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the post-thanksgivukkah weigh-in

potato latkes

These couldn’t defeat me.

mandel bread

And neither could these.





Are there any words more frightening than that title?

As I admitted to you after Thanksgivukkah last week, I indulged a little (a little? ha ha ha!) too much in my mom’s irresistible potato latkes and mandel bread.

Well, I just got back from my weekly weigh-in and am shocked to announce I LOST TWO AND A HALF POUNDS!

I know! Even Marne, my amazing counselor, was surprised!

I’ve already thanked Jenny Craig and Jazzercise in my Thanksgiving gratitude list, but I need to do it again here and encourage any of you who are struggling with weight loss to give them both a try. If this sounds like an endorsement, well, it is. A ringing one. Yes, they’ve both sponsored me but the opinions are 100% mine — and so is the weight loss. They’re actually not even opinions; they’re facts, as the numbers on the scale will attest.

I think I’ve finally gotten my mind to a place where I’ve learned to balance my cravings, and my body to a place where it’s woken up, revved up my metabolism — finally — and is responding to my efforts.

It’s pretty awesome.

If you have any questions about either program, please feel free to ask away. If I — someone who hates exercise and depriving herself — can do this, any of you can.

So, thank you, Jenny Craig and Jazzercise. I’m off to Chipotle for dinner tonight!

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



  1. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs says:

    Yay! Congratulations, Lois. I’m so proud of you. You are once again (as always) an inspiration!

  2. Good for you! You have shown that if you set your mind to do something, it can be done. I agree, you are an inspiration to all of us.

  3. Good for you Lois, so happy for you! Love you my friend xoxo

  4. Lois, you are so inspiring me to move and to think about what I am putting into my body! Thank you.

  5. Wow! A weight LOSS? Way to go!

  6. YAY! Congrats on staying on track 🙂 I’ve heard great things about Jenny Craig, so glad it’s working well ‘with’ you 🙂 Jazzercise sounds like fun too 🙂

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