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A friend of mine asked me how I don’t weigh 300 pounds after all my traveling and press trips where half the activities revolve around food.

There is literally only one reason: Jenny Craig.

I’m back on the program after months of visiting cities from Nashville to Cologne, and I’ve already lost four pounds, even though our son was visiting and we ate our way through the weekend. (Okay, full disclosure: I kept my sneakers on for my original weigh-in because I knew I needed to see results this first week when I weighed in — barefoot. My counselor thought that was hilarious but was totally supportive.)

As you’ve seen before, Jenny Craig works so well for me because it’s so easy and the food is delicious. Yes, the portions are much smaller than I eat in any given meal out anywhere but they’re what I should be eating.

Because I’m a big snacker, I go through bags of baby carrots when I’m doing Jenny Craig. That may be why I still don’t need glasses. Ha! I also really try to drink 64 ounces of water a day because I know it makes a big difference.

What really makes Jenny Craig work for me, though, is dessert. My first time around, I was addicted to the Triple Chocolate Cheesecake. As long as I knew I could look forward to that, I could get through the day. Right now, I’m going through a Chocolate Walnut Brownie phase. I don’t even wait for them to thaw all the way because they’re so good on these hot summer nights.

So, as I start on week two, I’m feeling hopeful that my jeans will soon be a little looser. As you can see, above, my freezer is full — and, thanks to Jenny Craig, so am I.

*I received a discount on my Jenny Craig food 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. It’s a good program. They are all good programs, if you keep to them. I once lost 40 on JC.

    The problem with my current dietary restriction is that I can’t use those commercial meals–the entrees often have stuff I can’t eat in them. But they are a great way to limit caloric intake.

  2. My best friend worked for Jenny Craig and my daughter was one of her best customers. And it worked well, and re-shaped her lifestyle choices. Whatever works, and especially for you, Lois. With your rock and roll lifestyle, you need a champion you can count on to get you back on track! Good luck!

  3. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    It’s an excellent program and you’ve had great success before. I’m sure this time will be the same. Snacking on carrots is a good idea — something about the crunch seems to be satisfying. You can do this!

  4. Good luck! I have heard some wonderful things about this program and if I remember correctly you had success before so this should be old hat for you.
    Can’t wait to hear about your experiences the second time around!

  5. I need to be better about water.
    I’ve only heard good things about this program. It’s totally one I’d choose.

  6. I’m a huge lover of dessert, too, and I’ll never give it up no matter what. Glad to see you’ve found something that works for you in your busy life!

  7. I love a well stocked fridge! Those meals look delicious!

  8. I’ve never tried Jenny Craig but the foods look delicious. My wife swears by Jenny Craig!

  9. Whatever works for you is the way to go if you are trying to lose weight. I haven’t tried Jenny Craig but I think her meals are well balanced and healthy and you don’t feel like you are missing out. You can do this!!! Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty.

  10. Been on JC before too! Their food is quite good for frozen/microwavable. My favorite was the fajitas. I was sad to see them go. 🙁

  11. I’ve heard so many good things. Good luck!

  12. Ha to the sneaker trick. I’ve done the same with clothes. 🙂

  13. It’s the truth that traveling can KILL a waistline. Why must it catch up to us this way? I love how committed you are to the program though!

  14. good luck with this go around. I am doing something on my own so I know how hard it can be – but slowly but surely it’s coming off – you can do it

  15. I think anything like this that makes eating healthy and easy is a win for women. We’re so busy and it’s easy to eat the wrong things – so why not make it easy to eat the right stuff!

  16. I started ordering local healthy meals three weeks ago to jumpstart my weight loss goals. It’s not one of those commercial meals. It helps me control the 2 big meals I eat everyday and I’m liking it. Good luck on JC!

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