Inspiring Story

Jenn and Evelyn’s Inspirational Story

Evelyn’s Weight Loss Journey

Most of my adult life I have struggled with my weight and eventually I began to accept that I would always be overweight.  Quarantining due to COVID did not help the matter.  I gained between 20-25 pounds from March to July and I weighed in at 206 pounds – the most I have ever weighed. Being this size made it difficult for me to walk, especially going up and down stairs.  I am only 5’ 1”, so my ankles and my knees were always hurting. I told myself I had to do something.

That is when I saw my good friend Jenn, and I was shocked with her transformation.   She told me about her success with Mind, Body & Soul. Let me tell you, calling Lesia was the best decision I have ever made.  I knew it would be challenging, but I was determined.  I was teamed up with Cindy who made me accountable.  She was a God-send. The weight just started coming off. The plan became easier by the day. I was never hungry. I went from 206 to 135 in seven months and from a size 20 to a size 8.  The last time I was this size I was in high school. I feel great, look great and I still can’t believe it. 

This time losing weight feels different and I know I will be able to keep it off.  Together, Jenn and I have lost a total of 122 pounds.  We have lots of pictures together but this one is my favorite as it tells the story of our journey. Thank you to Lesia and Cindy and, most of all, to my friend Jenn.

Jenn’s Weight Loss Journey

One year ago, I contacted Lesia at Mind Body & Soul about starting my weight loss journey.  I was 48 years old and feeling like no matter what I did I couldn’t lose weight. I had tried Keto before and lost, but then gained it all back. I (thought) I was eating right, and I was going to the gym 3-4 times a week, but the number on the scale would not budge. I started to think something was seriously wrong with me.

Then, I started plan and the pounds just started falling off.  I will admit in the beginning it was tough plus it was COVID.  I remember crying frustrated tears on a few occasions. I missed my glass of wine, but Cindy kept reminding me the wine would come back eventually.  I’m so glad I stuck with it! I started at 198 and got down to 146.  I went from a size 16 to a size 8! I went through stabilization and now I’m holding on maintenance. 

Due to COVID, I hadn’t seen many people. When I finally did see my friends they were amazed at my transformation. My friend Evelyn jumped on board and has also had wonderful success. This is a picture of us before and after…together we have lost 122 pounds!!