Monday, 12 March 2012

Jenny Craig - Week One

I have now completed the first week of my Jenny Craig diet food trial.  I have had some really nice meals and some not so good ones, guess that will always be the way when you're as fussy as me.  I have had days where I could have eaten everything in sight and still felt hungry after each meal but on the whole I have been satisfied with the food and am proud to say have managed to stick the plan 100% even on the day I didn't like either of my meal choices.

If you follow me on twitter you will have seen these photos already, I have tweeted a picture of each new meal.  I opted to have just the raspberry porridge breakfast option as I don't really like the other choices and I usually eat plain porridge for breakfast every day.





I wanted see how the Jenny Craig plan compares to Weight Watchers so I have been pointing everything I eat.  On Weight Watchers I get 26 points a day (plus the standard 49 weeklies) and I averaged 26 points per day over the course of the first week. 

Monday - 28
Tuesday - 27
Wednesday - 26
Thursday  - 27
Friday - 24
Saturday - 28
Sunday - 25

I haven't actually lost weight this week which has really shocked me. I don't understand why and cannot wait to speak to my counselor later to see what she says.  It's not all bad though as my measurements have changed by:
Chest: -½"
Waist: -1"
Stomach: -1"
Hips: -½"

That's pretty impressive in just a week! I guess inch loss is more important than weight loss but I need to see the numbers on the scale decrease to keep me motivated.

I have found it harder than Weight Watchers even though I am consuming roughly the same points.  I think that this is because the choice is taken away from you.  You have to eat set foods at set points in the day and you cannot save a few calories for a treat or dip into a weekly bank.  Saying that I have been eating much healthier foods now that I do not have the option of saving 5+ points a day for cake and chocolate!

I hadn't been fitting in any exercise before the trial began and am pleased to report that I have changed my ways! Not quite sweating it out at the gym or going for a run but I have been walking for at least an hour four times this week which is better than nothing.

A healthy lifestyle with a clean, healthy diet helps to improve and maintain your Body Mass Index (BMI). You can calculate your body mass index using this nifty calculator found on the official BMI Private Hospitals in London site.

If you are currently following a weight loss plan please let me know which one and how you are finding it.  Most of you will know that I am a member of Where Are My Knees and we are always looking for guest bloggers to share their inspirational stories and advice so please let me know if you are interested in writing for us.


  1. This sounds really interesting. Congrats on the inch losses, though I know what you mean, you do always want those numbers on the scale to go down to keep you motivated. I just don't know if I could be disciplined enough, WW I always think sounds hard because of the counting & points. Keep going, you are doing really well xxx

  2. Awh well done on the inch losses, I do slimming world and have lost nearly a stone now. I Absoutely love the plan but i definitely understand what you mean by numbers, it really keeps your motivation going! Good luck xx

  3. Well done on the inches Sarah, it's still a positive! Keep strong lovely!

  4. As you know I want to write a post for WAMK - I just don't know what to say haha! Well done for sticking to the JC plan this week! :)

  5. This diet looks far too restrictive, I'd never be able to stick to it. Been researching Weight Watchers more and more and will be taking advantage of the cash back offer as soon as I have money! xx


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