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au revoir, french croissants; hello, jenny craig chocolate muffins!

chocolate croissants

It seems only fitting that my first post back after two weeks in France would be about food, right?

Well, you can imagine how I felt going back to Jenny Craig this morning after indulging on those chocolate croissants, above, every single morning for breakfast.

But my counselor, Stephanie, is so supportive, I just walked in with my head held high, ready to accept the consequences of my totally hedonistic vacation.

I got on the scale and I LOST 1.4 POUNDS!

Trust me, it was a shock to me, too! I mean

French macarons



But we walked so much, especially in Paris, that I guess I made up for all of that. And being on Jenny Craig is obviously helping my metabolism.

The second good surprise was that Jenny has introduced some new foods since I left, including chocolate muffins which I stocked up on and can’t wait to try.

So I am back on track and all I can say is, “Merci, Jenny Craig!”

*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. That is so awesome! I guess we need to live in Paris to lose weight, eh?:-)

    Good for you, Lois. Wow.

  2. Now we know how the French women all stay so slim!! I knew I was doing something wrong. Jenny Craig is a great system. I used it to loose 20 pounds.

  3. Congrats for losing weight on vacation. Unheard of. I’m glad you found a program that’s working for you. So cool!

  4. Congrats on getting back on track! Proof walking DOES make a difference. (Those sweets look so darn yummy! I certainly understand how overindulgence would be impossible to avoid.)

  5. Walking does do so much good doesn’t it? Great way to keep a handle on life! Glad you are back and always happy to take a walk!

  6. Walking, real sugar, and lack of trans fats all make vacations in Europe a wonderful enlightening food experience. I wish I could do Jenny Craig, but hubby does not want to… I am just going to have to amp it up on my own.

    • Nancy, the trick is calories….I’m doing JC and have changed up breakfasts after the first few weeks…..and see how easy it will be to change up lunch and dinner too. It’s just staying at 1200 calories (for me). Weight loss – 15 pounds in 3 weeks! Only 10 more to go! 🙂 You can do that!!!

  7. I think I need to go to Paris too, I’ve got a few pounds I’ve been wanting to take off. By the way, I licked the screen. Those pastries look delicious!

  8. Wow, congratulations. That’s an awesome bonus after having a great trip to France. France is a fun country to visit!

  9. Congrats to you! That’s wonderful. Guess I need to book a trip to France, heheh I wish! All those pastries above looks amazing!

  10. Congratulations on losing weight while away – I’ll have to look out for these muffins yum!

  11. Oh my these goodies look amazing! Sounds like Jenny Craig offers just what you need for your sweet tooth without overdoing it!

  12. That is an awesome surprise! Yes all that walking helps but when we get back we easily help tip the scale even further if we dont get help

  13. All the walking is definitely one of the ways Europeans keep their fit figures!

  14. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    You’ve hit on something: the chocolate croissant diet. When’s the book coming out?

  15. Walking really is good for weight loss! Though it’s really tough for me to give up the croissants. They are a weakness. Congrats on your weight loss so far!

  16. My metabolism is totally slowing down as I age. I need to be better about what I put in my mouth.

  17. Ok, so I think it’s a wonderful idea to go to Paris, eat yummy stuff, and lose weight 😉 I am so down for that! Good for you for getting back on track though, that’s great!

  18. Right now I’m on the too-busy-to-eat diet. That croissant looks awesome.

  19. Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. I can’t diet without some indulgences or I will totally fall off the wagon. I haven’t tried Jenny, but it sounds good to me.

  21. I think it’s great that you were able to indulge in some of the French delicacies without coming home to heavy scales! lol All that walking made a big difference! Motivation for me to get out there and move!

  22. This is right up my alley. They look delicious!

  23. I always lose weight when I am in Paris no matter what I eat – it is the walking!

  24. So what I’m getting here is I need to move to france… deal!

  25. I guess it was the French air! Love this.

  26. Girl you rocked those scale. Congrats on the weight loss. Walking while on vacation is a good way to enjoy the foods of your destination.

  27. Congrats! That is awesome! Keep up the great work!

  28. Oh my does that all look so delicious! How awesome and you must have been so relieved to have lost weight, amazing, How did you do that?

  29. wow that’s fantastic! I want to start a diet either with Jenny or Nutrisystem..not sure which way to go yet. So glad you had a great time in France and lost weight too!

  30. The last time I visited France was almost twenty years ago. I can still remember all the delicious smells from its coffee shops.

  31. I love chocolate muffins, doughnuts, cake, and just about anything made of chocolate! I’m not a fan of diet foods though, if I’m doing chocolate, I’m going whole hog! lol I’m glad you found something you love though, thats what matters.

  32. Now this looks super yummy, the chocolate muffins are something I would love to have for a snack!

  33. French Pastry is the best! I’m glad you could let down your hair and enjoy your Vacation. Congrats on the loss 🙂

  34. Eat good food & walk a lot during travel makes for good exercise. I rarely gain weight on vacation with all the walking we do 😛

  35. There is a lot of walking to do in France, I agree, but it’s so nice to be there that it seems effortless. 🙂 Welcome home!

  36. Congrats on the weight loss!

    French eclairs…omg. Those alone would pack 10 lbs on me.

  37. Good for you. I always seem to lose weight on vacation too even though I think I am eating way more. I am sure it is the increase in activity too and probably less snacking in between meals.

  38. This confirms it. I need to move to Paris! Congrats on your weight loss.

  39. My mom would love to grab a bite on this one. Yummy.

  40. I need a macaron stat! Those are so pretty and colorful. I’ve had a mint one that was AMAZING!

  41. Ecclair! OMG those look ahhhmazing. I cannot wait to see Europe someday

  42. I never would have though Jenny Craig food would look so good after all it’s supposed to help you lose weight. Seems like I need to join now.

  43. Looks very yummy! I really love this chocolate muffins. Will have to plan a trip to France for sure. Congrats on your weight loss. Keep up the great work.

  44. When we visited France 8 years ago I also lost weight! lol So much food but so much walking!

  45. The French pastries look delicious! Congrats on losing weight while eating them. You must of walked a real lot! But then you were in Paris!

  46. The Mid-Atlantic Foodie says:

    Those treats look wonderful! Jenny Craig seems to be where it’s at! Congrats on your weight loss!

  47. Why French women are skinny, that diet, you just proved it in living there only 2 weeks! Those pictures are mouth watering!

  48. Great news! I’m going to Italy in May and hoping to see the same results after a lot of walking. I think the food in Europe is naturally healthier than what we eat at most US restaurants.

  49. Chrissy Mazzocchi says:

    Wow that’s great! I think I’d gain weight going to Paris!

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