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Day one on Jenny Craig… …again!

My breakfast July 16, 2011 ©Okay, dear readers, my last post was bemoaning how difficult it is to get moving again after metaphorically “falling off the wagon”.  To continue that theme, let me tell you how the last couple days have gone for me.

Thursday, I went to the Jenny Craig Center for the first time in almost three weeks.  I work second shift on Mondays, Noon – 9p, so I had been going on Mondays  during my dinner hour for my weekly weigh-in and to get my week’s food for the coming week’s menu.  I’ve missed several weeks though because my work situation though has interfered; we’ve been very very busy at work and I’ve not been able to get away to dinner at a consistent time on Mondays.

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, I called the Jenny Craig Center and compared calendars and discovered that they had a Thursday opening at 6:30p.  Since I get off work at 6p on Thursdays that works great.  And since I have no dance rehearsals or lessons scheduled on Thursdays, that means I can go straight from work, to the Jenny Craig Center and then straight to Whole Foods where I can then shop for other food items I need to complete the menu for the coming week and then straight home to put everything neatly away!  Go Team Tony!  🙂

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Counting up the Small Victories

Man weighing himself on a scale [CC]Ok, confession time… …I’ve not exactly been a “good boy” since coming back from Worlds.  So, this past weekend, I got myself moving again, figuratively speaking.

I also have let you know that it is TOUGH getting moving in a positive direction after after falling back on old habits!  Yes, friends and neighbors, breaking a downward spiral is tough.  Really tough.  I found myself thinking today “Gaining weight and getting out of shape is easy; loosing weight and getting into shape is hard.  Very hard.”  [Watch for a coming post on the difference between “being overweight” and “being out of shape”.  They often are used synonymously but they are actually two different things.

Tanita ScaleSo here I am, looking at the numbers this week on the scale and NOT feeling great about the numbers I’m seeing.  I track both weight and body fat by weighing twice a day.  For body fat, I use the TBF-531 Body Fat Monitor/Scale by Tanita.   It uses the electrical impedance method of measurement.

Omron Body Fat MonitorI also use the Omron Fat Loss Monitor HBF-306.  I take two measurements in the morning, one from each device and then average the  numbers.   And then I repeat the measurement in the evening, giving me four measurements per day.  I weigh in twice a day and average those two numbers as well.

Well, that’s how I track my progress when I’m actually *ahem* tracking my progress and I haven’t been regularly *AHEM* tracking my progress (or lack thereof) since Worlds.  Which brings me back to my original statement at the beginning of this entry “I haven’t been a good boy since Worlds”  *SIGH*

So.  Hello mild depression. Glad to meet you, let you introduce you to my good friend “mild frustration.”  Oh you two know each other?  I thought you might.   *SIGH*

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