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F is for Frowned Upon: Why I Got A Wee Scolding at Jenny Craig

I blame sugarfree Red Bull for my Jenny Craig scolding. But something good happened because of it.
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Red Bull and Haagen Dasz Vanilla Ice Cream Float

"Why did you have ice cream?" asked Sarah when we met about my Jenny Craig progress over the last week. Yes, she was a little scold-y. And unimpressed with my need to find out whether sugar-free Red Bull + Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean ice cream = delicious float. (It does.)

Fair question, though. I get to eat a lot of fun stuff on this program, including dessert treats such as cheesecake, cupcakes, brownies and cookies. So really, as Sarah noted, no need to go off-menu.

Jenny Craig Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie

I meant to have more treat photos for you today, but the soft choco-chip cookie is the only one I had when the light was right for snapshots. So another day -- there are many more treats in my Jenny Craig future, after all.

Thanks to Sarah's counsel, I stayed pretty much on track from last Thursday to yesterday (my JC weeks go from Thursday to Thursday), save a Saturday-night Chinese-food-fest at Congee Time to celebrate a friend's awesome new job. (My Reebok EasyTone shoes and I went for a walk on Sunday to try to make amends.)

I even stayed the course during Sunday social bbq time in the courtyard of the apartment building I live in. "No thank you," I said to calling-my-name ribs, tempting I-love-lemon cake, and oh-my homemade blueberry pie. "Yes, thank you," I said to roasted rapini (yum! really!). Of course it helped that I'd had my Jenny Craig dinner before joining my fellow tenants downstairs. #smartestmovethatday. And later in the week, I had one little something+soda drink and a dressing-free salad snack when out with friends one evening.

Know what else helps? I'm down 2.8 lbs from last Thursday.

Thanks, Jenny. And thanks, Sarah :-)

By the way, I put those two mini Häagen-Dazs containers (brilliant idea, H-D) back in my freezer right after that snap. They're there still. And Red Bull? I blame you a little for my ice-cream detour. *grin*

Have you tried a sugar-free-Red-Bull-vanilla-ice-cream float? BBQ-roasted rapini? Reebok EasyTone shoes?

Please follow the links if you missed the beginning of my Jenny Craig adventure and the back story.

Photos via Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR digi-cam.