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Profile Member Transformation: Jodi

November 22, 2016 - Member Stories

In the words of Mark Twain, “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” 

Sanford Health employee and Profile member Jodi made the deliberate choice to get ahead by getting started on Profile after years of battling her weight. “I had always been overweight, even as a kid,” explains Jodi. “And I had literally tried every diet, every program. I would lose a bit but nothing would really stick. But my sister joined Profile and had some success really quickly. So I decided that I would give it a go.”

Jodi lost 14 within her first week of Profile. And while the numbers on the scale are fantastic (Jodi lost 91 pounds*), we are just as thrilled with her results of living a healthier and happier life.

“Profile has changed my life. Not just by what I eat or don’t eat. It’s changed how I approach things, my level of optimism and confidence. I used to be ashamed of my weight and felt that I was just always going to be that way with no hope of being different. Once I started Profile, something in my head just clicked. I was finally ready, REALLY ready.”

Jodi embodies what it means to be #ProfileProud.

Not only is her lifestyle change creating a physical and psychological transformation within her, but the choices she makes are also positively impacting her family and children

“After a couple of weeks I figured out ways (using the Profile Facebook and Pinterest pages) to have the same thing the family was eating, but with minor modifications. For example, if it is spaghetti night at our house, instead of noodles, I have spaghetti squash. I eat the same sauce and meat as them, but just with different noodles. Once I started approaching meals that way, it just got easier. Pretty soon the kids asked to taste my versions of the food. Guess what? They liked them! I have substituted ground turkey where I would have previously used hamburger in almost every sense. We only eat turkey bacon or sausage now and the kids love it.”

She credits her success, in part, to her ability to chunk her goal into smaller, manageable pieces. Her first goal was to be under 300. From there, it was to lose 50, then 70.  Looking forward, her next goal is to lose 100, and then to continue to lose 25 pounds at a time until reaching her final goal weight. While losing 160 pounds may seem like an impossible task, losing 25-30 at time doesn’t. Other aspects that have contributed to her success is the simplicity of the Profile program as well as support from her Profile coach, family, and friends.

“Have there been struggles? Of course there have! Are there weeks where the scale doesn’t move and I get frustrated? Absolutely! But that’s where my support system, including my profile coach comes in. Plus, my husband and kids, my sister, our mom, everyone in my family has been extremely supportive. I feel like I have so many people cheering me on!”

Allow yourself to get ahead by getting started with Profile today. What do you have to lose?

*Individual results may vary.

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