighs in America, but that is where I gain my weight. I remember reading something that said, "If you could give someone $1500 and never gain another pound, would you do it?". Where the **** do I send the money? I will triple it! Can someone make this happen, please!!! I have also learned on my journey that just because someone is tiny, does't mean they are happy. We all (unfortunately) have something we can (and do) complain about. Something we aren't happy with. My sister thinks I'm small and calls me a Skinny *****...(kidding of course) but does that make my feelings invalid? Does that mean that what I feel about myself isn't real? NO! I have tried many diets as well (ever heard of HcG??) and jenny was the best for me. It's hard, it takes a lot of work and no it's not fun. I love to eat. I love food. There, I said it. I know this is very jumbled and I apologize. I hope that somewhere in here, you got what I was trying to say. You are important and so is your journey. It is YOUR journey and it will be different from mine or anybody else's. We have to learn to stop comparing ourselves to others. We are different, we look different and talk different. We have different hair color and skin color. We live in different areas, and drive different cars. We are short, tall, big boned, muscular or flabby and we all lose weight differently. But we are all HUMAN and are feelings matter and they are important. ❤️
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    MissBumble: Thanks again for your input. Now SF popsicles I can definitely deal with. I started out eating the Chocolat Cookie Dough Anytime Bars but lost interest in them. They no longer appealed to my palette. However, after reading your post I took one and threw it in the freezer for my 10 AM snack. I have an air fryer and absolutely love it. After microwaving my Fish & Chips, I took the contents and threw it in my air fryer to get both the fish and the potatoes a bit of a crisp. They came out perfect. God Bless! Princess
  31. 1 point
    So glad I read this blog it was the encouragement I needed to try again thank you all
  32. 1 point
    I really like the encouragement at JC and the reminder to "get deep into it" and "read it over and over again" and "do it over and over again." Because, that is really what happens to people who have reached their goals: they fall off, gain weight and then get back on and find a program that works and maybe cycle through but then "get deep into" and "do it." I am in month 4 and have gained and lost the same weight for the last month and a half. But, after reading the above advice, I'm just going to reread the program and diet and recommit to it. Thank goodness for all the great advice that we can find here!
  33. 1 point
    Angela, Faith, trust, discipline and lean on your support team. You need to have some faith in yourself. Others have been where you are and they have successfully navigated the many pitfalls that you are experiencing. You can do this...others have...so can you. You are not alone. Trust JC. This program works...but you need to get deep into it. Read it over and over again. Do it over and over again. One day at a time. Just do day one...no cheating...then when you finish...do day two. It takes about 10 days for a new routine to set in and become habit forming...make it 10 days and see what happens. Live it. Show that you have the courage and discipline to achieve your goal. Discipline is hard...but you have to ask yourself (when tempted)...do you want to feel like you are feeling now. Have the courage and discipline to say NO! When times get tough lean on your support team at home and with JC. Be positive and put a positive spin on this. You can do this...and should look forward to your new journey and what it will be like when you get to your destination. We are all here to help. V/r Tom R
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