Stories

After Banishing All Excuses, Jacquelyn Moody Lost 71 Pounds

By  | 

I had gained most of the weight 10 years ago, then packed on 40 more pounds during pregnancy. My daughter is now 8, so pregnancy weight is no longer an excuse! I’m a carb girl, so I loved eating bread, pasta, cake, cookies. I hated veggies.

Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | After Banishing All Excuses, Jacquelyn Moody Lost 71 Pounds

Name: Jacquelyn Moody
Age: 29
Height: 5’4″
Before Weight: 204.5 pounds

I had been trying to lose weight for years, but I just couldn’t do it. I even signed up for a 5K obstacle course to motivate me. I went from only being able to run one lap on a track to running 14 laps, yet still managed to gain weight — and it wasn’t muscle. My daughter told me she was embarrassed that she had a “fat mom.” It broke my heart!

I knew something was wrong from my failed weight loss attempts, so the next time I went to my gynecologist, I requested blood work. I had read that my polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) could cause insulin resistance. Well, I was correct! The test results showed that I was insulin resistant and possibly had type 2 diabetes.

How I Lost It: I took matters into my own hands. I researched online diets that helped people like me. I came across the Metabolism Miracle diet. I read the book, bought all the recommended food and vitamins and on January 7, 2013, I started my journey. Within the first two weeks, I was already down 15 pounds. It was mostly water weight, but still progress. It helped me keep up the momentum. My 2 p.m. blood sugar crashes ceased, and my energy levels increased. I followed the diet strictly. If I was tempted to cheat, I would remind myself that I can’t fool my body, it knows what I’m putting into it. I’m a very picky, very bland eater, but I learned my lesson: The junk food isn’t worth it, it sucks the energy out of you.

I went to the gym to use the treadmill and elliptical every day after work, as if it were my part-time job. I chose a gym close to home to eliminate excuses. If my daughter was at Brownies or gymnastics, I would drop her off and hit the gym until it was time to pick her up. Other days, she went to childcare at the gym. She loves it there, so that makes things a lot easier. Also, I walk three miles, two to four times a week on my lunch breaks. To change things up, I do kickboxing and go for bike rides.

By February 21, I had lost 30 pounds. That day marked the beginning of a “Biggest Loser”-style contest at my job. I signed up, even though people said I had already lost enough and wouldn’t win. Wrong! I came in first place. It ended on May 9, and by then I was down 55 pounds. I had exceeded my original goal of 50 pounds. I then changed my goal to 60, then to 70. By mid-July, I hit 71 pounds down! I never thought I would see the day.

I’m happier, healthier and I finally feel human. I always felt like a beast next to my friends. I’m less paranoid of being judged for my weight now. I will admit I am still insecure because of skin and stretch marks on my stomach, but it sure beats being obese.

Current Weight: 133 pounds. I would like to get down to 127 and then maintain, but I am satisfied with where I am now.

Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | After Banishing All Excuses, Jacquelyn Moody Lost 71 Pounds

Source: Huffington Post

32 Comments

  1. Little Teresa

    April 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Ok starting tonite no more excuses.

  2. Little Teresa

    April 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Awesome

  3. Rob Laski

    April 28, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Holy! Isn’t it amazing how taking some weight off reveals an entirely new person? Well done!!

  4. Amy

    April 27, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I saw your story on the “the weigh we were” Facebook page and just wanted to congratulate you on your success! You look amazing!!

  5. Kellie Morton

    April 27, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I see she didn’t lose the 20lbs on her chest! J/k…congrats

  6. Mandie Trahan

    April 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I have this PCOS. I just ordered this book. 🙂

  7. Tina Civill Abbott

    April 27, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks Tammy Gilbert Lang

  8. Johnny Mcdonald

    April 27, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Good job you look very beautiful keep up the good work and keep doing what you’re doing consistency is the key and it’s paying off for you

  9. Lisa Page

    April 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Yes we should I’ve lost thirty I want to lose thirty more!!

  10. Parisian James

    April 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Go girl!!!! You look amazing!!!!

  11. Desiree Sevilla

    April 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Those boobs tho =O

  12. Carleen Thomas

    April 27, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Wow, inspiring story !

  13. Marlene Meckley Badida

    April 27, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    What an inspiration! I am close to the same weight/height as her (beginning weight) and trying to make better food choices and exercise when I can, though not nearly enough. Gradually making a lifestyle change….. feeling determined!

  14. Jennifer Fradkin Jarrell

    April 27, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Lisa

  15. Ellen Platt Grosser

    April 27, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Fantastic!!!

  16. Shannon Aldrich

    April 27, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Wow she looks great!

  17. Charles Martin

    April 27, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Great picture your girls are awesome. Sorry for being a pig.

  18. Maria Gonzalez

    April 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Congratulations

  19. Tina Tip

    April 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    PCOS is a meanie when it comes to reaching a healthier weight, but this story is so inspiring! The worst we can do for ourselves is stay stagnant.

  20. Heidi Lovato

    April 27, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Jacquelyn, you look GREAT!! Way to put your mind to it ….. Losing weight is ALL a mental game! I am in that game as I write this – it’s mind over matter…..I’m going to win this one 🙂

  21. Rita Mild

    April 27, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Also measuremnts, and don’t weigh quite as frequently as usual..you will drive yourself insane.

  22. Rita Mild

    April 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I hit a plateau recently at 80 bls and I had to increase my exercise. I also just kept playing with what I was eating, and made sure I was geting enough water. I just hit 92.

  23. Ana Pacheco

    April 27, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Right now I my weight is 185 and I’m looking to lose 40 pounds. But for me it’s hard but shouldn’t be because I have the lap band. I just need motivation not criticism. Any suggestions?

  24. Etolia Jackson

    April 27, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    On my way to your end of the lane.

  25. Tammy Gilbert-Lang

    April 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Tina Civill Abbott its haylie pomroy

  26. Tina Civill Abbott

    April 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    The book you were referring to The Metabolism Diet, who is the author ? Thank you!

  27. Vicki Ebel

    April 27, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Awesome!

  28. Lynda Chapman

    April 27, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    The Weigh We Were.com thank you for the video. I have been working out and cutting back on food even more so from when I started losing weight. It has been a journey. Thanks for everyones else’s comments. 🙂 I will be measuring and taking notes.

  29. Maureen McKibbin

    April 27, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Keep up the good work Jacquelyn. I have hit a plateau at 35 lbs. I am counting my calories.

  30. Angela Thomas Vonderau

    April 27, 2014 at 11:59 am

    She looks amazing!!! 🙂

  31. Lynda Chapman

    April 27, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I have lost 65 pounds, but I have hit a plateau. Any suggestions?

  32. Suzy Hanks

    April 27, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Awesome

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *