Nine years ago at the age of 25, Christina Jordan was at Disneyland with her family when she was told she was too fat to go on a ride. That’s when she decided to make a change. A very big change.
“My family and I waited two hours in line for one ride, and we’re hot and cranky. And when we finally go to sit, the seat belt doesn’t fit over me,” Jordan, a 34-year-old mom of three, tells PEOPLE. “The poor kid that’s manning the ride says, ‘I’m sorry ma’am, it doesn’t fit, you’re too large to ride this ride.’ ”
“I bolted off that ride. And I go to leave, and I couldn’t fit through the people counter. My hips were too wide, so they had to open the gate, and I felt like cattle being brought out to slaughter. It was the most embarrassing moment of my life. But it also opened my eyes to the fact that I had to change.”
“I didn’t want to live the rest of my life on the sidelines.”
In nine months, she had lost half her size and nine years later Jordan is still down 134 pounds. Not only that she is also now a nutritionist with her own web site and has become an inspiration to many.
So how did she do it? Jordan, now 34, says that when she decided to lose the weight she began eating five to six times a day, incorporating a lean protein, a complex carbohydrate and a healthy fat into every meal, and “decided to stop stressing about being skinny, and just focus on being healthy.”
Sounds like a solid plan and from the results it certainly appears to be working out quite well.