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Mandy hopes she has what it takes to get through Jackie's rigorous program.

Sep 2, 20100

I am excited to start the program and meet Jackie. I'm a bit nervous to meet everyone though, since I am way out of my comfort zone. I usually hang out with my family or friends that I have known for years, so this is all new to me.  

The workouts are insane, and I'm thinking I signed up for something that I may not be able to handle. The first day out, I'm hanging over the bicycle and I can't even lift my head as I pedal. I can't catch my breath and there is no warm up, no prep, and no concern that I have never worked out before!

Jackie is at my home and her personality is so strong and demanding. I try to read her eyes to see if she actually cares about me losing weight or if she's just going through the moves.  She raises her voice and tells me that I am poisoning my kids with sugar. I think, "What have I gotten myself into?"  I start to tear up as I have always lived in a protective bubble all of my life, and no one has ever raised their voice at me.

Here I go, a new journey to make me stronger. The food is easy for me to cook, since I love to spend time in the kitchen. The quantity is tough for me to adjust to, and I always find myself accidentally popping leftovers from the kids in my mouth. That has got to stop!

I am trying to stay positive as I know things will get better, they always do for me. Got to trust!

 

5 comments
Mandy Ellen
Mandy Ellen

Thanks for the support everyone. I am really pulling through the program. Trying to keep on it and not let my family down. It is difficult to make time for yourself when you are a mom. Just the guilt we burden ourselves with can kick our own booty. Thanks also for sharing your tips... love it. I have learned many with Jackie and I am happy to share them with you too.

Desi
Desi

I am so glad this show is here! The show is about people like me that want to lose weight not the extreme. Thank God for the help for the extreme issues but man to see people that look like me and need to lose the same amount of weight like me dang. Praise God I think I want to by her book and follow her diet plan.

Tammie Karalfa
Tammie Karalfa

I only put enough food on my son's plate that he will actually eat. My benefit is that my husband will eat my 2 year old's and my leftovers:)

SAHmommy
SAHmommy

Not eating the kids leftovers is a hard battle. I find asking the kids to scrape their OWN plates helps a lot. And sometimes hubby will clean the table while I wash dishes. Keeps temptation to a minimum.

purplersle
purplersle

Mandy, You can do it! Try to stay positive and try your hardest to do what Jackie ask of you. In my opinion, she does care about individuals and their health, she even seems to care about his or her families.