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  1. FINALLYonmyway

    Captain's Log - Beginning my Journey

    So... here I am. I'm not new to this. In fact, I probably could become a weight loss consultant myself! This is my third time being back at Jenny Craig. If anything, I'm consistent at returning. But why am I here ... again? Well, if you're like me, you've tried everything and anything on the planet to lose weight and keep it off. You would get so far- seem "ok" with your success; stop the program and then gain it all back.... and sometimes gain more weight than when you last started. You've been so desperate at times, you were willing to sacrifice everything just to lose the weight you've always wanted. Perhaps, like me, you've never been thin. You can't imagine ever being thin .... but you want to be there....thin, healthy, happy, active. Perhaps, like me, you've resigned yourself to always being a "big gal/guy." Perhaps, like me, you've become mad, annoyed, angry (or hangry) saying to yourself - "WHY AM I TRYING TO CONFORM TO WHAT OTHER PEOPLE WANT? I think I'm healthy - so what if I'm overweight? I'm trying to love myself for who I am. I think I look sexy. My clothes look just fine on me." You become resentful of the weight loss people trying to give you rules and making you follow a program. You hate yourself because you've gotten to this point. You stop following the program. You lie to your consultant and say it's all good, then quit. You tell yourself you can do it on your own. Ok. Who am I kidding? I know I'll never be happy until I reach my goal. It's unfinished business for me. It has been for more than 30 years. Today, I'm more than 60 pounds overweight. This IS a challenge. This IS hard, at times. I know can all do it, but not initially on my own. I need to lean on other like-minded people, like my consultant and JC threads to get through the initial phase. I need to recognize that, right now, I don't have the wherewithal to do it myself. Which is why I all got smart and came back to Jenny Craig for the third time. I know it works. I just need to get to the finish line. Check back with me in a few weeks. I want to make sure I remember I wrote this after my first week of "Third Time's a Charm." I'm hopeful that I'll keep up this momentum.
  2. MySon&Me

    First Weigh-In

    It's the start...and an awakening to how bad it really has been. To watch my week one VLOG click here My Son: This morning my son weighed in on our family fit bit scale and I saw a number I have NEVER seen on my son. It broke my heart. I failed him. That is all I could think about is how I created this problem for him and it's my job to fix it before it turns to diabetes or worse. I know people see my obese son and look at me as the "enabler", and maybe I am? I just don't know exactly what I allowed that caused this big of a problem? I didn't want to believe that I helped him to stay overweight, because I have tried so hard to keep sweets out of the house, no soda, I watch what he eats as much as possible. Where did I go wrong? I never wanted to confirm to him that his weight was excessive, in fear that it would hurt him even more emotionally. But now this morning seeing a number so far off base on him, it shocked me! His first weigh in is 144.1 lbs on a 13 year old. According to the CDC growth charts, my son is suppose to be 100 lbs. It's real and it's now my job to change it. Now, I know I really need to stick with JC with Jake. It's not just me anymore wanting to look good, but my son's health is on the line. I wonder how many moms can relate to wanting the best for their child, yet not knowing where exactly I failed or allowed this problem? I hope JC will teach my son, what I haven't--healthy portion sizes. Jake is SUPER excited to be able to pick his menu items! He loves that he can pick a dessert too! Something that was banned from our house in the past. Next week, my son will see success on the scale and he will know he can do this! And Me: First thing I did today was start my new thyroid medication. My energy level was so low and I drank Starbucks constantly and still had no energy. That's when I went to the doctor to get my blood work done. My doctor tested even my vitamin D--everything. We discovered that I was in the "controversial" side of treatment, low but not low enough on the TSH levels. The doctor was hesitant to place me on thyroid meds but I knew that my fatigue was unbearable, so he placed me on a low dose of 25 to start. Since my appointment is in the afternoon, I know the JC scale is going to read a bit higher. Looking for "light" clothes to wear for my first weigh in. My first weigh in was 156.0 lbs. Tell me about your first visit. Were you nervous? Excited?
  3. Betaluna

    New to JC - WOW I feel so full!

    I have been struggling to maintain a healthy weight for almost 45 years. I have never tried a program like JC before. I was AMAZED at how full I feel - usually I feel like I am starving! This is a totally new experience. I am worried about how many people end up coming BACK - meaning they were unable to maintain their JC successes. I need something that will work for me over the long haul. I am worried about eating so many prepared foods with fake ingredients, lots of sugar and carbs. The cost of the food (2x or more what fresh/grocery frozen meals cost) is daunting. I am delighted and impressed with the taste and variety of SOME of the foods. It is also a totally new experience for me not to feel deprived. I am happy to join a supportive community. I do have a wonderful husband, but he is not interested in exercising with me, and we eat completely different foods. He certainly prefers a petite, thin look. He does support a healthy lifestyle, and wants me to be happy.
  4. Tat2LuvGirl

    Blog Attempt #1

    So welcome to my blog. I've never written one before, so forgive me if I do it wrong. It's a work in progress. So today I signed up with JC again, for my 3rd time. My first time I was thinking clearly and when offered to have the unlimited membership, I jumped at it. I knew myself then and I still do. I'm glad I did. I have struggled with my weight forever, it seems. But looking back at some pictures of myself, I don't understand why I was considered fat. I looked pretty good. But now, after hitting the 50 year mark, I know I need to get it together and it needs to work. When I did JC the first time I did really well. In fact, I don't remember why I quit. The second time I did JC, I did the at home version. Not the best decision. I'm better when I'm held responsible for my actions. Since the second time I have become disabled. Mostly because my weight is out of hand. But there is also the damage I did to myself while having a wonderful time as a teen & into my 20's. Too many motorcycle accidents will take a toll on the ole bod! So now I'm going to have to give it my all! I'm just a bit curious, though. I remember from my first round there were classes that I used to avoid. Are those no longer given? And what about the vitamins/supplements they used to have us take at almost every meal? Did they figure out a way to work those into the meals? And finally, what happened to the food diary? Is that gone also, or is it done somehow through the app? And speaking of apps, is there an app for an android tablet? I found the one for my android phone, but not for my tablet. Ok, I think I have exhausted my first round of questions for now. I am officially starting JC on Monday. I should at least get to have my last hurrah on Mother's Day. I promise to check in here as often as I remember to check in here. I will try to be as honest & forth coming as I feel like at the time (How's that for vague?). I'll see you when I see you and only if I see you first! c,")
  5. kramerincolor


    Day 1 complete, Day 2 has begun. The food was so much better than it looked, and at no time was I feeling the need to cheat. Honeymoon phase? Maybe. What I didn't anticipate was the bloating, sweating and gas. I'll be buying some anti-gas remedies today to help me while I adjust through the first couple of weeks. I haven't told anyone about what I'm doing beyond my husband and kids. Not even my closest friend. I'm not embarrassed, nor am I shy about such things. Maybe I want to run into someone and hope they notice I look different without my having told them anything. Or that by the time I tell people I'm so far into it that they can't say, "what a waste of money, those programs don't work". Today I'm going grocery shopping. A test so soon.
  6. lovingmydiamondsandme

    Feeling great and doing great,,

    My second week down 7 and a half pounds doing great,eating everything on my program,no desire to cheat,walking,gym,it's wonderful..keeping busy everyday,my closet i let go of all baggage,old clothes,out they went,cleaned my closet, kids helped donated lots over my heavy clothes,time to say goodbye.
  7. tap4jennycraig

    Dear Scale: I Am No Longer Mad At You

    When I joined Jenny Craig, I was super excited and I still am, but I stumbled when I should have just read my prior posts. I had two weeks with a weight loss of one pound. Now, it was easy for me to motivate you, but I was so disappointed, I couldn't even blog. I want to thank Dark_Angel who emailed me and asked where I had been. It was then that I realized that I have joined a family and I should blog when I am shaken so I can get my virtual hugs . If you read my last blog, you will see that I had a misfire. My scale said I had lost over five pounds and when I got into the office...What?!?! I had lost ONLY one pound. Now, I should have been glad that I didn't gain any weight because that is a sign that I am doing something right. After all, "Jenny is designed to have you lose 1-2 lbs a week and keep it off." needless to say I am feeling better now and I am still walking with my neighbor and her dog. We even walk at night when she gets home and believe me, that is very hard when it is as cold as it has been in Los Angeles. Yes, I said it is cold in California. Who took our heat? I have learned that as long as I don't gain any weight, it is a good thing and I should not beat up on the scale. After all, it is only the messenger, but the week I lost only a pound, I was as mad as the queen in Alice in Wonderland and almost crossed my arms and said, "Scale! Out with your batteries !! I am calmer now and I am proud to say that I didn't resort to any fast food during my escapade. I did munch out on raw almonds and cheese crackers. That is even a victory because in the old days, I would have cradled a pint of Vanilla Swiss Almond Hagen Daaz like a new born baby as I shoveled it down with a tablespoon, but...I didn't . Almost two months and no fast food, not even today at he potluck when my peers said I should have at least one piece of chicken. And then there was this co-worker who shoved red velvet cake in my face taunting me to eat it. I simply turned to the others in the room and said, "You can always tell where the devil is sitting," and everyone laughed including the temptress. You have to have some fun while you are doing this and keep your eye on your goal. I know that now. I also know that I should not stop blogging because it helps, it really does. Until next time, stay inspired and thank you Dark_Angel for pulling me back into our family P.S. Happy Valentines Day!
  8. Tonight was a test in many ways. I had my first weigh-in today and I lost 5.4 lbs. (yeah!). I was happy and I felt like singing. As luck would have it, a friend of mine was hosting a karaoke night at a club and he invited me to come and perform. Now, normally, this is not a problem, but since I am on Jenny Craig...it was still not a problem. I knew two things going out the door. The first was that I was not going to drink and the second was that I was not going to eat. I had already eaten dinner so I put an apple in my pocket and headed out the door. Now usually karaoke goes hand-in-hand with drinking. People get a little (or a lot) tipsy and then want to sing. I am always supportive of all who sing. I am a singer so I sound the same whether I have had a drink or not. Tonight, I had a great time just performing with the karaoke machine (no chaser) and the audience liked my performances. I sang "Natural Woman," Time After Time, and Whitney Houston's, "I Look to You." The last song is a gospel song, but I am sure God likes to be serenaded every once in a while too. Besides, I am very grateful that I have lived to see 53 after being overweight all these years. Living my life with Jenny Craig is not going to be difficult as long as I stay positive. I am incorporating the changes into my life so they will last. So far, so good. When I got home, I ate my snack: chocolate cheesecake and fat-free milk. I told myself before I let that I would have the snack to look forward to when I got home, but when I ate it...it was too sweet. Oh, but I put some raw almonds in my salad. Now THAT worked. It was really good...who knew? Overall, I am feeling pretty good and not hungry.(still can't get over that one). I look forward to the meals and I am loving salad like never before. It is going to work this time because I am taking it slow and taking full note of my wins, like tonight. Hang in there newbies. We are going to make this happen and dance like nobody is watching when we loose the weight. You know what? Dance now!! tap4jennycraig
  9. It has been seven days since I started the Jenny Craig program and I am feeling better by the day. The only thing I ate was fast food and occasionally I would go to a sit-down restaurant with my friend. When I started feeling unlike myself, I decided to call Jenny. The woman who took my information over the phone had the same first and middle name that I did so I took that as a sign. I currently weigh 320 lbs, but I am determined to widdle that away week by week. I was on Jenny once before, but financial restrictions caused my doom. I could no longer afford the food, BUT I am "making myself a priority" so I will do what I have to do to make this happen. I am 53 and I just graduated from UCLA. I am now studying to be a lawyer and I know that I will need to be at my best to do that. The food is delicious and I am almost having trouble eating it all. When I ate before, it was maybe once a day and consisted of hamburgers and French fries or chili...you know the drill. The interesting thing is I don't keep food in the refrigerator because I binge. My refrigerator looks brand new after several years. All it does is cool air and an occasional bottle of water. Seeing the frozen boxes in the fridge and the boxes in the cabinet seems strange, but nice at the same time. This week has been good for me with just two or three temptations. Today I walked into the 7-11 and there they were taunting me....Reese’s cups ; sitting in a pretty little pile showing me the ridges of their dainty paper cups through their bright orange wrapper. I walked right past them. I hope I didn't hurt their feelings. I walked out with a diet cranberry drink . The next temptation was a dinner I had to attend. I told my counselor that I could take my dinner and ask them to microwave it and she said “Uh...no, you are not going to do that," and we both laughed. It was catered, but I instructed the server on how much to give me. I DID get a peanut butter cookie, but I broke in half. I ate one half...and then I ate the other half. I didn't beat myself up though because I wanted to take six cookies and I only took one. So far, so good and I know it will only get better. My first meeting is tomorrow so I will keep you posted. Love , tap4jennycraig 1.8.13 .
  10. CindyU

    Last become First

    As the LAST day of 2012 becomes my FIRST day of Jenny Craig, I am very excited to begin my JOURNEY WITH JENNY!! After seeing some photos that were made at Christmas I decided that I needed to do something. My husband is giving up smoking, which is extremely difficult for him. My encouragement for him to make this change was so we can have a long healthy life together. He is encouraging me with the same words. We both know that smoking and being overweight are not good for us so we have made these decisions and, with God's help, are going to succeed!! I am very excited to begin eating Jenny Craig healthy food today. I even started this past weekend by making healthier choices with regular food, but today begins the Jenny food. I look forward to seeing the results even as soon as next week with my first meeting with my consultant after my first week with the Jenny food. I am going to try to keep a written journal with high points, successes and even struggles. So when I found this 'Blog' option on the website I was more excited. I hope to make entries a few time a week. So if you have chosen to read this, I hope you find it uplifting and encouraging. I may even decide to add some personal info about my life. So here goes. I am ready to get the journey started. ~cindy~
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