Who doesn’t love a fitness success story? Jennifer Atkin is one of many, but hers has a sad-yet-triumphant twist: Her fiancé Tom ended their engagement because she was overweight.
Not only did Jennifer dodge a bullet by moving on without him, but she became even better. After hitting the gym and working hard on a healthy diet, she traded up for sexy.
10. Not ’Til Death Do Us Part
’Til death do us part, right? Wrong.
At 24 years old, Jennifer Atkin weighed 243 pounds and admitted that she was a size 22 couch potato. An unhealthy diet, very little physical activity, and the stress of modern life all contributed to her weight gain.
Weddings are difficult to plan, of course…
9. Calling It Quits
So, naturally, Jennifer found comfort and relaxation by enjoying her favorite foods. The cycle of stress is difficult to break, especially when you’ve got to balance a busy schedule with a relationship and so much more.
Her fiancé must have planned on spending his life with Jennifer, but that soon changed.
8. Recover And Rebuild
In the middle of planning her dream wedding, Jennifer’s fiancé Tom called the engagement off. She was blindsided and remembers crying for days. It took time, of course, for her to rebuild.
Her birthday soon arrived, and as she blew out her candles, she wished for a change in her life.
7. Getting Healthy And Fit
Jennifer knew that she needed to lose weight and regain a healthy lifestyle in order to really create happiness in her world. As you can see here, that’s exactly what she did.
After reigning in her fatty fast-food diet and trading up for healthier foods, she incorporated regular time at the gym.
6. Dropping Over A Hundred Pounds
It wasn’t long until her fresh attitude and new outlook began to take full effect. It took lots of hard work, but Jennifer eventually shed 110 pounds and dropped from a size 22 to a size 10.
(That’s almost equivalent to losing the weight of a whole adult person!)