In episode 67, Jacqueline and Kevin talk about the importance of mental health. Jacqueline shares when she finally figured out that she needed to make her mental health a priority and how it took a doctor telling her that her mental health did not matter for Jacqueline to realize just how important it was. Jacqueline discusses her struggles with her weight, body dysmorphia and loose skin. She opens up about the stigma that surrounds eating disorders especially in people in bigger bodies. Jacqueline shares how she was struggling and begging for help, and she was always told to just lose weight. Jacqueline and Kevin talk about the importance of mental health and how it is ok not to be ok all of the time. And that sometimes we have to fight for ourselves enough so we can be heard. Because we all matter, our feelings matter and we all deserve to get the help we need. Not just physically, but mentally as well.
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.