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Amy R. Made Self-Care a Priority and Lost 40 lbs.*

By Stephanie E - Jenny Craig

*Weight loss on Classic Program. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Received promotional consideration.

“I have never felt more happy and confident.”

Amy R., lost 40 lbs.* with Jenny Craig. Her inspirational story was featured on Family Circle!



“Carrying around the extra weight left me feeling tired with little energy for things I needed to do.”


My weight was never an issue until high school. I remember gaining weight and wanting to lose 20 pounds. As I got older and had children, those 20 pounds became 30 pounds. As a single mother with little time for myself, my own needs were never my priority. I was working all the time and soon those 30 pounds became 40 pounds. 

I tried other weight loss programs without success. I counted points, avoided carbohydrates and even used weight loss pills. I was unhappy with the way I looked and felt. I was uncomfortable in my clothing and wore layers to cover up my figure. Carrying around the extra weight left me feeling tired with little energy for the things I needed to do. Constantly thinking about wanting to lose weight made me feel irritable and less confident.  


“I hit a low point in my life.”

In February of 2017, I hit a low point in my life. My role at the company where I had worked for 15 years ended, and I was out of a job. This event, combined with my negative self-image, helped me realize that I needed to make positive changes in my life. 

I decided to join Jenny Craig and it changed my life! At Jenny Craig, I had a menu plan that was easy to follow, nutritionally balanced, and taught me portion control. I learned it was important to drink lots of water and to eat everything on my menu plan to fill up on the right foods and still lose weight. I was also paired with a Jenny Craig consultant who personalized my weight loss experience. She has been my partner through this entire transformation and has become a friend, coach, and therapist all in one. A weight loss journey is very private and having a knowledgeable professional to speak with weekly, one-on-one, was critical to my success.



“Losing weight and gaining confidence led to many significant life changes for me.”   

I successfully lost 40 lbs.* on the Jenny Craig Program, and I feel fantastic! I truly believe that I now look and feel better than I’ve ever felt before. Losing weight gave me the confidence I needed, which led to many significant life changes for me. I landed an amazing new job and I am in a new relationship! I also think I’ve been a better mother because I lead by example, show what hard work can do, and celebrate the changes it can bring about. Shopping is now one of my favorite activities. I also enjoy taking spin classes and working out at the gym to stay fit

One weight loss tip that I want to share is to believe in yourself! Find the right program, surround yourself with support and think positively! I did it and you can do it, too!  

Feeling inspired by Amy’s success? Ready to start making healthy changes in your life? Your journey is just one click away!


*Weight loss on Classic Program. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Received promotional consideration.



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