Jenny Craig Day 6 - Honey Mustard Pretzels & Body Magic Girdles

Jenny Craig Day 6 - Honey Mustard Pretzels & Body Magic Girdles

Today's Jenny Craig Tips:

* It’s wrong to judge a Jenny Craig meal harshly just because it doesn’t have the two sticks of butter you’re used to cooking with.

* Pining for a futuristic girdle means you’ve left the logical weight-loss world and have entered the land of shortcuts.

And now, here are the details of my 6th day on JC...

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

A few weeks ago I was having breakfast with a friend and she was dying to tell me about this thing called Body Magic.  Apparently it’s this neck-to-thigh girdle contraption that you put on and it pulls everything in and actually allows you to drop a size or 2 in your clothes immediately.  It also promises to affect permanent results with regular use.  At first I thought, “Well, she doesn’t understand that I am on a journey to lose the weight so I don’t need that.”  Then I realized that she wouldn’t have brought it up if she didn’t see something.

As I look...at all these trusting and loving faces...tears come into my eyes...and if you must know why...it's because my girdle is killing me. —Grace Allen

I was sitting there thinking I looked good, but my fat and loose skin do kind of bunch up when I sit.  And I still have quite a bit of a belly.  I couldn’t get the thought out of my mind so today I did a little Internet research on Body Magic.  I figured it might not be a bad idea to wear it to work and maybe reap some easy permanent benefits.  There was a lot of information on the product.  It is apparently mostly sold in black beauty shops and at private get-togethers (think Tupperware parties but with girdles).  Of course, all of the women in the demos look thrilled with the results after they are loaded and tugged into this contraption like Scarlett O’Hara.  It literally takes two people to get you into this thing the first few times you put it on.  But you can clearly see the results and well, even though it looked painful, I looked down at my flubber and realized that I was definitely this product’s demographic.  So I start clicking around looking for the price of the product…wait for it…$140!!! WTF??!!  $140 to be tortured and trussed up like a Christmas turkey??!! Why do we women put themselves through this?? We don’t need this kind of degradation!  We are better than this! We deserve the right to be beautiful, flubber and all!! *heavy sigh* I think I still want it.

So I put Body Magic on my wish list and will think about it for a while.  In the meantime, I get a “Hi baby” text from Howard.  *secret smile* Still trying not to get too excited.  Things like this don’t work out for me.  I’m just waiting for the other shoe to fall.  I was supposed to go to a get-together for a friend of mine that is only in town for a few days but I was exhausted and slept right through it.  When I got to my email later she had sent me this: 

Heidi, what happened?! 
I had the cutest nicest guy here for you to meet!  You big dork!!!
Call me when you can!
XOXO

Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. —Jerry Seinfeld

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast:  Jenny Craig Breakfast Scramble, 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 Turkey Club Panini, Steamed Mixed Veggies w/I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Butter Spray
Snack 2:  Jenny Craig Honey Mustard Pretzels
Dinner:  Jenny Craig Macaroni & Cheese, Salad w/JC Balsamic Vinaigrette
Snack 3:  Apple
EXERCISE:
None

Something is up because I was totally not disappointed that I missed the opportunity to meet a guy.  I’m on the Howard train and am not trying to get off.  It’s unlike me.  Remember I’m the Ice Queen- Numb Girl.  I can’t get myself to feel anything for anyone and now this spark is very bizarre for me.  Why am I feeling this?  Why can’t I control it?  It probably would have been good for me to meet this other guy.  If he was cute enough he could have kept my mind off Howard and helped me put this situation in perspective.  Feelings are dangerous. Feelings make me hungry. Good feelings, bad feelings, all of it.  I can’t focus on things when I am encumbered by feelings.  I want to feel but I don’t want all that comes with it.  Feelings and food walk hand-in-hand in my life and right now I can’t afford to reacquaint myself with either of them on an unlimited basis.  An abundance of feelings will most certainly ignite a burning need for an abundance of food.  I could test the theory with my new habits but the prospect of failing that test is far too frightening for me.  I wish there was a way to keep the feelings in a little box and slowly let them out, one by one, to see if I can handle it.  But with me it’s either feast or famine, chicken feast or chicken feathers.  Allowing emotion to me means allowing a deluge of laughs, tears, sexual tension, carnal lust, anger, frustration and happiness to wash over me and in the end I always end up in a confused, empty pile…alone except for my old friend food. 

Product Reviews:
* Jenny Craig Breakfast Scramble
YUM!  Big chunks of turkey ham, scrambled eggs, diced potatoes and country gravy.  Yum-dee-Yum-Yum!  Very well done!
* Jenny Craig Turkey Club Panini
Meh.  Something wasn’t right.  I’m not sure if it was the cheese they chose or the combo of the cheese with the ‘smoky bacon’ but it was off.  There was this slightly putrid aftertaste that present after every bite.  It was a simple sandwich; turkey, bacon, tomatoes, and Swiss cheese.  How could that taste musty? Well, it did. Maybe it was just me. If it rotates into my menu again, I’ll try it just to make sure I didn’t get one that was just off.
* Jenny Craig Honey Mustard Pretzels
YUM!  Excellent but there weren’t enough of them. 
* Jenny Craig Macaroni & Cheese
Meh.  Not even a full step up from the boxed kind.  Don’t get it twisted, the boxed kind is still good but I usually make my own mac ‘n cheese and it includes 2 sticks of butter and 8 different kinds of cheese.  In comparison, this couldn’t even be in the same building.

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