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Jack Edwards - Apr 2024

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Changing His Life for the Better

Jack Edwards found the motivation he needed to reshape his life through small, lasting changes to his lifestyle.

Jack achieved his health and weight management goals with the help of the MOVE! team at the Viera VA Clinic in Viera, FL.


Working Through Difficulty

Jack shares that when he was younger, he was athletic and enjoyed a sporting lifestyle. Over time, however, he became less active and slowly gained weight. "As I get older I do have limitations," he explains, "but the 50 extra pounds made life so difficult." Jack knew that he needed to make a change to reach a healthy weight, but despite trying various diets, he had not achieved lasting results. He decided to try the MOVE! Weight Management Program for Veterans and fully commit to changing for the better.

Go for it! You’re just going to feel better.
Jack Edwards
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Learning New Strategies

After starting MOVE!, Jack learned new ways to make healthy eating and physical activity choices. He started to review the nutrition labels on packages of food to inform his choices, became more mindful of portion sizes, and even bought a new plate with divided sections to help him manage his meals. Jack began to walk and bike more frequently, adding these increases in physical activity to his other healthy lifestyle changes.

Following the Method

The combination of these lifestyle changes led to Jack losing 50 pounds during his journey with MOVE!. "I found by losing weight I have more energy," he explains, "allowing me to exercise and even play with my grandkids again. [MOVE!] gave me the support and discipline I needed to stop the procrastination and do something about my weight." Jack is grateful for the support of his MOVE! team in helping him stay committed and accountable to his mission.

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