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.
Meet Chloe, an aspiring Master’s student, pet parent and all-around amazing member! Chloe lost over 30 lbs.† on Jenny Craig and maintains her weight loss by enjoying Jenny Craig meals, hitting her daily 10K step count and swimming twice a week. See how Chloe spends a typical Tuesday:
†Weight lost on Classic program. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Chloe received promotional consideration.
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Start the day off right.
BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! It’s 8:30 a.m. and my alarm is going off. I am definitely not one of those people who wakes up, jumps out of bed and dances their way to the bathroom. After waking up, I continue to lay in bed, check my phone and procrastinate leaving my warm, comfortable sheets. Once I decide it’s time to get up, I slowly make my way out of bed and head to the washroom to start my morning routine.
For breakfast I make my favorite Jenny Craig Maple French Toast with Breakfast Syrup and pair it with a warm drink. I love the flexibility the Jenny Craig Program has afforded me – I still get to indulge in one of my favorite drinks every morning!
Pro Tip: My favorite Jenny Craig approved morning breakfast drink is made with 8oz frothed nonfat milk and 2 tablespoons of sugar-free Cinnamon Dolce Syrup. Some mornings I even add nutmeg or cinnamon powder on top for something extra special. Counts as 1 milk on the Classic Program.
After breakfast, I head back to my room for about an hour of study time.
10:30 - 12:00 p.m. Making time for exercise.
Although the Jenny Craig Program doesn’t require exercise to be successful, it does emphasize a healthy lifestyle. During my weight loss journey, I often left weekly consultations with the goal of completing 10,000 steps a day, as I don’t enjoy the gym or most other forms of exercise. After hitting my goal weight, I became more comfortable in my skin and began swimming weekly.
Pro Tip: While you don’t have to exercise on the Jenny Craig program to successfully reach your goals, I found that walking and swimming further supported my weight loss efforts and I liked picking up the healthy habit of regular activity.
I swim for about an hour or 1.5 to 2 kilometers twice a week and feel great afterwards! Growing up, I was a synchronized swimmer and loved being in the water! After gaining weight and being uncomfortable in a bathing suit, I lost touch with swimming and hadn’t swum in over 5 years. Since hitting my goal weight, I began swimming again and notice significant improvements in my energy and motivation!
After exercising, I refuel with a Jenny Craig Essential Nutrition bar and lots of water. These Jenny Craig bars are something I will eat for the rest of my life – I love the taste and they are way better than any other protein bar I’ve tried before!
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunchtime
Lunch today is the Jenny Craig Beef Merlot . I always love to have a fresh salad with lunch. I usually start with some lettuce and throw in any other veggies I have in the fridge. Sticking to the Jenny Craig Program, I top it with a Jenny Craig dressing and sometimes some freshly ground pepper! Yum!
Pro Tip: I check my steps throughout the day to ensure I’m staying on track with my goal (10,000 a day). By monitoring it frequently, I can make sure I accomplish my daily steps.
2:30 p.m. Time to get ready for work.
Juggling two part-time jobs and a full-time Master’s degree, along with other commitments can be a struggle. Jenny Craig has made meal preparation and weight loss easy to fit into any busy schedule!
Pro Tip: Prepare your food and take it with you to-go if you know you won’t have access to a kitchen! Today I grabbed my Jenny Craig Margherita Pizza, some beets and a piece of fruit before I headed out the door to work.
Since starting Jenny Craig in early 2018 I have lost over 30 pounds.† I was inspired to join Jenny Craig and lose weight when my clothes got to the point where they didn’t fit me anymore. It was frustrating, depressing and something I faced every day. Since hitting my goal weight, it’s been so liberating to throw on anything from my closet and head out the door without feeling self-conscious about my body. Being able to fit into my clothes makes getting ready so much easier and faster!
3:00 - 8:30 p.m. Work and Dinner
Working part-time at a bakery can make sticking to a meal plan more difficult. The best thing about the Jenny Craig plan is the fact that you get a dessert every single night! Prepared meals and dessert? Sign me up! Knowing I have a delicious treat to eat when I get home helps me stay on track and stick to the Jenny Craig program. Tonight, because of my closing shift I ate my Jenny Craig Margherita Pizza while on break at work.
8:45 - 11:00 p.m. Time to wind down.
After work, I make my way home and look forward to eating my dessert. Tonight’s dessert will be the Jenny Craig Pumpkin Spice Cakes. This sweet snack reminds me that just because I’m trying to lose weight, doesn’t mean I can’t treat myself and enjoy the foods I love most!
With a couple more hours before bed, I catch up with my family and talk to them about their days. Depending on how much time I have left before bed, I’ll crack open my books one last time to try to get ahead in my coursework.
11:00 p.m. Bedtime
At last, it’s time for bed! I complete my nightly routine, get my pajamas on and grab my eye mask!
Pro Tip: Try to log 7-9 hours of sleep a night. It’s especially important to get the right amount of sleep when trying to lose weight, otherwise I find it very difficult to stay on track and find the motivation for healthy eating.
Thanks for joining me on my day today – goodnight all! 😊
Feeling inspired by Chloe’s story? Book your free appointment with a Jenny Craig consultant to start your own weight loss journey today!
*Weight lost on Classic program. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Chloe received promotional consideration.
Edited by Elisa - Jenny Craig
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