She's Almost There: Sara Rue Loses 25 Lbs. on Jenny Craig

02/03/2010 at 03:37 PM ET

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A little more than two months ago, Jenny Craig’s newest spokeswoman, Sara Rue, announced to PEOPLE her goal of losing 30 lbs. with the program. After five days she had dropped 7 lbs., and now, just nine weeks after she began she’s already shed 25 lbs. — and can’t wait to lose the final 5. “I have a second closet with clothes ranging in sizes 2 to 8 that are waiting for me,” she says. And while Sara has almost met her original goal, the actress is open to dropping even more weight. “When I get there, I’m going to see how I feel,” she says. “It’s going to be less about clothes or how a pair of pants fit and more about if I go to the doctor and get on the scale, am I going to be considered a healthy person. If I am, I’m done.” The actress, who will appear in an upcoming episode of Private Practice keeps motivated with a fantasy outfit that she envisions wearing someday — soon. “I imagine myself in these dark blue skinny jeans, Christian Louboutin black heels and a scoop-neck tank,” she says. “Plain, simple, cute, comfortable. I don’t need to be in a Carolina Herrera designer gown — although those are nice, too!” Tell us: What do you think of Sara’s new slimmer look?–Elaine Aradillas

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Marc on

You go girl. You look incredible. I’m joining up tomorrow!

Mya on


Natalie on

So many of you on here are being so very mean and heartless. Big talk hiding behind your computer screens. Good job Sarah! Jenny Craig, Neutrasystem and Weight Watchers all take discipline to make them be effective. Also, Jenny DOES teach you how to eat right, people fail when they have to eat on their own and implement what they’ve learned. Weight issues can be so very difficult to overcome. I’m on my own calorie reduction diet and the weight loss is slow and steady and takes patience. Of course hers is a little quicker because Jenny is expensive and she probably has a trainer. But it can be done on your own.
Stop hating on her and go do something with your own lives.

amy on

Beautiful girl but way is she anywhere near a size 8 .much less a size 2. I think sizes for the entertainment industry must run HUGE!

Judi on

Some people can’t diet on their own. But you can’t think of it as a “diet” It is a lifetime change.
At the age of 12 I was a size 16 and 150 lbs.
I am 59 103 and wear a size 2. I have kept it off all these yrs. It is a life changing decision.

But I congratulate her and to all of those who do succeed and are able to maintain if once off the program. I do know this program can work. I have a friend who did it and has been 5 yrs.

To those who are making sarcastic remarks….you can do it other ways if you can’t afford the program. Not necessary to be rude because they have the means to do it. Not all of us are fortunate to have it available like they do. There are ways to lose weight. Just have to find what will work for you.

db on

Sounds like she has the right motive – her health more than her looks. Good for you, and by the way she does look great.

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Rita on

She does look great. In less than a year I have lost 146 lbs without Jenny Craig or anyone else. Everyone who needs to lose weight needs to be motivated and have the will power not to diet but to change their lifestyle. I changed my eating habits to healthy ones but if occansionly I want a slice of pizza I have it, I just don’t over do it on anything. Exercise is a must if you want to lose weight or even maintain it. I bought a book that helped me to let me still eat what I like but what to substitue for things I would put on them. I still look at the calories, fat grams, carbs, but now I mainly look at the sugar because sugar is what puts and keeps weight on you. Make a list of foods you already love to eat and find a way to make them healthy. Exercise. I chose this way because I didn’t want to get something from any of the services like Jenny Craig and hate whatever it was and then have to try to find something to eat from the grocery store. I did this on my own. Sometimes I have a buddy to exercise with and sometimes I don’t but I still exercise. If you hate to exercise, try to get the Wii. It is so much fun you don’t realize your burning calories and toning up. Find something you enjoy, eat the foods you already love but that you just need to tweek and every once in a while try something new in a healthy manner. I don’t lack much until I hit my target weight (100 lbs.). I am hoping and working hard to be there by the time my first year roles around. When I get there I will eat and exercise to maintain my weight. And I will have did it without Jenny Craig, LA Weight Loss, Weight Watchers, and the other one that I cannot think of the name right now but hey it’s 4:30 AM and I can’t sleep.
But Sara Rue, Congratulations!!!!!

mirror on

Why does everyone in Hollywood who have ever lost weight claim to be a size 2? Do you know how tiny that is! Sara is not a 2, Jennifer Love-Hewitt is not a size 2, Kim and Khloe are not a size 2! Victoria Beckham…she’s a size 2!

@ Erica:

Size two is even in cheap clothes around 120 or less, and much of hollywood is much smaller in person than on screen and in pics. Seriously…I can see a lot of those women being that weight. I dont think Khloe ever claimed that weight…height alone would preclude her from that size.

As for Victoria B., she is more like a child’s size 10 I promise … way WAY smaller than even a 0. Have you seen her lately on idol? She really looks like a 8 yr old child with a fully developed chest.

CLH on

Wow, this is a sad thread. Are you all really so deceived by the Hollywood machine to not see that Sara looks fantastic?
I’ve been a fan since the days of Popular and thought she looked great then, but as someone who has struggled with my weight as well, I respect that she is making a healthy choice for herself. And again, I think she looks fab!

Where do so many of you get off judging and nay saying? It’s not an easy thing to do no matter your budget or the insentives.

Congrats, Sara. And, to quote Mean Hirls, “Don’t let the haters stop you from doin’ your thang!”

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