Monday, 19 March 2012

Jenny Craig - Week Two

I have felt much better following the Jenny Craig diet food plan this week.  I haven't felt at all hungry and at times have had to remind myself to eat my snacks.  This really isn't like me.  I spoke to my consultant about my lack of weight loss last week and she said it could be because of many reasons as every body reacts differently to different diets but that the inch loss shows that the diet was working for me and having a positive effect.

I have been walking for approximately 5 hours this week and on Friday I did something I didn't think I would ever do again - I started the couch to 5k programme.  I swear I nearly died on my first run and I really struggled to recover my breathing in between the runs but I didn't give in and with the help of Gray I got to the end and didn't collapse in a heap.  My second run was on Sunday and I already felt a bit better and recovered slightly quicker.  I am determined not to give up this time so much so I went running on Sunday with indigestion and in the rain! Commitment or stupidity?!

As I have added a lot more exercise than my normal zero I have also allowed myself a few off plan treats this week.  I had a cream tea and shared a small popcorn at the cinema (well I say shared... definitely not 50/50!) I personally believe that the reason I didn't lose last week is because the calorie count is just too low for me.  I am going to discuss this with my consultant when I receive my weekly call later today and see what she recommends.

On to my results:

Weight -  -1.5lb

Measurements:
Chest: - no change
Waist: - no change
Stomach: - no change
Hips: no change

A reverse of week ones results, weight loss but no noticeable inch loss.

Lets see what week three has in store for me!  I am so determined to get to my target weight in time for summer this year.  I am actually toying with the idea of rejoining my local ladies only gym.  I last went in 2008 but I used to really enjoy it and I know it will completely change my body.  I don't think I could ever face going to a conventional gym again... don't like all the ladies in lycra and the meat heads posing in front of the mirrors, way too intimidating to even attempt to use any of the weight machines :(  Do you go to the gym and if so what kind of routine do you follow?  

***UPDATE*** Following discussion with my consultant today I have been advised to up my calorie in take to 1500 a day.  I am to do this by including an extra portion from both the starch and fat options (eg a slice of bread and 1 tsp spread) and two extra pieces of fruit.  I have also been told about 'Splurge' calories which are 250 calories of your choice that you can consume once a week if required.  I can have a small slice of cake guilt free now!

21 comments:

  1. Exercise is the only way that I can maintain my weight. I dropped 3 dress sizes years ago on Scottish Slimmers. Healthy eating and exercise is the key to staying a consistent weight. I used to do no exercise in my teens but now I couldn't be without the gym. I go 5 times a week, and although I moan about it, I could not live without the buzz it gives me. You just have to find something that works for you. My big commercial gym is full of so many different types of women and men that no one is judged. You should try classes. Body pump is a great one if you want to introduce weights to your routine.

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    1. I really wish I got the buzz that some people seem to get from working out but I just don't, even when I used to spend 4 hours a day at the gym it just didn't happen. Hopefully this is me turning a new healthy leaf and not just a fad that will last a few weeks/months!

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  2. I started that coach to 5k programme a couple of weeks ago and I agree the first few times you go out are SO hard! But I've just come to the end of week 2 and I feel great, I can't believe it but I'm actually starting to enjoy running which I never imagined happening! xx

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    1. That is good to hear Claire! How are you feeling running for longer bursts? The next step up really scares me! xx

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    2. I found week 3 ok, although I did find it a bit of step up to start running for 3 minutes! I've just seen that this week I have to run for 5 minutes - eeek!

      How are you finding it? xx

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  3. I, like you, am by no means a gym bunny! I go, but its not something that I enjoy AT ALL. Its so easy to talk myself out of it as well! I go to a local gym purely because they run a really good student deal. When I first started I was hugely intimidated by all the girls in lycra and butch men grunting as they lifted 3/4 of their body weight...I used to go through the motions and then get the hell out of there! After a while though, I found it didn't bother me as much. I just plugged myself in to my headphones and took no notice of what everyone else was doing, and I definitely push myself harder now because I'm not so worried about what everyone else is thinking of me! My recommendation would be to give it another go, and you might surprise even yourself! Oh and huge well done on the weight loss this week!

    Lauren
    alittlelessoflauren.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I have decided to join the ladies only gym again, I felt at home there and enjoyed it as much as I can enjoy going to the gym ;)

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  4. I started the couch to 5k programme this morning and it's surprisingly difficult, especially to recover inbetween the jogs! Glad to hear that it gets easier though :)
    Good luck! Sounds like you're doing all the right things :) x

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    1. Make sure you keep me up to date on your progress, will be great to compare with someone who is only one run behind me :) xx

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  5. Today is the end of week 2 on the Jenny Craig programme for me too! :) Sounds like you are doing SO well on the exercise front! I am on about 1500 cal a day and it seems to be working well! best of luck for your next weigh-in :)

    Love, Vanilla

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    1. Good luck to you too, make sure you keep me updated with your progress on Twitter :)

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  6. Your doing really well, the meal plan itself is quite a change!

    I love the gym, I've always been active but now the gym is my therapy, I can get away from all the stress of work there - but I have to mix it up and do spinning, bodycombat and body jam, as well as going to the gym as well with a routine of kettlebells and cardio!

    If you rejoin then get the trainer to give you a routine that works, or give me a shout! xx

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    1. Wow you do so much! I don't think I will ever get to your level tbh. I will be going to a ladies only gym which is based on resistance circuit training so won't need a trainer, any tips you can pass my way will be much appreciated though xx

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  7. congratulations on your weight loss, small steps are the way forward xx

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    1. Thanks lovely, I'm slowly getting there xx

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  8. Keep going with the couch to 5k program. Me and a friend have been doing it and we just finished it on Sunday! We are starting the 10k one tomorrow. Good luck!

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    1. Wow that is so good! Can you now run none stop for 5k? What was your fitness like when you first started? Any tips would be most welcome :)

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  9. I want to start couch to 5k too! I'm just so nervous about going out running and people seeing the red sweaty mess that is my face

    xx

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  10. I know how hard trying to loos weight can be but it can be done and doing the couch to 5k is fantastic. I'm doing my second 10k in May and even though I'm bigger than most runners (I'm a 12-14, sometimes a 16 due to my large legs and bum) the feeling of it getting easier each time is worth the pain.

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  11. Hi, I've just started week 5 on JC and only lost 7 lb so far. I do quite a bit of exercise (running, zumba, golf) but am still on 1200 calories and I know this is not enough. I'm going to ask about upping this in my next consultation.

    Keep going & well done so far :-)

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  12. i wish i was motivated enough for running, but unless i go with someone else i am hopeless, and start dropping to walking after a while. :/
    i do love the gym, i used to go three times a wk and do one hour on the crosstrainer, and then a mix of the weights machines. Since it's been refurbed though, and was out fo action for a while, I got back into swimming and now do 100lengths at least 3times a week, as well as starting my day with 300 sit ups. I want to try and do some more cardio, maybe half hr on crosstrainer before I swim.

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