Jennifer tells us that she was always a “good girl” growing up in Oklahoma and that food was the one thing she could control and she controlled it in a bad way. She has tried every diet under the sun, had some success, but never kept the weight off and often gained more. “As my father said, I was always on opposite ends of the height/weight chart, always short but always on the heavier side. It wasn't until I was an adult that it escalated. My father died while I was in college and that was kind of when it started getting worse.” When she was laid off from her job of twenty some years she knew had to lose weight to get back into the job marketplace.