Weight Loss Wednesday: Jill Cummings

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Craving some inspiration?

Need some motivation to get moving now that Extreme Weight Loss isn’t on every week?

On the heels of our season 4 finale, I must say that this last year was an amazing one! From Bruce to Brandi, along with every EWL participant during season 4, we were able to share some remarkable transformations with you every single week – both on the show, and right here on the blog. With another season of Extreme Weight Loss wrapped up, we may not be showcasing EWL success stories weekly, but what we do have are ordinary people, like you and me, who are CHOOSING to do extraordinary things! Guys, this is something I am so excited to share with you because it is truly the driving force behind every single thing Chris and I do. From the bottom of my heart, there is one reason we do what we do on television: We do it to show all of you that you are capable of the extraordinary, and you CAN change your lives for the better. Sharing inspiration to transform your mind and body is what we live and breathe. It is our genuine goal to inspire each and every one of you to realize that if our EWL peeps can lose hundreds of pounds and change a lifetime of unhealthy habits, YOU can too. Those extra pounds can be lost, and your self-confidence can skyrocket. That marathon you want to run is not a lofty dream, it is a real attainable goal! Transformation is real, and it is not just for those with the opportunity to be on Extreme Weight Loss – it is for anyone and everyone willing to make a change.

With that said, I am so excited to introduce you to a truly remarkable transformation…ladies and gentlemen, introducing the new Jill!!!! This beautiful lady was not on Extreme Weight Loss, nor did she ever receive any one-on-one coaching from Chris or me, yet, to date, she has lost 152 lbs. Wow!!

Jill’s journey began just about two years ago when she noticed a small Facebook advertisement for a BEST hiking event in her area. Be Your BEST AZ is a non-profit organization Chris and I started along with our dear friend, Richard Morris, and it was created to inspire and empower people in our local community to make a change. In short, it’s our way to pay it forward to the people of our hometown and give them the tools and guidance they need to start on their transformation journeys. Jill attended the event with no real idea of what to expect, no big weight loss goals, and very few expectations. After a rigorous hike, a pep talk from other BEST attendees, and a quick meet-and-greet with Chris, she felt inspired, immediately went home, ordered Choose To Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution, and began her weight loss journey.

Jill hit the ground running and hasn’t slowed down since. In just 12 months, through a combination of carb cycling, strength training, hiking, and Zumba, she lost 120 lbs. She has been meticulous with her meal planning and tireless with her workouts, pushing herself day in and day out and continually losing weight. It has been remarkable to be a witness to such a beautiful transformation, and I could not be any prouder of her! Her transformation is a true example of what can be accomplished with a belief in yourself, a strong group of supporters, and the willingness to change both physically and mentally.

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There is nothing we love more than hearing (and sharing!) stories like Jill’s, and every month on the blog we’ll be showcasing amazing transformations made right at home. So, tell us…what’s your transformation story? Are you or someone you know on the weight loss journey of a lifetime? We want to hear it! Send your transformation tales to [email protected] for the opportunity to have your story shared right here on the blog. We can’t wait to hear about all of your amazing transformations!!

Xoxo,

Heidi

For more information about Be Your BEST AZ, visit http://beyourbestaz.com

 


17 Comments

  1. Andrea - October 6, 2014

    I am half way through choose more lose more for life book. A lifetime of obesity and feeling lost, and your book has opened my eyes and given me the microscope I’ve needed! This book is changing my life and my relationship with food and myself! Thank you Chris and Heidi for this life changing book!

  2. Melissa Mann - September 30, 2014

    Incredible story ! Go Jill 🙂

  3. Cathy - September 26, 2014

    Awesome! I love this story! I am writing my own! When school started I decided I was going to make a change! I studied carb cycling and planned for my busy days ahead and when school started I hit the ground running! Tomorrow is weigh in after my slingshot week! I’m a little nervous about the scale after a week of high carb, but whatever it is…I’m down 15.2 pounds in three weeks of turbo cycling! I’m happy with that and hoping to add more tomorrow! If I do gain….I will keep going, something new for me! And I will continue to keep my promises! Goals are in place and I will have already exceeded my goal for this month either way! YAY! Thank you Chris and Heidi for what you do! reading your blog today nearly had me in tears! Thank you for sharing what many if us hVe forgotten…believing I ourselves!

  4. Kaila Dunagan - September 25, 2014

    I started my weight loss transformation on March 5, 2014 and to date I have lost 51lbs!!!! My first milestone is to lose 111! It’s so hard and would LOVE some help!

    • Team Powell - September 25, 2014

      This is awesome – you’re definitely on the right track, and help is on the way! Check out Chris and Heidi’s carb cycling program in their book, “Choose More, Lose More for Life.”The book contains their complete nutrition and exercise program, and it’s the same one they use on the show. It will teach you everything you need to know and do to finish your transformation journey! Learn about the nutrition basics here: http://heidipowell.net/2713/carb-cycling-101/. You can do this!

  5. Colleen McLellan - September 25, 2014

    You look amazing!!!!! Keep going and don`t give up

  6. Missi - September 25, 2014

    Great job Jill! I am on my own journey and have lost 170lbs but still really struggling ith the nutrition side of things. So proud of you!

  7. Janice - September 25, 2014

    Great work Jill! Very inspiring. I’m on my own journey and it takes such dedication day in, day out. Keep on doing this healthy lifestyle!

  8. Jeanette - September 25, 2014

    Great job Jill! keep up the good work you look amazing. Truly inspiring.

  9. Jen - September 25, 2014

    Jill is one amazing chick.

  10. Cheryl W - September 24, 2014

    Simply AWESOME! Thank you for sharing this inspiring story! 🙂

  11. Melissa - September 24, 2014

    Way to go Jill!!! Love an inspirational story like this one. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Kathy - September 24, 2014

    Great job, Jill, you are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Donna Ferguson - September 24, 2014

    Very well done very impressed i know how hard it is to do ive lost 140lbs and still have 30lbs to go but im very proud of myself as you must be your gorgeous!

  14. Nicole - September 24, 2014

    Jill is amazing! She is one of the most giving and selfless people
    I know! So happy for her and so happy she is not only my Sister but my friend! Thank you, Heidi and Chris Powell!!

  15. Julie - September 24, 2014

    It inspires me to see that people succeed at home and at the boot camp. I got Chris’ book not too long ago and I’m reading it….haven’t started the food part yet… I have about 100 lbs to lose… Georgeana’s story was very inspiring to me as well as I am a minister’s wife as well and my life is so consumed with helping others that I have lost my self. I weighed 120 when I met my hubby and I’m now over 240….
    Keep on doing what your doing. You are a great inspiration Heidi and Chris!

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