EXCLUSIVE Sara Rue: 30 Lbs. Down, 10 More to Go

03/31/2010 at 05:10 PM ET

Courtesy Jenny Craig

After losing 30 lbs. in 12 weeks, actress Sara Rue is going for 10 more, she says. “The changing of your mind is often the hardest part,” says Rue, a spokesperson for Jenny Craig. “Now that I’ve conquered that, I’m ready for more!” Rue, 31, has struggled with her weight since she was a child. The red-headed actress, who starred in the TV show Eastwick, says she once lost a role due to her size. Determined to gain control of her weight, Rue joined the program in November and learned about how much to eat and healthy foods. She explains, “The key has been portion control, which has totally helped me not slip up, and has given me the necessary balance to feel good. I’m comfortable with this program, because it’s not a diet –- it’s a lifestyle change.” As a result, the pounds fell off — and she’s down to the last ten lbs of her Jenny Craig journey. Her reward for successful weigh-ins? A manicure. Rue enthuses, “Thanks to my 30-lb. weight loss, my nails have never looked better!” –Elaine Aradillas

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Terri on

I did Jenny Craig years ago, even then it was expensive, and yes I gained it back. Soon after I gave up my gallbladder, pretty much due to yo-yo dieting through the years. Sara has always been pretty to me (must be because we’re both redheads, LOL). The weight loss biz is BIG business as we know, but I really think they should get away from promoting celebs as spokespeople…most of us can not afford their programs, nor can we afford a personal trainer or even a gym membership, times are tough! The companies should use more “regular” people. Celebs do not influence me at all.

linda on

I’m so sick of women not loving themselves the way they are!
and I’m Really sick of that phoney idiot Valerie Bertinelli….she was Not a real friend to Makenzie Phillips, just read Mac’s book! Also Valerie gained weight, not that I care!

ilham ea on


Kristin @ Making Cents Out of Life on

Sara Rue sounds like she’d be a really sweet person, and she’s extremely funny! She’s never been fat, so it looks like Jenny Craig would find a spokesperson w/ more weight to take off although anybody who’s making lifestyle changes as she is deserves kudos and makes a great role model. She’s also young enough that kids and teens can identify with her, which will definitely help with childhood obesity.

wendy on

What is not realistic with 2.5lbs a week??
i lost like that on weight watchers, without even exercising, if i actually did it properly i could totally do that, but i am too lazy!! i think she has just been helped with a trainer , she looks fab, so why shouldn’t she show it off? I do agree that if she stops JC it will probably come back, but hey then she will work it out.

Melanie on

Great for her! I did the Jenny Craig diet 3 years ago and lost 20 lbs -and have managed to keep it off. The magic of it is that it teaches you what an acceptable portion should be. In a world where everything is supersized – it was a real eye opener for me.

Infamous on

She looks great! But I think she looks the same as before

Candis on

Wow that is great, congrats. I wish I could afford to buy that food and get paid from the company,personal trainer…. Most of us though live in the real world have jobs, kids and responsibilities and that doesnt involve paying 300-500 per month on food. Unless it is from the grocery store, and I agree with the other comment just keep it to yourself so I dont have to hear about you on Oprah crying about how you gained it all back.

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