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i’m baaaaaack!

Jenny Craig progress sign

Okay, I put back on all the weight I lost last year — all 30 pounds — plus some.

I’m a little disgusted with myself.

But, since my word this year is “improve,” I’m back at Jenny Craig and I’ve already lost five pounds my first week.

I feel back in control.

Those of you who followed my Jenny Craig journey last year know how much I loved it and how easy I found it. The food is delicious and I love that I can just stock up on their meals and pop one in the microwave for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Jenny Craig menus

What really makes it work for me is knowing I can have a vanilla Anytime Bar in mid-afternoon and Triple Chocolate Cheesecake at night. I have such a sweet tooth and being able to look forward to these makes a huge difference.

Jenny has introduced some new foods since last year, but I have my favorites — cinnamon rolls for breakfast, stuffed shells or cheesy potatoes and chicken for lunch, chicken carbonara or mesquite chicken for dinner.

The Jenny consultants are so nice and supportive, and the warm welcome and hugs I received when I walked back in made me feel right at home. Thank you, Mary (with the beautiful smile, in the picture below), Nora and Monica for all your encouragement.

Jenny Craig - Mary

So, I’m back on the journey — and I know it will work. If any of you want to join me, please let me know so I can get you a referral for  $25 discount on food.

Let’s make this the year we lose it for good!

*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. I have never tried Jenny but I admire your commitment!

  2. Good for you, Lois!! You can do it! And by the way…you do NOT look like you put on 3o lbs at all!!! If you ever want to walk our loop, let me know….Marley and I are always up for a good walk! Good luck!!!

  3. I’d like to lose my “baby weight” for good too. Right now I am doing great with exercise, but I need to work on eating better.

  4. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    You can do it! Five pounds the first week is awesome!

  5. Congratulations! It is a challenging journey and I totally admire your commitment to not quit. We all have setbacks, but the most important thing is that you are back on track. Way to go!

  6. I agree with Helene! You go, Lolo!

    It’s almost worth re-joining for me because I miss the triple chocolate cheesecake – yummy!

  7. Good luck on your renewed weight loss journey! I know first hand how difficult it can be to get the weight off AND keep it off.

  8. You are back and that it was counts! I also was on Jenny and while there, it was great. I need to get back on track too! Congrats!

  9. I’ve never used Jenny Craig. I prefer to make my own meals. This way I know what I’m putting in my mouth. I feel your pain though. I lost a bunch of weight and have gained most of it back. It’s a struggle for sure.

  10. It is definitely a commitment! Good job for you on getting back on the pony!

  11. So happy the plan works for you. Can’t wait to hear about your new journey with them. Plus congrats on your weight loss.

  12. I gained the 30 lbs. I lost on WW back too. I love the plan, but I thought I could do it alone. I hope to follow you on your journey. 🙂

  13. I would love to try a plan like that, but my hubby would NEVER and I’d have to eat alone 🙁 and that makes me sad. lol

  14. I think you look great. Will be thinking good thoughts for your success!

  15. Wishing you great success this time. Losing weight is truly a lifestyle change.

  16. I have heard some very good things about Jenny Craig. I wish you all the luck in your weight loss journey.

  17. YEah, great job. We all back slide. It’s just important to remember that EACH day can begin a new journey!

  18. It’s so great to hear such positive things about the Jenny Craig system. No doubt you can do it…especially with those delicious sounding treats!

  19. I have never tried Jenny Craig but I think I should. I know people have had great success using it and it teaches healthy food choices and eating habits.

  20. Vicki Lugo says:

    It’s never too late…. It is a lifestyle change not a diet…. That’s that most challenging part…. -5 lbs…. You ROCK!

  21. A positive attitude is so important in weight loss, and it sounds like you are ready to succeed! Keep up the good work.

  22. Oh my…..weight loss is such a b*&%ch. I know you will prevail though!!

  23. Good for you!! Wishing you the best! I just got back on my journey too.

  24. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I have heard great things about this program. Best of luck!

  25. I’ve never tried Jenny Craig but I have always heard great things about their food. I wish you luck and much success in what you are trying to do!

  26. Good Luck on Jenny Craig – I have seriously thought about joining.

  27. I’ve heard great things about Jenny Craig! I just wish they had gluten-free options – then I’d be all about them!

  28. Good luck on your journey! Jenny Craig is a great program!

  29. I’ve never done Jenny Craig but I know folks who have. Good luck on your journey. I look forward to seeing your progress!

  30. I hear nothing but good things about Jenny Craig. I want to hear more in a few weeks! Congrats on your awesome start!

  31. These meals do look really good! Congrats on your weight loss so far! I would love to try Jenny Craig!

  32. I’ve heard great things about the Jenny Craig program! I’ve just started working with a personal trainer. I know it’s slow going, but I am hoping to see SOME kind of result in the next month!!

  33. The food always looks so good in the Jenny Craig program. A triple chocolate cheesecake and an anytime bar would be great.

  34. I know a lot of people who have done this diet. I guess that is why it is so timeless. I think its been around since I was just a little kid.

  35. Congrats on coming back to Jenny Craig. No shame in gaming your weight back, you’ve recognized it and now you are back! Good luck.

  36. Five pounds in 1 week, congratulations! That is amazing results. I think I need to look into Jenny Craig!

  37. I have always wanted to try Jenny Craig but I just cannot afford it. Maybe one day they will do a blogger program to help me get this 75 pounds off!

  38. I have already lost 5 pounds this past week – and I love hearing what you’re doing! Mine was just eating better and lighter – Congrats!

  39. Good for you, you can do it!
    I failed at upping my exercise
    and have just started again.

  40. I am in the same boat
    I need accountability!

  41. I have a few pounds to lose and this would be a great program for me. Congrats on the weight loss and the journey

  42. No reason to be disgusted! You look fabulous, but if you aren’t happy at least you are doing something about it so that is so much to be proud of! You can do it!

  43. Jenny Craig is a great program if you’re wanting to lose some weight! It’s such a great program.

  44. Sounds like a great plan. Congrats to you.

  45. Best of luck on your Jenny Craig journey!

  46. I’ve never tried Jenny but perhaps I should give it a go.

  47. I’ve heard lots of great things about Jenny Craig. Best of luck on your weight loss journey.

  48. Lois, I am proud of you! Losing weight is not an easy journey. It is easier to put on than take off. You go girl! Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us!

  49. It’s great to hear how supportive the Jenny consultants are! I’m looking to lose weight and Jenny Craig is something I’m considering.

  50. I love your energy and positive outlook. I look forward to following your journey and i hope you follow mine. 🙂

  51. Good luck to you. 5 lbs already is awesome!

  52. Best of luck to you Lois. I had no idea you gained 30 pounds-your pics don’t show that. Did you have any cronuts lately?

  53. Good luck to you,you can do it :).

  54. I am glad you found something to help you get where you want to go. I hope you find a good maintenance program as well.

  55. Good luck and make sure that you are also exercising as well. You can follow easy routines from #TunedUpBody

  56. I’ve always wanted to try Jenny Craig. I’m mid weight loss journey too!

  57. I have tried Jenny in the past and had success. I need to get back on track this year.

  58. I am back on a diet myself. I wish you much success with your weight loss goals!

  59. Good for you on the weight loss. I have great things about Jenny Craig.

  60. I was just noticing, this winter has not been good on me. I’ve gained a few pounds, too. I guess it’s about that time for me, as well.

  61. Congrats on your new weight loss journey. It’s great that you have set goals for yourself this year.

  62. Good for you for not giving up and going after your goal again. That is very inspiring.

  63. I’ve thought of trying a diet like the Jenny Craig one but I feel like I would not follow through with it. Same reason I avoid the gym lol But kudos to you for the -5lbs =)

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      Thanks! Honestly, Jenny Craig is the only program I’ve ever been able to stick to for a real period of time. It’s pretty easy. I can’t say the same for any kind of exercise.

  64. Congrats on losing the 5 pounds so far! Keep up the good work!

  65. Oh! We all have setbacks. It’s great that you’ve done so much in a short time though! This is so great for you!

  66. Hi Lois, Sounds like you are on track and Triple Chocolate Cheesecake how lucky can you get. Good work!

  67. I have gained 30 lbs of lost weight over the last two years also. I am trying again. Congrats on your 5lb weight loss. I hope you keep at it.

  68. I was on Jenny Craig back in 2004. It’s time to be on it again. I started on Jan 12 and have lost 6.5 pounds. On my way to 30 total. I’m so excited about the food. It’s really good! And I’m feeling really committed.

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