Former World No. 4 Jelena Dokic has spoken about her weight loss and says she hopes to inspire other people with her story, according to News.com.au. Dokic retired in 2014 and said she is now back to her playing weight of 67 kgs although, at one point, she weighed as much as 120 kgs.
In her posts on Instagram Dokic says, "Well it’s been quite a journey for me in the last 18 months. I have been very open about my weight struggles and I have decided to go through this whole process very publicly.
It wasn’t always easy but nothing worth doing ever is and the first step was the hardest. I had my bad days as well where I didn’t believe getting fitter and healthier was possible and that’s normal. I am so happy to say that now 18 months later I am 53 kilos lighter and even more importantly I have lost 31 kilos in the last 12 months."
Dokic says she used the Jenny Craig diet to get back to track. "Their program is easy to follow, the food is delicious and the support and advice that you get are absolutely incredible. I have gone from not having any confidence at all and hiding in the house and not wanting to go outside, to really enjoying life.
Those last 30 kilos where the toughest to lose. I look forward to new challenges both in life and my health and fitness as I feel like I can accomplish anything now. I want to continue to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle and still continue to get fitter and healthier.
I hope this will help many of you no matter what your goals are. I hope that my journey to get healthier will inspire and motivate you all and give you the courage and confidence no matter what you want to accomplish in life. You can do it, go for it”.