Okay so it's only been 4 weeks with Jenny. (Started my 5th week yesterday)
I'm menopausal and gaining weight and feel awful and my clothes don't fit anymore. I'm a pretty busy person monday to friday and I never seem to get my act together to have good food choices handy and end up eating horribly - too much of all the wrong foods.
So I decided to try Jenny Craig... I joined at 187.4 on May 11 and I'm 179.2 as of yesterday.
- overall, pretty darn tasty. A few abominations, but wow the breakfast lunches and dinner and treats are really, really tasty.
Having the day already planned for me makes it so easy, I grab a breakfast, I grab a lunch and I'm off to work. Come home and dinner is right there too. i have completely STOPPED buying fast foods and meals - and although Jenny is expensive - compared to what I was spending on take out crap, it's saving me some money.
- pretty clueless really. She just wants to sell me stuff really. sell me bars and extra items and get me to sign up for a year (I am going monthly)
But she is friendly and nice and weighs me in - and one week when I didn't lose an ounce, she commiserated and then called me during the week to make sure I was okay and not upset about not losing.
So I am paying monthly to try it out. 39.00 a month (I'm in Canada) plus food.
it's about 22.00 a day for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a Treat or 160.00 a week.
Breakfast ranges from an eye watering 3.00 for Cheerios CEREAL to about 7.00 for really tasty things like Breakfast Burritos.
Lunch - really yummy pizzas, chowmeins, turkey burgers - really good quality and tasty all about 6.50 each
Dinner - Hit's and misses... the frozen entres are much better than the 'stable shelf life" foods. Chicken and pasta dishes - very tasty. Dinners are about 6 - 7$ each.
Snacks/Treats. Really expensive popcorn 3.00 for a tiny portion. But some major wins - Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing, triple chocolate cheesecake - soooooo tasty and satisfying.
They try to sell you these things. They are horrible. Like sweet cardboard with a sandy texture. I gagged on them Week 1... was hopeful and chose another kind for Week 2 - also horrible.
layed down the law with my consultant and told her if she wanted me to stay another month I was not buying anymore bars. She was actually great about that and helped me come up with alternatives, like other brands of bars or hummus and carrots, or cottage cheese and crackers etc...
Also, I told her I was not buying her cheerios any more at 3.00 a serving... and bought a box of my own for home. but I still buy a couple of frozen entre's because they are sooo good.
- accountability of weighing in with a real person, sharing a success like 2 pounds down! or getting some sympathy when the scale does not budge.
- Darn tasty stuff, ready and waiting - not being tempted by other foods because yours is ready for you,
- Routine, breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, treat - not feeling hungry, feeling satisfied. Big variety of things to choose from.
- Cost, cheaper than what I was doing before - eating out all the time and no waste. (I tend to buy too much and then throw it out when I don't eat it and it goes bad)
MIX and MATCH - you don't have to follow the set plan, you can pick whatever breakfast lunch or dinner you feel like, at that very moment.
Exercise - I walk to my local Jenny - 3kilometers.. then walk back with food.
- as good as the food is, there are some real fails - but once you try them once you know and can narrow down to your favourites.
- expensive, especially if you have a family and have to buy other groceries for them too
- 39.00 a month - basically 10.00 a week to see your consultant for 10 minutes and weigh in.
- you still need to buy veggies, fruit and milk
- My freezer is jammed packed at the start of the week.
- at the end of the day, really just wants to sell you stuff.