You may remember a little over a month ago I told you about my progress on the Jenny Craig diet. In my last post I told you that Jenny Craig's PR department very kindly offered to keep me on the programme until I reached my goal weight of losing a stone. And the exciting news is, I'm nearly there! Having been on it for two months now (I had a gap in the middle where I came off it and then started again) you might think that I could have lost more weight than I have, but the key to Jenny Craig is that it's not just about helping you lose weight whilst on the programme, it's about re-educating you about all sorts of things like portion sizes and the make-up of food on your plate, so that when you come off the diet you maintain the weight rather than piling it all back on again. Whilst being on Jenny Craig I've lost an average of around 1-2 lbs a week, which is a good, maintainable amount, and I'm so pleased with what I've done.
So far on Jenny Craig I have lost... 10 lbs! Meaning I'm only 4 lbs now from my goal weight. I have decided to have two weeks left on the programme before I go onto 'maintenance' where they help you maintain your weight whilst eating your own food. So I really have to get my bum in gear to shift those last few pounds over the next 14 days.
The statistics I'm most pleased with are the inches I've lost since doing the programme. I have lost:
3.5" from my chest
3" from my waist
4" from my abdomen
3" from my hips
... that's almost 14" of Rosie that have slipped away!
One of the things I've found with this diet is how easily it is to naturally go to reward yourself with food when you reach a goal. When I saw a number on the scales I hadn't seen for a long, long time, it was so tempted to give myself a pat on the back with one hand, and with the other reach for a bar of Galaxy! Counterproductive, I think you'd agree! So I've decided not to buy myself the bits of makeup I have sat in my Boots basket (yes there are Revlon Lip Butters, yes I am a sucker for hype) and wait until I can tick off the next two pounds to treat myself. Obviously I'll have to think of something a bit better than that for the final two! Any suggestions? :)