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My Jenny Craig Journey – Week Three

By Diana Reul, Macaroni Kid - Snoqualmie Valley-Issaquah-Sammamish Publisher April 16, 2020

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This article highlights my journey with Jenny Craig for the week of March 14 - March 20, 2020. 

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As you are no doubt aware, the world is going through uncertain and unprecedented times. And this self-professed stress eater is proud to say she hasn’t wavered from her weight loss journey. 

Jenny Craig continues to support me through my amazing Personal Consultant, Melody. She is coaching me, via phone, and my food continues to be delivered directly to my doorstep, within days of us reviewing the menu options. Along with online resources and the Jenny Craig App, I'm practicing social distancing and I haven’t missed a beat! 

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I keep reminding myself that I didn’t gain weight overnight, so I can’t expect to lose it overnight. That being said, I’m excited to be down 6.6 pounds (average weight loss 1-2 lbs/week for members following the program) in three weeks and can’t believe how great I feel. Next week I hit the four-week milestone and will get to see how many inches I’ve lost, in addition to pounds. 


The Jenny Craig Program has easily fit into my lifestyle. Honestly, it’s made my life easier. And an easier life equals less stress for me!

The weekly menu is laid out extremely well, so it’s easy to follow. Every morning I grab my breakfast, shake, fruits, snack, lunch and salad, toss them into my lunch bag and head out the door. There’s nothing to think about, except how excited I am to enjoy their delicious food.

Some of my favorites include: 

  • Blueberry Pancakes & Sausage
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Garden Vegetable Frittata
  • Ranchero Skillet
  • Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

  • Chicken Sausage with Bell Peppers
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli
  • Beef Fiesta Taco Bowl
  • Chicken Piccata with Spaghetti
  • Bourbon Steak
  • Chicken Ranch Melt

  • Italian Style Wedding Soup
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Classic Salisbury Steak & Vegetables 
  • Ham & Swiss Baguette
  • Thai-Style Chicken Curry with Cauliflower Rice

  • S’mores Bar
  • Apple Crisp
  • Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Lava Cake
  • Chocolate Walnut Brownie
  • Lemon Cake

You also enjoy your own fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, as well as salads, and the Jenny Craig Protein Shakes (I personally love both the Chocolate and Vanilla flavors).

Do you like to get creative when you cook? Almost every meal package includes simple inspirations to help you make your main dish into a complete meal, fit for a chef, or in this case, you!


As I mentioned last week, Jenny Craig’s DNA Decoder Plan measures 15 different markers, that offer insight into five key areas associated with your DNA.

This week I’m going to share a bit about how my body processes food. Turns out my body processes carbohydrates and protein at an enhanced rate. This means incorporating complex carbs, like fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and lean proteins, like poultry, eggs and nonfat dairy products, will benefit my weight loss efforts and provide sustainable energy. 

This is great news, and has allowed me to stay on the Rapid Results Balanced Meal Plan as I continue into the coming weeks. 

I love that Jenny Craig analyzed this information for me, and has recommended the best meal plan to maximize my weight loss success.

Next week I’ll share more about my DNA results and of course the big 4-week milestone, including overall inches lost.

Ask yourself what’s your why? And join me today!

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This post was sponsored by Jenny Craig but the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Jenny Craig at Walgreens services are provided by employees of JC USA, Inc., a Texas company.  Such Jenny Craig staff are not associates, employees or agents of Walgreen Co. or any Walgreens subsidiary or affiliated company.

DNA Decoder Photo Credit: Jennifer Larrabee Chasse, Macaroni Kid Publisher Mom