The Jenny Craig Diet! Day 1.
A Waffle and a Vlog
It’s such a typically girly thing to say – ‘I’m on a diet!’ I can barely even believe I’m writing this to be honest. The one I am trying is the Jenny Craig diet which you can find out more about if you click the above link.
(See if you can spot my usual catchphrase!)
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I will admit I have never, in all my life, been on any kind of diet regime and have simply tried to eat healthily where possible and exercise isn’t really an issue for me as I spent vast amounts of time trogging up and down hills. Despite my efforts my weight has gone up from 9 1/2 stone when I was approx 25 years old, to the slightly podgier 11 stone that I am now. I’m 5 ft 7, so I’m reasonably tall, but I know that this isn’t my ideal weight, and my clothes don’t fit as well as they should. I blame having kids, grabbing food as and when I can instead of eating in an orderly manner, binging on chocolate, and takeaways……oh and being incredibly greedy.
So, when I was given the chance to review the Jenny Craig diet, I thought, ‘Well, why not! What is there to lose apart from weight?’ So I signed up, had my initial consulatation and I was off. I’ve also decided to go vegetarian over the next two weeks, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for years, but frankly I love the taste of meat, I just don’t feel happy about the treatment of many of the animals that we find on our dining tables. I know I could buy free range, raised in a lush green field in Oxfordshire, fed on the finest organic grain, meat – but it is expensive! Anyway, this is just an experiment for me to see if I can manage without bacon butties and achieve some weight loss in the process really. We shall see!
It’s fairly easy during the day, but I always eat in the evenings to reward myself for surviving a usually hectic day. That’s when I really struggle. Last night I had a glass of damson gin and a quarter of a packet of crisps because it was a Saturday night and I told myself it’s ‘cos I’m worth it!’ which was cheating really. I shall be updating as I go along, and wish me luck! I’d love to know if anyone has tried any other diets that have worked for them, a lot of people struggle with weight loss at this time of year and helpful advice never goes amiss!