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Old 04-25-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I'm super stressed right now. I can feel the tension in my neck and shoulders I start a new job tomorrow! I had my orientation today and it went well but tomorrow is the real test! I packed a lunch so hopefully I won't be too tempted to pig out at Dunkin Donuts which is in the parking lot of my new employer's strip mall, along with a pizzeria, great for weight loss right!

I don't want to undergo too many changes at once but I am debating doing Ediets or Jenny Craig once I get my paycheck because then I think I'll be able to afford it and I would like to lose this weight. I was doing the calorie counting on Live Strong but have got lazy with that. I think I need a more structured program like JC or Ediets compared to calorie counting. Has anyone here tried Ediets or JC? I put my gym membership on freeze because I'm not sure when I'm going to be able to fit the time in to work out but I am going to try to take walks after work or, take the membership off of freeze once things settle down in a week or two.

I am still pretty much stuck in size 22, not 24 Thank goodness but I thought I was doing well when I bought a size of 20s, one pair of 20s stretch fits. I thought about this tonight doing online shopping because I'd like to get capris for work. Well, I am determined to get to a size 20 for those capris!

Thanks for listening!

Wish me luck!

I hope you are all doing great

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Old 04-25-2011, 10:10 PM   #2
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I can't say I have personal experience with JC, but my sister loves it. She's lost a lot of weight with Jenny and plans to stay on it for life! lol Good luck!
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:12 PM   #3
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thats great about your sisters success! thanks for sharing that! good for her!

thanks, hope you are doing well
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:15 PM   #4
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Jenny Craig is SO expensive because you have to buy all their food AND supplement with fresh fruits and veggies. Insanely expensive.
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Take deep breaths, you'll be great tomorrow. You've prepared for the day by getting your lunch pre-packed, and it's good that you're aware of what the temptations will be (A Dunkin Donuts and a Pizzeria in the same strip mall?! How evil!!). I don't know anything about Jenny Craig or eDiets, but definitely take the next few days to get a lay of the land at the new job...get a feel for the eating habits of your co-workers (will it be easy to eat healthy because they are too, or are you going to need a lot of structure because there's a lot of temptation within the office?), see what your schedule is like for exercise....then, once you've got a good feel for it, pick food and exercise plans that work for you. But I have no doubt tomorrow will be great, have a fantastic first day on the new job!
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:22 PM   #6
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Thanks Pink,

I appreciate your support! I feel I am prepared by packing a lunch and am just nervous about my performance on the job and being near Dunkin Donuts, 7-11 and a pizzeria! Thanks so much for your encouragement!
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My personal opinion is that pre-packaged food, like JC, is way too processed and high in sodium. I know calorie counting can be a pain but to me, it's healthier if you pay attention to the content of the food. Food quality is very important to me.

That being said, I do know someone who had success on JC. She was on it for a while and slowly went back to just "regular" foods. She gained some weight back after a while but then went back on JC for a while to get back on track. If you need more structure it may be a good way to get yourself on a good track, and then apply the lower calorie counts and smaller portion sizes to "regular" food later on.

Good luck with the new job!!
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You'll be fine. If you do feel a little nervous, try to break the day into parts for instance if you work from 9am-5pm, for instance, just think about intervals of time-9-9:30, 9:30-10 and so on. You can make the intervals as long or as short as you need. This is based on the saying "one day at a time" but you can make it any time period. By visualizing yourself being calm for just a certain amount time it can really reduce anxiety, for me at least. Also sometimes I tell myself I can do anything for one day and then one day turns into many days.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:37 AM   #11
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Thank you so much

Tiffany, I appreciate your sharing your friend's success about JC. Yes, I agree those plans have processed food which isn't great but it might be something that would be okay for a little while to get me on track.

Bonnie, Thanks for the idea about the time interval. I too like the saying "one day at a time" and agree it can be used for any time period. I appreciate your support.

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Update!

Today was pretty good after all! I just hope I can get some sleep for tomorrow. I didn't pig out at Dunkin and actually didn't even finish my lunch.

I am re-thinking doing Jenny or Ediets. It is a lot of expense. I just need to find some way to get this weight off.

thanks for being here!

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