Jenny Craig Day 14 - Banana Nut Cereal & My Nutty Thoughts

Jenny Craig Day 14 - Banana Nut Cereal & My Nutty Thoughts

Today's Jenny Craig Tips:

* If you’ve been a good little Jenny Craiger, it’s okay to indulge in a decadent nibble on occasion.

* Don’t let your day’s happiness rest entirely on one text message.

* The irony of contemplating pregnancy midway through a weight-loss journey should be cheekily noted.

And now, here are the details of my 14th day on JC...

What I Weighed Today: 190.5 lbs. (8am)

I am still absolutely floating from last night’s date. The possibilities really are endless but I keep having conversations with myself to try to come down to earth.

The fact that this kind of thing never works out well for me is scaring me. I don’t want to sabotage it with negative thoughts but I don’t want to be completely delusional either.  I want to be happy but realistic.

Howard already texted me this afternoon and we planned to chat after my parenting class tonight.  I really watched my food intake today because I wanted to share in the festivities of the conclusion of my parenting classes with the county.  Getting this certificate tonight puts me one step closer to being able to adopt.

When I have a kid, I want to buy one of those strollers for twins. Then put the kid in and run around, looking frantic.... When he gets older, I’d tell him he used to have a brother, but he didn’t obey. –Steven Wright

Part of me has let the idea that I may not need to adopt creep into my thoughts.  Howard wants to have babies with me.  What if all of this is for nothing?  What if I’ve gone through all of these steps and I wind up giving birth to babies and not adopting?   The idea keeps popping up and I must admit, I am not squashing it.  I thought that I had sort of moved past being more interested in giving birth than being a mother by any means necessary.  I thought that my priority was to be there for a child who needed me whether they had my DNA or not.  Now that I have this tiny possibility of having a partner and giving birth, I have become enamored with the idea of being able to try to get pregnant.  I’ve even considered what pregnancy would do to this body I am working so hard for…and I don’t care.  I am well aware that it is way too soon for thoughts like this but again…I don’t care!  I haven’t felt this much energy and hope in a long time. 

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast:  Jenny Craig Banana Nut Cereal, 2 cups Coffee w/4 tablespoons sugar-free Hazelnut creamer
Snack 1:  Jenny Peanut Butter Chocolate Anytime Bar,
Lunch:  3 Sliced Cucumbers, 3 oz. String Cheese
Snack:  Starbucks Venti Skinny Hazelnut Latte
Dinner:  Little taste of everything at celebration for last County Parenting Class
Snack:  None

Pie can’t compete with cake. Put candles in a cake, it’s a birthday cake. Put candles in a pie, and somebody’s drunk in the kitchen. —Jim Gaffigan

Class was great. Everybody brought in something awesome to eat. I brought Lemon Pepper and Buffalo chicken wings from Wing Stop.  Then I took a tiny taste of everything that tickled my fancy.  There was a beautiful baked salmon and lasagna (the guy who brought it mixed cream cheese with the ricotta cheese).  I tried to fill up on the salad and the pureed cauliflower that the health conscious attendees brought, but I did have a piece of cake at the end of class.

One of the attendees is a professional baker and this was the first time I had sampled any of the baked goods she regularly brought.  It was divine and I only made it through half of the piece before my stomach felt like it would pop.  I covered the remaining pieces with wilted salad so I wouldn’t pick at it and threw it away as soon as there was a break in speakers.

At the end of class we got our certificates and said our goodbyes to our teachers.  In the parking lot, I told a few of the ladies I had grown close to in the class about Howard.  They were very excited for me and it felt good to even have a good story to tell.

By the time I got into my car I saw that Howard had left me a message so I called him on my way home and got his voicemail. He didn’t return the call by the time I went to bed but I will try him again in the morning.   Really shouldn’t feel this disappointed to not talk to him.  It’s one night.  I really need to get myself a little more in-check.

Product Reviews:
* Jenny Craig Banana Nut Cereal

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