Jenny Craig Day 23 - Food Dreams
Today's Jenny Craig Tips:
* Non-dieters have dream about banging their coworker; dieters have dreams about eating deep-fried anything.
* Try not to judge the email skills of online suitors too harshly, but if they talk like a text message in person, hit the permanent delete button.
And now, here are the details of my 23rd day on the Jenny Craig diet...
What I Weighed Today: 188.5 lbs. (8am)
I had a food dream last night. I dreamt that I was remodeling my mother’s house and she had these huge vending machines in the basement. You didn’t have to put any money into the machine, you just entered the number of the item you wanted and it dropped into your hand. I saw this beautiful cherry pastry that had the fattest, darkest Bing cherries on it. It was the last one and as I was looking up to find the numbers on the key pad, my sister appeared and punched in the numbers. The pastry fell into her hand and without acknowledging me she walked away. I followed her into what used to be our den, but was for some reason a call center complete with cubicles and people wearing headsets, and I physically started beating her. I was screaming at her that she saw me and knew I was about to take that pastry. I finally stopped slapping her and told her she better never take something from me again. She was unharmed because in the dream my arms felt like they were swinging through molasses so each swing was extremely slow and landed with little or no force. She just looked at me like I was nuts and walked away……with the pastry. Anyone care to interpret that???
I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather... Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car. –Will Shriner
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: Jenny Craig Frosted Oats Cereal, 2 oz. String Cheese, 2 cups Coffee w/4 tablespoons sugar-free Vanilla creamer
Snack 1: Jenny Craig Peanut Butter Chocolate Anytime Bar
Lunch: Jenny Craig Chicken Sandwich, Steamed Mixed Veggies, Non-Fat Yogurt
Snack: Jenny Craig Cookies & Cream Cheesecake
Dinner: Jenny Craig Traditional Lasagna, Salad w/ Jenny Craig Balsamic Vinaigrette & Lemon
Snack: Non-Fat Yogurt
I always have food dreams when I diet but this was a weird one. Food is such a huge part of my day-to-day thought that it stands to reason that my subconscious would be focused on it but I have no idea what my sister’s presence had to do with anything. I’ll save that analysis for another day.
I have done well with distracting myself and stayed on course with my eating plan but I gotta tell ya this particular pool of men that I have found on Match.com seem particularly unappetizing. Example:
Subject: Re: Sup?
Date: Sep 2, 2009 4:09 PM
it gladdened my heart reading from you , talking on the phone is not a bad idea, i have your number stored on my phone; trust me i am going to beep you hehe.....i hope chatting on the YAHOO Msgr is not too much for me to ask for Heidi? i really would love to know you better than just your angelic name sweetie....
Mmmmmmkay, first of all does this fool not have a shift key on his computer??? Oh wait, he does because he capitalized YAHOO. Second issue…..if you have my phone number and you are going to ‘beep’ me, why do we need to instant message on YAHOO. Just call me. I am a 42 year old woman and he is a 41 year old man.
Why do I miss you? Because you make me smile. You are so kind. You are so sweet. You are very funny. And most of all, because you are not texting me any more. –Anonymous
I have an issue with grown people who need to conduct their relationships via text and email. If a text requires more than 2 screens to communicate your thought…..just pick up the phone and call me. I have received information from people that required five separate text messages to complete their thought. WTF???? I promptly pick up the phone and call them back with my answer OR send them a one word answer like “OK” or “Wow.” I’m ready for an adult relationship, but I have no idea where to find that. It’s not online, that is for sure. Online is a place to get your feet wet and flex your opposite sex communication muscles. It’s not necessarily a place to find Prince Charming. Then again, maybe these guys don’t find me to be some great Princess either. There is another guy that I emailed today. On paper he looks good. Good job, 43 years old, no kids, good looking, and saying all the right things on his profile. He emailed me back right away and we exchanged numbers. We’ll see how it goes. His name is LiMichael. I am seriously hoping to get past the weird name, but right now it is really throwing me off.
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