I have lost 50 pounds and over 45 inches!
My name is Jaclyn E. and at the age of 31 I weighed the most I ever had in my lifetime, 270 pounds. I never dreamed I would get that heavy and quite frankly I never did anything about it. Sure I had two kids but the weight came on before and after as well. I was sad and depressed all the time. I never wanted to go out or get dressed up. And most of all I hated taking pictures with my family because I couldn't stand the sight of myself. I hit my peak in October 2009 and at that moment I told myself enough. I officially needed to lose over 100 pounds to get to my goal weight of 165. I was done trying Weight Watchers and other diet type programs that I kept failing at (including the GYM YUCK!). I decided for the sake of my children that I needed to get active and become healthy regardless of the scale. This is when my search for change began. I began my search for an exercise program on the Internet. I didn't know what I was looking for and knew that I wanted to do an aerobic type program to music I currently listen to. So I Googled "aerobic hip hop dance" and found BBX. I though anything with dance might be fun and less like work. After checking out the website I decided this was it and called the folks at BBX to see if the program was suitable for people that are really overweight and that had a non-existent fitness level. After the conversation I decided to visit Dede's class in my neighborhood. I was really scared but after my first class I knew this was something I could stick with. It was fun, innovative and funky. I loved it despite the pain I felt afterward. After a few months of attending Dede's class regularly 3x per week, I decided to take advantage of the BBX group's 90 day weight loss program. It included body fat testing, daily monitoring of my eating, meal plans, group meetings and one-on-one individual support. The support in this program is amazing. The staff is friendly, understanding and constanttly pushing you to help you get to the next level. In that 90 day period I lost 18 pounds and 35 inches and finally I saw a change in my body, appearance and attitude. Due to my success of the program, I am still doing 90 day programs. I have been at this now for 9 months. In total I have lost 50 pounds and over 45 inches. This would not have been possible if it weren't for BBX. More importantly, it wouldn't be possible without a coach like Dede. Dede motivates, inspires and is constantly pushing me in class and at home to work harder and stay focused. It's the kind of support I need to get me to the next level and reach my ultimate goal of 100 pounds. I know that with this program I can meet this goal in 2011.