When Jennica Preston joined Real Appeal two years ago, she wanted to lose the weight she had gained while pregnant with her now 10-year-old son. Jennica, a human resources specialist at the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), wasn’t happy with the woman she saw in her mirror.
"I’d always been petite and small,” says Jennica, who was enthusiastic about the Real Appeal approach from the beginning. “Real Appeal motivated me to make the right choices,” she said. “Right off the bat, I went cold turkey and stopped eating fast food and sodas. I started using my husband’s workout equipment to get exercise at home. A few times each week, I walked the twelve flights of stairs to my office.”
Jennica’s commitment paid off. In less than six months, she lost 32 pounds. Today, she is 64 pounds lighter and delighted with the results of her lifestyle change. “I’m thrilled to be getting back to the person I really am.”
Preston is also eager to help others as they seek to become healthier—and happier. She recently agreed to become the new wellness coordinator at the Texas RRC and is excited to "have an opportunity to help my colleagues by sharing the benefits of getting and staying fit."