CARLSBAD, Calif // PRNewswire // -- Jenny Craig, Inc, one of the nation's leading authorities on weight management, announced today that actress-comedienne and mother of two Nicole Sullivan has reached her goal weight on the Jenny Craig Weight Management Program, losing 35 pounds in 16 weeks*. Nicole, who will turn forty on April 21st, will showcase her new, better-than-before-baby bikini body in a national television commercial airing March 22nd.
The 5' 4 1/2" comedienne, who recently signed on to join William Shatner in the new Twitter-based CBS comedy pilot "S**t My Dad Says," is the mother of two boys under the age of three. After trying various fad diets, cleanses and unhealthy methods to drop weight after her first child, Sullivan found herself coping with mood swings and weight loss that only lasted a few weeks at a time. Following her second pregnancy, Sullivan joined Jenny Craig after her son was six weeks old and pledged to follow Jenny Craig's clinically proven weight management program for safe, moderate weight loss.
"I am beyond thrilled with my success on the Jenny Craig program," said Sullivan. "Before starting Jenny Craig, I really felt like I had tried every diet under the sun, and nothing worked – not to mention how crabby I always was from taking unrealistic steps to lose weight! With Jenny, I finally feel like I have a partner in achieving my goals and staying accountable. My consultant Becky has made losing the weight easy for me and kept me motivated along the way.
"After having Beckett, I dreamed of a day where I'd feel comfortable enough in a swimsuit, let alone a bikini, to join my husband on pool-side play dates. Getting into a bikini again and feeling as good as I feel now, especially now that I am almost forty, is such an amazing feeling. Jenny Craig has truly made a difference in my relationship with food and with my body, and the best part of it all is that now my two children will always see Mommy as healthy! And my husband Jason can't be more thrilled; he's lost 25 pounds of 'sympathy weight' to boot."
Sullivan followed the food-body-mind principles of Jenny Craig by meeting with her consultant weekly, following a nutritional balanced menu and gradually increasing her activity over the course of four months from walking 1-2 times a week up to 4-5 times a week for 45 minutes. Nicole lost 35 lbs on the Jenny Craig program in 16 weeks* by adapting portion control and walking. After she hit her goal weight of 124 lbs, Nicole wanted to get toned and worked with trainer Christopher Lane once or twice a week for four weeks to firm up by incorporating mom-friendly traditional exercises in her home such as squats, lunges, push ups and sit ups.
"We are so proud of Nicole for not only achieving her weight loss goals with Jenny Craig but to find that confidence she'd been missing," said Steve Bellach, Vice President, North American Marketing, at Jenny Craig. "She has such an inspiring story for women – especially mothers – who have struggled with their weight while trying to balance all of life's demands. We congratulate her on her success and wish her all the best in maintaining her great new physique!"
The national television commercial featuring Sullivan's new bikini body will begin airing Monday, March 22. Sullivan joins an exciting roster of Jenny Craig celebrity clients who have already achieved their weight loss goals or are well on their way, including Valerie Bertinelli, Jason Alexander, Sara Rue, Phylicia Rashad and Queen Latifah.
Jenny Craig offers a comprehensive Food-Body-Mind program designed to help clients manage their weight by creating a healthy relationship with food, building an active lifestyle and developing a balanced approach to living.
With its tailored YourStyle® program, Jenny Craig is committed to a personalized approach to weight loss by offering each client a one-on-one weekly consultation and a customized weight management plan designed to optimize individual success. With more than 80 delicious Jenny's Cuisine™ menu items, Jenny Craig's program is available in-centre and our at-home program, Jenny Craig at Home®.
Jenny Craig, Inc., based in Carlsbad, CA, and owned by Nestle, is one of the world's largest weight management companies, with more than 725 company-owned and franchised Centres in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.
*Clients following our program, on average, lose 1-2 pounds per week.
Nicole Sullivan, one of the funniest actresses in Film and TV, and a native New Yorker, has been acting since she was seven years old. She attended Northwestern University, where she spent four years studying the classics, including Shakespeare and Chekhov. After graduating on the Dean's List, she joined the Greenwich Shakespeare Company.
In 1995, Sullivan joined the original cast of FOX smash hit "MADtv" as their youngest cast member. In the six years she worked on the Fox late night sketch comedy show, she was credited with some of the funniest moments on the show, playing numerous memorable characters such as the Vancome Lady, and her sometimes scathing impersonations of celebrities like Britney Spears and Meg Ryan.
In 2001, Sullivan joined the cast of "King of Queens" as Holly, the dog-walker. Her numerous television guest appearances include such shows as "Scrubs," "Law & Order: SVU," "Boston Legal," and "Monk."
As a distinguished comedic voice actor, Sullivan has lent her voice to numerous animated hits such as The Ant Bully, (2006) and Meet the Robinsons (2007). In addition, Sullivan has lent her voice to a number of popular animated television shows, among them "Kim Possible," "Family Guy" and "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command," "Secret Saturdays," and currently "The Penguins of Madagascar."
Sullivan has been seen in the features "Guess Who" and "17 Again" and was recently cast in the new CBS pilot "S**t My Dad Says," where she will star with William Shatner.
Since the end of September 2009, Sullivan has served as a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, chronicling her "baby-weight loss" journey through a series of video and written blogs with a goal to lose 35 pounds. Her reveal will be shown in a set of nationally-televised commercials this spring and summer.
Sullivan is married to actor Jason Packham and lives in the Hollywood Hills with their sons Beckett, Dashel and three rescue dogs, Jackson, Funsies and Donut.
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