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I feel scared that this won't work.  I am 47 .  What if it is too late?  What if my metabolism has slowed down too much?    I cannot believe how horrible it feels to gain weight back.  I feel repulsed and depressed.  I am not hideous, and for that I am glad.  I just hate the thick layer of fat around my waist and hips.    Can a person really lose weight eating processed food?  Can I?  




On my Own

On June 29th, 2018 I met my adjusted goal of 137.4 pounds, bringing my total loss to 141 pounds and 70.5 inches. I met my personal goal of having lost half of myself!   I have chosen to finish my journey utilizing the tools that I was given from Jenny Craig, to prove to myself and to others that this journey works. Not only do the planned menus allow you to lose weight and meet your goals, your consultant is with you every step of the way providing you with the tools to be successful when you are on your own. I am sad that I was unable to renew my membership, but I know that because of everything that I have learned over the last year, that I will be successful. I will continue to be active on the forums and share how I am doing on my own as well as sharing weekly weigh ins as usual, while continuing to show support to this outstanding program that has given my family a new beginning!   Last weigh in results: Me: from 278.4 to 137.4 for a total 141 pounds lost. Nick: from 265 to 176.4 for a total of 88.6 pounds lost.      Aaron: from 133 to 102 for a loss of 31 pounds. (he was not on plan, but I was able to create meals for him based on what I was learning on program) A combined loss of 260.6 pounds lost!   Thank you Jenny Craig! You're the best!   For those of you trying to decide if this program is worth it, it really is! Read my blogs, view my pictures. I am living proof that this program works. I have struggled with my weight my entire life, and now thanks to Jenny (these forums too) I am no longer that woman. I have been given new life, and now that I have seen this side of life, I will never go back! I am in control and Jenny helped me to finally see that. What are you waiting for? Join! Share your journey on these boards and make a difference! You've got this!    

I'm a newbie on this Blog, so bare with me...

Just got done with my first week in JC, since I moved to VA. This is my second or third time, joining JC, I started back like 4 years ago in Puerto Rico. Fell off the wagon big time, and from +/- 225 lbs, I found myself weighing 265 this past Monday. This morning I weight myself after completing the first week (been completely strict, with the rapid results regimen and everything) and to my surprise I weighed in 254 lbs. I have several goals the realistic one that I have been before of 220 lbs (for August), and a strech one of 180 lbs. I have an upcoming trip so that's why I'm been extreme about the whole diet, beside I'm always like that type of go big or go home or all or nothing type of dude. Hoping I can keep my discipline ways, and not get sidetrack with the 4th of July celebration, best wishes to all!!! 

a nice lose

yahoo ! I lost today, I am soo excited I thought I was going to gain weight because I never drunk my water last week for one day and I had gained on my home scale. So I just assumed I would gain, but to my surprise I was down 2lbs. 2.8 lbs to go and I will be down to my 5%. I am so happy!!




Monday June 18

Seems to me I am stuck in place lately.. every other day having eating fests. The last day or so they have been better - still may break out and have something but not major frenzy. So time to rein it in, Success breeds success... sort of like negativity breeds negativity. So let's make a grateful list, Silly as it may be... about the little things.  1. Love the forum 2. WIndow guy coming to measure so I can get screens on my door, safe glass in the house... security, and seeing that my current sliding doors are old - they cannot even open. So looking forward to that and screens and cross breezes in winter.  3. Family  - Thankful for my sister and brother in law and cousins etc.  4. Home- got a great place... and same amount as an apartment - good deal..and lots of room. And it's pretty. 5. Job - Great employer - good job, key knowledge, and possibilities.  6. friends - I do have some - grateful for plans coming up and bday celebrations//. 7. Pool - loved going to the pool finally, Not afraid to ruin my color.. and just had a great time reading 8. grateful for the love of books my mom gave me (and a sense of humor) 9. Jenny - I am grateful I have a program and come back to it... and like the food. I'm a quantity gal and always add veggies - I am always full at meals.. and that helps a lot to keep me coming back and weight staying off.    10. Jasper the kitty - he is more like a tiger... Glad I have mom's cat and that we are doing ok together.    And I'm a Size 6... Unbelievable!!! Healthy!!!! And ok FInancially... So there you have it..... ok got to go make a few bottles of cran water.. and I pledge to drink 64 ounces of it today.           





I have lost a total of 26.1 pounds in ten  weeks:   Week 01: -10.8 Week 02: -03.8 Week 03: -01.2 Week 04: -01.9 Week 05: -01.0 Week 06: -01.7 Week 07: -01.7 Week 08: +01.8 Week 09: -04.5 Week 10: -01.3   This was a pretty good week. Nothing out of the ordinary except the fact that I ate off menu twice this week, but I still achieved a loss. I decided from the very beginning that I would not deprive myself. So when we have these little gatherings at work or at church, I partake, but I do not overindulge. Limiting my intake is key. I know the difference between being hungry and being greedy. I absolutely love not feeling stuffed. Feeling stuffed is a horrible feeling.   Again, praise God for blessing me with the willpower to get through week ten with such an awesome loss. I know once He brings me to it, He will bring me through it. To God be all the glory.   God bless, Princess


Almost forgot to post my success for this past week.   I have lost a total of 24.8 pounds in nine  weeks:   Week 01: -10.8 Week 02: -03.8 Week 03: -01.2 Week 04: -01.9 Week 05: -01.0 Week 06: -01.7 Week 07: -01.7 Week 08: +01.8 Week 09: -04.5   This was a pretty good week. Nothing out of the ordinary. Still, a bit ticked off that I cannot get a detailed receipt when I pay for my food. This is not a way to run a business. I have decided to move my weigh-in appointment to Saturday mornings instead of Tuesday evenings. I hate weighing in the evening. One issue is that I work one Saturday out of the month and I will have to figure out how I am going to handle this hiccup. Perhaps I will purchase two weeks of food when I know I have to work the following Saturday. I'll work it out one way or another.   Again, praise God for blessing me with the willpower to get through week nine with such an awesome loss. I know once He brings me to it, He will bring me through it. To God be all the glory.   God bless, Princess


I am just 15.4 pounds away from my goal of 130 pounds. At this point I have lost an even 133 pounds. I have been overweight my entire life, and honestly thought obesity would be what killed me. I knew that I was unhealthy but never thought that I was strong enough to actually do anything about it. As a family we are doing things that I never would have thought possible just a year ago. Not only am I happy I am the healthiest that I have ever been.   I had seen Jenny Craig commercials, but honestly I believed that they were for the rich celebrities that were often featured. Never have I been more wrong about anything in my life. This program works as long as you let it.   Life is not perfect and it is never going to be all of the time. This journey, like life, is full of ups and downs it has been one of the best decisions that I have ever made. My main goal on this journey is to motivate and encourage others, to show them that they can do this too. I want to make a difference. Since starting this journey I have have people that support me and I have had people that knock me down; this journey is hard enough and we should be supportive of each other. So, I am taking a different approach I will provided words of encouragement to everyone, even the ones that are knocking me down. This journey is going to be hard, but you can do it, we can do it together!


When I go to the store to make a purchase I receive a detailed receipt with the price of every item I purchased. Why is it Jenny Craig's policy not to provide a detailed receipt when I purchase food items? Today I asked for a detailed receipt with the price of each item and I was told that their system does not have that capability, which is absolutely ludicrous. If they can see the price on their screen, they should have the ability to print it out on my receipt. This is totally unacceptable.   God Bless, Princess  


I made it to week nine, but not without a glitch that cost me a 1.8-pound setback but not a defeat.   I have lost a total of 20.3 pounds in eight weeks: Week 01: -10.8 Week 02: -03.8 Week 03: -01.2 Week 04: -01.9 Week 05: -01.0 Week 06: -01.7 Week 07: -01.7 Week 08: +01.8   Saturday I had to work from 0600 hours-1800 hours. I packed up my breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks and off to work I went. Unfortunately, when I arrived at work and grabbed my handbag, my canvas tote, I realized that I left all my food at home. ALL OF MY FOOD. Because I work alone, I didn't have the liberty to leave and come back. I had to stay until my relief arrived that evening. Luckily I had some waffles (4) that I left in the freezer before I started JC. I had a waffle for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack. Someone gave me money and I purchased a nut mix from the vending machine and a Rice Krispie Treat. When I arrived home I was so hungry. I had my JC dinner and ate all my chocolate snacks, which were two.   This is just a minor setback that does not define me. Again, praise God for blessing me with the willpower to get through week eight. I know once He brings me to it, He will bring me through it. To God be all the glory.   God bless, Princess


I made it to week eight. I am so very proud of myself. Praise God!   I have lost a total of 22.1 pounds in seven weeks: Week 01: 10.8 Week 02: 03.8 Week 03: 01.2 Week 04: 01.9 Week 05: 01.0 Week 06: 01.7 Week 07: 01.7   I learn so much from this site. I learned about the Personalized Menu, so that is what I used this week. As I was reading off my items to bag, I was so excited to see almost all of my favorites. This is going to be a great week. If I do really well this coming week, I will be going down to the 1200-calorie menu.    Again, praise God for blessing me with the willpower to get through week seven. I know once He brings me to it, He will bring me through it. To God be all the glory.   God bless, Princess

Sad... today ... Checkin In

OK Gang - well up early and did a Beach Body workout (Day 6 or so of Obsession - I don't do them straight - but it was leg day)>. Since then I have been cleaning the house and checking in with email etc. Today I am feeling very sad. Work is a tad slow... and yesterday My sister and brother in law and I took Junior out for a farewell lunch, He goes to NYC for his work for the summer - and moves out of my parent's house. He leaves early Tuesday.    So Mom died March 5 - and I was not ready - no one was. It was not expected - though maybe it should have been as she was dealing with another round of chemo etc. But net net we were not ready, ANd so these past few months we have cleaned out the house. Yesterday after lunch with jUnior I went to take anything left that I wanted to my house ... AS I am having surgery tomorrow (tweaking the work I had done in December - Big Brest lift and implant (7 hour surgery) due to weight loss) anyway - the girls are a little uneven and it shows - so we are moving the implant or changing it out (we'll see) so smaller surgery but surgery none the less - maybe 1-2 hours under) . Anyway, I wanted to lift and move whatever was left so my brother in law did not have to do it - while I was still pre-surgery. Anyway, that was kind of final and sad. The house is closing on June (or so.. somewhere in June.. and then where will Mom be?ANd that house was not really her - 2 years ago we moved her and my Dad from 45 minutes away from us to 20 minutes so she was closer. That home did not really feel like her - Since dad was not doing well then and soon a year later or so neither was she. So still it hurts to get rid of the house. 

Sadness is really a bit of boredom too. Once my job picks up that will resolve itself.... I'm cleaning the house and getting ready for 1) surgery 2) trip to cousins Florida home for the weekend and 3) trip to Montreal for training for work for a week... SO maybe some anxiety on hanging at a house for the weekend - without my Jenny food.    SO after just writing about hanging for the weekend without Jenny food. Maybe I will bring some things.  OK Breakfast - every day I have Kodiak pancakes (I am sooo compulsive FYI) love them - but we are talking 2 mornings Sat (we leave from home - so Sat eat at home) sun at Cousins, and Monday cousins. My cousins eat healthily - let it go.    OK, I'll pack salad dressing... and some fruit and I will be fine. I'll bring a nice water bottle - maybe I'll go buy a pretty funky new one for the event - bring it to Montreal. Bring Tea and stevia as well and my new Coffee creamer Nut POds. I used to use the JC vanilla Creamer - both are good - but be sure and measure the calories and include in your totals. 1 tbsp.of this is 10 calories. just is dairy free .. Almonds I think.    OK, i'll continue with the cleanup and write reviews for work.   Stil feeling sad - but writing and checking in here helps.    OK off to Jenny today too - just going to say hello to Madeline - weigh in after my dismal or less exciting weigh-in Saturday - and just say hi... get cheered up and maybe help some others too - show my thin self.   Also, I feel like I am getting back to Jenny - post cleanse and getting the house stocked with my success factors:  1) Lemon juice in ice cube trays (I ad to hot water in morning -helps digestion and body before breakfast 2) Keep drinking water - make cran water or drink plain 70 ounces per day 1/2 my weight 3) have veggies in-house and seltzer things that make me happy 4) Have treats available - either Artic Zero or other concoction (Almond Milk and Cacao or something for a treat at night)             





This past Thursday I had an appointment with my endocrinologist (I'm a diabetic) and I thought he was going to throw confetti in the air. He was so impressed with my numbers and the reduction in my weight. My A1C is down from 9 to 6.4, my cholesterol is great, my blood pressure is good. EVERYTHING was where it needed to be, with one exception; I need more iron. I am going to try to remember to take the iron pills I purchased the last time he presented me with this information.   Praise God for the great health report. Princess


I made it to week seven. I am so very proud of myself. Praise God!   I have lost a total of 20.4 pounds in six weeks: Week 01: 10.8 Week 02: 03.8 Week 03: 01.2 Week 04: 01.9 Week 05: 01.0 Week 06: 01.7   What a great week. I got to have my favorite (Fish & Chips), which I wish I could have each week, but I was told that I could not. Not sure I understand the rationale behind this, but oh well. It seems to me that folks would be more apt to stay on the program if they could have their favorites at least once a week.    Again, praise God for blessing me with the willpower to get to week seven. I know once He brings me to it, He will bring me through it. To God be all the glory.   God bless, Princess  

The Finish Line is Near

Currently I am 20.2 pounds away from achieving my goal! In 45 short weeks I have managed to lose 128.2 pounds! My husband hit his goal on Friday losing a total of 85.6 pounds. He started this journey at 265 pounds and finishes at 179.4! I couldn't be more proud! My family is so much healthier and happier thanks to Jenny Craig and we will be forever grateful.   This journey has been amazing (the good and the bad). I am not blogging this to make anyone feel bad about themselves on their own journeys. Weight loss is an incredibly difficult journey and being knocked down in society is hard enough. My intent is purely to share my successes as well as letting others know that they can do it to. We are not our weight and our weight does not define who we are! We are all on the same journey, but our trips will not be the same. Some lose fast and some will lose slow. Like @missbumble always says, "this is a marathon". If there is ever a time that you want to give up, that you'll never reach your goals...don't. Come to these forums and simply read the stories of others. Send me a message! You can do this!   I was lucky enough to have had my husband on this journey with me, so I already had this great source for support. My center consultant Janie Long has also become more than a consultant to me, I am 100% comfortable with her and know that we will forever be a part of eachother's lives. These last couple of months have been a challenge for me, and I still struggle to understand why they needed to happen, I am finding myself a stronger woman because it did happen. There are going to be good times and there are going to be bad ones as well but as cheesy as it sounds, everything happens for a reason (whether we understand them or not).

I Need Healthy Snacks

I need great ideas for healthy snacks.   Not until I started Jenny Craig did I realize that while I am studying, I have this tremendous urge to snack. Since I am usually busy working during the day, it really doesn't affect me until I am home in the evening and doing my homework. Sometimes I am so focused on my homework that I forget to eat my evening snack. However, I always take the last week of the semester off to focus on my research paper and a final exam. So for today and the following eight days, I will be home engrossed in my homework and dealing with the urge to snack. I don't want to snack on carrots and celery, but something more satisfying to the palette Any yummy ideas will be greatly appreciated. If I find time, I will search the boards for some suggestions.   God Bless! Princess

Made It To Week Six! WTG Me!

I made it to week six. Praise God!   I have lost a total of 18.7 pounds in five weeks: Week 01: 10.8 Week 02: 03.8 Week 03: 01.2 Week 04: 01.9 Week 05: 01.0   I am still trying to lose a much weight by the time I am required to take my physical for a new position. First I have the interview next week and I am sure my clothes are going to look a lot better on me with the reduction of almost 19 pounds. But the time my interview rolls around I will have my next weigh-in, so perhaps I can be done a full 20 pounds by then. That only an additional 1.3 pounds. It is reasonable to lose that amount within a week.    I found a new route to walk at work. Still trying to keep it under 20 minutes but the week after next, I am going to step it up to a 30-minute walk. Since the weather is nicer I love the walk outside, but if it starts to get too hot, I will try walking earlier or stay inside and walk the corridor as I was doing initially. Today I left my pedometer at home, so that really bummed me out today and I didn't do my walk.    Praise God for blessing me with the willpower to get to week six. I know once He brings me to it, He will bring me through it. To God be all the glory.   God bless, Princess


I made it to week five. WhooHoo!   I have lost a total of 17.7 pounds in four weeks: Week 01: 10.8 Week 02: 03.8 Week 03: 01.2 Week 04: 01.9   I am going through an interview process and at some point, I will have to take a physical. I don't know if the physical will be a week away or a month away, but I have to stay focused to lose the maximum weight I can each week to have the best weigh-in physically possible.    Praise God for blessing me with the willpower to get to week five. I know once He brings me to it, He will bring me through it. To God be all the glory.   God bless, Princess

My Story

I'm not sure what made me type in "Jenny Craig" on my phone, one night, a few weeks ago.It seems that I have been yo-yo dieting for the last six years. Up 20 lbs, down 25, up 30 again.    Like many of you, I've given many diets and workout programs a go. Paleo, Whole30, keto, vegan, myfitnesspal, crossfit etc. I seem to be really good at losing 20 pounds, but its past that mark where I usually fall off the wagon. When I started Jenny two weeks ago, I weighed 220lbs. The highest I've ever weighed. My goal weight is 140lbs.    I feel like I don't look like myself. I feel physically big. I don't like taking pictures. Working out is not fun anymore. I live in yoga pants and sweat shirts. I don't like being naked. I want to be thin again and I need help. I needed to do something different.    I'm a super busy professional with no time to meal prep or plan. Worse, if I was counting calories, I'd feel overwhelmed. Tracking food is a part time job, plus I get obsessive about it. Worse, I try to break the rules.    I needed a meal plan where I just buy the food and eat it.    So far Jenny has been AWESOME. What I love is honestly the food. I don't feel hungry, except sometimes in the evenings. Its tasty. I honestly cannot complain and this is coming from someone who thought they'd HATE prepackaged foods.    In 2 weeks, I am down...drum roll please...7.4 pounds!!!! crazy. I feel great.    Thanks Jenny!    




My Motivation to Succeed

I started on this journey not only to become healthy but to better my life experiences. I am scheduled to take three trips abroad and I want the ease of movement I will have when I lose fifty pounds prior to my departure. My first trip isn't until the end of January 2019. I am going on a mission trip to South Africa to spread God's word to the children, some orphans and some with AIDS. I am so looking forward to this trip. At the top of one of my menus on the Motivation line, I put, "I am on a mission to do a mission."   My second trip may be to tour the Holy Land in Israel for the third time, leaving in March 2019. I am not sure I will make the trip again, but I have not ruled it out at this time.   My third trip is a graduation present to myself. I am going to Italy and Greece for two weeks in June 2019.   I have approximately thirty-five pounds to go, but I will continue after I lose the fifty pounds. I am so excited to see less of me. <smile>   God bless!   Princess

Once again back on Jenny

Hey yeah guys,   It's been forever since I posted this is my new blog, hopefully I keep at it with this. I'm going back to Jenny tomorrow and starting on Sunday. I've done this program so many times that hopefully this is the last time that I'm on it. I'm gonna work my butt off to be able to keep off this weight because, I'm so tired of the heartburn and being tired all the time. Can't wait to start this journey again and hopefully for the last time. Praying this works, so they say 3 times the charm that it works? about 5th time??    I'll see you guys in a week!





At my center, there is only one consultant that does everything. She is NEVER on time, which is a HUGE problem for me because I go there from work and I need to get home so that I can get my homework done. Today, and every week, my appointment is at 1720 hours (5:20 PM). My consultant didn't see me until approximately 1745 hours (5:45 PM).    Last week at my appointment my consultant started a conversation about which fast food restaurant had the best French fries and then which had the best milkshake. I told her she was making me hungry. Are you seriously having this conversation with me? She is about the size of my pinky and I asked if she had ever done Jenny Craig. Although she said she had done Jenny Craig to lose 10 pounds for a wedding, I didn't believe her. She looks like she has never had a weight problem before in her life. While we were having this conversation I noticed a Chick-Fil-A cup on her desk and I know it was not filled with water.   I would like another consultant but there is only one person working in the center that I go to. This is particularly frustrating since I signed up for the long haul. I would like to get my money back and switch to a shorter program, but not sure if they will allow me to do that. Not sure I want to spend an entire year or more with someone who has no concept of time and doesn't have a clue about my struggle to lose weight.   Princess


I have lost a total of 15.8 pounds in three weeks: Week 01: 10.8 Week 02: 03.8 Week 03: 01.2 This is a marathon for me, not a sprint. I signed up for the long haul. I did forget my food on Saturday when I went to Family Day with my son at his work. I had a choice of a hot dog or hamburger. The hot dog was huge. So much so I ate nothing else for the rest of the day. I need to increase my water intake and my activity. Right now I am taking 20-minute walks, which is good considering I wasn't doing anything prior. Unfortunately, I am averaging under 5000 steps when I am used to doing a minimum of 10,000 steps just a couple of years ago. I will have to slowly work up to 10,000 steps again but it probably won't be until after I finish school at the end of August. I didn't do my 20-minute walk on Sunday because I was extremely busy with homework.   Blessings to all on your weight loss journey.   Princess