Five weeks have now passed since I started my journey on Jenny Craig. I decided that I was going to dedicate myself to the meal plan 6 times a day, 7 days a week for 10 weeks. I’m halfway through and honestly, I was starting to have mixed feelings at this point. As for my results, I have lost almost 7 pounds and about 5 inches around my body*. People around me are starting to notice my weight loss and are commenting on it in an encouraging way. Isn’t that great?! I also found myself a point where I want to eat what my friends and people around me are eating. Even though I absolutely love this weight loss program, I miss going out for drinks and dinner with friends as often as I used to go out. . It has been hard resisting, but the satisfaction of knowing that I could do it overpowered it all. * Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration.
While being on the Jenny Craig program, I have learned a couple of things.
Being on a diet is hard, even if you like it.
Temptations are everywhere, constantly. It can just be something small like a friend asking if you want something from Starbucks. The key for me has been to think about the end result. And to not let myself down. Being able to meet up with my Jenny Craig consultant every week has really kept me from disappointing myself, and her too. I want to show her that I can do this because she has so much faith in me and is always there for me in any given situation.
I don’t have to work out like crazy to lose pounds.
Let’s be real for a second. I have been terrible at going to the gym these past few weeks. Even if I do keep myself active daily, I still love to go to the gym. But going at nights are hard for me, and with school, I have so much to do once I finally get home. I do believe that doing more cardio would help my weight loss even more, sure. But I don’t necessarily have to and that makes me feel less pressured about actually losing the weight.
Being on a diet doesn’t have to be boring.
Often people relate diets to boring food. People often think it’s all about eating salads and smoothies. Some people think of it as you’re not eating real food and trying to survive on low calorie shakes and vegetables that contain barely any calories. This is not the case with the Jenny Craig program. It’s not a diet, but a lifestyle change, as I don’t have to eliminate any food groups, and I am eating a steady 1,200 calories every day of REAL FOOD, just in smaller portions than I used to eat. And I even get a treat or snack every night! Which brings me to my next point.
Just because you’re on a diet, it doesn’t mean you can’t have anything sweet.
We all get a sweet tooth every now and then. Or we just want something crunchy and salty to snack on. With Jenny Craig, I actually get to eat one of either, every night! One day it might be a cookie while another day I get to eat a Chocolate Lava Cake.
My mixed feelings about being on the program have been replaced by feelings of satisfaction. I know that I can do it, because I’m feeling healthier and can feel my willpower getting stronger and more resistant to those temptations that will only distract me from my goal of feeling good about myself. So far Jenny Craig has been amazing for me. The results are just great and I love how encouraging everyone around me are about it. They see how much happier I am and that I feel great.