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Thank you Jenny Craig for sponsoring this post. Tried other diets? It’s time for Jenny Craig!

I hate taking selfies and don’t love seeing myself in pictures. That’s just the way I am. But Vera convinced me to include a pic of myself. She suggested a “before” and “after” deal, but I just went with the after here. I’m not a big fan of the before!!! I am close to 3 months into my Jenny Craig journey and I literally could not be happier! I’m down over 40 pounds (40 was my stretch goal and I killed it) on my way to even more*!!! I’m so pleased with the entire experience that I’ve decided to stick with it until I reach my ultimate goal of weighing 190 pounds! I was 190 about 10 years ago and looked and felt great. I want to get back to that so that weight even if I put on a couple of pounds, I can easily buckle down and get to 190 without even sniffing that 200 number!!

*Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration.

My entire life has changed in three short months, thanks to my new favorite hangout (see above). I’m eating so much better and it shows! I look better, younger, and so much more alive. Why, because that’s how I feel! I have a ton more energy and, honestly, wake up each and every day feeling great and ready to attack what it to come. I haven’t felt this way in years! I exercise, I play with my kids, I just live and enjoy my life so much more since I’ve lost the weight and changed my life – almost entirely. Gone are the days of loafing around, eating the wrong things (and too much of those things), and not taking advantage of everything I’ve been given. My kids, my wife, and my friends see and feel the difference in me. It’s been so dramatic and I’ve been such a Jenny Craig cheerleader that at least 5 people I know have joined…and that’s just close friends. More are thinking about it, too. It’s like a should be a spokesperson and write about it on my blog or something. ;o)

Seriously, I’ve said this before but I need to reiterate this. The Jenny Craig program is the best weight loss and management program I can think of. Truly. If you really commit and decide to do as the plan guides, you will lose weight and feel great. It’s all there, spelled out and given to you! There’s little thinking, until you are ready, willing, and able to start to go it alone. Since I’ve lost more than half my goal weight, I’ve been eating Jenny Craig meals for less days. I’m down to 5 days now, but my consultant has been amazing, guiding me through the days where I’m on my own. She maps it all out for me during our weekly consultant meeting. It’s such a huge help for me. I can still stick right on track even though I’m not eating the plan meals 7 days a week!!! I can’t state it enough! The food is designed to help members experience healthy ingredients and learn proper portion control. Having the structure of a menu with portion-controlled meals can help members feel more in control of their eating. It can help reduce the stress of making choices and can create order. It’s been an eye opener and a life-changer.

Jenny Craig’s program is all about the food. There’s a ton of variety, including more than 100 delicious entrees, desserts and snacks developed by dietitians, nutritionists, and professional chefs. There are egg frittatas, chocolate muffins, pizza, Chinese-style food, burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches, lemon cake, oatmeal cookies, cupcakes, and much more. I can’t say anything bad about the food. The whole menu switches each week in a 4 week cycle, so you never get tired of anything (unless you really love something and want to have it more often).

Jenny Craig entrees are the basis of every meal. Members add in their own fruits, vegetables and dairy for balance and variety. Plus, consultants teach members how to combine delicious Jenny Craig meals and snacks with Fresh & Free Additions that are rich in water and fiber to keep you feeling full longer with fewer calories. I very rarely feel hungry. If I do, I drink a bit more water. If that doesn’t work, I reach for some fruit or vegetables. If that doesn’t work, I might go for some nuts or an Anytime snack bar. There are so many options, and the coolest part is that your body starts to actually crave the good stuff. It’s really amazing if you think about it. I’m telling you, I really just do not crave junk food any more, it’s just such an amazing change for me. As you can see, this was my main entree when I recently went out to a Neapolitan pizzeria!! I have one slice of pizza (a small one), Diet Coke (no beer), and this salad…and I enjoyed every bite!!!

When it comes to setting up the weekly menu, you have options. If you love something, get more of it. If you don’t love something, leave it out and substitute something else in its place. Your consultant will help you every step of the way since their goal is simply for you to succeed. Plus, once you set the menu, it’s all right there meal-for-meal. All you have to do is follow it. It’s mindless, which is what I love!!! Really, Jenny Craig makes it all so easy. I can’t wait to see what the next couple of months brings.

If you want to give it a shot, and I highly recommend it, Jenny Craig has some great offers right now, too! If you want to learn more about How The Program Works, please check out:

Thank you Jenny Craig for sponsoring this post.  Tried other diets? It’s time for Jenny Craig

This post was sponsored by Jenny Craig and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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