Realisation

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Realisation

So the penny has finally dropped. I am around a stone heavier than when I fell pregnant with big man. This was five years ago, and I have had three gorgeous boys in that time. However, if it has taken 5 years to put on, I can't expect to lose it in a couple of weeks. I know this isn't rocket science.  There is no quick fix, it needs to be a lifestyle change, where there are more vegatables and salads, rather than puddings and bars of chocolate. I need to be as active as I can be. So with this in mind how has this week gone?




Well I have eaten healthy for a whole week! I started the Jenny Craig diet plan on Wednesday but had prepared myself for it but cutting out chocolate and eating more vegetables. My consultant called me on Tuesday and talked me through the weekly plan. Pretty straight forward, eat EVERYTHING on the day you choose and you can eat the food within the day in the order that you want. Once you have started a day you must finish it,but you can swop days of the week. A lot of people have asked me how the food is. They seem to want it to taste horrible, or leave me starving. I am not going to lie, they don't look like they do one the front of the packets, but they are really tasty. For example here is the pasta bolognase which looks less appealing than the packet at the top of the page.



They generally take a couple of minutes to heat up in the microwave, and thanks to being allowed a low cal hot chocolate drink I am managing fine. I might not have lost loads of weight, but I feel healthier. I am now 4 days in and I am craving the baguette that my husband kindly walked through the door with this afternoon. It's not on the plan, so I am not going to eat it. I have only deviated from the plan once by having a glass of white wine on Friday. My reasoning for this is that I have no intentions on giving up alcohol totally, so there is no point not having it now and then having it the moment the 2 week trial has finished. I hope my consultant is ok with this on Wednesday. And the best thing is I am allowed my weekly Costa as long as I use it as a milk serving and ask for it skinny!

I cheated and weighed myself this afternoon. I know I shouldn't have done this as it isn't a week of Jenny Craig and it is a different time of day. I was disappointed that I haven't lost any weight yet. I hope that on Wednesday I might be a pound lighter. If not I hope the lady at the end of the phone can encourage me to keep going.......

I am doing a 2 week trial of Jenny Craig, and have been given the food free of charge to enable me to do the review, but the opinions about it are my own.

9 comments:

Lo-Lo said...

Good luck with it! I'm 2 weeks in to a month trial ad I've lost 2lb on it so far so there is hope. You ca read about my experiences in detail on my blog if you're interested. Good luck this week xx

Anonymous said...

Lou - you are doing great! You are so determined and I know you can do it x x Faye

Louise said...

Thanks! I just hope I can keep it up - sitting here wanting a mars bar at the mo. I must stay strong! X

Louise said...

Well done you. X

Nikki said...

Good luck Louise

7hippopotamus said...

Well done on the healthy eating, your hard work will soon show. x

Alison said...

Good luck. I am also on a trial and I have lost a lb after a week. Try not to be impatient!

Louise said...

I'm trying but I have an obsessive personality and want to see results fast. Hopefully I will be smiling on Wednesday

Cheryl Pasquier said...

Sounds like you're doing great to me :) I did a JC trial over on my blog too, if you want to see what I thought of it :)