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My first week back on Jenny Craig

good and bad meThis past week was a mix of goals met and goals missed.

On the “positive” side:

I did not eat out at any fast food place or restaurant all week.  Yay!  Woo Hoo.  Go Team Tony!

I weighed myself morning and night so now I have full week of good data rather than estimates.  Uh-huh!  Uh-huh!  Who da man?

I increased the amount of exercise that I’ve been doing, adding  extra practices with my dance partner.  Yay!  Yippee!  Yee Haw!

I followed the Jenny Craig menu for lunches and for breakfast.  Yay Me.  Woo Hoo!  Happy Dancing!

I ate the foods I bought at Whole Foods.  I try to buy organic, locally grown, foods. Bravo!  Yay Me!

I took my bicycle to Bicycles Inc and had it serviced so it is now ready to ride.  Tires aired up!  Chain lubed.  Brakes checked.  Woo Hoo!

On the “not so positive” side:

I did not actually weigh and measure all the foods that I ate.  I tried, and think I succeeded, in keeping the portions about right but I didn’t actually do the measurements.  Goal for this week:  actually do the measuring.

I did not ride my bike on the weekend as I had planned.  Which is a shame.  The Katy Trail runs right by my house.  Goal for this week: ride my bike at least one time.

I did not eat the dinners that were on the Jenny Craig menu.  This was by design though.  I had food in the pantry and freezer that I did not want to go to waste, so I watched the portions and tried to make the calories come out right.  Nonetheless, I didn’t follow the JC menu.  Goal for this week: stick strictly to the Jenny Menu.

I did not do my “Program before the Program #1”.  There is this really good book called “Getting in Shape” by Bob Anderson, Bill Pearl, Ed Burke, and Jean Anderson (ISBN: 0936070161).  They have a new edition of the book called “Getting Back Into Shape” which includes an additional chapter on running.  Visit their website for more info.  The book has 32 programs designed to get you back into shape or into shape as the case may be.  The programs start off very easy; the idea is that folks who are out of shape should start off easy because well, they are out of shape.  Research as shown that often people try to do too much too quickly, get discouraged and quit.  Hence the “Program before the Program 1, 2 and 3″ which feature light easy stretching, light easy lifting and movement”.  Well, I didn’t do the stretching and lifting parts.  the movement part, I do during my dance lessons and practice.  So… Goal for this week: do the lifting and stretching parts.

So my goals for this week are:

  1. Keep doing the good stuff!  Yay me!
  2. Stretch & Lift (Program before the Program #1)
  3. Ride my bike at least 1 time.
  4. Stick strictly to the Jenny Craig menu, weighing and measuring everything. (except for my Birthday dinner which actually took place yesterday — a friend took me out for my birthday.)

See ya on the dance floor!

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