Guest blogger Jill Knapp is all about family and loves spending as much time with them as possible. Her second passion is bringing awareness to type 2 diabetes. It is near and dear to her heart. Since being diagnosed with the condition a little over three years ago, she has lost 100 pounds. She is a diabetes advocate and a passionate motivational speaker getting others inspired to lose with and get fit. She is now the mentor to the Miss Healthy Dr. Oz contestants. Visit her site: Get Up and Get Moving.
Since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes four years ago I have lost 100 pounds. I have become a diabetes advocate, a motivational speaker and now a weight loss coach. So many blessings have happened since that dreadful day hearing the words “you have type 2 diabetes.” All though it was very depressing to hear those words it was not long that the depression I was feeling turned in to desire to change my life.
During that journey I had no idea what was in store for me. I have been so blessed to be able to spread my message far and wide in hopes to help others who have type 2 diabetes and those who struggle with weight issues change their lifestyle. I run a web site called “Get Up and Get Moving”. I have tips for shedding those unwanted pounds, I also have lots of information about type 2 diabetes.
This month, July 31 to be exact, you can pick up a copy of First for Women magazine where you can read my story between the pages. I am so blessed that the editors from First for Women really were excited to get my story national attention and wanted to feature me in their magazine. I really feel it’s my calling to help others in their journey to better health. (more…)