*Weight loss on Classic Program. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week.
“I drank two liters or more of regular soda a day and ate my food in supersized portions.”
I have always been a large person, but the weight really started to pile on in my mid-twenties. For the most part, I ignored the gain, and honestly, I did not think my eating habits were a problem. In fact, I only considered myself as having one meal a day. My weight was not much of a concern to me until a scary health situation occurred in my family.
“When I went in for my physical, the doctor diagnosed me with prediabetes.”
I was supposed to meet up with my aunt who has diabetes. When she did not show up or answer her phone, I went to her house and found her unconscious on the floor. In a panic, I called 911 and she was admitted to the hospital with her blood sugar out of control. My family is very close, and we all go to the same doctor, so he knows our family history well. When I went in for my physical, the doctor diagnosed me with prediabetes. He told me if I did not do something about my weight, which was 259 pounds at the time, I could soon be needing insulin injections. His stern warning hit home. My doctor suggested joining a weight loss program. I thought I would first try to lose weight on my own and had some success, but realized I needed help to keep going. I wanted to learn how to eat healthy instead of just eating less and feeling deprived. After researching different programs, I made an appointment at Jenny Craig.