From Fat To Finish Line The Documentary

From Fat To Finish Line the documentary is a movie that is being put together by a friend of mine and I wanted to share a bit of it with you.

My friend Jen Roe has been blogging about her up and down journey from being overweight to half marathon runner / marathon runner and (so she vows) eventual triathalon competitor. She’s someone who transformed her life the good old-fashioned way, through healthy eating and exercise. No fad diets, nothing crazy just learning and continuing to learn about good nutrition and hitting the pavement. Ultimately, her persistence has paid off –  she’s lost 100 pounds and have kept the weight off since December 2010.
Now she’s embarking on a whole new journey. She’s teamed up with 12 other people who’ve each lost 100 pounds or more, like her and they are running the 200-mile Ragnar Race in January 2013. Because they all have such incredible weight loss stories and because her mission is to motivate others to get moving, she’s decided to make a documentary film about the entire journey called, From Fat To Finish Line.  The first part of the film will highlight what it took for these 12 individuals to get the weight off and the second part will document the actual nitty-gritty of the race.
Jen Small, fellow Tri blogger of Miles, Muscles and Mommyhood (whom I just met and did the REV3 70.3 with) is also one of the documentary subjects. As is Ada Wong (who I worked with at Marathon Makeover two years ago), Season 10 Biggest Loser runner-up who has done a few 70.3 Ironman competitions and is training for a full.
Jen is fundraising to help bring this project to light and she’s struggling to get to her goal. If you want to watch the trailer and possibly support the film you can check it out here:
You can also “like” their Facebook page here:
Take a look at these pictures and you can see how far both Jen’s have come.  What a great inspiration these two are to anybody but especially those that believe that they can’t do it, and by it I mean lose weight and keep it off.
Thank you for reading and thank you in advance for donating.
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  1. Jen says:

    Jason, Thank you so much for posting this and sharing it with your readers – it really means a lot to me.

    Also, thank you for all the advice, support and inspiration that your blog shares. There were many times when my weight loss / running road got tough but having you drop by with a “suck it up buttercup” comment or a post about “being stotan” and even getting a “good job” when I had a particularly tough long run – really made the difference for me, many times over.
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  2. adena says:

    Thanks for the post, a new blog and a great story.. the before sounds alot like someone I know.. hmmmmm

  3. Linda Kuil says:

    Thanks for bringing some much-needed attention to this project!

  4. Chloe Louise says:

    Nice post. Thanks so much.
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  5. That is a great course that I’d really love to support. The Jen’s are really inspirational especially for people who are trying hard to lose weight like me.
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  6. This is very inspiring. I am on my last 40 pounds of weight loss after losing 50 pounds, but it’s starting to get me down and reading about other peoples success stories motivates me to do better. I love seeing other people reach their weight loss goals. I’ve done it mainly by exercising, but I think I am reaching a plateau as it’s getting more stubborn to lose.

    I went to the Kickstarter page, but I can’t tell what has happened to the project since. Either way, this post made me smile.

  7. Jen says:

    Hey Phen –

    Thanks for your kind comment. If you want to learn more about what’s going on in the film please check out the Facebook page: We are aiming for a springtime release of the film.

    Congrats on your own weight loss journey!
    Jen recently posted..REV 3 Pocono Mountains Race ReviewMy Profile

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