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Second Time's The Charm

Jordon's Story:

Second-times-the-charm | Pam Bredenkamp | Health Coach

“One of my 30 Before 30 goals was participating in the Escalante Canyons Marathon and 10-Mile Race in Boulder Utah with my husband. I felt so empowered!”

Jordon Cottam played four different sports year-round in high school and actually tried to gain weight so she wouldn’t seem so skinny. “But once I got to college, I started that yo-yo diet thing where I would reach a healthy weight, then reward myself with all the bad food I’d cut out to get to that weight, and gain the weight back again.”

Jordan reached her happy weight in 2009, when she got married. An unfortunate life event three years later sent her into a deep depression she couldn’t shake for almost two years. That’s when her OPTAVIA Coach, came into the picture.

“My ‘why’ was so motivating! I wanted to get healthy so I could have a baby. I wanted to have a healthy mindset so I could raise healthy children. I reached my goal weight in 4 ½ months on the OPTAVIA program and lost 45 pounds*.”

But there’s a second chapter to Jordon’s transformation story. After several months of struggling with a personal matter, she gained back all of the weight she’d lost and sank back into depression.

My husband saw how discouraged I was and suggested I make a list of 30 Before 30 things. I realized that a lot of those goals required me to be healthy financially, physically and emotionally in order to fulfill them. I finally stopped ignoring my Coach and got back into living Dr. A’s Habits of Health.”

After getting back on track and losing the weight, Jordon decided to become an OPTAVIA Coach and help others discover lifelong transformation with OPTAVIA. “I have faith and hope in the power of this program, and feel so blessed that I found it when I did. It helps me be okay with who I am at the end of the day.”

*Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.