Jasmine: I just really hated what I saw when I looked in the mirror, hat was kind of my aha moment.
Finally we found that drive to do something about it.
I just kept pushing and I wanted to set a great example for my daughters.
I’ve lost 125 pounds. Jeremy: I lost 95 pounds.
Joan: The transformations been incredible. I think they look amazing. Jasmine: I’m really self conscious about my belly, about my lose skin, which I am having removed in a few days time.
I save this outfit for post surgery. It’s all it is surgery morning. Jeremy: I’m just hoping and praying that everything goes well. Jasmine: Bye.
Jeremy and I met on Instagram. He was liking some of my pictures.
I was liking some of his. Jeremy: I kind of sent a message and there. from there it’s history Jasmine: Yeah.
Should we be touching each other? Producer: Whatever feels natural.
Jasmine: This is my apple toy.
When we met, we were both heavy. I weighed 295 pounds. Jeremy: I weighed 333 pounds.
Jasmine: When I was younger. I was always a bigger kid. My dad passed away in 2013.
I started gaining weight, kind of emotionally eating.
So when I had my first daughter, I was already 250 pounds.
I wanted to be emotionally present and you know, interact with my girls and have energy for them.
But my anxiety was almost crippling some days that I couldn’t be the mom that I wanted to be.
Joan: She was getting larger all the time.
I worried about stress on her joints and I worried about things like heart problems. I didn’t like the way she seemed to feel about herself and her overall presence wasn’t positive. And as a mother that concerned me a lot.
Jasmine: I have really close knit group of friends.
Every year we get together at Christmas, and we always take a photo together, Christmas 2017. We took our photo together.
And when I saw it, like my eyes, just, my jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe that that was me standing next to my friends. I thought, you know, I’m not even 30 years old yet.
And I’m physically, you know, not able to walk up my stairs without having severe pain in my knees.
I just really hated what I saw when I looked in the mirror. That was kind of my aha moment.
Jeremy: That really hit me and I started really looking at myself.
I was just appalled like, I just I couldn’t believe how big I got.
We was like, yeah, like we really got to change our lives like completely so.
Jasmine: Finally we found that drive to do something about it.
There were days when I felt like I was definitely going to quit.
There were days when I felt like it wasn’t worth it, that I wasn’t worth it.
But I just kept pushing and I wanted to set a great example for my daughters.
Jeremy: We were heavy together and then lost it together.
Jasmine: So I’ve lost 125 pounds in just under 14 months.
Jeremy: And I lost 95 pounds in under 14 months.
Jasmine: Every step of the way, it’s been… Jeremy: Us taking it together all the way through.
Jasmine: In the beginning I never thought that we will lose this much weight, just about prioritizing. Are we going to spend 30 minutes watching Netflix this evening or are we going to spent 30 minutes in our living room doing a quick workout.
I’ve had emotional attachment to food. It was my comfort. Jeremy: The sugar and the sodium and all that stuff. I just really couldn’t bite it. Jasmine: Our eating habits were horrendous.
We didn’t prepare any of our meals barely at home.
We ordered out a lot we spend a lot of money on junk food, takeout.
It was possible for us to lose so much weight just by completely switching the way that we were eating.
We like to make all of our stuff kind of instead of buying it because we know what goes into it.
Jeremy: Being able to get that salt and sugar out of my body, and just having so much more energy.
My attitude towards everything completely did a 360 like just such a better father, partner and just happier with myself.
Jasmine: And I think besides our girls this is our … Jeremy: For sure. Jasmine: Our biggest accomplishment.
Jeremy: I still have like still trying to get rid of little my belly but I don’t really have that much excess skin so.
Jasmine: I feel like I worked really, really hard you know to get to this body and then I’ll still put pants on and I’ll you know have this kind of bulge where the skin is.
I’m very self conscious about my belly and about my loose skin which I’m having removed in a few days time.
It is something that I’m wanting to get rid of.
It’s a way to close this chapter of my weight loss journey and then start a new one.
I save this outfit for post surgery. This is something that I would look at in stores and say man, I wish I could wear that.
We just touched down in Hamilton, Ontario. Pretty much exactly 14 hours from now, I will be going under.
So I’m sitting in my doctor’s office right now and I’m starting to feel jittery because it’s so real.
This night before surgery kind of thinking about how much is it going to hurt? I’m just really trying to stay positive tomorrow is going to be the big day.
So it is surgery morning. I’m headed to the clinic right now.
My procedure is at 8:30 I feel like I am ready to do this. Joan: I am nervous. There’s always that fear of the unknown. Jeremy: I’m just hoping and praying that everything goes well.
So it’s actually been 10 weeks today since I had my tummy tuck surgery.
They took off a whole entire piece of my stomach, and then pull the skin down and sewed it back together right here. So this is the scar that I have.
It’s healing really well.
It feels so, so good to get to a point where now I’m just maintaining my weight.
I’m finally in a place where I love what I see when I look in the mirror, I can just kind of relax, you know and enjoy the lifestyle that I’ve created for myself. Jeremy: She made it back and everything went well.
He did a great job and she loves it.
she’s wearing clothes that she would never wear and she’s really happy excited. I’m happy for her.
Jasmine: This was it now it’s kind of a dress. Joan: I see pictures of them from before.
You know I don’t even remember them looking like that because the transformation has been so incredible and I think they look amazing.
Jasmine: We have everything, just getting ready to go meet our friend for a play date to go bowling.
She hasn’t actually seen my tummy so it’ll be nice to show her.
There you go. You get in. I’m going to put Sissy in okay. They definitely never seen me in anything like this so she’ll be really excited I’m sure.
So I want to show you this outfit. Sheridan: Turn around.
I’ve know known Jasmine now for what over a decade.
Jasmine inspired me to also lose about 20 pounds.
She’s still just as lovely. She’s always been the best right? You know, now it’s like it’s just radiating everywhere and I am seriously so proud of you. All right, let’s bowl. Okay, that’s it, and get them all down with this one, buddy.
Jasmine: It’s all about this like this feeling, being able to come out in public and wear clothes like this and feel good about myself and just feel comfortable in my own skin.
Jeremy: There is something different, a whole different lifestyle where you can feel great everyday and love your body and this just changed their life like completely.
Jasmine: Now, I’m up for anything. I can really live my best life.