10/23/13 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Friday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 24. October 2012 08:22

Fall fashion had me thinking about a memory from my bigger days.  Have you seen the sweater jackets that almost always seem to be "in" each year they are just changed to look a little different?  This year sweater jackets with big arms (they almost look a little "sixty-esque") are what's popular.  For whatever the reason, as I was pulling into work the other day I was thinking about how I wanted to go shopping for some more of these jackets.  Instantly it reminded me of how crazy I was for the sweater jackets my sophomore year in college, '02.  The reason I bring this up is because it made me so sad.  I hated my body and those long sweater jackets that tied around the waist were my saving grace.  I felt hidden in them.  I actually bought one in every color you can think of  because that's all I wanted to wear.  I was so embarrassed of how big I'd become and those sweaters were my escape.  My heart sinks when I think of this time in my life.  There are so many pressures in our world for women to remain thin.  I'm not blaming the media solely on my battles with my weight but man, all of these things combined sure messed with my head.  Whether I'm big or small I always seem to be thinking about it and that is ridiculous.  It's self-centered and makes me a boring person.  I'm really trying to challenge myself to think positively, be happy for who I am, and get out of my self-consumed bubble.  Strange as it is, Valerie Bertinelli's book talks about the same demons she has and for some reason that's comforting - to know I'm not completely crazy!

Weight - 119.4 lbs.

Exercise - 35 mins. power walking




Breakfast - 

1 packet no sugar added oatmeal

1 Morning Star Veggie Sausage

Lunch - 

Green beans with 4 squirts Spray Butter and sprinkling of garlic powder

fat-free yogurt

sugar-free jello

Jenny Craig Chicken Corn Chowder Soup (which exploded all over the microwave)

*Since my soup was not salvageable and I didn't want to go hungry I had a 1/2 slice of pumpkin bread in the lounge because I was not about to eat a donut!  :)

Snack - 

1 cup of grapes

Dinner - 

1 small baked potato topped with 2 oz. grilled chicken, broccoli, and 1/4 cup fat-free cheese

Salad (mixed greens, green pepper, onion, croutons)

2 tbsp. light ranch

Snack - 

1 cup sugar-free hot chocolate

Jenny Craig Chocolate Cake (170 cal, 1g fat) 

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