Starting Weight: 355
At 14 years old, Jacqui was a bright and talented teenager with a future full of promise. But one night at a party a boy attacked her, and that event changed her life. She kept the incident a secret and, not knowing how to deal with the pain and stress, turned to food to help her cope. By the time she was a high school senior, she was 100 lbs. overweight and continued to gain. When she meets trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell, she weighs 355 lbs. and is working at a health and wellness company. Since her job is to help people, she feels her inability to get her own life together is a contradiction to her occupation.
Although her husband, Shawn, loves and strongly supports her, Jacqui's traumatic past continues to haunt and affect her everyday life. She has many dreams for her future - to graduate from college, pursue her music and have children -- but lacks the confidence to fulfill them. At 30 years of age, she realizes she doesn't want this unhealthy life anymore. Jacqui is ready to start healing and living the healthy, vibrant life she deserves and desperately wants.