Special thanks to Jenny Craig for their sponsorship of this post.
Let’s be honest: The world is just weird right now. We’re all trying to figure out a way to thrive in this new reality. For me, knowing that essentials are in place brings me comfort.
While I didn’t hoard toilet paper on the front end of this quarantine, I did feel better knowing I had 9 rolls to use in the days ahead. As a single girl, nine rolls last a LONG time in my house, so I’m good for a while. Paper towels, I’ve got them too.
But what about food? Not knowing how this pandemic was going to play out, the fact that my Jenny Craig food would continue to be delivered to my doorstep on a regular basis was a huge relief.
For the past year and a half, I’ve been using the Jenny Craig online program. What this means is that my entire consultation experience happens remotely. I meet with my consultant weekly via phone, my order is placed via the internet, and via the magic of Fedex, my menu items show up at my doorstep. EASY PEAZY!
Even before COVID-19 struck our communities, I quickly fell in love with this method. My schedule (like everyone’s) can be a little hectic. So, rather than worrying about when I would make it to the center to weigh in, scheduling appointments, planning travel time, and transporting food back to my home, I simply handle all the details of my program from my comfort of my own home.
If you prefer the local experience, know that Jenny Craig is handling everything at their centres with careful attention to keeping their members safe during this time. Over-the-phone consultations + safe food pickup options available throughout the country as well.
About the Consultations
Every Wednesday afternoon, I connect with my consultant Norma. She calls me promptly at 2:30pm for our phone consultation. She collects my current weight and together we make a plan to tackle any challenges that lie in the week ahead. Before we hang up, we confirm my appointment for the week ahead and any food orders that are in the works. I truly love the ease that comes with the online program, and highly recommend it. No travel time, no potential COVID exposure, and still maintaining my program structure and commitment.
About the Food Shipment
Jenny Craig ships menu items via Fed Ex. In modest and environmentally-friendly packaging, a box arrives at my doorstep on a day I select. Options are available for a Tuesday-Saturday delivery, depending upon your preference that week.
Unpacking my food, they separate the shelf stable items from the frozen items. Frozen items are packed in a dissolvable, eco-friendly packaging insert along with dry ice.
Protip: If your freezer is extra full right now (as most are), you can always remove your food from the cardboard boxes. I’ve been doing this to allow for some extra storage space during quarantine I’ve also found that it’s helping me not have to go to the trash/recycling as often as it’s less waste throughout the week. I simply mark each container with the cooking time and contents with a sharpie and some painter’s tape.
About Losing Weight During Quarantine
So far, I’ve not only maintained my recent -43.3lb weight loss, but I’ve also lost an additional 3 lbs^ during my first 4 weeks home! ^Average weight loss 1-2 lbs/week for members following the program.
I hit my goal weight back in January, and have been on maintenance ever since. However, I’m thrilled to report that I’ve actually lost a few more pounds since I’ve been locked up at home! It’s a little surprising considering how little steps I’ve been taking each day (even with added walks), but the simplicity of the program and the consistency of my nutritional intake has made it happen. I told my consultant that I’m almost down to my elusive “driver’s license” weight, which is exciting. I mean, does ANYONE tell the truth on their driver’s license??? I certainly didn’t when I was renewed a few years ago.
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Jenny Craig; however, all of the opinions and comments about the program are exclusively my own and do not necessarily represent that of the brand.