Jenny Craig Day 26 - Eva Longoria, Valerie Bertinelli or even Oprah in a Bikini? Not yet.

Jenny Craig Day 26 - Longoria, Bertinelli, or even Oprah in a Bikini? Not yet.

Today's Jenny Craig Tips:

* You can’t live forever on pre-portioned Jenny Craig program frozen dinners.

* Part of maturity is recognizing that there’s no shortcut to the celebrity-in-a-bikini look (a.k.a. the diet pills with sleazy celebrity faces on the box). Eva Longoria or Valerie Bertinelli bod is not in my future. I'm shootin' for Oprah bod!

And now, here are the details of my 26th day on JC...

What I Weighed Today: 188 lbs. (8am)

Mmmmmmkay, well it seems I won’t be meeting my monthly weight-loss goal.  In order to stay on track I would need to be 186 (five pounds down from the end of my last eating plan). I am trying to decide how I feel about this.  I’m thrilled to be in the 180’s, a place I haven’t seen in a long time.  In fact, I believe the last time I saw it was in high school and I was vomiting and taking laxatives to get there.  I’m definitely thankful to be this low, however, I would like to have stayed on track.  Not reaching my goal makes me scared that I am going to plateau. Which would not is what I have been dreading since I started this process.  During the last break between diets, I gained 3.5 pounds so my true weight loss goal for this month was 8.5 pounds.  That is a lot of weight to lose on a diet that is not extreme.  I guess it would be better for me to look at it that way and not freak out about plateaus just yet.   This is the part where I over-analyze to the point of nausea.  It’s almost like I want to freak myself out so I won’t rest on my laurels.

People say that losing weight is no walk in the park.  When I hear that I think, yeah, that's the problem.”  —Chris Adams

There is this needling thought in the back of my head that I would have been closer to my goal if I had worked out.  I know this is another subject that you all are tired of hearing me whine about and yet never follow up on.  I won’t harp on it but I’m sure I would have done better had I moved my ass this month.  I also would be a lot happier with the shape my body is taking.   Valerie Bertinelli is a spokesperson for Jenny Craig and she just recently posed in several tabloids and a TV commercial IN A BIKINI!! She is over 50 years old and tight as a drum and IN A BIKINI!!  It’s pretty amazing……for her.  I doubt that I will be donning a bikini or even a really long one-piece in front of the world anytime soon.  Wearing my swimsuit at the gym and letting Asian guys from the Lollipop Guild hit on me was a huge step for me but revealing my body for mass public consumption is just absolutely unfathomable.

When I go to a bar, I don't go looking for a girl who knows the capital of Maine. –David Brenner

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast:  Jenny Craig Triple Grain Crisps Cereal, 2 oz. String Cheese, 2 cups Coffee w/4 tablespoons sugar-free Hazelnut creamer
Snack 1:  Jenny Peanut Butter Chocolate Anytime Bar
Lunch:  Jenny Craig Meatball Stuffed Sandwich, Salad w/Jenny Craig Ranch Dressing & Lemon Juice
Snack:  Apple, Baby Carrots
Dinner:  Jenny Craig Vegetable Chicken Potstickers, Steamed Mixed Veggies w/I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Butter Spray
Snack:  Jenny Craig Toffee Cookies


I’m still worried about having to get undressed in front of a horny guy.  Nothing worse than reversing the horny guy “process” by simply removing your robe.  Eeeeeew!  That, fortunately, has not happened yet but I live in fear that it will someday.  I did have a guy do a double-take once.  I could see by the look on his face that he was thinking, “DAAAAAAAMN, it didn’t look like that in the clothes!!”  I pretended I didn’t see but I was humiliated and turned off and I never got over it.  I’ve moved past it and tried to relax more.  I say to myself, “Let it happen, if he doesn’t accept every inch of you, he is not the man for you.”  But the truth is that I have a ton (no pun intended) of anxiety  when it comes time to take my clothes off in front of a guy for the first time.  If he comes back for more, then I know I can trust him and he gets a real sample of the goodies.  But the first time for me is usually pretty contrived.  It’s pretty much just me trying to stay in certain angles that make me feel like he’s not seeing much.  Now wouldn’t you think a person who is that self-conscious about her body would want to work out regularly so she would less reason to feel so much anxiety (I’m talking to myself right now more than to you)?  I have had this conversation with myself so many times that it’s become a chant.  Who lives in their head as much as I do, but doesn’t actually listen to themselves??? That is idiotic!  So do think I’ll work out tomorrow? If I don't start soon, I'll never be able to fit Eva Longoria's, Valerie Bertinelli's or even Oprah's bikini bottom on one of my cankles!

Product Reviews:
* Jenny Craig Repeat Items
Triple Grain Crisps Cereal
Meatball Stuffed Sandwich
Toffee Cookies
YUM!  These are not my drop-dead favorites but they are pretty damn good.  No complaints about today’s food.
* Vegetable Chicken Potstickers
YUM! This was apparently a new item.  JC does come up with new stuff in order to keep you from getting bored.  This was really good!! They give you 3 potstickers and they come on a bed of brown rice with veggies mixed in.  I was impressed with the flavor which was full-bodied.  I expected it to be bland but it was bright and delicious.

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