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.