- 13 pounds!
- 5 1/2" off my waist (pants are noticeably looser)
- 4" off my abdomen
- 2 1/2" off my hips
My counselor, Sonia, is so super sweet. It is nice to meet with people that are going through or have went through the same challenges. She also doesn't make me feel bad if I fall off the wagon, everybody does at some time. If you just deny yourself what you really want, you are only going to get angry and give up on the entire thing or just totally over indulge. I think that's why I like JC so much. I can eat the sweets that I love. Everything is ok, in moderation. It is really just teaching me to make better choices and eliminate that mindless eating that we all do.
My current diet with Jenny Craig is set at approx 1500 calories a day. Once you reach your halfway point, they drop you to 1200 calories a day. With purchasing Jenny meals and adding in healthy snacks (carrots & celery are my fav), it all works out. They are also big on drinking milk, because it sustains you longer. Did you know that a tall skinny latte from Starbucks counts as one milk? Woohoo! With every meal (at least at home) I always put my food on a plate. I like that I'm not eating out of a cardboard box, makes it feel more like a "meal". I also find that I am eating ALL THE TIME with this program.
- Breakfast JC Silver Dollar Pancakes w/sausage, lite syrup & banana
- AM Snack JC Anytime Bar (or half of a Luna bar, which I really like) & fruit
- Lunch JC Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Potato & salad (I like vinegar & oil, just watch the oil)
- PM Snack Fresh fruit & veggie (or sugar free applesauce works too!)
- Dinner JC Chicken Fettucine & veggie (broccoli or green beans - I eat alot of green beans)
- Late Snack JC Lemon Cake & glass of ice cold milk - YUM!!!
My only concern....when that halfway point comes around and they drop me to 1200 calories, I assume to get you over a wall you might hit and keep things going, where will they get those 300 calories from? I totally love all my food and don't want to give up any of it!
BTW - I didn't mean for this to be a post pimping Jenny Craig. This is the program that is working for ME. I know what my limitations are, I know what I am capable of. There are several other programs that work great for people, but this is what I have chosen. Granted, I haven't tried to count points or anything like that, but I just don't think I want to do math before I eat every meal. For anyone considering Jenny, it is pricey. Fortunately I have the resources to afford it. There are tons of frozen meals in the stores that each meal falls into the same calorie range. If I have a craving for some other frozen entree, I will go ahead and pick it up, I just try to keep it in the same range as what I'm currently having.