good morning Jenny ladies, and those thinking about Jenny!
I started Jenny in February, and lost 43.3 pounds in 19 weeks, and I wasn't perfect on plan all the time... when July came around, I took time off because I was just going to lake bbqs and wanting to drink with my friends. Now that school is back in and the lake is quieting down, it's time to get back to being serious again.
I was terrified to step back on my scale the other day, but I was actually one pound less than where I had left off... I guess my activity balanced out all the calories i was eating and drinking... so I am going to be good this weekend and then head back to Jenny on Tuesday.
to those of you who are thinking about Jenny, but the price is a deterrent, the basic formula for a day (I am on the 1200 calorie plan) is this:
*breakfast (calorie range in the low 100s to low 200s)
dairy serving (milk, yogurt)
*anytime bar (110 calories, protein bar, or dairy serving)
*lunch (calorie range in the lower to upper 200s)
salad with about 60 calories of low fat dressing
*dinner (calorie range in the upper 200s to upper 300s)
*snack (about 100 calories)
I have mixed up some of my days so each day doesn't equal up to exactly 1200 calories, but it all evens out for the week. It would be pretty easy to follow that plan, using your own foods. If you should be on a higher calorie plan, I think you're supposed to add another dairy serving, a "fat" serving... I don't remember, maybe somebody else here is on that plan and can fill in.
naenae- I have done my own breakfast and snacks a couple weeks... I bought a box of Cheerios and just had them every morning with skim milk and a fruit... any cereal will do, as long as you do the math to keep the calories to around 100-140 calories. for anytime bars, I have substituted string cheese, lean lunch meat, cottage cheese, some black beans with a dollop of ff sour cream... basically about 100 calories of a lean protein. snacks are everywhere, the 100 calorie packs of nabisco treats, skinny cow desserts, there are even 100 calorie packs of microwave popcorn... I have substituted a glass of wine for my snack before, too.
spryng- Jenny recommends that you get a pedometer and walk at least 10,000 steps a day... but really they just want to see that you were moving, really... I would go kayaking, swimming or do a couple hours of yardwork... doesn't add up the steps, but burns lots of calories and that worked great for me.
Nurse- I am sorry, I don't have any advice really... but like LoveAlways said... I will let you know that every JC Counselor I have talked to have been extremely nice and understanding... they know why you're there, they want to help... they also get to know your personality and get to know what kind of encouragement you individually need.
DEB- how did it go?
whew, that was a lot. maybe I should become a JCC