This week finds me a lot happier and healthier. My weight is coming off, my endurance is up and I've found a great guy to date who's really enjoying my new muscles! I'm eating clean, but I still love a glass of wine with dinner. My body really aches after our workouts and it's the only thing that relaxes me -- especially after the 3½ hours riding in a car everyday.
My strong work ethic is starting to reappear as my depression fades into the background, I have stopped all my anti-depressant meds and tossed my Lipitor for cholesterol, I am feeling like a new person.
This episode's workout, "Bringing Out the Inner Warrior," is in Irvine, California at The Orange County Fire Authority. It's the training ground for all the firemen. I was excited when I drove in. My father and 3 brothers were firemen so I grew up immersed in the idea of people helping other people. My oldest brother, James, recently retired as a Battalion Chief in Franklin, Wisconsin. A little trivia about me: I was on the Ski Patrol in Wisconsin. Yes, we had a ski hill there! Coming from the Midwest and having that public service background, I knew this was going to be my day to shine. Besides, I can get dressed faster than any woman I have ever met.
Having a man in my life makes a huge difference to me. I know I talk about my relationships a lot and it annoys Stacy. We aren't getting along that great. She doesn't appreciate my wanting to help everyone; something about myself that I am trying to stop and change. No more enabling!
Just wanted to say thanks for putting yourself out there. Not easy when everyone's ready to judge and advise. So, really, thank you.
Get out your rolling pin... roll it over your muscles after you work out. This will help remove the burn out feeling you have in your muscles. Do it as soon as your workout is over and you won't have the after effects of sore muscles.
i think great your doing great stuff and are off the house wife you are helpping me to get off my butt and do somthing thanks
I am happy for you,,but cant stand the show at all,, Jackie is too Hard,,I heard she ahs to lose alot of weight Fast to do HER show,, I dont care for her,, watch Dr. OZ,,he will tell ya what to do,,and throw out in the kitchen..Love him.. and Yes,wine is good!!!
I love you and have loved you since you were in the real house wives of OC. I miss your banter with Vickie and hope to see you on the show a few times in the upcoming season. keep up the good work! I had dinner in Franklin the other day! It is a great place to live and have your children go to school!
Would LOVE to see you and Vicki back on the OC show,,miss ya,,love the drama,,,but Vicki,,is too much,, I would have loved to be your neighbor,, Vicki needs a Valuim,,lol,, Poor Don...
Jeanna I love your enthusisam! This year I too decided to get into shape and joined the Optifast program at work. yes, it's a faster way to lose weight and yes it is fully medically supervised, but best part was learning why I was eating the wrong foods, huge portion sizes and how to avoid pitfalls. I know how evergized you feel and it only gets better as you make more progress. As you progress, you'll make the better choices for food and realize the only one you hurt with bad choices is yourself, and it's time to learn to love yourself and you can only do this for you. I told my husband from the start I wasn't doing this for him, but for me...yeah, he seemed a bit hurt, but it has to be for you and no one else. it's your body and your life. Stick with it as much as Jackie seems like a b*itch, she knows what she's doing and only trying to help you, so stay true to the nutrition and exercise too!
Jeana: Rooting for you! I lost 25 lbs in the past year, entered a mini tri and now cannot keep my husbands hands off of me. I feel like the old me. Do not surrender to age there is no reason, please just go for it. Valerie Bertinelli's weight loss as well as other friends have encouraged me. Plus I am setting a good example for my kids.. Please stick with it....
We are rooting for you. Trying to lose weight sucks, I know my partner and I are going through it right now. Wish I could afford Jackie, but I can't, only the "Y". Good luck, and keep up the good work.
Hey Jeana, I watched the episode this morning of the kickboxing with Eddie Millis. Just an FYI, I joined his Shark Tank in Rancho Cucamonga, and trained with Eddie for a couple of years. Funny to see him on TV and to know he's associated with Jackie. There was one thing about Eddie, he took no prisoners. If you threw up, you threw up...I'm happy to say, he never made me throw up :)
Jeana, You remind me so much of myself it is scary. I used to have the body of a playboy playmate, however, I never had the guts to take it anywhere. I lost myself taking care of everyone else in my life.
I am also an enabler. My husband is an alcoholic bartender that is unable to see that he is hurting me too. Everything in my home, Ipaid for, I worked and sacrificed for.
I also work from home and it is easier to put on some sweats and pick up the phone without going through the full beauty routine each morning. I can't wait hours for my friends to primp. You have motivated me to lose the weight and be me only better. Maybe that will encourage me to dump the emotional baggage in my life and be lighter in every area of my life. It's time to get my hair done and get a mani-pedi.
Thank you for staying fabulous and showing me that I can say no without the guilt of not being there for every person. I can no longer let them take my power away.
Keep up the great work. You are truly loved.
Jenna, I love love love you...I am only watching because your on the show. I think Staci is very jealous of your fame, first of all. Jackie is wonderful for you. Maybe it is all about her show but she's changing lives also. But most importantly, GET BACK ON HOUSEWIVES....PLEASE
Jeana: I must know how you turned your financial situation around, at the end of housewives OC you were in great financial distress and now you have a chef, a driver and a considerably bigger house? Are you still working in real estate?
Jeana-you are so inspiring!! I just started my weight loss journey and it helps to see you going through this process. Great job this week and keep it up!!
I've been on this weight loss journey with you from the first aired episode and I'm starting to see some real progress. (Of course, my workouts probably aren't a 1/10 of yours with Jackie.) I felt like a soul sister to you because my children don't need me around as much anymore and I'm a nuturerer and I often feel estranged from my husband because of our recent severe financial downfall. I wasn't seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, I was feeling unneeded, and I gained 40 pounds. Food is my only comfort most days. It's a battle every minute of everyday. WAHHHH!!! But I decided to make an effort because of you; you are my favorite on this show and RHOOC. Keep up the good work....can't wait to see you next week after your reveal. leesaw101 on aol
i love you! you are the best and very sweet. i did not like the way you were trated by Niki on the show this past week. that ws very hurtful. some adults just have no manners. your a very nice lady and a great mom. i bet your kids are proud! keep up the good work. i know it is hard so people watching better keep that in mind before they judge.
Jeana, Great job !!! Your such a strong and grounded person. I don't know about the rest of your fans but I'm sooo proud of you ! Keep up the awesome work outs.