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Success Stories

Tonisha Jackson After
After
Tonisha Jackson Before
Before

Tonisha Jackson

 

Job Title: Operations Service Support

Location: Atlanta, GA

Program: Virgin Pulse

 

What I like Most about VHM: VHM is the fact I can look at what I have done, what I'm doing, and what I can improve on. Seeing these things in front of me makes it "REAL." Every three months I complete my Health Snap shots to see where I am and what small changes I can make to better my health. I like how my journal keeps track of everything I have done since day one. (Weight, steps, Bmi, blood pressure, etc) Being a competitor, I love challenging my fellow co-workers from time to time to keep things interesting.

tonisha running(Success) Story: Before signing up with VHM, I went from 191 to 221 in the course of 2 months. Yes, this bothered me, but I was convinced that I would lose the weight in 2 or 3 months (as always). This time was different. I got down to 217 lbs. and stayed there. I had NEVER weighed 200 anything!!!! I knew something had to change.

When I decided to sign up for VHM, I weighed 217; blood pressure was 135/77; BMI was 27.2 and my body fat was 33.

After speaking with a Nutritionist, I realize that my diet was not healthy and it was time for a lifestyle change. Being active wasn't the problem, it was my eating habit. So I joined weight Watchers. I got the exercise part down, now let's start eating right. Since being a part of VHM and Weight watchers, I have learned what types of food are beneficial to me and my workout plan.

My Last Bio measurements read: Weight - 191, BMI - 24.6, Body fat - 28, and Blood pressure - 117/80. I have green smiley faces for all three categories. I never thought I would be able to run more than 3 miles, but now I am up to 11, and I get cash rewards. I am not the type to wake up in the morning motivated, but I am addicted to seeing the results.