Losing Weight While Social Distancing

My Jenny Craig Journey – Week Six

By Diana Reul, Macaroni Kid - Snoqualmie Valley-Issaquah-Sammamish Publisher May 6, 2020

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This article highlights my journey with Jenny Craig for the week of April 4 – April 10, 2020.

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As I mentioned last week, the Jenny Craig Program has adapted to the social distancing practices, and I haven’t had to waver from my plan.

I do my weekly meetings, via phone, with Melody, my fabulous Jenny Craig Consultant. We chat about the past week and set goals for the upcoming days. We talk weight loss, water intake and what I’m doing to keep active. We review the menu and a few days later, the food is delivered to my door. 

I’ve been able to stick to my weekly Jenny Craig menu because of the dedication of the Jenny Craig team and their commitment to help me succeed.


I’m down 12 pounds (* Avg. weight lost in study was 11.6 lbs./4 wks. for those who completed the program) and clothes that used to be tight are looking and feeling loose. I’m really noticing it in my shirts and my jeans. I can see the most weight-loss in my belly area, and my waist is curving in, like it did before I have my daughter. 

Though I haven’t seen many people, due to social distancing, when I go into work (yes, I’m an essential worker), my co-workers have commented on how much weight I’ve lost already. 

When I started this journey, a mere six weeks ago, I was a self-proclaimed stress eater. Well, thanks to the Jenny Craig Program, I’ve got that under control and have taken back my desire to get, and remain, healthy.  


I’ve already covered three of the five key areas when it comes to my DNA and how my body processes food, how my body responds to exercise, and my eating behaviors. Now did you know that sleep quality can also affect weight loss?

Poor sleep habits may impact your weight loss goals, as well as your overall health. Most adults need 7-9 hours of quality sleep to feel their best, according to the National Sleep Foundation. I know this isn’t always easy to do, especially being a parent, and during this time of uncertainty, sleep can be a real struggle.

My sleep habits have definitely taken a hit the past few weeks, as I wrestle with anxiety of what’s to come and how long we will remain in this “new world.” Tossing and turning most nights haven’t helped my sleep quality. However, last weekend I decided to make my bedroom into a place of peace and relaxation. Instead of scrolling on my phone, I now do some light stretching and read a book before turning off my lights, which is definitely starting to help me get better zzzz’s. 

Next week I’ll share my final DNA results, on my metabolism, along with what to do if you’re still hungry, but trying to lose weight. And of course, my weight loss through seven weeks.

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

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