Sheri H.

Sheri was tired of being an overweight mom, so she lost more than 100 pounds through diet and exercise. But she was still more than 20 pounds shy of her goal weight. Four months into Joy's program, Sheri finally fulfilled her dream!



Age: 39
Height: 5'8"
Hometown: 164 lbs
Starting weight: 141 lbs
Current weight: 141 lbs
Goal weight: 23*

Sheri struggled with her weight since she was a teenager. For her, the most painful aspect of being overweight was feeling that she was an embarrassment to her two boys. Nothing hurt her more than the thought that her own children might feel humiliated by their “fat mom.” Although she never disclosed her fear, the thought often haunted her.

Instead of taking action, she generally just ate more to ease the pain. Eventually, though, she said, Enough is enough — and made a commitment to herself to turn her life around. Sheri lost 127 pounds on her own through sensible dieting and exercise. She was inducted into the Joy Fit Club in September 2008, with 23 pounds to go to reach her goal weight of 141 pounds. Sheri made a pact with Joy to drop the last pesky 20-odd pounds using Joy’s healthy eating principles as her guide.

Now, after just four months on the diet, Sheri has reached her goal — the first time she’s weighed less than 150 pounds since she was a freshman in high school! A tough cross-training routine helped her drop the last few pounds, and she has participated in several 5Ks in the past year. She even got her teenage son to hit the gym with her! Sheri is in the best shape of her life — and she’s thrilled with her success. “More than anything,” she says, “I appreciate what I see in the mirror every day, and that is very cool!”

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