Natalie and Garth W. Lost 40 lbs. Together* and Feel Closer Than EverBy Elisa - Jenny Craig
At Jenny Craig, we know that personal support is the key to weight loss. That’s why doing the program with someone you love makes it even easier to stay motivated. Garth and Natalie reached their goals as a couple and created new healthy habits together. Here’s how their journey unfolded.
“Achieving our weight loss goals has us living the life we have always wanted.”
Natalie Brooks Wilson, age 51, Social Worker, Island Park, New York -Lost 25 lbs.*
Garth Wilson, age 48, Financial Advisor, Island Park, New York -Lost 15 lbs.*
*Weight lost on Classic Program. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Received promotional consideration.
“My husband and I joined Jenny Craig together.”
Garth and I will celebrate 12 years of marriage on April 21, 2019! During our relationship, we struggled with our weight, but the biggest challenge arrived after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. We lost part of our home and had no heat, gas or electricity for nearly two months. We moved to a tiny hotel room and ate all our meals at restaurants. It took about a year before our home was fully rebuilt. That crisis took a big emotional toll on us. We both gained the bulk of our excess weight during that time, and it seemed impossible for us to get back in shape.
Soon after my 50th birthday, my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and that my cholesterol was at a dangerous level. I recognized that I needed to do something to change the course of my future. I worried that I would not be successful on my own, because in the past, I lacked willpower due to slow or no progress. I decided to join Jenny Craig and asked my husband to go with me. He agreed and together we met with Roseanna, our wonderful Jenny Craig consultant, to set our individual goals. My goal was to lose 25 lbs., hoping to lower my blood sugar and cholesterol, and Garth wanted to shed 15 lbs. to potentially gain energy and to reduce stress.
“Our consultant held us accountable and kept us on track separately and together!”
Garth and I made our visits to the center a priority and committed to the program. During our consultations, we had time to focus on our individual goals and made our game plans for events (like weddings and family holiday meals) as a couple. We both loved the delicious food and found the prepared meals to be super convenient! Garth and I work full time and are also in school, so we have limited time for food preparation. Having the bulk of the work done for us was amazing and taught us to recognize correct portion sizes and to how to find nutritional balance in our meals. We greatly benefited from the support of our personal consultant – she held us accountable and kept us on track separately and together!
“We had so much fun losing weight together!”
We had so much fun losing weight together and achieving our weight loss goals! We are each other’s biggest fans and cheerleaders! It’s motivating to watch each other make good choices and promotes a friendly competition. Garth and I have more energy for each other, feel less stressed, and enjoy more fun times! Our healthy lifestyles include regular trips to the gym and we’ve incorporated yoga classes, meditation and mindfulness into our routines. We also enjoy more walks together and the occasional bike ride. Our days feel easier and our nights are more fun!
Losing weight as a couple brought us closer together and made us more successful in achieving our goals. Improving our health and energy has us living the life we have always wanted. Our advice to other couples wanting to lose weight is to do it together. Support and believing in success for yourself and each other. You can do it and you are worth it! Our gratitude goes to our consultant for her endless support and guidance and to the Jenny Craig Weight Loss Program. We recommend it because it truly works!
*Valid for one year of Jenny All Access membership. Cost of food and shipping, if applicable, not included. Valid at participating centers, Jenny Craig Anywhere and jennycraig.com New members only. No cash value. Offers ends 2/18/19. Not valid with any other membership offers or discounts. One offer per person.
Edited by Elisa - Jenny Craig