Weight Loss And Diet Success Stories
Inspirational Running And Fitness Stories

Do You Have A Weight Loss or Running Story That You Would Like To Share





More Stories
Click Here



How I gained it: During my first pregnancy, I gained 50 pounds, and after after childbirth, my weight gradually began increasing. As with most women, I became busy with life and forgot the importance of taking care of myself. I was young, and my body didn't feel the extra 100 pounds I had gradually put on over the years. I had bad eating habits, no time for exercise and no real desire to be healthy.

Breaking point: I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy at age 37. I was having headaches after the pregnancy and just not feeling well, I thought it was from having a sick newborn. Finally, at six months, I went to see the doctor to be checked for the headaches, and I found out I had put on 15 extra pounds. It was so depressing. I also found out I have Type 2 diabetes that was even more depressing. I was determined right then that I was going to get the weight off, and I did! My husband and kids mean the world to me. Being able to live a long life was an important factor and motivation to lose the weight. In January 2008, I even broke my ankle on both sides after slipping on black ice, I had to have surgery and 6 screws put in my fibula. I was still so determined I was still able to lose the weight My mind was made up that no matter what, it was coming off.

How I lost it: I logged my food, ate six small meals a day and had no refined sugar. Finding out I had Type 2 diabetes helped me have a paradigm shift in the way I think, and I did a lifestyle change versus a diet. Four days a week, cardio mixed with weight training was my exercise routine. In January, I had a personal trainer to get ready for the Mrs. Idaho pageant. It was wonderful to learn from a trainer, someone who cared about me and saw the potential I could reach and I did.
I did the Mrs. Idaho pageant after losing a total of 100 pounds, and I made the top six out of 16 amazing woman. I am now a motivational speaker to motivate others to lose weight and get healthy. I am a diabetes advocate. It brings me great joy to share my story with others -- and in doing so, I inspire them to "get up and get moving!"

Visit my web site www.getupandgetmoving.net to get motivated today.

Jill Knapp

Name: Jill Knapp
Age: 42
Height: 5'8"
Before weight: 237
















More Stories Click Here



Weight Loss Success Stories
Used Concession Trailer For Sale
My Chrome Plating Resume
Running Races and Festivals
Horses For Sale
We Now Have Vinyl Vehicle Lettering!! Click Here To See More!!




This page is part of RunWalkJog.com Network
For more information please visit www.runwalkjog.com