Weight: 186 lb
Status: In a Relationship
Job: English Adjunct
Education: Associates Degree from Gloucester County College
Bachelor Degree in English from Coastal Carolina University
Master’s Degree in English from Monmouth University
Favorite books:Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, To Kill A Mocking Bird, Macbeth, Glass Menagerie, Angels in America, Hunger Games Series, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, God of Carnage, August Osage County, and A Rose for Emily
Favorite Movies: American Beauty, Clue, Dead Poets Society, The Breakfast Club, The Muppets, and Ginger Snaps
Favorite Television: RuPaul’s Drag Race
My name is Jackie and I have been over weight my whole life. I was teased so much in grade school due to my weight. Fatso is a term a boy in middle school yelled across the lunch room at me and I thought that was who I am. Now I am here to make a change.
On May 19th, 2012 I celebrated my college graduation from Coastal Carolina University. I was 232 lbs and I was unhappy. I was 23 years old and was only 5’1. I was very unhealthy. My Mom was doing Weight Watchers and I decided on May 20th, 2012 I was going to join her on a journey to weight loss and fitness. This journey was tough and was not easy. No one said it was going to be easy. I was so embarrassed about how out of shape I was that I only did exercise in my house. I did Bob Harper DVDs because I knew no one would see me in my own home. It was not until October I joined a local gym.
The process was long and hard but I kept at it. I noticed that the weight was coming off and this caused me to feel more confidence and motivation!
Now I work out five days a week. I love spinning and I run 5Ks. I love being healthy and fit! I am always blogging to motivate others. I am still going with my weight loss journey.