Before Jenny Craig I was feeling overweight and depressed and really didn’t feel like myself at all. I was still cheerful and happy on the outside, but deep down I was miserable. After having kids, time just got away from me and gradually the weight built until my size 16 clothes started to get too tight and I felt like I was spiralling out of control. I got to the point where I was invited to a re-union that I would have loved to go to, but because I was embarrassed by the way I looked, I didn’t go.
I knew it was time to do something about my weight but I just didn’t know where to start. I had tried so many other diets that I was confused as to what to eat. I was away on holidays with friends that we only see every now and then and one of the girls (Heather) had lost weight and was looking fantastic. I asked her what she had done to lose her weight and she mentioned she was on Jenny Craig. Over the long weekend, I saw how easy Jenny Craig food fitted into her lifestyle. She didn’t have to miss out on anything. It was then I decided, “I can do that”. The next day I rang Jenny Craig and there was no looking back.
I felt fantastic that I had finally made the decision to do something for myself, and do something to lose my weight and get back to my ‘old’ self. My consultant, Claire from Ringwood was fantastic. She helped me to maintain my motivation; she guided me on what were good options when I went out and most importantly she helped me get myself back (and my size 12 clothes!)
The weekly weigh-ins with Claire made me accountable to someone, which helped me to stay focused on eating well and keeping up the exercise. Without the weekly chats with Claire, I know that the novelty would have worn off and I would not have achieved the success I did.
On top of feeling fantastic, I also got star alongside four other awesome Jenny Craig ladies as well as Mel B! It was such a fantastic (but somewhat nerve wracking) experience.
I feel very fortunate to have found Jenny Craig. I feel great, I am happier than I have been for years and not only have I benefited but so has my family. One of the things that I love more than anything is hearing my husband and family saying how beautiful I look.