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  Moving into March!

IMG_2191Thank you Jenny Craig for sponsoring this post.
Get serious about losing weight with Jenny Craig!

With all this change of weather coming through town I stand behind the March saying…“In like a lion and out like a lamb!” That 72 degree day really messed me up…not only did I want to pack away coats, tights and sweaters, my poor tulip and daffodil bulbs are already blooming (I planted at least a 100 when we moved in) and I wonder what will happen to them next? Anyone know how I can protect and save my pretty someday-flowers?

I love the beginning of a new Month. A time to set new goals, plan a few fun things with friends and check back in on those goals we set together at the beginning of this new year. I think overall I have been pretty mindful of taking care of my skin, changing into pjs, trying to get a tad more cardio each week…and let’s talk about my friend “JC” (her real name is Jenny Craig.)

IMG_2637(breakfast scramble with an orange & coffee was one of my favorite morning staples!)

So when JC approached me I was at first a bit hesitant about trying this wellness, weight loss program. The idea of only eating what they provided me for two months scared this chef home cook out of her mind. How will I only eat what they pack me? What will my family eat? How will I still maintain a bit of social-ness? Well, it’s been two months and almost 20lbs down (*Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration) and I can honestly say it was pretty simple, as a foodie it was yummy, I still managed to cook from time to time just in moderation, my family didn’t starve and honestly, I still managed to be social. I am very pleased.

They say anything big in life takes a village and while at first it was weird to sit down with a stranger and talk about my weight journey, this girl has heard it all. Amy was able to think about each week, identify those special occasions and treats and learn to navigate all those sticky areas that made loosing weight often difficult for me. We confided in each other about the darn baby-weight and how it actually does get harder to loose the pounds after the ripe age of 40…but it can be done. She was great, Thanks Amy!

IMG_2656(Healthy cheese curls & a club soda spritzer were there perfect afternoon snack!)

Back to the food…just a couple of “high-fives” to a few of the menu items…Chicken Street Taco’s you were pretty darn good and if I added a touch of salsa you almost passed for a trendy taco restaurant lunch. Chocolate Lava Cake, you made those days when you didn’t think you could stay with it really worth it, so decadent. Lasagna and Ravioli, you did a great job being there for this Italian lady who loves her carbs and pasta…but in smaller portions than my grandmother would often serve. Have everything pre-portioned and in a daily menu form made this really easy for me. I didn’t have to think about what the day had in store but rather, just pack up the various elements and follow along and I started to se a change.

They say it takes 21 days to develop a habit and this 60 day experience has really drilled down a few important ways for me to approach eating moving forward. WATER…OMG, we must drink a lot of water. Moderation, you can eat what everyone else is having within moderation and planning. You can have a treat now and then…just plan for it and then enjoy it. Vegetables are great…the more vegetables…the A) better you feel and B) the less you are going to eat junk. Serious habits have been formed, with JC you seriously always have someone there to cheer you on, motivate you & keep you on track!

So while I was hesitant at first, it ended up to be a great experience. My clothes fit better and I’m excited for spring fashions…so what’s not to love about that? Thanks “JC” you were a pretty good gal pal to hang out with these last two months! Peace.

Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

  My new weight loss “bestie!”

Thank you Jenny Craig for sponsoring this post. —
Get serious about losing weight with Jenny Craig!

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 (I love all the end-of-the-day treats, this one is a little lemon cake!)

So okay, it’s the beginning of a fresh new year and I’ve set some great goals for myself. (See previous post) We all know the standard “I need to loose a few pounds” types of goals but this is some serious “I need to seriously loose some weight for the sake of my health and for the sake of taking care of my family.” PLUS I LOVE CLOTHES and I have a closet full of fun vintage finds, bold pattern dresses and colorful numbers that I chat with each morning about when we are gonna hang out together…”real soon” I keep telling them.

Before I had our darling toddler, I was able to get to the gym, yoga studio or run outdoors most days. I also spent hours lamenting over healthy meal planning and new recipes which made eating-healthy exciting. Nowadays the evenings are full with negotiating toddler life and all those fun things that go along with it…and let’s face it, my time is now not only MY time. SO, long story short, when I was thinking about how to attack the weight loss battle I knew I needed something super easy, something that I hadn’t tried before, something that could keep my interest and honestly something for someone with little time to invest in meal prep, etc. Enter Jenny Craig…my new personal in-home chef and bestie!

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(breakfast scramble & a chocolate protein shake; a great way to start the day!)

So far, so good! This program has been designed to provide a plan to people like me who don’t want to spend hours thinking about a menu but still add interest into my day to day “diet” choices. I have also been checking in with a consultant to approach my potential hurdles, she’s been great, just like a gal pal talking about food, fitness and family life. The program takes a holistic approach to weight loss/management, focusing on food, body and mind. I am actually really enjoying how simple it’s been so far. PLUS the food selections have been right on point, they have over 100 things on their menus created by 40 different chefs to choose from, it’s pretty yummy. Loving the morning chocolate protein shakes, anything Tex-Mex is great, the open-faced sandwiches cure my grilled cheese cravings and evening treats have been a decadent way to end the day…everything has been pretty tasty thus far. I actually am also loving the daily reminders to eat fruits, salads and even my own greek yogurt in addition to the Jenny Craig selections.

Currently I am following their weekly meal plan but in a few weeks I hope to take their thinking and begin adding in my own meals because I actually DO love to cook…and my family enjoys it too.

I’m looking forward to reporting back in the next month or two on this weight loss goals. Exciting! So, to all of you who might be looking for a very simple, follow-the-leader type of weight loss approach…I am happy to share the details, just drop me a note! (Plus I have a coupon for $25 off, so just ask!)
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Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.