Something to Smile AboutBeing "chubby" made Andrea unhappy and insecure. Using Joy's program as her guide, Andrea resolved to get fit — and succeeded at surpassing her goal weight. Now she's all smiles!
Start weight: 148 lbs
Current weight: 113 lbs
Goal weight: 117 lbs
Pounds lost: 35*
Andrea says that weight has always been a big issue in her family. When she was growing up, her father was known as big papa bear because he weighed nearly 400 pounds. She refers to being overweight as the “triple-H effect” — heavy is a handicap and humiliating. While Andrea never considered herself fat, she felt chubby and a bit padded. She didn’t enjoy shopping or exercising with friends because these group activities always made her self-conscious. One of her daily challenges was to hide her flabby belly.
Andrea aspires to be a dentist, and one of her professional goals is to give people a reason to smile. Her personal goal was to lose weight and give herself something to smile about. After starting Joy’s program and sticking to the meal and fitness plans, she not only hit her goal of losing 30 pounds, but also recently surpassed it. She went from a size 12/14 to a tiny 2/4! Andrea, a successful example of how well Joy's plan works, is now happily flashing her pearly whites!
As a bonus, Andrea's dramatic weight loss was featured in a January 2009 Woman's World cover story about walking off the pounds!
*Weight loss varies by individual. You may not achieve these results.