“I was uncomfortable in my own skin.”
After escaping the wedding early, I was plagued with the realization that these feelings were becoming way too routine. As I thought back on other events that should have been happy and fun, the thing I most remember is how uncomfortable I felt in my own skin.
My weight gain was gradual. I was always active as a competitive figure skater until my early 20s. I never worried about what or how much I ate since I was so active. As I transitioned into the “adult world” of working as a nurse and living on my own, my unhealthy eating habits started to catch up with me. Finding physical activity that I thoroughly enjoyed as an adult was difficult. Without the competition, it was hard to stay motivated. I also realized that my coping mechanism for any stressful, sad or happy event was to eat. All these factors contributed to the rising number on the scale.
Something had to change, and I realized it was up to me to make it happen. I decided to join Jenny Craig.
“I found that having my Jenny Craig consultant was beyond motivational.”
I chose Jenny Craig because the program offered a personal coach who could support me throughout my journey. I found this to be beyond motivational. My coach gave me an outlet to talk about everyday frustrations that would usually lead me to eat. Not only did she listen, she would then offer me tools to help stay successful on the program. Our weekly consultations helped me stay mentally strong to avoid my old coping mechanism of emotional eating. She never let me forget that I was the one making my weight loss happen. I had the strength to stick to my goals, and the courage to ask for help.
Working toward a goal helped me shatter past misconceptions about what I could truly achieve. From day one, I learned that with pre-planning and mindful portions, my favorite foods could be used in a healthy lifestyle. Knowing that I could continue to eat pasta, potatoes, and dessert and still lose weight was inspirational. Following the menu plan and eating the delicious foods I was excited about showed me that a balanced diet with good food is possible and sustainable.
“Since losing weight, I say yes to many things!”
I lost 60 lbs.* on Jenny Craig and my self-confidence is back! My sister’s wedding was the first big family event I attended after losing weight. I enjoyed every second of the wedding and I was present for the first time in as long as I can remember. Jenny Craig helped me achieve this. I committed to losing weight for no one other than me, and with the constant support of my coach, I made it happen.
Some weight loss advice that I found helpful is to keep going! Sometimes the scale does not reflect how hard you have been working. Have confidence in the work you are putting in and you will see results. Maybe it won’t always be on the scale. Look at all aspects of your everyday life to see positive changes and your success.
Since losing weight, I say yes to many things! The most important thing is saying yes to myself and making my needs a priority. I am saying yes to social events. I am proud of what I have accomplished and no longer feel like hiding. I am saying yes to physical activity. I have learned that I get bored very easily with the same activity. I joined a gym and like to swim laps, do yoga, weightlift, and run. I can mix it up based on my mood! Finally, I am saying yes to new goals. I have the confidence to reach for more now, maybe a 5K, or maybe putting those skates back on!
Ready to say yes to a healthy, balanced lifestyle? Jenny Craig can help! Get started today, and have delicious meals delivered right to your door.
*Results may vary. Weight lost on Classic Program. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Charlene received promotional consideration.
Edited by Stephanie E - Jenny Craig