7/22/13 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Wednesday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 22. July 2012 21:25

What diets have you tried that were not successful?

For the sake of not being sued, I will not "label" the diets, but I'm sure you can infer what I have tried as I describe them.  The first thing I can remember is resorting to diet pills in college.  You know the kind that make your heart race and it is difficult to sleep at night?  I had so much energy that I was working out twice a day!  Who can say for sure what was causing me to lose the weight:  the pills, the excessive working out, or both?!  This obviously was not something I was going to be able to commit to long-term.  The money it cost in pills was killing me as a poor college student, and who honestly has time to workout twice a day (shoot, I have enough trouble squeezing in once a day now!).

My parents' hearts were breaking when they saw how tormented I was by my increasing size.  Kindly, they offered to pay for me to join the weight loss program that was all the rage at the time.  They thought it was a healthy way to learn about food and lose weight (which I'm sure it was and still is) but it just wasn't for me.  I was still in college, and counting calories, points, and being weighed in public was too big of a stretch for me.  I stuck with it for maybe a month?  Not very long, I know.  

I then resorted back to exercising like CRAZY.  I was no longer going twice a day but seven days a week.  I lost some weight but I was not getting the results I wanted. I'm sure the healthy lifestyle in college, beer and late night pizza, was really helping contribute to my exercise regime and weight loss!  Exercising continued to be a must throughout all of my diets and even now (just not as excessive) but I was looking for something more.  That's when the doctor suggested liposuction.  Ummmm what??!!!  Find out more about my experience with liposuction tomorrow...

Weight - 118.4 lbs. (time to step up my workout!) 

Exercise - 60 minutes of intense power walking on an incline 

 

THURSDAY

Breakfast - 

Jenny Craig Blueberry Pancakes (200 cal, 6g fat)

1/4 cup sugar-free syrup

1/2 cup milk

Lunch - 

1 bag Steamable Brussel Sprouts

Spray Butter

Michelina's Lean Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese

6 oz. fat-free Yoplait Yogurt

sugar-free jello

Snack - 

Plum

Dinner -

2 oz. Laura's Lean Beef

2 corn taco shells (4g fat for two, 160 cal)

1/4 cup fat-free cheese

Salad (mixed greens, croutons, tomatoes)

2 tbsp. light ranch

Snack - 

Jenny Craig S'mores Bar  (130 cal, 4g fat)

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Katie's Healthy Eating

Comments (2) -

Amie
Amie
7/23/2013 7:05:49 PM #

Can I just tell you that I love that you like Brussel Sprouts?  I like them a lot, and you are one of the few people that I know that will voluntarily eat them Smile

kt
kt
7/25/2013 2:54:45 PM #

Haha!  I've got to be able to branch out from salad every now and then!  I've grown to like most veggies - which I had to be able to do learning what it meant to eat healthy on Jenny Craig.

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