Jen Wagner had always been athletic, but when she got married, she stopped working out and gained 100 pounds, reaching her highest weight of 240 pounds in 2017.
“I felt like a stranger in my own body. I didn’t recognize my own reflection, and when I would see photos of myself, I was disgusted. I didn’t know who that was.”.
Though she had tried for six years to lose weight on fad diets and different programs, she finally buckled down in February 2018. She started with her diet, first on keto , then to low-carb. Now she tracks her calories using MyFitnessPal and does intermittent fasting .
She also exercises by playing tennis, swimming, walking with hand weights, jumping on trampolines with her daughter and even doing yard work.
“I never did something that made me miserable and not want to do it again”. “I haven’t stepped foot inside of a gym even one time on this journey.”
Her ultimate goal is to lose the 100 pounds she gained after getting married.
“The thing I hear the most from people is that I look like a new person. I agree, since I often don’t recognize myself when I pass a mirror or a window, but more important than that, I FEEL like a new person! I feel like the person I had longed to be all those years I was overweight.”