Jessica Schiemann

Read here below Jessica's story and watch her video.

Goal: Lose weight, reduce risk for diabetes

Success: Has lost more than 100 pounds since 2009 with help of a fitness center, Weight Watchers and lots of support; cholesterol, blood pressure and blood glucose all normal now

Late in 2010, the Heart of New Ulm Project encouraged members of the community to apply to be the next “Face of New Ulm.” In 2011, we will follow the winners who are publicly setting out to improve their lifestyles, root for them to overcome barriers they are sure to face along the way, and celebrate their successes on the road to improved heart health. Jessica is one of the four winners of the casting call.

The buddy system is the right prescription for Jessica Schiemann. In 2009, she met a friend who recently lost weight and adopted new behaviors in order to live a healthy lifestyle. Inspired to leave fad diets and weight behind, Jessica joined a fitness center and Weight Watchers and is now on the road to healthy living. Her friend has already progressed to the maintenance phase and is a strong source of support for Jessica. Her next goal? To ride a bike again! It’s been at least six years since she rode a bike.