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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elsa caceres on

good for her!…i am trying to lose weight by april/10…exercising twice a day…eating better…carbs every other day…having more fruits and vegetables

Jenny on

I know someone has pointed this out already, but nowhere does Sarah claim to be either a size 2 or 8, she is saying that she has clothes in those sizes that she wishes to be able to wear one day. Meaning she is NOT a size 2 or 8 yet. Please read the whole text before making comments!!

joan on

wow…still a way to go!

TK on

Dang! Can’t people just be happy for anyone anymore? She is happy and proud of her success, whether short lived or not, so we should be happy for her.

Judy on

You people crack me up. She said she has a closet of size 2-8 that is waiting for her. She did not say that is the size she is now. She was very thin a while back. A diet is what you make it. Most women yo yo all their lives some more severely than others. I think she deserves a pat on the back. She’s beautiful no matter what her size and if she wants to improve herself that’s fantastic. If you weren’t interested you wouldn’t have read and taken the time to comment now would you?

Lisa on

Congratulations Sara! You look marvelous…but you always have to me.

Jessica on

She looks great! For all the haters, I cut my cable just to be able to afford it when I first joined so, if you are serious, there is a way. People don’t realize how much you spend on food each week, including snacks and coffees and other stuff here and there. For me, it actually saved me money. You save even more money at the discount racks from any store because once you fall under the average waist size, all the clothes available cheap are the sizes 0-7. I’ve been off of it for a year and haven’t gained anything back. It teaches you the right things and it really is up to you how you do once you leave. I mean, you just cant go back to binge eating and eating out every night…duh!

Eileen on

If Jenny Craig would like to offer me their diet for free I would be more than happy to accept! Most people can barely afford to keep groceries on their table much less pay for such an expensive diet!! I am overweight and wish I could afford this diet…however, real people like us don’t get to freebies!! I also could never afford a personal trainer like these celebrities….I can’t even afford to join a gym!! I love Sara Rue and congratulate her on her weight loss because she struggles just like any other overweight person does and I think she is real and very open about her struggles. I don’t begrudge her being on Jenny Craig at all, just wish Jenny would think of the ordinary people who love to be on the diet but can’t afford it!!

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Kat on

For the ones of you who had bad things to say. If she is determined and willing she won’t gain it all back. I know many people who have gone through that program and have been sooooooooooooooooo incredibly successful with not only loosing the weight but have kept it off as well and they don’t have trainers. You don’t need a trainer to do what they did, I know many people who have done without. I know a woman who lost 100lbs and has kept it off now for 5 years. I know another lady that lost 30 lbs and has kept it off for a year. I know another lady that lost 45lbs and has kept it off for almost 2 years now. The program teaches you to eat properly. If you go about it correctly and listen to what you need to do and go about maintenance correctly the weight will not come back on, but it comes down to the person and their mindset.

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