Ever since I can remember, I have been overweight. Even in school (that was a long time ago), I weighed in the upper 100’s and continued to pack on the pounds. Weight has always been a struggle for me and my entire family. Yes, I have tried every diet imaginable, from a cabbage soup diet, to grapefruit juice, to cutting calories. I tried Weight Watchers a few times and again a year ago through a program at work. Nothing seemed to work for me and I always gained the weight back.
Enough was Enough
I was at my wits’ end after my last attempt ditched attempt at Weight Watchers. I was on the program for 20 weeks and lost 10 pounds right away, but then gained it back. I was following the plan, but it just wasn’t working. I watched what I ate and worked out, but I still couldn’t keep the weight off. One night, I talked to my friend and said I needed help or I was done. She said that I should reach out to Jill. I admit I was a bit nervous – Jill is beautiful and I wasn’t sure I was the right fit for “Team Bunny.” I am no Bunny” – I kept thinking. But I called her anyway – signed up for the 12 week transformation – and have never looked back! ( I have now been with her for over a year).
The Convenience of Online Coaching
I liked the convenience of the online coaching format and the ability to send my check-ins when it suited me. It alleviated a lot of stress not having to get to a meeting at a certain time, which was especially helpful for me with my busy work schedule. I liked the layout of the coaching, and the worksheets and mindset component (later I learned it was CBT). I learned about cravings and hunger – and how to combat the emotional signals without food. When I attended Weight Watchers meetings, it could be disappointing when you had to weigh in and didn’t lose any weight that week, which made it hard to stay positive. There was no negative vibe with Jill – positive and supportive!
Throughout our time together I made sure to send the time filling out the check-in form, so that Jill had all the data to look through. I loved how she looks at sleep, mood, energy etc.. not just a number on the scale. Jill always responded to my questions quickly via email, and she even gave my husband pointers for his Type II diabetes. She really went above and beyond.
I Kept the Weight Off for the First Time in My Life!
With Jill’s personal recommendation for me to give up gluten and dairy, I lost 46 pounds during the course of our time together. What’s even better, is that I have been able to keep the weight off for the first time in my life.. (I check-in with Jill once a month now – 3 months of being on my own – I have been able to keep the weight off!) Even when I have been too busy to exercise, I haven’t fallen into my old sabotaging traps – which is huge for me. I am able to eat all day long on my healthy lifestyle program and I never feel deprived.
Healthy Skin, Less Pain and Improved Allergies
Besides weight loss, my skin has cleared up drastically. I always suffered from acne and was constantly put on antibiotics by dermatologists. With Jill’s help, we found out that it was gluten that was causing my acne even though I tested negative for a gluten allergy. We also were able to minimize the hip pain that had always plagued me. It went away after my fourth week off of gluten and dairy, which was a bonus I wasn’t expecting. My allergies have also improved. I always suffered from allergies that would lead to ear infections and this year I haven’t taken ANY allergy medicine, just removing gluten and dairy have gotten rid of the seasonal allergies I suffered for years.
My mood and energy are also much better with my new eating and workout habits. Before, I would be too exhausted to even make dinner when I got home from work at 7:00 pm, but now my energy level are much higher to keep me going to make dinner and even my meals for the next day. Plus, my stress level are also much better and not wearing me down like it did before, I’m just less stressed and it’s wonderful.
The information I learned working with Jill is like no other information I have learned before. It gets to the heart of how food reacts with your body and mind. I wish I would have known about this 25 years ago. Nowhere else can you find information like this! And yes, I believe that I am a BUNNY! I hope that my story inspires you to pick up the phone and start working with Jill!
Create Your Own Success Story with Team Bunny
Jess was able to lose weight and keep it off with the power of nutrition and fitness education, and personal support entered around CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Sign up for the 1-to-1 coaching today and be on your way to improved weight loss and health – for life!
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