Couple documents joint weight loss exceeding 100 pounds

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

HOUSTON, Texas -- A couple that made the decision to lose weight together is documenting their journey, and they've lost more than 100 pounds combined.

It started when a summer photo prompted Brittney Ford to question her eating habits.

"I hated the way I looked," she said. "I didn't want that for a family photo."

She knew the chips and queso and cookie dough ice cream were not good daily options for her family of four, and it was also affecting her husband, Jeremy.

"I have been overweight for a long time," she said.

But it wasn't until Jeremy saw Brittney drop from a size 12 to a size 4 that he jumped on board the lifestyle change bandwagon.

"After seeing how successful she was for so long, I was like, I need to try something," he said. "I need to make a difference for my family."

The couple joined Weight Watchers and learned how to lose weight the old-fashioned way -- with diet and exercise.

The Weight Watchers app was less than $20 a month and kept track of their points. Jeremy even earned a free month.

Jeremey lost 76 pounds and Brittney 39, totaling 115 between the two of them so far.

"It's a really neat place to be in our marriage," she said. "Because he is motivating me."