Kristen McLaughlin: Lost 133 Lbs.
When McLaughlin “became sedentary” in college, she was “happy” and started dating a “larger guy.” He would order in almost every meal — pizzas, burrito bowls, cheeseburgers and fries — and rarely cooked, which made McLaughlin “270 lbs.” She joined Jenny Craig in 2016 to lose weight, and managed to drop 60 lbs. She felt guilty that her “larger boyfriend” had to fend for himself, and the weight went right back on.
Then, in late 2017, five years into her relationship, his boyfriend began acting “distant,” and said he had feelings for someone else. “That’s when I was like, ‘This is cheating, this is dumb, I can’t do this anymore,’ and I said I was leaving,” she says.
In December alone, she broke up with him, moved out of their apartment and happened to start a new job.
It was overwhelming, but the clean slate she needed to lose weight for good. “I literally got rid of every excuse that I’ve ever had,” she says.
With Jenny Craig you can lose up to half of your body weight in less than two years. And it’s easier than you might think. Just order your personalized meal plan online, make healthier choices and join a supportive group of people who want to see you succeed.
“I think I’m more myself now, funnily enough, than I ever was the previous 30 years,” she says. “I say yes to things now, I’m more outgoing, I’m more likely to be social.”