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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Kat on

The one other thing I want to say about the program is that you don’t have to eat just jenny food, you are capable of incorporating your own foods

Faye on

You negative people don’t know what you are talking about. Val lost 40 pounds over 2 1/2 years ago and she has kept it off. When you go to JC you learn a lot about food and what to eat and how to manage it. You can loose it with JC and keep it off on your own if you really want to. Only people that have not tried JC say what you say. Try it…you might like it!!

kristine on

good for her. i just hope she can keep it off.

and for all of you thinking about joining jenny…1. its a lot of money. yeah $6 a week…but its almost $200 a week for food. 2. it’s not a lifestyle change. it doesn’t teach you how to eat proper foods and proper portions. it just FEEDS you…

everyone i’ve known who lost weight on jenny, gained it all back + more. even when they were eating normal healthy food.

these spokes models are rich and can afford personal trainers and personal chefs…

it all comes down to portion control and exercise.

slow and steady wins the race – the faster the weight comes off…the more likely you’ll gain it back. the more steady and healthy (up to 2 lbs a week) lessens the chance of gaining it back. it takes longer but the pay off way more beneficial.

and i’m talking from experience…-50 lbs…the natural way.

Amy on

I started a diet on Jan 5 and have lost about 20 pounds since then, you don’t have to pay the high prices that Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers, Nutri System, etc. charge, it’s not about pre packaged food it’s about changing your entire life style and exercising. Don’t pay to lose weight, you can do it on your own.

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Amanda on

I think she looks good. IT takes dedication no matter what you do to slim down. And it is normal for people to yoyo but some of the comments on here are just like those in the media. That is what puts so much pressure on females in today’s society. I know from personal experience of feeling the pressure to be thin. And the one thing I really learned is everyone is different. People have different shapes and sizes. What looks good to some will not always look good to others. And people should only focus on what works for them to be healthy and feel beautiful.

Deke on

I have been on the Jenny Craig program 3x and gained my weight back each time I had to go off the program. The food costs approx. $100-$120 a week not including the extras you provide. You WILL lost weight thought it’s all about learning how to live and eat health afterward.

Kathy on

I lost 22 pounds with Jenny Craig. I bet if a lot of folks stopped eating out so often, they could afford it! The sandwich my husband bought yesterday cost over $9 (including a bag of chips, cookie, and a flavored ice tea). The popcorn, soda and chocolate covered raisins he got later that evening was over $18.

Ana on

For those of you who can lose weight on their own, that’s great. Some of us need additional help. I am a JC member, and as I lose weight and feel healthier, I know it is worth the price. I typically pay around $115 a week for food. Eating out, and eating junk food, I can assure you I was wasting money on not being healthy at all. On top of having to buy bigger and bigger clothes. When I did not have the money to spend on a weight loss plan, I wish I could but I did not think any less or had any ill feelings against those who could. We all make our choices, and should not expect freebies. Can you imagine the pressure these spokespeople are under? I can assure you must of us would not be able to do this in the public eye, free or not!

Congrats to all of you who have gotten to a healthier weight, or are on the way. I have 50 more pounds to lose to even be considered at a healthy body mass index. Not a size 2, not skinny, but healthier.

God bless!

Tracy on

From my own experience JC is based on understanding portion control, eating every 2 to 3 hours and making healthier food choices. To succeed with any healthy life style change you have to continue to live what you’ve learned. No, it’s not easy when you’ve lived life one way for most of your life, but it can is done…congratulations Sara! Keep working it!

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