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Thriving:Getting Healthy This Year

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Before I went to Jamaica last year, I lost 15 pounds. FIFTEEN. I worked out every day, I was serious about my diet…I DID THAT

My goal is to get back to where I was in this photo. I will get healthy with Jenny Craig

Me….15 pounds lighter…..


And then, we came home.

And then Thanksgiving happened.

And then the Christmas holidays, and travel, and ALL THE GOOD FOOD AND PIE OMG PIE!

I gained back that 15 pounds…+5.

Me at the Beginning.


I am now, officially, at my highest weight ever without being pregnant, and that can’t go on. It’s unattractive, it’s unhealthy and dang it, I can’t fit some of my favorite clothes!

So when I knew that my word of the year would be Thrive,  I decided that my health is part of that thriving. I need to once and for all, stop all this yo-yo dieting and promise making at the beginning of every year and just get healthy. I’m not getting any younger. I am 4o. FORTY. It’s time to just get healthy and stay that way.

That’s why I was so excited to be given the opportunity to get healthy with  Jenny Craig.

U.S. News & World Report  named Jenny Craig as a Best Weight Loss Diet earlier this month.   Jenny Craig is a clinically proven and recommended weight-loss program designed to provide structure and support to help its members lose weight AND learn how to keep it off.

Each member is paired with a  consultant who provides them with one-on-one support to identify their goals, challenges and to help them create weekly meals and activity plans. Consultants provide education on portion control(Much needed over here) and healthy eating habits.  My consultant is teaching me strategies such as how to combine the Jenny Craig Meals and Snacks with Fresh & Free Additions that are rich in water and fiber to keep me feeling full longer with fewer calories. There are centers located all over the US, but for members who don’t live near a center, Jenny Craig Anywhere offers one on one support through consultations over the phone or via video chat.  I am so glad that with my busy schedule I am able to talk to my consultant Barbara every Friday at a time that’s convenient for me. It’s wonderful to have that support.

NOW, the food. I admit…I was concerned.

But with more than 100 premium menu items created by 40 professional chefs, there is a lot of variety.

Get healthy with Jenny Craig


Jenny Craig provided me with 3 meals a day WITH snacks. I just have to provide fresh fruits and veggies.

A days worth of meals so i can get healthy with Jenny Craig



I’m set.

How I get healthy with Jenny Craig


Jenny Craig members can expect to lose an average of 1-2 pounds per week( a healthy range of weight loss). Which is perfect. Because my birthday is in April. That gives me 3 months to get myself together to get healthy with Jenny Craig.

I have an overall goal of losing 35 pounds this year. ( yes, THIRTY FIVE keep in mind I’m short). I think that Jenny Craig can help me to get on the right path.

I can do this. Because it’s not just about looking good in my clothes. I’m not getting any younger. I want to be around for my son and my husband. I want to be able to travel and walk and hike and ride bikes and just be ACTIVE.  I want to LIVE a healthy life. I want to BE healthy. I want my health to THRIVE.

Wish me luck.

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

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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  • Reply
    January 11, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I love your word of the year. Great choice! I’ve heard a lot of really great things about Jenny Craig. Looking forward to hearing more about your year of thriving!

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    Alli Smith
    January 11, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Jenny Craig has some really tasty food and those waffles look amazing! Good luck to you. I know you can do it.

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    Dawn McAlexander
    January 11, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Good luck with the Jenny Craig diet. I know the feeling of not being able to fit into some of your favorite clothes all too well. I hope you achieve your weight loss goals.

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    The Cubicle Chick
    January 11, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Ooh, I will be following your journey. I slimmed down right before the holidays and packed on some weight too. Heard good things about Jenny Craig.

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    Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom
    January 11, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I’ve heard a lot of great things about Jenny Craig! Their food is pretty good. I’ve never tried, and as I’m on my own weight loss journey, I may have to look into them to supplement what I’m doing now. Thanks for sharing!

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    Angelic Sinova
    January 11, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle is always something that I’m working on. I have a lot of friends who have seen great results through Jenny Craig. There food looks so yummy.

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    January 11, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Jenny Craig is supposed to be a great program. I have never tried it but I have friends that have loved it!

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    January 11, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Congratulations on losing 15 pounds. What a wonderful vacation. I will have to live this vacation through your photos since I won’t be going anytime soon.

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    January 11, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Jenny Craig is a great way to shed some unwanted pounds. I tried it before to get a jumpstart on my weight loss and it really worked for me.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    January 11, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I’m always trying to live a healthier life. Ive heard a lot of success stories from people who have tried Jenny Craig. I can’t wait to hear about your experiences.

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    January 12, 2017 at 3:43 am

    I am loving your word of the year, I have the same. Good luck with your weight loss journey

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    Rebecca Swenor
    January 12, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Good luck on your thriving health. Thrive I believe is a great word for the year. I have heard only good things about Jenny Craig and the foods look delicious. Thanks for sharing your journey.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    January 12, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Wishing you all the best in your journey towards better health. I know 35 pounds seem like a huge goal, but with determination, and your word for the year echoing at the back of your mind everyday, I know you can do it! My daughter also turned to the Jenny Craig diet program to lose the post pregnancy weight.

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    January 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    I have had a few friends who have tried Jenny Craig and really did well on it. I gained a few pounds myself during this holiday break, so I may have to jump in to lose some of this weight.

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    Mimi Green
    January 12, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Good luck on your health journey. I need to get serious about my own. I want a 4 pack by 40. I have two years to make a lifestyle change.

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    Kita Bryant
    January 12, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I have tried many diets, but not this one. Maybe it’s worth a shot after seeing all of your success!

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    January 13, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Thrive is a DOPE word for the year! You got this! I have to say that the Jenny Craig foods are good! That lava cake is so good and I already told you how much I love the margarita pizza lol

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    Terri Beavers
    January 13, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I have been wanting to try Jenny Craig so I’ll be following you along to see how it’s working in your weight loss. Good luck dropping the 35 pounds. I need to drop 15 for my back injuries. The weight is killing me.

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    January 15, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Good luck to you! I hear ya… the older we get, the harder it is to just maintain; let alone lose weight! Ill be following your journey and look forward to your progress posts! 🙂

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