Jenny Craig Day 15 - 1200 Calorie Menu vs 1500 Calorie Menu

Jenny Craig Day 15 - 1200 Calorie Menu vs 1500 Calorie Menu

Today's Jenny Craig Tips:

* Don’t be afraid to ask your counselor if you can substitute meals.

* It’s better to achieve slower weight loss on a higher calorie plan that keeps you sane instead of quicker weight loss on a lower calorie plan that leaves you feeling like a Tasmanian devil is in your stomach.

* On a 100-degree day, it’s a little harder to summon enthusiasm for a piping hot Jenny Craig pizza.

And now, here are the details of my 15th day on JC...

What I Weighed Today: 189.5 lbs. (8am)

I’ve noticed since changed from the 1,200 calorie menu to the 1,500-calorie program at JC that I am a little less irritable.  I had an extreme fear at first that the spike in calories would cause a weight gain but I continue to see the numbers on the scale diminish.

And now the anti-climactic conclusion to Howard’s MIA text last night:  Apparently I got a one-line text at around 10 P.M. that said “Good Night.”  Nothing else.  He’s probably busy or having a some issues at work.  He had told me about some stressful situations that had come up last week and he was still trying to rectify them.  I will give him some space because  I know how that can be.  When things get stressful for me, I just can’t deal with the pressure of someone else’s needs and emotional issues.  I know that’s not going to win me any points in a relationship, but I would really work on it for the right person.

There will be a rain dance Friday night, weather permitting. —George Carlin

It’s really hot right now. Actually it’s unseasonably hot right now.  It’s the middle of autumn but we have had over 100-degree weather for the last four days.  The problem is that 90% of the Jenny Craig entrées are heated.  Some days, hungry as I might be, I can barely bring myself to heat and eat the food.  The offices and homes that I work in are, for the most part air conditioned. However, my apartment is not and one of the offices has that weird AC that you can feel but it never truly makes the office cool, it just seems to get moist.

This is one of the drawbacks to being on a meal system with set menus.  You’re stuck with what they give you whether you feel like eating it or not.  The only other alternative is to eat the salads they allow me but that would only leave me hungry and pissed off 10 minutes after consuming it.  When I see my cute JC counselor at the end of this week, I am going to ask him if I can switch out a lot of my hot entrées for those little chicken and tuna salad kits.  They are the only thing on the menu besides the snacks that don’t need to be heated.  I could even throw the protein portion of the kit on top of a bag of lettuce and crumble the crackers over it, in lieu of croutons.  I bet that would be delicious. 

I don’t exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor. —Joan Rivers

What I Ate Today:
Jenny Craig Blueberry Muffin, 2 oz. String Cheese, 2 cups Coffee w/4 tablespoons sugar-free Vanilla creamer
Snack 1:  Jenny Cookies & Cream Anytime Bar
Lunch:  Jenny Craig Turkey Club Panini, Green Beans, Apple
Snack:  Jenny Craig S’mores Snack Bar
Dinner:  Jenny Craig Rising Crust Pizza, 2 oz. String Cheese
Snack:  Pear

I’m back to obsessing about wanting to exercise but not actually going out and doing it.  How is it that  person can be so aware of what would not only be good for them but would make them so much happier in the long run, but won’t just get up and do it???  It’s like there’s a million dollars sitting on a table two feet from me and I won’t get up to go pick it up.  The thing about exercise is that I know that the physical results will be incredible.  I’ve lost weight before…..several times.  I know that the only way to slim my cankles and minimize my saddle bags is to walk or jog.  Eating will only do so much and most of that loss will be to my upper body.  As I’ve said before, I still get up and stretch, do push-ups, sit-ups and leg lifts to strengthen my bum leg but we are not talking about a real concentrated effort.  I don’t really break a sweat doing this…..I get shiny at best.  I am really disappointed in myself that I can’t get this one piece of the puzzle in place for myself.  I want it, I really do but something is blocking me.  I thought that maybe the incentive of the fact that I will need to get out of my clothes soon, in front of a man who works out daily would spark me.  But he has told me so many times that he likes me just the way I am that I somehow don’t feel like I would be uncomfortable with my body in front of him.  That may change and I have no intention of taking that step with him for at least another month but for now, I just don’t feel I need to rush to change myself or put myself together for him because he already thinks I’m together.  It’s a new feeling for me. It’s nice.

Product Reviews:
* Jenny Craig Blueberry Muffin
YUM! Their muffins are still one of their crowning glories.  It was extra good with coffee this morning.
* Jenny Craig Turkey Club Panini
Meh.  This still has that weird musty taste that I didn’t enjoy the first time.  I don’t hate it but if it came up again I would definitely trade it for something else. 
* Jenny Craig S’mores Snack Bar
YUM! This particular snack is always melted when I open it up. No matter where I store it, if it is out of the refrigerator for more than a few minutes, it is completely melty by the time I get ready to eat it.  That said, it is wrapper-lickin’-good.  I try to make sure I’m alone when I eat it because I lick the wrapper clean and I am sure it is not a pretty sight. 
* Jenny Craig Rising Crust Pizza
YUM! This was JC’s version of pizza with everything.  I cooked it in the toaster oven and it got crispy and wasn’t soggy in the middle like the other pizza with those nasty cooked tomatoes on it.  It was tasty but too little to be truly satisfying.  I was busy so I wasn’t able to make a salad to go with it, which probably would have left me feeling more full.

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