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Here’s How Bianca F. Lost 20 lbs.* Without Missing a Beat as an Orchestra Teacher

By Stephanie E - Jenny Craig

*Typical weight loss on the Rapid Results program is 11.6 pounds in the first four weeks and 1-2 pounds per week thereafter. Bianca lost 20 pounds on Rapid Results in 21 weeks. Bianca received promotional consideration. Weight loss current as of April 2019. 

 

Ever wonder what it’s like to join Jenny Craig? Explore a day in the life of actual Jenny Craig members and read their inspiring stories as we highlight different journeys throughout the year. In their own words, they’ll share their favorite foods, activities and creative tips that help them develop healthier habits and reach their weight loss goals.

 

Bianca F. is a self-proclaimed “typical 28-year-old” hailing from Long Island, New York, but what she’s accomplished is extraordinary! She lost 20 lbs.* with Jenny Craig and is feeling great! Bianca enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with her friends and family, and playing instruments. Her passion for music isn’t just a hobby: she’s a middle school and high school orchestra teacher and loves her job. After seeing photos of herself as a bridesmaid in her twin brother’s wedding, Bianca knew she wanted to change her lifestyle. And with her sister’s wedding right around the corner, she wanted to look her best as the maid of honor.

 

Read on for a glimpse into her weight loss journey.
 

5:30 a.m. Good morning!

It’s 5:30 a.m. and my first alarm is going off. I stay in bed to check my social media feeds and spend a few minutes on the Jenny Craig Members Support Group. It’s my favorite place to go – I’m always liking other people’s stories and encouraging them on their journeys. 

 

Wait, where did the time go?! 

 

Realizing I only have a few minutes to make myself look presentable for work, I quickly get ready and head off to the school.

6:50 - 8:00 a.m. Teaching my classes (while staying hydrated!)

I work at a middle and a high school teaching music (specifically orchestra), to over 100 amazing students! I recently won a YETI water bottle by following Jenny Craig on Instagram and commenting on one of their posts. I use it every day to make sure I’m drinking plenty of water throughout the day at work

 

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Pro tip: I make it a game to fill my water bottle up every period to see how many bottles I can drink in a day. My coworkers joke about how often I must use the restroom, but hey – I like staying hydrated! 

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8:15 a.m. Time for breakfast

I try to have a later breakfast, since it helps me feel less hungry by the end of the workday. If I can handle teaching 60 kids before 8 a.m., finding some time to eat breakfast between classes is no problem! My favorite breakfast items are the Chocolate Muffin, the Maple French Toast with half of a banana on top, and the Cheddar Cheese Omelet.

 

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Pro tip: I used to eat out for every meal and would eat at all hours of the day. When I started the program, I had a difficult time getting adjusted to eating 1200 calories a day on Rapid Results because I wasn’t used to eating properly portioned meals. But now that I’ve learned how to eat healthy portion sizes, I can’t imagine eating any other way.

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Music lessons and lunch

While I’m teaching my group music lessons, I always have a Chocolate Dream Shake on hand. I usually sip on it slowly so I’m less hungry leading up to lunch. 

The school day typically ends around 2:00 p.m., unless I’m running a miscellaneous club. As a teacher who also works as a musician on the weekends, I often struggle to find time to meal prep. One of the things that drew me to the Jenny Craig program was the nutritious, ready-made meals. I work in two schools and run multiple after-school clubs, so with my busy schedule, the last thing I want to do is meal prep during my time off. 

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3:00 - 4:45 p.m. Gym time and what I love about my Jenny Craig consultations

I find that having a routine has made my new lifestyle a lot easier. I try to go to the gym as often as possible during the week and have a trainer on Sunday mornings. 

 

Going to my Sunday morning consultations are now a part of my routine, too. All the consultants at the Jenny Craig center are so sweet. Once I started Jenny Craig, I realized that this wasn’t just a diet so that I could fit in a dress, it was a way to change my lifestyle. Now that I am following the program, I find that I sleep longer throughout the night and I have more energy during the day when I’m teaching. 

 

I love going to my consultations on the weekends, bringing the food home, and feeling ready for the week. That’s what inspired me to join Jenny in the first place and it’s what’s making this lifestyle change an easy one to follow. 

 

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Pro tip: I go to my consultation right before I hit the gym so I’m even more motivated to work out. When I’m at the gym alone, I usually will do whatever workout my trainer leaves for me. I also like to do interval training on the treadmill while watching a movie!

5:00 - 6:45 p.m. Dinner

Living with an Italian grandmother has been the biggest blessing I could ever have, but with this blessing comes her talents as a cook. These foods made an impact on the way that I ate before joining Jenny Craig. I have a hard time at dinner when I see the gourmet meals she makes. But at the end of the day, when I’m eating the food from Jenny Craig, I feel healthy and energetic. I find when I eat food that is not prepared healthily, I sometimes don’t feel well and can’t even move from the couch. 

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Dessert (aka the best part of the day!) and bedtime

I wind down for the day by either watching “Jeopardy!” with my grandma or solving every puzzle on “Wheel of Fortune” like a champ with my boyfriend. 

 

If I could live off the Vanilla Buttercream Cupcake and the Chocolate Lava Cake, I’d be a happy lady. When I first started Jenny Craig, I just wanted more dessert. I went to the Facebook Group and commented about how I was feeling, and members reminded me that sticking with the program was for the best. They encouraged me to remember why I joined Jenny Craig, and that really helped me! I definitely suggest joining the group – it’ll help you stay motivated.

 

After a full day of teaching, I am tired and it’s time to get to bed! Thanks for joining me today!

 

*Typical weight loss on the Rapid Results program is 11.6 pounds in the first four weeks and 1-2 pounds per week thereafter. Bianca lost 20 pounds on Rapid Results in 21 weeks. Bianca received promotional consideration. Weight loss current as of April 2019. 

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We loved reading Bianca’s story, and we hope you did, too! Losing weight and juggling a busy schedule can be difficult, but Jenny Craig can help! 

 

Learn more about our deliciously healthy meals and personalized weight loss consultations by getting started today.

 

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