Special thanks to Jenny Craig for their sponsorship of this post.
Today marks day 25 for me returning to the Jenny Craig program, and if I’m honest with y’all: I’m NERVOUS.
I’m down -13.1 lbs* on the program in just three weeks. For the first time in MONTHS, I’ve ended September with a net loss in weight. I truly feel like I can lose the 30 lbs that are staring back at me when I step on the scale, after struggling with these same pounds for the last 3-4 years.
Week One was all about getting back on track — and being blown away by the results. Week Two took me down the path of proving I could do this for myself, and that the first week wasn’t just luck. Week Three made this a habit (since they say it takes 21 days.)
Week Four was the week I got nervous.
Do you ever have a feeling that things are going so well that something’s going to go wrong? That’s how I feel right now.
Keep in mind, this is a completely irrational thought. I don’t have any reason to think that I can’t just keep going on the program and achieve my goal, but it’s been so long since I’ve seen this kind of success that it’s made me nervous.
For now, I’m just planning and double-checking my steps. I’m leaning on my consultant. I’m seeking out support in my network. I’m creating new Jenny Craig recipes that are knocking my socks off.
I’ve even taken dressing to a restaurant twice this week. This is something I NEVER do. I always feel a little embarrassed to have to bring special foods. Last night, I’m pretty sure I blew the servers mind when I asked for a very complicated salad option, made with any and all fresh vegetables that he could find. And they did it.
I’m heading to Florida in a few days (assuming Tropical Storm Michael doesn’t get in my way), and I’ve already made arrangements to have Jenny Craig food on hand. The easiest trips to stay on track are really those I share with family, I’ve learned.
My trip to Memphis a few weeks back had very little obstacles. My sister-in-law even offered to make only foods that I don’t enjoy… and my brother totally lied to me telling me that there was no wine anywhere at the concert we went to. There’s tons of support, and I just need to keep my eyes on the why.
The great thing about being on Jenny Craig is I don’t really think about eating off program. My main meals are planned and they’re really good. How can you crave pizza when you have a completely delicious pizza option at your fingertips? How can you want to eat Cheetos when you have a Jenny Craig cheese curls item to enjoy? Portions stay in tact, and I stay right on track where I need to be.
Maybe my worries are all for naught, but this is where my head’s at right now. I’m just going to put one foot in front of the other and keep walking in the direction of my dreams, hopeful that the nerves will dissipate.
*Avg. weight loss 1-2 lbs/week for members following the program.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Jenny Craig; however, all of the opinions and comments about the program are exclusively my own and do not necessarily represent that of the brand.