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jenny craig week 4.5

Extraordinary Desserts coconut cream

Let me preface this by pointing out that whoever came up with that saying, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” obviously never took a bite of this.

Let me also point out out that this is not a Jenny Craig food 🙂

Okay, so I was supposed to go for my Jenny Craig weigh-in last Thursday but I postponed it because I thought I had jury duty. (The court was actually closed that day but that’s a whole other story.)

I also postponed it because I had that coconut cream deliciousness from Extraordinary Desserts, above, for Michael’s birthday.

And a large popcorn during the screening of 50 Shades of Grey.

And this roll from our favorite sushi place, Katana.

Katana Bomb sushi


You can see why I might have been a little apprehensive about getting weighed.

I was actually thinking of just going to pick up my food yesterday and running out but I knew that was the wrong thing to do so I bit the bullet, got on the scale and I LOST 3 POUNDS!

Are you kidding me?! If that’s not proof that Jenny Craig works, I don’t know what is.

Sure, other than these few indiscretions, I’ve stuck faithfully to the program. I’ve been drinking at least six glasses of water a day but doing very little exercise because I’ve had so much writing to do. I usually play tennis three or four times a week but we had hardly played this week.

Note: I’m not 100% convinced that their scale was working properly but I will go along with it. I’m grateful and motivated.

My counselor, Stephanie, was so lovely and supportive, and she suggested that this week I try to step up the water to at least eight glasses a day and to just do something — a walk, a few minutes on the clothes rack elliptical in my garage, whatever — even on just one of the days.

I can manage that.

She also suggested that I actually wear my Fitbit and add a few more steps every day, no matter what number I’m starting with.

I think I can manage that, too.

To me, the food is, surprisingly, the easy part. The Jenny meals are delicious and, as you can see, I don’t have to deprive myself of some of my non-Jenny favorites.

Jenny Craig boxes

As someone who sits in front of a computer probably 12 hours a day and sits in a movie theater the rest of the time, it’s the exercise that’s the big challenge for me. But, since I’m not getting weighed again until next Thursday, I have some time to incorporate Ann’s suggestions into my days.

And I will. Because twelve pounds down is only the beginning for me. And maybe one day I’ll realize that the chick who said “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” is actually right.

*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. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Wow, 12 pounds is awesome. It’s pretty obvious that the program works!

  2. I am about to have the Asian Chicken for lunch. I had a week exactly like that…where I ate other foods and still lost pounds. I have been at 21 pounds lost for a few weeks now, but determined to get back to exercising and lose more. The program does work! And I have really enjoyed it!

  3. You made me laugh with this post! Love it. Definitely you should get a FitBit. My husband has one and loved it! Notice I said LOVED (past tense)– he fell off the wagon but when he is on the wagon.. it works great.

  4. This is inspiring! And I’ve had a fitbit sitting on my desk since JULY.. and haven’t loaded it in. Ugh. It’s time. Thanks for the boost!! And congratulations!

  5. That roll. That ROLL! OMG, Reminds me that I am in the mood for sushi right now. Too bad I can’t go right this very minute!

  6. Girl you’re working it 12 pounds is awesome. I am so happy this program is working for you so well.

  7. 12 pounds is amazing and what great pictures, I’m starving now. It is so hard for me to get off my butt to exercise too. I am trying to at least breaks and walk up and down the stairs a few times.
    Is that white chocolate on that first dessert, yikes!

  8. Oh that I definitively want happening to me!
    Way to go on loosing the extra 3 pounds. Here is to more of them off!

  9. Very cool! I must say, that food looks too good to eat! LOL

  10. Congratulations on your successes! It’s great that you’re still able to enjoy your favorites in moderation!

  11. That is awesome! It sounds like Jenny Craig really does work, even with a few small slips. 🙂

  12. I am amazed by what you are able to eat on this diet. I know they claim it on TV but you are a real live commercial.

  13. Wow, congrats on the weight loss! I don’t think I could’ve passed up that sushi roll either, though.

  14. Amazing! I’m using a place called Snap Kitchen. Healthy healthy healthy. And I never get on a scale. I use my clothes as measurement.

  15. It’s encouraging to know that one slip up isn’t going to halt your progress. This program seems to really work!

  16. Way to go! Slow and steady and you’ll be ready for summer!

  17. I know a lot of people who have had success with this. I am starting a plan similar to this next week, not Jenny, but similar. Keep up the good work!

  18. Love that you found your motivation to keep going. Maybe we can add long walks on the beach in March to the routine!

  19. Good for you Lois. 12 pounds is huge–though you are not! Can’t wait to see you in person again one of these days.

  20. I did Jenny Craig for a while – I found it so tasty, they stopped selling over here though so had to stop. x

  21. 12 lbs is a huge deal good for you! And OMG that food. Looks amazing!

  22. Congrats on your weight loss! I know it’s not easy, but it’s really so, so worth it! Stay motivated and focused – I promise you won’t be disappointed with the results!

  23. I love sushi a lot, it looks really good; hope you lose much more weight!

  24. You’re doing amazing! 12 pounds is wonderful! Anything for a good kick start! Great job!

  25. That is amazing! 12lbs is great. I’ve never had sushi before but that looks really good. You are doing so wonderful, I need to look into Jenny Craig!

  26. Debbie Denny says:

    You are doing great. Keep up the good work.

  27. So much of our good health depends upon what we eat. I am glad you founs good food.”

  28. 12 pounds: that is amazing. This program is working for you

  29. Congrats! Everyone deserves a treat every now and then

  30. Woohooo on those 12 pounds!

    Life is about making choices and that includes food. We are human and sometimes we want what we want. Its best to just eat what you want at the time.

    “As someone who sits in front of a computer probably 12 hours a day and sits in a movie theater the rest of the time, it’s the exercise that’s the big challenge for me.”

    Are you my long-lost twin? LOL

    Years ago I went back to school – online – to finish my BA and get my MBA. I lived in a rural area and with Michigan winters I did not want to take my chances. Then, I started working from home because the temp accounting jobs I was taking were not turning in to full-time and their was not much on the horizon.

    I feel like a hermit. I have no need to leave the house.

    I have treadmill , heavy bag, Daily Burn account and dvds. I try to do something every day, but I fear its not enough.

    The computer….can’t live with it, can’t live without it LOL

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      Yes, my long-lost twin, sometimes I think I could be a hermit, too — although I would need to go out for those Extraordinary Desserts treats!

  31. Wow 12 lbs is awesome! I want to lose that much so maybe I should try it.

  32. That DOES look good. Listen, I love feeling skinny but I also love good food. I’m happiest though when I find a good balance. 🙂

  33. 3 lbs and that amazing food! You win!

  34. That food looks delicious. I have never tried jenny craig.

  35. Postponing for a birthday delight…perfectly understandable. 😉 Glad you’re moving right along, I’ve heard good things about the program.

  36. Amazing work! To have lost 12 pounds is a great accomplishment 🙂

  37. Great job!! That food looks good too.

  38. Glad you are feeling motivated! 🙂 Keep up the good work!

  39. I need to lose 20lbs and have been investigating to see who would be the best for me to use and Jenny sounds like its winning so far. Thanks for your candid review.

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