Jenny Craig Day 10 - Diet Center Appointment

Jenny Craig Day 10 - Diet Center Appointment

Today's Jenny Craig Tips:

* Jenny Craig’s customer service can leave much to be desired.

* Don’t let yourself run low on food before deciding to pick up the phone to order more (see above sentence).

And now, here are the details of my 10th day on JC...

What I Weighed Today: 190 lbs. (8am)

Cuzzin’ Dotty/Aunt Flo’ continues to wreak havoc on my life.  I can not concentrate.  I want to curl up and die 24 hours of every day.  I am popping Aleve like Tic-Tacs just to get through and they are only taking the edge off the pain.  Such is the plight of Eve’s daughters: Bitch ate that apple and now we all have to suffer.

Hi. I'm probably home. I'm just avoiding someone I don't like. Leave me a message, and if I don't call back…it's you. –Anonymous voicemail recording

I called the Jenny Craig diet center near me this morning to make an appointment and low-and-behold I got a voicemail.  I find that strange but I left a message to call me back.  I’m hoping to go in Saturday and get my food.  I didn’t really consider the fact that they might be booked up.  If they are I’m screwed because Saturday is the only day I can do this.  It’s Thursday now.  How stupid am I to have waiting this late to be calling these people.  I am wondering what it is going to be like when I go in.  Am I going to get a living, breathing Tanya who will be all out-of-control cheerleader or will it be more like my first day at Weight Watchers where the chick will barely acknowledge me and make me feel like an inconvenience?  If you remember, I really wanted love and cheering when I walked in the doors at WW, but that was also my FIRST diet.  I’ve come a long way, baby and  much like a marriage, the white hot passion is no longer necessary.  I just need the facts and if you can manage to give them to me without waking me up or rolling me over that’s even better.  Some positive feedback when I do well is required, but silence is best if the scale goes up.  It’s a pretty simple formula as far as I’m concerned.

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast:  Jenny Craig Frosted Oats Cereal, 2 oz. String Cheese
Snack 1:  Jenny Peanut Butter Chocolate Anytime Bar, 2 cups Coffee w/4 tablespoons sugar-free Vanilla creamer
Lunch:  Jenny Craig Chicken Sandwich, Steamed Green Beans
Snack:  Apple
Dinner:  Jenny Craig Lasagna, 3 oz. String Cheese
Snack:  Pear
Well, I’m already a little ticked because it is now nightfall and they haven’t returned my call yet.  I tried calling back again and got the machine again.  Now I’m willing to credit some of my irritation to my current hormonal status, but the majority is just frustration that the process seems to be broken for both online and in-center customers.  I hope the center I’ve picked doesn’t turn out to be some ghetto madness.  I specifically picked this center because it is to the West of my house.  The way my neighborhood works is:

*    West (0 to 3 miles) – 50/50 ghetto
*    West (3+ miles) – Non-ghetto
*   East – All ghetto, all the time

Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie!'... till you can find a rock. –Anonymous

The center I picked is in the zero to three mile zone, so it’s possible there could be a problem.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my people but sometimes our customer service skills leave a bit to be desired.  I have very high standards when it comes to customer service because in my former life I spent nine years dealing with and managing customer service call centers.  I know the kind of basic courtesies it is possible to give a customer.  Those are what I look for and pay for.  When someone goes beyond the basic, I commend them and speak to their manager.  When someone drops below the basic, I speak to their manager.  When someone just does the basics, they can keep my business.  Not returning a customer call within the same business day is below the basics.  If I don’t hear from these people by tomorrow, I am going to attempt to go to the center near my Monday client.  I have just enough food to last till then but it will interrupt my day and distinctly piss me off if I have to take this measure.

**Howard update:  First thing this morning text: “hi pretty lady hows ur day going.”  Yummy!  Chatted on the phone for a few minutes at the end of his work day (9 P.M.-ish).  Both of us are excited about Sunday.  He’s being Mr. Smooth Brotha’ about it but every once in a while he lets something slip that clues me in that he can’t wait.  He’ll ask what I’m planning to wear or tell me he wants to go someplace “special,” that has the right “ambiance.” Guys don’t usually talk or think like that if they are not excited.

Product Reviews:
* Jenny Craig Frosted Oats Cereal
YUM! Hmmmm, this was really good but the frosting didn’t have the ‘diet’ tinge to it.  You know that little taste hint that confirms that the sugar used was a substitute.  The serving was really small too.  Imagine frosted flakes but like a whole-grain version.  Delicious, no doubt, but suspicious.  Could I have had more if there was a sugar-substitute frosted on it?? Or was their sugar-substitute so good that I couldn’t tell the difference? Not filling but really tasty.
* Jenny Craig Chicken Sandwich
YUM!  Slap-happy good this was!  You heat the bun and the chicken breast separate.  They give you a little BBQ sauce to go with it and I added fat-free mayo for extra slosh (a.k.a. squirt-when-you-bite).  Really good, really filling, and I stayed full for a while after this one.
* Jenny Craig Lasagna
YUM!  Tasty and about 85% satisfying.  This is in the comfort food realm I talk about a lot.  Most of these companies have figured out how to do low-fat lasagna well.  The problem with lasagna is that if it is done even marginally well, your mind wants copious amounts of it.  It stimulates that part of your brain that wants to eat until you are stuffed.  So you can’t be satisfied with a tiny little portion of lasagna (diet or not).

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