What was life like before your weight loss?
Before Jenny Craig I was struggling to find time to eat proper meals as my role as a nurse includes shift work, I was constantly skipping meals, not eating for long periods or eating at the wrong times. I found I was eating unbalanced meals that were not consistent with daily requirements for fruit, veg, grains, meats etc.
What was your ‘aha’ moment? The moment that made you want to begin your weight loss journey?
It was a combination of seeing a passport type photo of myself, not wanting to be included in group photos and also that I had my daughter’s wedding at the end of the year which would include family photos. Knowing that these family photos would be a cherished memory for years to come, I wanted to be confident and comfortable within myself to be in front of a camera.
What was your experience on the Jenny Craig program like?
From the first moment i spoke to Jenny Craig consultant Gael, she was bubbly, enthusiastic and made time for me to come in straight away. Gael was very helpful throughout the whole process, she took the time to explain the program in detail each week and I always felt she was compassionate to my situation and understanding of the journey I was on.
Do you have any favourite items from the Jenny Craig menu?
My personal favourite meals were Apple & Berry Brekkie Cup for breakfast, Vegetable Tortellini for lunch, the new Trio Spice Mix as a snack and I absolutely loved the Chicken Parmigiana for dinner.
How do you feel now that you’ve lost the weight?
I am very happy and proud of my efforts. I am now shopping for a new wardrobe with styles I have previously never been confident enough to wear. Exercise is now something I look forward to and am finding it a lot easier, with my fitness levels when it comes to walking, cycling, swimming and water aerobics significantly improving. I am also looking forward to my daughter’s wedding and the opportunity for family photos now that I can be proud of the way I look.
I have also been able to inspire friends and colleagues to join Jenny Craig as they have seen my transformation and how happy I am with my weight now that I have completed the program. I am also constantly reminded by family and friends of how proud they are of me and my commitment to reach my goal.start your journey now