Expectations

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Expectations

You may have seen from my facebook page that I have agreed to do a two week trial of Jenny Craig. My Mii looks rather tubby, so in turn so must I.

For those of you that are not familiar with this, Jenny Craig is a scheme where you get diet meals delievered to your door. I have never done a "proper" diet before, but have always been interested by this type of scheme. I know where I am going wrong with food and I am hoping that doing a trial and sharing my experiences on my blog will help me get back on the right track.

My friend got be interested in blogging when she started up her own blog about getting smaller. I share a lot of her thoughts on food and I need to change the way I think. My husband works away a lot - too much if you ask me. When he is away is when I eat the worst. I can't blame my weight on the boys forever. Baby man will be walking before I know it, and I would rather be a yummy mummy rather than a cuddly one. The following scenarios with eating tend to happen:


1. I eat the same as the boys and at the same time as the boys. The problem with this is that they eat at 5 and I end up having a snack (always unhealthy) in the evening.

2. I don't eat with the boys, have a nightmare putting them to bed, can't be bothered to cook myself something healthy and eat something that is quick.

3. I reward myself for managing to get the kids to bed with chocolate/cake/a glass of wine and on a really bad day it could be all three.

The reason that the Jenny Craig diet appealed to me, was that you are given breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. You can add fruit and vegetables of your own too. The meals are simple to prepare (or at least that's what I have been told) so should be able to fit in well with my hetic evenings. So far I have spoken to the call centre and arranged delivery of the meals and a callback with my personal consultant once the food has arrived. They have been a pleasure to talk to and extremely helpful, and best of all the call centre is open til 8pm so I can speak to them once the children have gone to bed. I have high expectations. The diet is not cheap. At £249 a month plus delivery for a four month subscription, you expect good customer service and results. I need to lose a stone or so. I am not expecting to be able to do this on a 2 week trial. I am hoping that in a couple of weeks I might see the scales go down 4-6lbs. Even if they only go down by 2lbs I will be happy, as I can't seem to move the scales at the moment. I exercise when I can but it hasn't made a difference. I am lucky to have been chosen to take part in this trial so I am going to take it seriously and do my best. However, my first question to my personal consultant will be am I still allowed to drink a strong coffee each morning.





14 comments:

  1. Good luck Lou! - look forward to our next gym session x

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    1. I will talk you through the weekly plan! Just got it through and doesn't look too hard.... There is a body and mind section too to help you focus.

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  2. Good luck Louise - I'm sure you'll be allowed the coffee!!!

    Hope you are all well.

    Nikki
    x

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    1. Thanks Nikki. I have my programme through and it says you can have unlimited coffee! I imagine I just need to be careful with the milk and no caramel lattes! xx

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    2. Oh, I love caramel lattes, what a shame. Good news about the coffee though!!!

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  3. Saw you on the newbies Britmums forum, thought I'd say hi. I've wondered what Jenny Craig meals would be like, look forward to reading your progress.

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    1. Hi! Will come and check your blog out in a bit. I am mainly hoping that they don't taste like cardboard, and it focuses me to lose a few pounds. Watch this space! Thanks for popping over!

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  4. Go Lou go!! I'll see you with a coffee and a trim bottom on Saturday!! Xxx

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  5. You will see me with a coffee at least :-)

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  6. Best of luck with Jenny Craig, I look forward to seeing how you get on.

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    1. So do I - don't think I've ever been this determined before

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  7. Good luck with the Jenny Craig. I've just started as well and am watching the scales with interest!

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  8. Wishing you every success with this diet! I think you will still be allowed coffee but probably black no sugar!

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