Jenny Craig Day 4 - French Toast and Hot Guys

Jenny Craig Day 4 - French Toast and Hot Guys

Today's Jenny Craig Tips:

* Don’t forget to eat your Jenny Craig fare before hitting the social scene.

* The Jenny Craig French Toast, and the Bruschetta Veggie Chips are yummy!

* Drunk friends and hot guys can momentarily distract from diet preoccupation.

And now, here are the details of my 4th day on JC...

What I Weighed Today: 193 lbs. (8am)

Nothing takes the edge off your first week at a new job stocked with pencil-thin employees like letting loose at a club.  Let us back up a bit: Last Saturday a friend of mine went to a little house party near where I live.  We had been planning this little outing for over a month.  The party was at the home of a guy that she is having an affair with.  While she is nervous about going she is adamant that she is going to go.  I think she really just wanted to check out the girlfriend.

I'm always looking for meaningful one-night stands. —Dudley Moore

So, we go to the party and she is completely uncomfortable and I, as the designated driver, am bored out of my skull.  She gets plastered, but feels a little let down when it’s time to go so I tell her I will take her to a neighborhood club.  I am not looking for anything other than a means to get her to have some fun and work off her drunk.  I don’t frequent clubs, mostly because I work in them so the novelty is not present for me.  I also don’t have a lot of luck with the guys I meet at clubs.  They are usually predators and whores.

We walk in and I deposit K on the dance floor and myself into a seat near the dance floor.  I try to keep her in sight at all times because she is very drunk and that is the mating call for perverts.  The place where I am sitting happens to be the opening to a long hallway where people keep passing by and I can see some bathrooms at the end of the hall so I assume that is where everyone is going.  I’m pretty much ignoring most of the people passing, but my eyes did linger on a cute guy who walked past me and smiled.  He was tall, muscular and dressed really nice.  He seemed to have a bit more style than most of the other guys present.  I was a little weirded out that when he passed me on his way down the hall he held out his hand to see if I would follow.  When I didn’t follow him, he kept on walking.  I didn’t want to follow him down the hall to the bathrooms and I really didn’t want to even talk in the hall that held the bathrooms.  It seemed busy and the thought was a little gross so I ignored his signal and kept watching K. 

A few minutes later he walked by again coming from the hallway and we smiled at each other.  Suddenly, a thought hit me: That’s an awfully long hallway, and not everyone that goes down there is coming back.  Epiphany time!  There’s another part of the club down that hallway, and he wanted me to join him there.  I guess my processor was running a little slow but the fact that I eventually figured it out should merit a few brownie points.  So now that I know what his intentions are I decide that I will take him up on his offer if he comes by again.  He does, I follow, and I’m glad I did. 

Maybe all men are a drug. Sometimes they bring you down and sometimes, like now, they get you so high. —Carrie, Sex and the City

His name is Howard and he is an aerospace engineer.  He is cute and sweet and seems to think I am gorgeous.  We chit chat and he almost immediately starts talking about what pretty babies we would have.  When they close the club we trade numbers and although I am not a gold digger by any means I must admit that I am impressed with the beautiful, silver Mercedes he drives off in.  I pour my drunk friend into my car and take her home to pass out.
 
Fast forward to today.  He had told me he was going to be out of town so I didn’t expect to hear from him but then I wake up this morning and BAM! there’s a text from him:

wish you were hear   have a great weekend

I don’t know why but there is a creeping excitement that has started in me.  I even think it’s cute that he misspelled “here.”  I refuse to let myself completely get swept away but I definitely feel something akin to hope that this guy could be…something.  I feel a chemistry with him that’s really cool.  I spent some time texting back and forth with him and after we said our goodbyes I realized I was giggly.  Not a good sign.

Product Reviews:
* Jenny Craig French Toast
YUM!  Well it’s bread so of course I’m totally in love with it.  But beyond my carb obsession, this was really good.  JC sends packets of low-cal syrup with their food but I didn’t need it.  The bread was moist, sweet and cinnamony.  It came with this little cup of fruit compote that was really tart.  It wasn’t until after I threw it away that I thought about the fact that I could have put a Splenda in it and it would have been really good.  Oh well, next time.
* Jenny Craig Broccoli Cheese Potato
YUM!  I’m really not sure if this is a YUM! because I was hungry or because it deserved it.  It was a little dry.  But it was kind of tasty but the tiniest bit bland.  The broccoli was very finely chopped (I like it chunkier) and the serving was pretty small (understandable since it’s a potato for God’s sake). All in all, it road a fine line between MEH and YUM but I gave it the benefit of the doubt.  It was saved by it’s own natural attribute of being a carb.
* Jenny Craig Chicken Fajitas
YUM!  Really good….I mean really, really good!  You have to do a bit more work with this one, like heating the meat and peppers in a pan and heating the little tortillas but the taste was excellent and it was pretty filling.
* Jenny Craig Bruschetta Veggie Chips
YUM! The flavor was really bright! These are going to be my favorite snack.  They are these really light little chips with a tomato flavoring that is tangy and salty. Sooooo good.

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