Jenny Craig Day 5 - My Reasons to Lose Weight
Today's Jenny Craig Tips:
* Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal weight to accept (and believe) compliments.
* Finding a really crappy Jenny Craig meal is like trying to find the bread basket at an Atkins dinner party.
And now, here are the details of my 5th day on JC...
What I Weighed Today: 193 lbs. (8am)
The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing—and then marry him. —Cher
You’re probably wondering what the update on Howard is. I’m thrilled to report that he is not afraid to show affection or express how he feels. Today was filled with “Hi Baby!” and “Good Afternoon Cutie!” texts. It feels good. He was an extremely handsome man and the idea that he is interested in me is quite flattering. But I refuse to let it go to my head. I’ve been disappointed too many times. Today I was on my way out of Starbucks and this older gentleman who sits at the same table with a group of older gentlemen every morning stopped me and said, “I just have to tell you how much you make our day.” It was a bit like being whistled at by a construction worker. I mean, how do you take that? He could mean, “You are a lovely young lady who looks like she takes care of herself.” Or he could be saying, “We sure like to watch your ass bounce as you walk away and we all wonder what it would be like to hit that.” Needless to say, I picked the former and thanked him with my most brilliant smile…then felt their eyes burning into my jiggly bottom as I bounced away. Oh well, someday no one will care about any part of me that may be bouncing.
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: Jenny Craig Cranberry Almond Cereal, 2 oz String Cheese, 2 cups Coffee w/4 tablespoons sugar-free Vanilla creamer
Snack 1: Jenny Craig Cookies & Cream Anytime Bar, Starbucks Venti Skinny Vanilla Latte
Lunch: Jenny Craig Chicken Sandwich, Steamed Broccoli w/I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Butter Spray
Snack 2: Nectarine
Dinner: Jenny Craig Spaghetti & Meatballs, 2 oz. String Cheese
Snack 3: Nectarine
I continue to examine the reasons I have decided to take this journey. “An unexamined life is not worth living,” ya know? When I have these philosophical conversations with myself I purposefully push the man subject out of my head because if I let myself put that on the list of reasons I want to get smaller, I am setting myself up for failure. I have to stick to the things that are most likely to come true simply because I lose weight:
- More energy
-Cheaper health insurance
Men should be like Kleenex...soft, strong, and disposable. —Mrs. White, Clue
The "man" thing is there, but it’s not officially on the list. It is penciled in at the bottom of the page….off to the side…waaaay in the corner. It’s not so much that I believe or even entertain the thought that losing weight will put me in a healthy, loving relationship with the guy I’ve been waiting for my whole life. But isn’t there a possibility that being a smaller size with increase the size of the man pool I can fish in? Now comes the crazy moment where I negate my own theory because although the size of the pool gets bigger, the anxiety of trying to stay thin for a man who would not have given me the time of day when I was fatter will only make me sabotage the relationship. In my new body, I can not trust that any man loves me for me. I was already overrun with trust issues. Now my trust issues have blossomed into full blown paranoia and neuroses. Every time I meet a guy I am scared to death. Scared of what he thinks of me now, scared of what he would think of me before and scared of what he may think of what I may become. I know that the best way to increase the size of my man pool would be to lose more crazy than fat but unfortunately there is no diet plan for shedding crazy. I will lose the weight and hope to pee out some of the looniness along with my water weight.
* Jenny Craig Cranberry Almond Cereal
YUM! Slightly sweet flakes w/slivers of almonds and chewy cranberries. It was de-freakin-licious BUT the serving was so small I wanted to die. My taste bud needs were satisfied but my stomach was growling big time!
* Jenny Craig Chicken Sandwich
YUM! This was surprisingly above average. They give you a little serving of this creole mustard sauce to put on it. It reminded me of that stuff they called ‘Sandwich Spread’ when we were kids. I added a little fat-free mayo to the back bun and the extra creaminess made it a squishy, gishy good sandwich. The bun was moist and delicious. The whole sandwich was filling.
* Jenny Craig Spaghetti & Meatballs
YUM! Surprised again. Even the picture on the box lead me to believe this was going to be boring and taste like Chef-Boy-Ardee. But I was wrong. The sauce tasted homemade. It was fresh and real-tasting and actually had some brightness to it. The meatballs were decent-sized and well-seasoned. It was pretty filling, although once I realized I liked it, I wanted a bigger serving.