over50feeling40: Jenny Craig Update: It Takes Patience to Change a Lifestyle!
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Nov 29, 2014

Jenny Craig Update: It Takes Patience to Change a Lifestyle!

I have really tried my best to be very honest with you about my weight loss journey.  I know it is a struggle, and at age 61, not easy at all.  I have a lifetime of bad habits...so the road has many ups and downs....hopefully, by showing you those tough times can be eventually overcome, it will encourage more of you to join me with JENNY CRAIG!.
Before Thanksgiving, the confetti was flying at my Jenny Craig appointment!  Finally, I officially lost 20.6 pounds!  I have been waiting three weeks to officially hit the bit 2-0.  Unfortunately, the next week was Thanksgiving!
My JENNY CRAIG CONSULTANT gave me a plan for success...and I ignored it all.  I love to cook this meal.  It has always been one of my shining moments...and I always use the top ingredients...Yes, that means BUTTER.
So, I paid for it on the scales...so sad...I gained 1 1/2 pounds!  Learned my lesson.  (I will say, the family cheered and said it was one of my best meals ever...they were relieved to discover I could still cook!)

Anyway, I am back at it....back on my MEAL PLAN...and still believing I can hit a 25 pound loss before the new year comes.  But, it will take more will power than I showed this past week.  This was a big lesson to me of how easy it would be to put it all back on again.  Something I never want to do. I will listen to my consultant next time!  I know it is the holidays, but I do not want to use that as an excuse to go the wrong direction.  This is a lifestyle change...not really a diet for me. 

If you have any questions about the diet, just ask.  I am so grateful for the success Jenny Craig has given me so far. 

Have a wonderful Sunday!

*I was provided a free trial program, and free Jenny’s Cuisine® items. Currently, I purchase their food at a special rate.   However, the opinions and writing are entirely my own. 
Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs per week


  1. I am so proud of you and I love your honesty. I know you will do what you set out to because you're Pam! You are doing wonderful and Thanksgiving is so hard to say NO to food!

    I have been off Jenny Craig for health reasons (unrelated to them) and I feel the pounds slipping back. So hard; a lifelong battle. Today I am determined to take a long walk. It's cold, with snow on the ground, but I will bundle up. I feel much better with the weight off, and it makes me feel more like I MATTER!

  2. About patience...truer words were never spoken. Kudos to you for your success!

  3. You stick with it girl!! Dont' give up. I am proud of your journey so far. Keep at it!! You can do it.

  4. Hey Pam. You are doing great. Just remember that is not the one day that will sabotage you but the remaining 352 days of the year. (i can count, I am discounting major holidays and specail occasions such as anniversaries etc. The 1 1/2 lbs is probably bloat. Dont despair - Just get back on your journey. Here are some tips for heavy meal recovery.

    Start your day off with some warm water and lemon. Keep yourself hydrated through out the day. Dandelion tea is also great but if you cant stomach the taste - try it this way

    2 Quarts water
    1 dandelion root tea bag
    1 Tbsp pure cranberry juice (no sugar added!)
    2 Tbsp of lemon juice

    Dandelion root is good for helping the liver in its role as the body's clearing house

    Also make yourself some nice homemade miso soup for lunch

    Be Well

  5. If you get the high-calorie stuff out of your house and get back on the plan it'll be just a bump. If you let Christmas favorites and candy jars rule your life for the next month those pounds won't stay off.


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