Jenny Craig Day 3 - Cheesecake and Discipline

Jenny Craig Day 3 - Cheesecake and Discipline

Today's Jenny Craig Tips:

* If you can, don’t start a diet like Jenny Craig the same week you’re planning another major lifestyle change (like a new job).

* Working in an office of thin, constantly-snacking women will make you hate your coworkers by default.

* Jenny Craig Cheesecake will make you smile.

And now, here are the details of my 3rd day on JC...

What I Weighed Today: 194 lbs. (8am)

Chandler: (About dating a coworker) It's not just that she's cute, okay? It's just that...she's really, really cute.
Ross: It doesn't matter. You don't dip your pen in the company ink.
—Friends

Yesterday you got a slice of my parenting skills. Now here’s a slice of office Heidi: I’m working in this new office and there’s young, thin people there and I’m feeling weird.  What the hell is wrong with me?  Maybe the weird is just being in a new place but I feel like it’s because I am the fattest thing in the room again.  But that can’t be the case because I am the fattest thing in the room at my other client’s offices, too.

 I don’t know what it is about this new situation but I feel fat, old and strange there.  And it is nothing that these people do to me.  They are super sweet.  The young girl who works there seems to like me a lot and laughs at my jokes, but I still feel silly.  It’s in a large office building so I tend to dress up a bit more when I go there.  It feels good to care about how I look but I just feel out of place.  Maybe things will settle and get more comfortable over time.  Here is the even weirder thing about this place: I like it there and I am dying to make sure I do a good job.  I think there is great potential for me to be a part of this organization for a really long time.  So, obviously there is some neuroses going on in me that has nothing to do with the job because I have these conflicting feelings every time I go there. 

Having this client also gives me options outside of the other client who makes me nutty.  I have an example of what people do in a real office with people who know how to run a business.  I missed that and there were times when I felt like I was running around in circles for weeks at a time.  Now I know that I only have to be in the presence of nonsense twice a week and I try to suspend all my expectations on those days. 

In my heart, I'm a vegan. In my mouth, I lack discipline. —Jonathan, Bored to Death

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast:  Jenny Craig Oatmeal Breakfast Square, 2 oz. String Cheese
Snack 1:  Jenny Craig Cookies & Cream Anytime Bar, 2 cups Coffee w/4 tablespoons sugar-free Vanilla creamer
Lunch:  Jenny Craig Chicken Salad Kit, Steamed String Beans
Snack 2:  Jenny Craig Cookies & Cream Cheesecake
Dinner:  Jenny Craig Meat Loaf w/ BBQ Sauce, Homemade Soupetizer
Snack 3:  Apple

EXERCISE:
None

The discipline it takes for me to work in that environment can only be compared to the discipline it takes to watch what I eat.  Even at the moments when nothing crazy is going on in that office, I know that any minute it could and I am on point and irritated with the thought looming in the back of my mind all the time.  Food is the same way.  When I am on my weekly breaks and know that I pretty much can have what I want I am not starving or thinking about food 24/7, but when I know the food is limited I tend to think about it a lot.  I think about what my next meal will be and will it be enough.  I consistently do a body check to see if I’m hungry or want something.

Sometimes I feel a little crazy…OK a lot crazy.  I feel obsessed and very uncool.  I want to be able to forget to eat like some of these people you read about…like the people at my new job.  They nibble, snack, don’t eat lunch.  It just doesn’t seem to be that big a deal to them.  They are normal.  Even if they did eat, you can tell they wouldn’t gain a lot of weight.  You can tell they’ve never had a weight problem or obsessed about food.  They just move through their day and put something in their mouth when they think about it. One girl, Katie, is so thin, young and pretty that it’s a little sickening.  My legs have never and will never look like that.  But there I am in my knee-length dresses and high heels trying to look cute with cellulite dominating my giant calves and fat around my knees.  Can you tell today is a crazy day?  I’ve apparently let my insecurities and neurotic tendencies out of their little box.  Not to mention I am PMS-ing really bad.  I’m a hot mess.  Tomorrow will be better…hopefully.

Product Reviews:
* Jenny Craig Oatmeal Breakfast Square
Meh. Not horrible but just a little dry.  Pretty close to your basic breakfast bar. Would have probably been really good with coffee but I didn’t have time to make any.  
* Jenny Craig Chicken Salad Kit
YUM!  A tiny can of chicken salad, 5 crackers & a vacuum sealed cup of peaches.  And it was absolutely delicious.  The salad was creamy yet chunky with sweet relish in it and I could have eaten 3 servings of it.  But it was still filling with the fruit.  Next time I will make sure it is chilled though.  I don’t like mayonnaise based food to be room temperature.
* Jenny Craig Cookies & Cream Cheesecake
YUM!  This is the real deal.  I couldn’t tell the difference between this and cheesecake you would get in a restaurant.  The portion was thin but it was enough to give the satisfaction of eating something truly decadent.  After I finished it I ran my finger inside the package to make sure I got all the cookie crumbs and creamy pieces out.
* Jenny Craig Meat Loaf w/ BBQ Sauce
YUM! I am rating this a ‘YUM!’ because even though I burned it, I kinda liked it.  So I assume that if I hadn’t burned it, I would have liked it a lot.  I set the timer on the microwave on the high side of what was directed and that was a bit too much so it turned out a little dry and hard around the edges.  It came with veggies and roasted potatoes that were really good. It was definitely comfort food.  I had expected the sauce to lack flavor because it was most likely a low-sugar version but it was tangy and sweet.  Can’t wait to get this one again and cook it properly.

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