Jordan lost 49 lbs*
*People following the Weight Watchers plan can expect to lose 1-2 pounds/week. Jordan lost weight on a prior program and is continuing on WW Freestyle™.
In Jordan’s words:
As a high school athlete, I worked out five times a week and ate whatever I wanted. Food was at the center of everything my family did together, from barbecues to brunches and going out for dinner. After graduation, I exercised less and continued to eat the same way until I found myself weighing 373 pounds.
Changing his mindset
An "a-ha" moment
There were things I couldn’t do — like fit into certain chairs or buy clothing at any store. I couldn’t play basketball or baseball because it hurt my knees too much, and I stopped wanting to be around people. About six months before my wedding, when I was at my heaviest weight, I sat down with my now-wife and told her, “This isn’t who I want to be. I’m not comfortable in this skin.” I wanted to get healthier to be the best possible husband, so I joined WW.
A healthy transition
On the WW Freestyle program, I ate more fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Because there are hundreds of ZeroPoint™ foods you don’t have to count — like grilled chicken, shrimp, and eggs — I never felt hungry. WW also helped me improve my relationship with food. Before joining, I’d eat every time I got stressed at work, angry at a friend, or in an argument with my now-wife. Now I cope by listening to guided WWxHeadspace meditations on the WW app or talking to other members at WW Workshops or on Connect.
Finding a new normal
Typically, I wake up and eat a SmartPoints®-friendly breakfast, pack my lunch to bring to work, and cook a really delicious dinner, like turkey meatballs. And I always try to save SmartPoints to share dessert with my wife at night. It’s not like I don’t eat out anymore — I can still live my life. I’m just more aware when I do.
How Jordan’s success with WW has improved his life
Now that I've lost 50 pounds, I’m able to be much more active. My wife and I will walk our two dogs all over town, hike, or go camping. I play basketball three or four times a week. Moreover, I feel more confident. I’m not as negative as I used to be, and I’m happier.
A bright future
Although I once worried I’d be too tired to raise children with my wife, I’m excited to have kids. One day, I’ll show them what a balanced life looks like. If I can do it, anyone can.