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Jenny Craig triple chocolate cheesecake

I have this Jenny Craig triple chocolate cheesecake for dessert EVERY NIGHT!

When I first started Jenny Craig and Jazzercise, my goal was to lose 10 pounds by the end of my sponsored month.

Today was my final weigh-in of that month and – drumroll, please – I lost three pounds, putting me at a grand total of 10.6 pounds.

Even better, I’ll be continuing the program, thanks to Nicole, Dawn and Kristen at Jazzercise and Ashley, Kathy, Penny, Marne and Mary at Jenny Craig.

I’ll be introducing you to some of these amazing women over the next month – over which I’m hoping to lose another 10 pounds. I’ll also be sharing more details about both programs, in case you’re considering joining yourself (which, if you really want to change your body, you should).

Meanwhile, I’m feeling as joyful as my instructor, Kristen, below. And maybe, by next month, I’ll even learn how to follow her arms and legs at the same time.

Kristen Penk, Jazzercise instructor

*I received a free month on the program in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way. Note: Clients following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs per week.


  1. Fantastic job, Lois! I’m so jealous, I mean, *proud* of you!! xoxo

  2. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Sooo proud of you, Lois!! You are an inspiration. Keep up the great work.

  3. You go girl!!!

  4. YEA!! I’ve been watching it myself. it’s not really showing up on the scale, but I’m sleeping and feeling better.

  5. Good for you! Keep it up!!

  6. Great job Lois! Yeah!!

  7. Fabulous!!!!s So proud of you….

  8. So happy for you! Thank you for sharing your struggles with such open-heartedness.

  9. Ruth Curran says:

    I hear that Jazzercise is a great calf workout…. If so, I am in! Here’s to another of success! Maybe this is the month you discover that piece of your body that you truly love!

  10. Barbara Cargill says:

    I am so happy for you! Jenny and jazzercise go hand in hand. Dance your self silly while you have fun…and eat great food at the same time! What could be better?!

  11. That’s fantastic, Lois! I knew you could do it…and have fun doing it…isn’t that the best part?! Gals like you inspire me and are the reason i LOVE my job! Have a GREAT weekend!

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      You are a BIG reason I’m able to do this! You are an awesome instructor — and person — and you’ve taught me how to laugh while working out. Nice! xoxo

  12. way to go, Lois, excellent for you!

  13. FANTASTICO! I know it is not easy. I started a 5 week cleanse: no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no caffeine. The caffeine has me screaming with a headache that did not subside until today….thank god! I thought I barely touched caffeine….just a cup in the afternoon generally speaking. I must have been making a strong cup and forgetting about the little bits of caffeine I was inhaling elsewhere. I will let you know how the cleanse goes….I have done bits and pieces in my life but never done it full throttle. THank goodness for Ezekiel bread and soy yogurt products. xxo

  14. *HUGE HIGH FIVES* for exceeding goals! That really rocks! Keep up the good work! I can tell you from experience, 3 days out of the gym = a month out of the gym. Does that make sense? Keep it up!

  15. That’s great Lois. I would probably love Jazzercise because my favorite way to exercise is to dance. Sometimes I just put on music in my apartment and dance around. If I could remember to do that every day, I probably wouldn’t need an exercise program.

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      Ha! Jennifer, you would love Jazzercise. They use really good music and the time goes by quickly. So much fun!

  16. I love Jazzercize. Look at how much fun the instructor looks like she’s having!

  17. Congrats on your Jenny Success! I am on Jenny too and I love it! My favorite is the Key Lime Pie!

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      Still haven’t tried the Key Lime Pie because I’m addicted to the Triple Chocolate Cheesecake! Isn’t Jenny fantastic? GOod luck to you too!

  18. How awesome is that?! Great job!!!

  19. Matthew's Mom says:

    I would love to try Jenny Craig. It sounds like something that may work for me.

  20. Jenny Craig would be interesting to try, and that cheesecake looks fantastic.

  21. Suzanne Deal-Fitzgerald says:

    Exercising seems to be the hardest thing to start. I had to have a safe place to do it. Lots of my friends can’t seem to find the time, which seems kind of sad, when they spend so much time being sad, feeling bad, and watching tv. You know I’ve found my bliss in the water, and even though I still hit McD’s regularly, I’ve still managed to lose nearly 40 ponds over the last 8 months. We’ve got to Move It Move It.

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      I totally agree. The exercise is so important and Jazzercise is the only program I’ve found that I truly enjoy. I play tennis a few times a week but that doesn’t give me nearly the same workout. That’s awesome that you lost all that weight, Suzanne! Congrats!

  22. S’mores bars. That is all. Except to say that I’d hijack a delivery truck for those things if I thought I could get away with it. I’d probably be found dead in my pantry in a pile of S’mores bar wrappers and a smile on my chocolate smeared face. Just know I was happy.

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