Getting Started on #MyJennyCraig – Let’s Do This! #Sponsored #WeightLoss

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Jenny Craig. I received a free program and one month of free food in exchange for my honest opinions, thoughts, and results. I have not been compensated for this post in any other way.

Today, I’m starting on the Jenny Craig Program. I am really, really excited about it! I’ve got between 40 and 50 pounds left to lose to be at my final goal, and I’ve got until February to do it. I can’t wait to see how Jenny Craig helps kick start my weight loss.

To start things off, I’ve got to weigh in. I will tell you, I’ve been doing some things on my own to try to lose weight, but I seem to get more discouraged by the day. I’m just not seeing the results I was hoping for this time around. I’m a lot farther along than I was when I started in March, but still not where I was hoping to be by now.

Anyway – here’s the tough part: My weigh in.

View it directly on YouTube here.

Sigh. 186.1. Still about 10 pounds more than I was before I got pregnant with Carly, and still about 50 pounds from where I’d really like to be.

Now, here’s the harder part: Sharing my “Before” picture – taken today, as I prepare to start #MyJennyCraig Journey.

Day 1 on Jenny Craig

Oh, it hurts to see how bad I look in pictures and on video. When I married my husband almost 11 years ago, I was just a tiny little thing. I think I swallowed her. Twice.

Yes, I know I’ve have seven kids, and I wouldn’t trade any of them for the world. But with each child, there was more weight, more stretching, and more work to get it back off. I’ve just let it go too long. It’s time to get on the right track and save my life. I need to be healthy. I want to be beautiful, yes, but more importantly, I want to instill good habits in my children so that they’re not battling the bulge one day.

That’s why I’m so excited about the Jenny Craig program! They’ve already sent me my first 2 weeks of food, and I can’t believe how much there is! Another thing I can’t believe? How great it tastes! I’ve already eaten breakfast, my morning snack, and lunch, and they were all so yummy! The portion sizes don’t leave me feeling hungry, either. I just need to get used to eating so much during the day now. Head on over to the Jenny Craig website and check out all of their delicious food options. Then, look around some more and read how the program works. Maybe you could get started on your own Jenny Craig journey too!

The people from Jenny Craig are all so friendly, too. I’ve had several people call me and welcome me to the program, one helped me pick out all my food, and my consultant, Tina, explained how everything works. Tina is kind, and so upbeat. I’m going to enjoy talking to her over the next few weeks.

I’ll be tracking my progress with the #MyJennyCraig program here on the blog, on twitter (with the hashtag #MyJennyCraig and #AngieWeighsIn), on my Facebook page,   on pinterest, and you can also track my weekly weigh ins every Friday on Fitbit.

I’m hoping for a GREAT “after” picture when my month with Jenny Craig is up. Hope you’ll stay tuned!

End of Week 3 DietBet Weigh In

Can you believe that there is just ONE week left in the DietBet Mom Bloggers Challenge? These 3 weeks have flown by, and I’m finding that it’s getting easier and easier all the time to eat right, exercise, and live without Pepsi.

I went for my weekly weigh in yesterday afternoon at my local Curves facility. The girls there all know me by name there now, and they have been such a support and an encouragement. I was really hesitatant to step on the scale because last week I had only dropped a pound and a half. I was so afraid it would be worse this week and that my confidence would plummet.

bathroom scaleBefore I get to my results for this week, let me recap my numbers for you:

  • Day 1 – Official weigh in revealed I was 213 pounds.
  • End of week 1 – Lost 8 pounds, dropping me to 205 pounds.
  • End of week 2 – Lost 1.5 pounds, bringing me down to 203.5 pounds.

Again, I was expecting to have not lost much this week. I haven’t made any changes at all during the DietBet Challenge, so I never know what to expect when it’s time to step on the scale.

Imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale and saw that I had dropped another 3 and a half pounds!

That’s right! I am down to exactly 200 pounds.

I am so, so happy. My personal goal for this challenge is to bring my weight under 200 pounds. I’ve still got one more week to go, but even if I have another week where I only lose 1.5 pounds, I will meet that goal.

Hard work pays off – and so does sticking with what works. I still eat the things I like, I just do it in moderation. I want chips? Ok. I get 2 – 3 chips. I want a cookie? I take a bite of Parker’s cookie. And I exercise. I burn 300 calories on the treadmill daily, along with the calories I typically burn. {Although, this week, I’m pretty sure I’m burning lots of extra calories with all the packing, moving, and painting going on.}

If you take a look at the DietBet Standings for the Mom Bloggers challenge, 3 of us have met our DietBet goals. The others are right behind us and are doing great! As of today, January 25th, 47 pounds have been lost – and 13 of those pounds are MINE!

Are you trying to lose weight this year? If so, how are things going for you?