Jennifer Carr: A Heartfelt Journey

Day one, they say journaling your reasons and daily life for weight loss is important, makes you more accountable and see what you do, where you need to improve and how you think about things. Read this in January's Sculpt email. I have for months, thought about joining in the weight loss program to get me started, but hey, I could do it all by myself right? WRONG.

I’ve been trying, I actually went out last night, had a fabulous time dancing and drinking with friends. It was when I saw a video today of me dancing last night that I realized, you know what, I'm pretty but the weight on my upper body is terrible, I can’t do it alone. I’ve watched Ryan and his colleagues grow and help others, so why not. I have Emma going to Sculpt program at community centre two days a week. She goes, she doesn’t like it but she does it. What type of role model am I if I sit around and make her do it? I feel like shit every day, I use my Ventolin because my lungs are pressed with fat, I can't eat healthy cause I’m so use to being on the go and not looking after myself. I don’t sleep, and when I do it's all day while kids are in school, then I miss the entire day. I’m up all night watching tv, laying dormant in bed. Quite the life, I know, jealous yet? I hope not!

So today I reached out to Sculpt, I was going to apply for transformation challenge Ryan offered but as soon as I saw "appear on stage" I went, ya NO, I’m tooooo fat and too ashamed to be on stage, what if I don’t look like those girls, so I emailed Sculpt and signed up. I’m worth it, they can help, I can do it, as Ryan said tonight “your heads in it”. I had a talk with the kids, just to explain that I may need their guidance and understanding. They are so on board, my son always wants to be active, so that’s the positive.

I cried tonight for the first time, I haven’t told my husband I am going to do this. He left three days ago for six weeks, I want to see his reaction when he walks through the gate of the airport and sees me for the first time. I am doing this for me, but I’m doing it for him and my kids too. He is physically fit. Great physic, not tired, sleeps great, exercises every day, so when he is home, we can do all kinds of stuff together, and maybe we could sleep together through the night and not separate rooms because I can’t sleep and the TV keeps him awake. So yeah I cried a lot tonight, not because I’m sad, but I’m happy I’m going to step up, step out of my comfort zone, and do something and accomplish what I have wanted to do for almost 14 years.

There is no time like the present to start living again, my goal is fifty pounds, that may seem like a lot, but not really, that’s just my first goal. March first will be here before I know it and I will have my husband’s first look at the new me. This time won’t take long, so here goes everything I have hoped for.

16 weeks in and I can say I’ve done what I’ve set out to do, and I still have more weight to lose but not without boulders to climb. and my boulders are the food challenges and the mental challenges I faced when I had to identify fears I knew I would have to face during this. Some days were good, some were great and some were just plain I don’t give a f*#^. When I started, I had faith, then I lost it, but I quickly gained the confidence I needed because I could finally sleep and wake up refreshed. There are days I can’t follow the plan and I need to make decisions but before my decisions would be to eat whatever I could plus pick at everything else on the table. Now, at one point drinking 4 liters of Pepsi was my dream. I couldn’t ever imagine I would love water the way I do today.

WATER, free at that, and I look for it at all times of the day and night. If I want a Pepsi, yeah I have it, maybe a small can every month to remind me hey I love water. It is a treat not a crutch to fall on when times get tough, or that boulder pops into my head. I’ve cried, a lot, behind closed doors, because when you want to change for you and your spouse and your kids, some people try to sabotage that, and they have tried, very hard. One person told me it is taking an awful long time to get that weight off, and it’s not that hard to do, why can’t you just do it faster, maybe you can’t. Quess what, I can, I will and that person will never hold a boulder in my life cause those people don’t matter, I MATTER. I matter to me and that’s the only reason I need to do this, for me.

I look back at where I was Christmas day, that lady in the pretty dress a size 3X, unhappy, feelings of frustration and becoming sheltered in my own body. Didn’t want to go out, didn’t want to shop. On February 1st, I accepted a new job as a Director of Nursing, which I have set goals in my nursing career to achieve and I am doing that, my husband left for work away and I joined Sculpt. Well now I feel like I am a Director of Nursing because I shop for new clothes that are now a lot smaller. I’ve dropped from a 24 to a 14/16. And only looking to get better. Clothes don’t make the person, I know that, but to be a successful person you need to feel successful and Sculpt and Jaclyn have done that for me. I never wanted to go to the gym, and was very resistant to that in the beginning but now I look forward to going every morning before work, and spending that time with my son.

And to admit that you felt useless is an awful feeling and an awful thing to think about. I remember thinking back around Christmas that I am just not worth being here, and at that time felt like I had no purpose. I had terrible thoughts at that time, let’s take the easy way out and fall off the face of the earth because that’s how an unhealthy person can feel when they don’t care about themselves.

It’s ironic how food and exercise can change your life and make you feel like you matter and that you now have a purpose to be on earth. I never thought I would be here to tell this story of accomplishment instead I thought people would have read an obituary. Thank you “to me” for all I have done and all I will accomplish in this life and all the great examples I can set for my kids and their wellbeing as well as mine. Without Sculpt and having Jaclyn, this would not be possible. I thank you, you have made a huge impact on my life, and I will forever be grateful. To be able to write all this has been a huge boulder to climb and I’m at the top of that boulder crushing it.

Photos and updates to come as Jennifer's journey continues!

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Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

Open QuoteI am so unbelievably happy that I made the decision in September to do this. I have always been someone who sets goals but never pushes them beyond the limits. The dedication and discipline from this has helped me so much mentally and physically and I could not be more pleased.

It is so motivating to see how much the body can change week to week and its crazy to think there are so many more changes to come. People are in amazement of how far I have come in 10 weeks, jaw dropping actually and I usually don’t get through a day without hearing “Wow, how much weight have you lost, you look Great! You are glowing!” Hearing that and seeing the results every week keeps driving me to set new goals that I thought I would never ever attain.

I would not have been able to do this without the accountability of meeting for my weekly weigh-ins and consultations. I always leave there feeling more motivated and ready to tackle the next week. Dollard is great at highlighting all of the positive progress and helping me stay focused and overcome the struggles I run into week to week (lord knows there have been many haha). He is a wealth of knowledge but most importantly he is a great coach!

You both have given me so much guidance and encouragement through all of this and I will be forever grateful. I am so pumped to see where the next phase will take me! Close Quote


Melissa Reid

Melissa Reid

Open QuoteFor years I have struggled with getting the proper nutrition into my body, trying to balance my fitness while still feeling energized - I failed over and over again. I felt like I had tried every single avenue until I signed up with Sculpt Health and Wellness. Michelle helped me with meal plans, gave me guidance and was always there when I needed her. The weekly check-ins were a huge help. I would highly recommend Sculpt to anyone. I feel great and now have all the right tools to lead a healthier lifestyle for years to come. Thank you Michelle and Sculpt Riverview for getting me on track! Close Quote


Kayla McCabe

Kayla McCabe

Open QuoteI have struggled with my weight as long as I can remember. It was a big hindrance on my self esteem and it lead to a period of anorexia in high school. Like they tell you, you will gain it all back if you don't lose weight the healthy way.

I had done really well in 2014, but I fell off the wagon due to stresses in my life. This time, after a break up and being completely disgusted with how I looked and felt I decided I need to seek help and learn about the proper way to lose the weight and keep it off!! I needed a lifestyle change!

I started sculpt in November and I hit the gym hard at the same time. So far I have lost 26lbs and I am so proud of what I have done and happy with how I feel. Now my mantra is that I am "getting rid of the weight" not simply "losing the weight" because I have no intentions of finding it again. Close Quote


Joanne Seamone

Joanne Seamone

Open QuoteWhen I started on this journey with Sculpt, it was about learning how to fuel my body better. I have always been active but never really had the balance of my nutrition in place. Through this journey I have learned what food can do for my mood, training and everyday energy level. I never expected in my wildest dreams I was capable of getting in the shape I am now its wasn’t all about the physical transformation, it was my understanding of food and my new found healthy relationship with it, that has made all the difference. Close Quote


Alyssa Diane

Alyssa Diane

Open Quote2013 • 210 lbs to 2016 • 153 lbs I've changed my lifestyle 100% ! I use to pick up burgers and pepsi bottles & beers and now I pick up iron ;) I am not yet where I want to be, but I am sure as hell proud as to how far I have come. Jackie Sarson said something at our last skype meeting and she nailed it on the head, "We have come too far to be controlled by a plate of nachos, or that poutine". Food will forever be my struggle, but I will overcome my challenges and I will NOT let food control me. Close Quote


Andrew Libby

Andrew Libby

Open QuoteI can't believe the results, they are amazing. The support has been fantastic with weekly check-ins and monitoring, and adjusting if I fall off track of my goals.

I feel younger, sleep better, and have never eaten this much food in my life... and I'm still shredding unwanted fat and building muscle mass. Their approach to weightloss is very personal and tailored for my goals.

They honestly care about how I'm doing in my journey and celebrate the milestones with me. As a TEAM, I couldn't ask for better support and guidance. Now which one of you can help me shop for clothes that fit?Close Quote


Brigitte Dionne

Brigitte Dionne

Open QuoteThe day I joined Sculpt, I draped my 'goal' dress on a chair in my bedroom as a reminder. I could not even come close to zipping it up 9 weeks ago. Not even close! Today, just for fun, I tried it on. It friggin fits! Perfectly!! And I feel amazing!

I could not have done it without your guidance, wisdom, and support! So thank you! Here's to many more perfect weeks! And pretty dresses that fit :) Close Quote


Melanie Legere

Melanie Legere

Open QuoteSince joining Sculpt, both Ryan and Jason have helped me to believe in myself. In just a few weeks, I was able to notice BIG changes in both my mental and physical approach. I feel well balanced and energized. You CAN'T ask for better! THEY ARE AMAZING!!! :)Close Quote


Sean Spencer

Sean Spencer

Open QuoteOk I weighed in this morning and updated my progress pics. Very VERY happy my first goal weight has been achieved. 20lbs off!! I've never been able to lose weight like this before.

Thanks so much for the guidance over the past 4 months. You've set me up with the tools and knowledge I need to keep this thing going! Next stop ...185! Cheers! Close Quote


Holly Jensen

Holly Jensen

Open QuoteThank you very much for everything - you are great coaches - very encouraging, and I so appreciate the help I received from you!

I am very pleased with the nearly 25 lbs. lost and I will definitely be in touch in the new year with more successes! I am on a roll. And it is so easy to maintain. I can live like this forever, and that is the best gift of all. Truly! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Forever grateful! Close Quote


Angela Libby

Angela Libby

Open QuoteMy husband started with team sculpt 4 months ago with some very aggressive goals. To help support him I also started to follow Andrew's meal plan but added the extras that my body needed. After 3 weeks I started to see some amazing changes happen to my body not only physically but mentally as well.

I had more energy. I slept better. I was less tired and my workouts stepped up a couple of more levels of intensity. With the changes I was seeing I decided I was ready to take it to the next level.

I had a meeting with Ryan to discuss if I could be "stage ready" for November. This has ALWAYS been something on my "bucket list" and to be honest (as a mother of 2), I'm not getting any younger.

Jason and Ryan have an ample supply of knowledge. A never die attitude and are passionate for what they do....this coupled with constant encouragement and follow up is the perfect combination to help you meet any health or fitness goal you may have. Keep up the amazing work guys and thank you for being my pillars of support! Close Quote


Danny Duguay

Danny Duguay

Open QuoteBest supporting team I have ever been part of. Very knowledgeable, kind, and honest. They helped me a lot to cope with my injuries and how to strengthen my weaknesses. You don't only learn the science of easy nutrition, but you gain a family. Close Quote


Emily MacDonald

Emily MacDonald

Open QuoteYesterday marked the end of 5 weeks on the Sculpt program. In the 5 weeks, I lost 9.6lbs, which is incredible for me, as I have been working out 5-6 days a week and eating healthy for close to two years with little progress. Being able to learn the proper way to measure and portion food was big for me.

Bethany was absolutely wonderful throughout the experience, always answering my questions and being so encouraging (even when I felt discouraged!). This is a wonderful program, I would 100% recommend this to every one as it gives you a life-long tool for your best possible self! Close Quote

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