‘Weight Watchers And Jazzercise Helped Me Lose 100 Kilos’

My name is Gray Tuesday (@four_mouseketeers), and I’m 31 years old. I live in San Diego, California and I’m a new WW (formerly Weight Watchers) trainer. Being diagnosed with gallbladder disease and gallstones was a turning point for me. I started changing my diet with WW and doing Jazzercise. These changes have helped me lose and keep 100 pounds.


I have been medically overweight or obese my entire life. When I was pregnant with my first girl, I gained 40 pounds. Two years later, I was pregnant with my second baby, and I have never lost any more weight than before. At the time of the birth of my second daughter, I was the heaviest ever and had health problems due to the way I ate. At the age of 24, the scale has reached 256 pounds.

Not long after I had my second daughter, I started experiencing extreme pain after eating. It slowly increased until one day the pain was so severe my husband called an ambulance. I was determined to have gallstones and gallbladder disease. The ER did nothing to tell me how my nutrition played a huge role in this, and if I hadn’t changed, things would have gotten much worse. So I left the hospital with painkillers and wasn’t ready to change.

I’ve sent myself back to the ER many times in the pain of a blackout because I’m still not ready to change. I refused surgery. It got so bad the pain would come even after I drank water.

I finally had my gallbladder removed and they said it was the worst gallbladder they had seen in a while. It got infected and collided with rocks. At that point, I couldn’t eat without pain for several months, and had lost about 20 pounds.

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A young mother of two impressive girls, I have no confidence, no feelings self worth, and always felt like I was preaching “do as I say, not as I do”. I deserve to be the best version of me, and my family deserves her too!

My life changed on February 25, 2019. I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in a while, and she looked amazing.

She is glowing with confidence and seems very happy. She told me she did WW, and I walked into my local studio later that night. I was so inspired, and I said to myself, This is it. I was ready to be the best possible version of myself – for myself – and no one else.

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And the rest is history! I know it works for me because I need the freedom to still enjoy the foods I love. I know a restrictive diet won’t work for me. I get bored easily and need to know that I have more options than just chicken and veggies every day.

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This is what I eat in a day.

  • Breakfast: Milk ice coffe. I use espresso on ice with half a protein shake (usually I like using Alani Nu fit shakes or Premier Protein), followed by an egg variation like egg whites, ham, and veggie omelettes; homemade breakfast bread; or my personal favorite: breakfast tacos!
  • Lunch: I usually keep my lunch pretty simple. A turkey sandwich loaded with veggies with a side of fruit. Or a blackened chicken wrap made with low-carb tortilla chips and some Bolthouse Farms sauce combined with some raw veggies.
  • Snacks: Fresh fruits and vegetables. Watermelon, peas and pickles are my favorites! Light cheese, biscuits, protein bar, edamame, hummus with veggies, Fiber One bar. My absolute favorite snack is white cheddar popcorn!
  • Dinner: The reason this plan works for me is because I have the flexibility to change up my meals. I am constantly learning and looking for new dinner recipes to keep my excitement going. Some of my dinners at the start of the journey were: two-ingredient dough pizza, pickled chicken (fake Chick-Fil-A), and salsa chicken tacos made with crispy crust in the oven. Right now, we’ve eaten a lot of bowls of teriyaki salmon with brown rice and broccoli, lentil tacos, and grilled Hawaiian chicken sandwiches. I always serve each dinner with a different vegetable.
  • Desserts: Ice cream bars made with Enlightening brand cookie dough, homemade pizza with chocolate muffin mix and light vanilla ice cream or homemade warm banana bread with Lakanto monk fruit sugar substitute.

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    I actually didn’t start exercising until I hit my target weight — I just wasn’t mentally ready.

    When I finally felt ready, I started by going to Jazzercise with my mom! Right after I got into a great workout routine, the world shut down due to COVID. However, I continued to do virtual Jazzercise, and eventually I switched to strength training exercises at home.

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    Currently, I work out at home using the FitOn app, which combines HIIT and strength training four times a week, 30-60 minutes each time.

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    These three changes helped me lose weight successfully.

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    1. I put myself first. I have completely changed my mind. I went from not having confidence in myself to being my biggest cheerleader. I put my goals first. I’m mindful of everything I’m doing while I’m doing it. The reason why I’ve been so successful this time around is because I’m doing this for myself — I believe I can and I did.
    2. I started planning. Planning helps me succeed! Every Sunday, I still sit down and plan all the dinners for the week with my shopping list. I even track my meals in advance, so I know how many points I have to work on before dinner. If we go out to eat (we eat out a lot as a family), I plan ahead! I see if the restaurant is on the WW app and I plan what to order before I arrive. I don’t mind bringing my stuff to the restaurant. My husband always enjoys when I pull my clothes out of his wallet!
    3. My refrigerator is always stocked. I am always ready. I stock my fridge and pantry with foods that I know will energize and fill my body. I try not to let myself get too hungry, but I’m a busy mom and sometimes I don’t listen to my hunger cues — and before I knew it, I was starving. By keeping items that I know fit in my pocket, it keeps me from getting drunk.
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        I’ve lost about 100 pounds in total, and I’ve kept it for over two years now.

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        My journey has taught me how strong I am. I didn’t know that before. Weight loss It’s hard, but so is obesity. I lost 100 pounds, but I gained a lot more. I know my worth, and I have great confidence in myself. In the end, I felt like I was the role model I needed to be for my girls, who were 6 and 9 years old. They know not what we look like, but how we feel. We can do the hard things!

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