Centre: Hamilton, NZ
Weight Loss: 42kg
Tell us a bit about you and what life was like before you joined Jenny Craig?
Life before Jenny Craig was about working, raising a family and being too busy to make my health and happiness a priority. It became a vicious cycle of eating unhealthy snacks on the go, being too tired for exercise, eating takeaway because it was quick and easy and the weight piled on. The heavier I got, the less motivation I had. I stopped going out because I disliked the way I looked and my health was suffering.
Why did you decide to join Jenny Craig?
I joined Jenny Craig in a moment of absolute desperation. I had started a new job only just being able to fit in the biggest uniform they had, any movement in it was difficult. I was pre-diabetic and suffering more and more joint pain. I was the heaviest I had ever been and I knew it was time and I also knew I couldn’t do it alone, that was my Jenny moment.
Can you describe your experience on the Jenny Craig program?
I have been so fortunate to have such amazing support from my consultant and the whole team – their encouragement was instrumental in keeping me on track. As time has gone on, it gets easier to maintain the good eating habits that the Jenny Craig program teaches you.
Do you have any favourite items from the Jenny Craig menu?
My favourite Jenny Craig foods are definitely the Chicken Parmigiana, Butterscotch Sundae and the Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni – yum!
Tell us more about your Jenny Craig Consultant:
Wendy, my consultant, is brilliant! She is so positive and encouraging and she’s been a massive part of my success. She never made me feel bad if I’d not had a good week, she would make suggestions and gently guide me back on track. She is a great listener and knows me well now. She is an inspiration and we always manage to have a good laugh! Seeing her each week is more like catching up with a friend, rather than a client and consultant meeting.
How do you feel now that you’ve lost the weight?
I feel amazing! I’m no longer pre-diabetic or having joint pain. I have more energy, I’m more social and life is fun instead of a constant struggle. I want to get out there and try new things! Clothes shopping is now enjoyable instead of torture – I even enjoy exercise! I’m feeling positive, happy and in control of my life, instead of life controlling me.
Do you have a standout moment on the Jenny Craig program you’d like to share?
A standout moment was reaching my third weight loss goal of getting under 100kg. Emotionally that had been a really big barrier for me, passing it and realising I wanted to continue losing weight was a joyful moment.start your journey now