March 4, 1994
Jenny Craig Inc. announced the resignation of Albert J. DiMarco as president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. The company said it named Ellen Destray, 42, senior vice president of operations, to succeed as DiMarco as chief operating officer. No successor was chosen for president. The Del Mar, Calif.-based company said DiMarco, 51, who was named president and chief operating officer in November, was resigning for personal reasons. Before joining Jenny Craig, he had been chairman and chief executive of Nutri/System Inc.
September 8, 2011 |
Following the Weight Watchers program for a year helped people lose twice as much weight as following doctor's weight loss orders in a randomized trial, researchers reported Thursday in the journal The Lancet. Primary care physicians in Australia, Germany and the U.K. recruited 772 overweight and obese adults. About half were assigned to 12 months of care from a doctor, according to their country's national treatment standards. The other 377 got a free yearlong membership to Weight Watchers. Over the course of the year, researchers took measurements of the patients' weight, fat mass, waist circumference and blood pressure. Ultimately, 61% of the Weight Watchers group completed the 12 months; 54% of other doctor-treated groups did. The researchers compared the patients' weight loss using several different methods. On average, weight loss for the Weight Watchers members was 11.16 pounds, versus 4.96 pounds for the patients receiving standard care.
August 24, 2011 |
"Star Wars" star Carrie Fisher, who has lost 50 pounds on the Jenny Craig diet plan in just nine months, had people buzzing on Thursday morning when she told the "Today" show's Ann Curry that her new body made her "want to get into the metal bikini and just walk around the house like an idiot. Answer the doorbell: 'What is it? This old thing?' " Yes, Jabba, THAT bikini . The 54-year-old Fisher, who's a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig , weighed 180 pounds at her heaviest and is 130 pounds now . Since she's just over 5 feet tall, that means she now has a body mass index of about 24 -- within the "normal" range. At 180, her BMI would have been around 34, firmly in the "obese" range.
January 10, 2000
Re "What a Tripp" (Jan. 7): Have we all gone crazy? Linda Tripp asks for contributions to her legal defense from the public, people she states are "just like me," and then has thousands of dollars' worth of cosmetic surgery so she can look good for her trial. Monica Lewinsky, who almost brought down the presidency with well-publicized sexual activities, lands a contract as a spokeswoman for a company in the business of improving image. At least some of us are still sane. Congratulations to David Lahey, the Jenny Craig franchisee who has shown excellent judgment in opting not to run the Monica Lewinsky commercial.
January 14, 1999 |
It's the usual post-holiday assault on overweight consumers, with marketers pitching pills, potions and weight-loss programs. But as they jockey for position, many marketers are still trying to overcome the dulling impact of the fen-phen/Redux debacle late in 1997. Jenny Craig Inc. has doggedly continued to market its line of low-calorie packaged meals long after customers cooled to its fare.
April 25, 1993 |
Sidney and Jenny Craig, who saw their $2.5-million colt run seventh in last year's Kentucky Derby, spent about $2 million Saturday in an attempt to win the Derby and the Kentucky Oaks next weekend at Churchill Downs. The Craigs have bought Tossofthecoin from Frances Jelks for an estimated $1 million and bought Lunar Spook, a 3-year-old filly, from the Sandbar Farm.