Jill Knapp lost 100 pounds and is not helping others do the same!!

Jill Knapp

Wife,Mom,Diabetes Advocate
Before weight: 237

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy at age 37.

I was having headaches after the pregnancy and just not feeling well, I thought it was from having a sick newborn.

Finally, at about 8 months, I went to see the doctor to be checked for the headaches, and I found out I had put on 15 extra pounds. It was so depressing. I also found out I have Type 2 diabetes that was even more depressing.

I was determined right then that I was going to get the weight off, and I did! My husband and kids mean the world to me. Being able to live a long life was an important factor and motivation to lose the weight.

How I Did It:

I logged my food, ate six small meals a day and had no refined sugar. Finding out I had Type 2 diabetes helped me have a paradigm shift in the way I think, and I did a lifestyle change versus a diet. Four days a week, cardio mixed with weight training was my exercise routine.

I did the Mrs. Idaho pageant after losing a total of 100 pounds, I was 2nd runner up. Won Best Interview and Mrs. Congeniality.

I am now a motivational speaker to motivate others to lose weight and get healthy. I am a diabetes advocate . It brings me great joy to share my story with others and in doing so, I inspire them to "get up and get moving!"
Learn more about Jill by visiting her web site at:
http://getupandgetmoving.net to get motivated today.

After Weight: 137

A few tips that may help.

* Be consistent

* Believe in yourself

* Find support- weight loss group like take off pounds sensibly. It did help. Being accountable once a week is a big deal and will aid you to success.

* 6 small healthy meals a day

* Exercise a min of 4 days a week

* Drink your 8 glasses of water a day

* Baby steps! Be proud of every pound gone. It took along time to put the weight on and it will take some time to get it off.

* Best wishes!!

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Jun 07, 2012
im doing the same
by: Kelsey

summers almost here and I am doing the same. what a good example this is. I love weight loss stories. I am not doing surgery or pills just exercising.

Dec 20, 2010
by: Julie Ann

Nice that you put yourself out there in order to help others. I have hope. Just reading about how you lost the weight has sparked a hope.

Nov 22, 2010
by: Tesa

YOU look great!! My diagnoses was a year ago and I have lost 50 pounds and gained back 40. I am an over eater that's for sure. I will try doing 6 small meals a day.

Nov 15, 2010
by: Peter

I recently was diagnosed with type 2. I have along road ahead. Thanks for letting me know good can come if I work hard.

Nov 13, 2010
by: Ashly Banner

276 is my current weight. I need to get to 200 by may. Thank you for putting yourself out there and sharing. I also have type 2 diabetes and it will kill me if I do not start changing my ways. You are inspiring and I am toughed to see you did even while a broken ankle.


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