Jelena Dokic has reached the halfway point of her Jenny Craig journey. Catch up with Jelena below to hear about how she’s finding her journey, as well as how she’s overcome challenges. You can also follow her journey on social media #myjennycraigjourney
How does it feel to be at your halfway mark?
It feels incredible to be at the halfway mark and it feels incredible to be at this weight, where I haven’t been for over five years. My current weight is just under 84 kilos, so it’s definitely been a life changer. I’ve lost 15 kilos in 14 weeks. Just to think only a few months ago I was in a very different place and I’m so much more happy now, more confident, and I want to keep going and get to my goal. It’s been exciting.
Can you tell us about your motivation, Jelena?
My motivation has been very personal. I just wanted to really get in shape and be healthy and be happy, because I was really unhappy and overweight for a very long time. Belinda, she’s really helped me get there. It’s a lot more than just being on track with your food, but it’s been about that support and it’s been the constant conversations that we’ve had every week. I’ve had a few moments where I was a little bit anxious about working and about travelling, and she was able to help me through that.
How important is the accountability of a Consultant throughout the weight loss journey?
I always felt like I don’t want to let Belinda down, because we’ve been working so closely, and I want to keep doing what I’m supposed to be doing and what we’ve been talking about. We’ve had some really important conversations when I’ve been working long days and I was getting a little bit anxious about how I was going to handle that. And those days and those weeks were very important.
Jelena, you’re on the Rapid Results program. Can you give us some insight to some of the benefits you’ve noticed so far?
I’ve been on the Rapid Results Program and I love it. I love the fact that I get to fast for 12 hours. It’s something that I’ve wanted to try in the past, and I get to do on the Jenny Craig Rapid Results Program. And I’ve definitely also found I sleep a lot better. It’s definitely controlled my appetite and stopped me snacking at times when I usually would have been snacking in the past.
What advice would you give to others who are wanting to start their journey?
A lot of people I think are afraid to take that first step, and I think that’s the most important one.
Jelena, are you looking forward to reaching your goal weight?
I’m as motivated as ever, and Belinda has been there to help me so far and will continue to be, which I love. Look, it’ll be probably tough at times, and some weeks are going to be better than others, but I’m really looking forward to the challenge and of course reach my goal weight and to be able to feel my best. It’s definitely the best thing I’ve done pretty much ever for my health and for my life.start your journey now