Jenny Craig Day 8 - Delivery vs Pick-up

Jenny Craig Day 8 - Delivery vs Pick-up

Today's Jenny Craig Tips:

* Don’t be afraid to break up with your phone consultant if in-person consultations are what you’re yearning for.

* If you’re a diet company, you might not want to name one of your sugary items an “anytime” bar.

And now, here are the details of my 8th day on JC...

What I Weighed Today: 190 lbs. (8am)

We just want an ending to a relationship that is thoughtful and decent and honors what we had together. So my point, Billy, is this: There is a good way to break up with someone. And it doesn't include a Post-it. —Carrie, Sex and the City

Today I have to check in with Tanya the enthusiastic Jenny Craig diet counselor.  I am dreading this because I also will need to break-up with Tanya today.  You see I want to try going into the Jenny Craig centers to pick up food rather than ordering it and having it delivered.  The delivery method would only feel convenient for me if I was a shut-in, which I’m not. 

I also am not too impressed with the phone-in system Jenny has set up.  I understand why it has to be the way it is, but it really irritates the shit out of me. I call them and set up an appointment for them to call me within a certain window of time and within that window of time if I have to pee and miss the call then I can’t get her back on the phone so I have to set up another window….blah, blah, f*ck it!  If I make an appointment at the center there is no window!  They don’t say come in between eight and 10!  You have a specific time to be somewhere and when you get there at that time, they have to talk to you.  And if you have to pee during that time, she waits for you to be done and you pick up where you left off.  A "Type A", such as myself, needs clarified situations like this in order to keep from snapping and choking people.  It’s just how we are.

I'm dating a woman now who, evidently, is unaware of it.
— Gary Shandling

I got my “Good Afternoon cutie” text from Howard.  I’m already trying to figure out what I am going to wear on the date.  I’m a little afraid to show my legs because they are so jiggly and dented.  But the dress I had on when I met him was knee length and he said he liked my legs that night.  This guy works out pretty hard and it’s a little weird to me that he likes someone with a body like mine. Not so much the chubbiness but the wubbliness.  The loosey-goosey jiggle.  As usual, I try to look at it as an experiment. If I can remove myself and my thoughts from the equation and just operate on a different level, not only can I test the theory that there’s nothing wrong with me, but I can test it without being emotionally involved.  I can put myself out there and say love it or leave it and really mean it this time.  And if his choice is leave it, it’s ok because I didn’t really get involved.  He was not dating me, he was dating the me I chose to put out there as an experiment. So the truth of the matter is that it doesn’t really matter what I wear.  And I am definitely going to wear a dress that shows some leg.  Better to find out now if he can handle all the parts.

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast:  Jenny Craig Breakfast Stuffed Sandwich, 2 oz. String Cheese
Snack 1:  Jenny Peanut Butter Chocolate Anytime Bar, 2 cups Coffee w/4 tablespoons sugar-free Vanilla creamer
Lunch:  Jenny Craig Beef & Barley Stew, Salad w/ Jenny Craig Ranch Dressing
Snack:  Jenny Craig Toffee Cookies
Dinner:  Jenny Craig Chicken Carbonara, Salad w/ Jenny Craig Balsamic Vinaigrette
Snack:  Apple


I had my conversation with Tanya this evening and it seriously was like breaking up with a dude.  There was a bit of whining ("Aaaw, really? Why?") and disparaging remarks about the competition ("I’ve had a lot of people tell me it’s a hassle") and some bargaining ("I can get you free shipping") and finally acceptance ("well, if you ever decide to come back please call me").  I hung up the phone feeling like I just kicked a puppy and was really glad I didn’t prolong the relationship.  It would have been much harder for her further down the road.

Product Reviews:
* Jenny Craig Breakfast Stuffed Sandwich
YUM! It was a slightly smaller version of a Hot Pocket but just as good.  Lots of eggs and ham and this creamy, cheesy saucey-sauce.  It was really tasty.  The dough it was wrapped in was a little more bland than Hot Pocket dough but I guess that is to be expected.  I actually felt pretty satisfied when I was done with it, didn’t feel the need to run and have coffee or my string cheese right away.
* Jenny Craig Peanut Butter Chocolate Anytime Bar
Meh.  I’m not anymore thrilled with this flavor than with the Cookies ‘n Cream.  Actually, after the third chew it tastes exactly the same.  Like sandy rubber.  I’ll eat it everyday for that first moment it is on the tongue and has the sweetness of a candy bar but you really only get that one moment, then it’s pretty much just giving you something to do with your mouth. 
* Jenny Craig Beef & Barley Stew
YUM!  Thick, hot and luscious (kinda like me).  It was really good! Great flavor, big beef bits, and the broth had a really good body to it. 
* Jenny Ranch Dressing
Meh.  I still don’t like this but I added lemon to it today and liked it better.  When they make these low-fat dressing they usually add some kind of sweetener to them.  I can’t stand that.  The lemon balances that out and makes it more acidic and savory, if that is your preference. 
* Jenny Craig Toffee Cookies
YUM! Seriously, there was like 8 of these little cookies in this bag and I had to fight the urge to eat the other bag they gave me.  These are little shortbread cookies with chewy/crunchy toffee pieces lodged in them.  So good you could slap somebody……or simply eat them till you puke.  This is binge food.  I don’t know if I should buy them when I order in the store.  They might be dangerous to have in the house.
* Jenny Craig Balsamic Vinaigrette
Meh. Same as the Ranch Dressing.  Just a little too sweet for my taste so I added lemon and enjoyed it more.  Whatever works.

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