My Journey to Better Health

I am getting healthier, I am losing weight, I am feeling better and I know I still have a lot more to do! I hope you will join me.

My Journey to Better HealthI have been overweight nearly every day of my life. My family moved a lot and I went to many different middle and high schools. Fortunately, I made friends easily and “Jumbo Judie” was always described as nice, smart, funny or polite… and I was always known as the “fat” one.

Everyone’s weight loss journey is different. Over a lifetime, my journey has taken many different paths that drop me right back off at the all you can eat buffet line because I was constantly dieting; taking the same road I’d traveled before. I did not understand until about two years ago that I needed to commit myself to traveling a path I had never considered. One that would help me make a permanent and successful lifestyle change.

Taking the steps to an overall healthier YOU is a ride you may have to take by yourself… and by that I mean, your best friend, your family, your co-workers and even your spouse won’t necessarily hop in the car. Sure, a group of you may start taking classes together, or go for walks at lunch, or following a healthy eating plan, but many – if not most – will stray from the initial path. Everyone has to find their own motivational compass.

InspirationWell, I think I may have found my compass, my inspiration, and I want to share the mileage log of my road trip with you. Once my before and after picture showed up on the cover of Mint Magazine in a CLUB 14 FITNESS ad, I have been recognized and congratulated by so many neighbors, friends and even strangers. Most everyone wants to know HOW I DID IT, so, for the next several weeks, I will be sharing the honest truth about my travels.

Most of us who have ever tried to lose weight know what NOT to eat, but one of the questions I get the most is, “What can I eat?” I will share my answer to this and other questions regarding diet, exercise, challenges, motivation, rewards and much more. I am getting healthier, I am losing weight, I am feeling better and I know I still have a lot more to do!

Yes, my journey is far from over, and I hope you will come along for the ride!

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  1. Anonymous

    Way to go Judie!  So proud of all you’ve accomplished!

  2. Anonymous

    You go. girl! You’re doing great!

  3. Anonymous

    Judie, you are such a beautiful person on the inside and I am so glad that you can now feel like the outside matches! Looking forward to reading about your journey. You make me feel so proud to have played even the smallest part in your success.

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