7/6/13 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Monday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 7. July 2012 10:02

Sometimes you will notice I have a Jenny Craig meal, such as today.  This is not a necessity anymore for me, but I eat it because I genuinely LOVE their food. Now that I have reached maintenance on the program I get a 30% off discount so I usually stock up for about six weeks on my favorites.  As long as you aim to be about 300 calories or less with no more than 9 grams of fat for each meal (9 being on the high end) you should be OK.  I cannot stress to you enough:  I am definitely no expert, I have just learned so much and this has become a passion for me.

Yesterday I mentioned the importance of setting goals.  Upon speaking with other individuals that have gone on and off Jenny Craig, they did not set a "goal weight" because they were terrified of failing.  Failing is scary and I constantly wondered if I was ever going to see the light at the end of the tunnel, too.  It took me two and a half years!  That is definitely a long time but the pay off really was worth it.  The research I have encountered on Cincinnati.MD and other health magazines has all suggested the importance of losing the weight slowly.  This helps to create long-term habits and is healthier for the body, with more likelihood of keeping the weight off.  I created three different goals throughout my own journey.  First, I aimed for reaching 160 pounds.  Once this was achieved I set it for 140 and then finally, 120.  I never imagined I would reach 160 - let alone 120!  Actually attaining each small goal gave me the will power and motivation to keep going.  Taking small steps and instilling life-long habits will help you lose the weight you desire and even keep it off!

Many people ask me if I'm "allowed" to have foods, such as macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and steak.  Tomorrow I will chat about some of my favorite foods and if they are able to be incorporated into my diet...

Weight - 117.4 lbs.

Exercise - None today 




Breakfast - 

100 calorie whole wheat English Muffin

Veggie Sausage


1/2 cup fat-free milk

Lunch -

Jenny Craig Cream of Potato Soup (7g of fat, 240 calories)


6 oz. fat-free yogurt

sugar-free jello

Snack -


Dinner - 

Jenny Craig BBQ Chicken Pizza

Salad (mixed green, tomatoes, croutons)

2 tbsp. light ranch

Snack - 

100 calorie pack 





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Comments (1) -

7/17/2013 9:56:36 AM #

Absolutely!  Like, I said, I'm no expert, this is just what I have learned and maybe what I'm doing might help someone else! Let me know if you have any questions.

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