Drum roll……..

……4.2 pounds!  So Jenny for my weight, I am down 11.8 pounds, and 15 pounds by my home scale (the 4.2 pounds could be accounted by I weighed in at Jenny 3 days before I started and I might have done some extravagant eating before the diet actually started).

This means I have lost 5% of my original body weight.  Pretty cool.  The strange thing is I need to visualize math, so I imagined splitting me into 20 separate pieces that all weight the same and losing one of the pieces.  That and I lost the average weight of an adult male cat.

My goal for this week: maintain my activity and avoid non-activity days, and follow the Jenny Menu a little stricter and not skip things.

It’s Not the Cooking Shows, It’s the Commercials

So I am watching Master Chef.  Some of the stuff is making me grumble, but the big thing is the food in the commercials.  Marketers and TV Commercials are the cause of all the fat Americans.

Yesterday, I killed it in the activity column.  I woke up and wieghed myself. Up? UP! Up in weight???!?!  Oh well.  It’s prolly all the water I drank.  I got my weigh-in tomorrow at Jenny Craig and I think I will be down.  I am not going to make a prediction other than even to down.  We’ll see.

I Made Some Delish Healthy Carrots Tonight

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These carrots are buttery, sweet, herb-a-licious, and only 180 calories for a HUGE 2 cup serving.

I don’t have a “real recipe”  but I’ll give you the gist, and you can play with it.  Slice up some carrots (two cups).  I slice them diagonally, because that’s how Mom did it.  Pour some water in a pot with a basket steam.  Put in half the carrots, salt and pepper and Herb De Provence (buy some at a fancy grocery store they are great to have around). Put in the other half, salt, pepper, herbs again.  Give them a little stir to mix it all up.  Cover it, put it on medium high and let it steam for about 15-20 minutes (to a texture you like and could be less or more depending on the thickness you slice).

Pull out the basket, empty the pot, put some fake light buttery stuff.  Melt it down a bit and throw in the carrots.  Toss them untill they are coated, and then put in a packet of zero calorie sweetener and toss some more. Salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy.

On the Third Day I did NOTHING!!!!

I need to plan better.  I did nothing so far today.  I haven’t even eaten that much.  This is the first productive thing I’ve done all day, and I am still not wearing pants.  Maybe I’ll head out and do some shopping to get at least a few steps in today.

Yesterday was fun. I went with a friend to K1 Indoor Go-Karts.  It was fun.  Did three races and it was actually a bit of a work out.  My body-media picked up like three to four minutes of “vigorous activity.”  I guess it is based off sweat and pulse rate.  I was actually a little sore this morning.

More Jogging!!

Sorry I missed yesterday.  I actually got a bunch of stuff done.  Errands, shopping, cleaning.  So no excuses.  I was just busy.

Anyway, yesterday I wanted to treadmill but it was being used.  So instead, I did 4 laps of the building.  Each stair well is 4 stories, then walk the halls. That was interesting.  But today I did a mile and a quarter on the treadmill (3 minutes walking then 1 minute jogging).  I figure I do this a couple of times then switch to a 2.5 minute to 1.5 minute ratio.  Eventually I’ll be able to jog a mile.  Whoopie!! 

I feel like I sweated at least a half pound of sweat.

Hurray! I am a Loser!

So according to my bathroom scale (post shower, nothing to weigh me down) weigh in I am down 12 pounds from when I started 2 weeks ago.  My official Jenny Craig weigh in (clothes on, first weigh in a few days before my start) I drop 3.6 pounds in my second week.

Guess that was the win I needed.  It’s good to go in and lose weigh and get great encouragement from my consultant.  It’s good to see that if you just follow the program it works.

My silly little piece of unsolicited advice is: rather than make excuses, make realistic goals and meet them.

I am ready for a good day today and the long weekend ahead.