Last year, I had a resolution to lose weight but never met my goal. I think it’s a challenge to chase a number on a scale so I’m not doing that. I never got to wear the clothes in my closet that I set as my goal. For me, it’s more about how I feel and what clothes I’m wearing as opposed to a number. I was planning on dieting entirely on my own after the holidays but when I was approached with an opportunity to work with Jenny Craig, I was even more motivated to get started and get on the right track. You may recall, I posted last year about Nutrisystem. Both my son and I tried the program and it didn’t work for us. We didn’t care for the food because it was packaged for storage on a shelf and there was no one on one counseling either Unfortunately, the plan quickly fell apart for both of us.
This year, is different. I have Gigi, my little Yorkshire Terrier walking companion, and some time off to get better organized and focused on what’s important. And now I have Jenny Craig! The U.S. News and World Report just published a ranking of diet programs in early January. The Jenny Craig program ranked #10 in best overall diets that were evaluated in the study. The Jenny Craig program also ranked high in several other categories including Best Weight Loss Diets, Best Commercial Diets, among others. Review the complete U.S. News and World Report to see how well the Jenny Craig program ranked in different categories for 2017.
The Jenny Craig program has made personal support the cornerstone of what they do and they have consistently followed this model for 30 years. When you join the program, you are paired with a dedicated consultant who provides one-on-one support that is customized to help you overcome challenges and meet your goals. In addition, they have more than 100 premium menu items created by a team of 40 professional chefs. The meals in the program are paired with fresh fruits, salads, and vegetables of your choice. What I really love is the meals are made with fresh ingredients and frozen for you to reheat. This is unlike other plans where meals such as pizza or burgers are stored on a kitchen shelf. The Jenny Craig food is really good and there is a huge variety and tons of options to choose from.
I’m really cautious when it comes to my weight because I invested a lot of money in cosmetic surgery after my children were born. I had a breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction and I don’t want anything to affect the results I got from surgery. I have absolutely loved the changes but weight gain can permanently affect the results. If I notice I’m up a size in clothes, I immediately look to make changes. I’m very motivated to lose weight and maintain my ideal weight. Key word: maintain. I don’t want to go up and down every year and part of the Jenny Craig program teaches you effective maintenance once you reach your goal. With Jenny Craig, members can expect to lose an average of 1-2 pounds per week, which is a healthy range of weight loss. I have completed 2 weeks on the program and 1 week off the program (but still dieting using their guide) and I’ve lost 6 pounds!* My husband mentioned he noticed a difference! Yes! 6 pounds!
For me, I’m not always in a position to eat a meal at home or take a meal with me so I work out my unique needs with my consultant. This is one of the things that makes the Jenny Craig program different. The one on one consulting helps you through any situation where diets may have failed in the past (e.g. business travel, vacation time, social gatherings, etc). I used their guide that fits in my purse and it’s easy to work with. It helps me determine how to balance a meal that I’m eating on my own.
My plan is to follow the program for 2 months. So, I will be back with a follow up post at the end of February or early March to unveil my final results! Are you as excited as I am? With 6 pounds under my belt, I’m confident I will meet my goals and maybe even exceed them!
How have you been doing on your New Years resolutions?
* Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration.
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