In episode 45 we discuss how to support someone on a weight loss journey. After getting asked this question, we sat down and shared a lot about how Kevin supported Jacqueline when she began her journey at 500 pounds. Jacqueline and Kevin learned a lot about what worked, what they needed to work on, and what they need to keep doing now to keep loving and showing support to one another. They talk about how communication is key, being open and honest with one another and expressing your wants and needs is so important. We cannot expect people to read our minds...so we need to communicate and listen to one another. They also discuss their views on if you should go on a diet together, not using your partner to hold you accountable for your decisions, and how shame, guilt, or dismissing the feelings of someone is never helpful. We hope that this honest conversation can share some ways that you can support someone on a weight loss journey and how if you yourself are on a weight loss journey, how you can openly and honestly ask for help and get the support you might need.
Thanks for listening, and remember It's Never Too Late to Fly!
Jacqueline has an incredible journey to share. She found herself weighing over 500 pounds followed by losing more than 300 pounds. She has also gone through several skin removal surgeries. Jacqueline started sharing her Journey in 2016 and has yet to look back. She is has had her story shared with many national and international media outlets. She is looking forward to the podcast being a place where she can spread her words of encouragement as well as share some of the details that have gotten her to where she is today.
For more information about Jacqueline check out the links below.
YouTube: Jacqueline's Journey
Technology and Sports have always been some of Kevin's biggest interests. His passion for technology led to him helping Jacqueline with producing the content for her blog, social media, and YouTube. After being a long-time podcast listener he decided it was time for the two of them to co-host a podcast to dive deeper into the topics and content that she was already sharing. Kevin had a front-row seat to Jacqueline's Journey which gives him a unique perspective and insight that he is looking forward to sharing on the podcast.