Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jenny Craig Price List *updated*

For those who may find this blog and wonder about the cost...the planned menu averages $120/week, but you can see that there are less expensive items in each category (not to mention easy subs-like Total Cereal for the JC brand, etc.)

Apple Cinnamon Waffle & Veggie Sausage 4.69
Banana Nut Mini-Loaf 2.49
Blueberry Mini-Loaf 2.49
Blueberry Pancakes and Veggie Sausage 4.69
Breakfast Scramble 4.99
Breakfast Stuffed Sandwich 4.39
Cheddar Cheese Omelet 5.99
Cinnamon French Toast 4.99
Complete Start Cereal 2.29
Cranberry Almond Cereal 2.29
Frosted Oats Cereal 2.29
Honey Oat Bar 1.99
Multi-Grain Hoops Cereal 2.19
Oatmeal Breakfast Square 1.99
Sunshine Sandwich 4.49
Triple Grain Crisps Cereal 2.29
Lite Table Syrup .50

Asian Style Orange Chicken 5.99
BBQ Beef Panini 5.99
Beef Barley Stew 4.99
Beef Chow Mein 5.59
Broccoli and Cheese Potato 4.49
Cheesy Enchilada 5.59
Cheesy Potatoes and Chicken 6.59
Chicken Marsala 6.59
Chicken Salad Kit 5.39
Chicken Sandwich 5.39
Chicken Stuffed Sandwich 5.39
Clam Chowder 4.99
Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder 4.99
Meatball Stuffed Sandwich 5.39
Personal Pizza 5.59
Pesto Pizza 5.59
Philly Steak Cheese Panini 5.99
Rotini with Meatballs 5.59
Southwestern Chicken with Rice 5.49
Swedish Meatballs 5.59
Tuna Salad Kit 5.39
Turkey Burger 5.39
Turkey Club Panini 5.99
Turkey Cranberry Salad Kit 5.39
Zesty Tortellini Soup 4.99

Beef Chili with Beans 4.99
Cashew Chicken 6.59
Cheese Ravioli 5.59
Chicken Carbonara 6.49
Chicken Fajitas 6.59
Chicken Fettucine 6.59
Chicken Florentine Lasagna 5.99
Chicken Pasta Parmesan 5.59
Chicken Pesto Pasta 6.99
Classico Chicken Parmesan 6.59
Cookout Chicken and Beans 5.59
Fish and Chips 6.59
Lentils with Beef 5.59
Macaroni and Cheese 5.59
Mashed Potatoes with Beef 5.59
Meat Loaf with BBQ Sauce 6.59
Pasta Fagioli 5.59
Penne Pasta 5.59
Rising Crust Pizza 5.49
Salisbury Steak 6.59
Sesame Chicken 5.99
Spaghetti with Meatballs 6.59
Sweet and Sour Chicken 5.59
Teriyaki Glazed Salmon 6.99
Three Cheese Ziti Marinara 5.59
Traditional Lasagna 6.59
Turkey Chili 5.59
Turkey with Gravy 6.59

Bruschetta Veggie Chips 1.99
Cheese Curls 1.99
Chocolate Mini Cakes 2.29
Chocolatey Caramel Peanut Bar 1.99
Chocolate Chip Snack Bar 1.99
Chocolate Walnut Brownie 2.29
Cinnamon Twists 1.99
Cookies and Cream Cheesecake 2.69
Ginger Bell Cookies (8 servings) 9.99
Honey Mustard Pretzels 1.99
Lemon Mini Cakes 2.29
Pumpkin Spice Cake 2.69
S'mores Bar 1.99
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie 1.99
Strawberry Cakes 2.49
Toffee Cookies 1.99
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake 2.69
White Cheddar Popcorn 1.99
Yogurt Dream Bar 1.99

Tomato Florentine 2.99
Veg Minestrone 2.99

Balsamic .40
Ranch .40

MultiPlus (7) 3.49
Oatmeal Raisin Anytime Bar (7) 9.99
Peanut Butter Chocolate Anytime Bar (7) 9.99
ProTect Plus (28) 12.99
Vanilla Chocolate Anytime Bar (7) 9.99

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Random ramblings...

So, I finally got in with my therapist...who's moving to Colorado. UGH! I go back next week to meet with the counselor with whom she thinks I will mesh well. So not looking forward to (in theory) starting over, but...maybe it will be a good thing.

Anyway...on the non-weight loss side of life...Haroon and I are getting ready to look at houses! Like, for real...not just online. So exciting! I'm just so blessed. I mean, I never, EVER thought I would feel like this. I never thought that I would find a man that truly loved me, much less said so! And, to hear and see his excitement when he talks about living with me and spending the rest of our lives together...never dreamed it would happen to me.

I'm not one of those women who's had my wedding planned since age 5. In fact, I only really started to think about it a few months ago. I see a wedding planner in my

But, seriously...I just feel so blessed that things have worked out like they have. I met the man of my dreams, who loves me for me, with or without the extra padding.

And, I'm finally doing something solely for myself-losing this extra weight! I still can't believe it's really happening. It's just unreal. I'm 20 pounds from my weight in 2000. And, 104 from my goal (which just sounds like an unreal amount, but...whatever). And, one of these days, my driver's license weight will actually be too high! lol That will be the day!

Monday, January 10, 2011

So, It's been awhile, huh?

Yeah, yeah, I know, I know...I've been AWOL. Let me explain...and, if not for anyone else, for myself. It's time to get these thoughts "out there" and admit to some lack of individual accountability. My only hope is that someone else may be able to take something from all this, too.

So, my last post was the "after thirty pounds" pictures. Gotta tell ya...I think taking those pictures was a mistake. Not only did I see the weight loss, which, initially was AWESOME! But, I also started putting "two and two together."

Shortly after those pictures were taken, I started to sneak some snacks. Not even "sneak," but...I just kept thinking "oh one of these won't hurt..." But, then that "one" turned into "one a day" then more. Ugh.

But, it wasn't just that. It didn't take long for me to realize that other people were seeing a difference in me, too. And, I'm not sure if it was the weight loss or the confidence that did it. But, one day at work, a co-worker mentioned that a man was watching me as I worked, and she teased that he must "like" me. It was a man that I have to work with often. Then, later that day, he called me into a meeting, and then into a private conversation, and that type of activity continued. I'm not interested in this man in the least, but...when he made it a point to touch my arm during the talks, my guard went up...and I didn't even know it.

I started to shut down. I didn't trust my own decisions anymore. I was eating off-plan (and hating it while I was doing it, but something deep down was allowing me to justify it somehow), drinking more soda (diet, but still) than water, and starting to hide behind bigger clothes. It wasn't until I saw myself in the mirror one day with these baggy, BAGGY (think M.C. Hammer) pants on that I realized how wrong things had become. My weight loss stalled during this time somewhat-nearly one pound one week, then maintaining for two more weeks. Go figure, right? When you're not on plan, you don't lose!

I made an appointment to see my therapist, Jen. But, that appointment was going to take a few weeks to get to...and then, she had to cancel because of a stupid snow storm! Ugh!

But, the day before my appointment was supposed to happen, I opened up to my JCC, Barb. She's been there, she told me. She's the one that identified that I wasn't even trusting my own decisions at this time. Metabolic Max had just come out at JC and she went over it with me, pointing out the reasons she thought it may be a good idea for me (berating myself for going off-plan, not working out enough, etc), but acknowledged that it wasn't the right time for me to make the decision (LOVE HER!).

Somehow, during that talk with Barb, everything snapped back into place. I went back on plan nearly 100% that week (some rice cakes and regular Sprite when I was sent home sick) and am happy to report a 5 pound weight loss today! Amazing!

Let's hope that this week's therapy appointment can keep things going and help me get ready for the added attention this weight loss is going to bring. I've never been the thinnest girl in my group of friends, I've never been the girl guys wanted. And, I don't want to be that girl now...I have a wonderful man who LOVES ME FOR ME! (thank God I found him when I was fat!) But, I do want to be able to handle that attention when it comes. Only time will tell...