Jon S.

Jon lost almost half of his body weight (!) before hitting a plateau. By following Joy's plan, he's finally reached his weight-loss goal.



Age: 37
Height: 5'11"
Starting weight: 430 lbs
Current weight: 200 lbs

In 2007, Jon weighed 430 pounds, had high blood pressure, and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He was depressed and overwhelmed…but also determined to turn his life around for the better. He started his journey back to good health by making a commitment to start walking every day. At first, he could only manage a short walk to the end of his driveway and back, but after a few weeks he was able to slowly increase his endurance and distance. Fueled by a feeling of accomplishment, Jon then started to cut his meal portions in half — and with these small changes, Jon dropped over 100 pounds in just 14 months. Soon after Jon met Joy Bauer through a mutual friend and used her guidance and program to knock off the remaining excess weight and reach his ultimate goal.

Today Jon is a fit 200 pounds and looks and feels like a new man. The weight loss helped him feel comfortable enough to begin dating again; he met his soul mate and the stunning couple married on a beautiful spring day. Together, Jon and his wife stay active and support each other to lead a healthy lifestyle. Now, that’s what I call a fairytale ending!

*Weight loss varies by individual. You may not achieve these results.