From Setback to Comeback
“I've been overweight all my life. I was always the last one picked in PE and the first one to get picked on at recess. Food was my comfort.”
As an adult, Jeanmarie became obese. She tried several weight loss programs and even considered surgery.
“I had other issues that weren’t related to food, but I kept turning to food for comfort.”
Jeanmarie’s daughter, Kim, had witnessed her mother’s unhealthy habits and became her “food buddy”. At one of Kim's medical appointments, Jeanmarie asked the physician if there was anything they could do to get to a healthy weight.
“The doctor gave me a card and said, ‘This is my patient. She has achieved health with OPTAVIA and wants to help others.’”
Jeanmarie wasn’t completely sure if she was ready to go on Plan, but when she saw how positive everyone was about getting healthy and their amazing transformations, she wanted that same success.
“So I gave it a chance and my eating habits improved significantly! My weight loss has been gradual, but steady. I don't give up. ”
Jeanmarie’s setbacks led to a major comeback. She lost 110 pounds* and has gained so much – more energy, fewer aches, the ability to fit in a seat, and the passion to share healthy habits with others.
“My doctor is thrilled with my weight loss. I love coaching others and sharing the OPTAVIA Program.”