My name is Jen and I’m 25 years old. Within the past two years I decided to drastically change my lifestyle. After gaining weight during and after college, I was overweight and unhappy. Something clicked in my head and got me to change my way of thinking. I give some credit to reading this book. I didn’t follow every rule in here (they say to become vegan, but I don’t think I could do that), but I have given up beef and pork completely. I completely changed my diet and I began to exercise almost daily, and started running. I went from barely being able to complete one lap at a high school track, to finishing a bunch of 5Ks. I’m also in the processes of training for a 15K this summer and half-marathon on October 10, 2010. Words cannot express how changing my life has made me feel. I’ve lost over 85 pounds, and now my goal is to keep it off by making wise food choices and exercising regularly.