JMM Wellness Weight Loss Success Story // Mollie


I had made many attempts at weight loss, too many to count.  I was one of those people who would lose 5 lbs and gain back 10. We can probably say I have been on a diet for what seemed like my whole life, teetering back and forth until I reached my highest weight of 240 lbs.I had a lot of reasons for wanting to lose weight.  There were health reasons caused by the absolute worst eating habits; I wanted a confidence booster; maybe I could look good for that next big event; wear that little black dress everyone always talks about having; maybe even surprise my doctors who always ended a sentence with “I really would like to see you lose weight” in which I would always reply back jokingly “so would I”,  but I think the reason that sat with me the most was my mom passed away in her sleep of a heart attack in her 50’s. She was overweight.  I was approaching 50 soon and that scared me, leaving me with a lot to think about.

I met Jackie in 2014.  She was referred to me by a coworker who was attending JMM Wellness for food counseling as she was considering weight loss surgery. Although I knew I was not interested in surgery,  I was most definitely interested in learning more about her practice and what I could learn from her when it came to losing weight.

I liked her right away because of her sweet disposition, her motivating ways and her wealth of knowledge. I found many things very interesting about what she had to say about what was to become my new journey.
We started out with my eating plan by focusing on what I liked.  We went over what my daily routine consisted of; and from there, together,  we built a healthy,  reasonable and realistic food plan that worked for me. Somehow, despite my excuses I even made the time to incorporate exercise into the equation; something we continue to laugh about to this day because I didn’t think  I would ever find something I could or even would stick with long enough without dying of boredom. Now 60 lbs lighter I couldn’t be happier.

I am a firm believer that people come into our lives for a reason, and I am ever so grateful that Jackie came into mine.  Making the decision to meet Jackie was the best decision I could have ever made for myself.

Thank you so much for changing my life toward a direction I never thought possible.

Mollie Perrelli