Too Fat for Seat Belt: Woman Loses 250 Pounds

A traffic ticket for not wearing her seat belt became a wake-up call for Janette Colantonio.
1:58 | 07/04/13

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She's a powerhouse in the gym. And a pro at healthy meals. So, when chris powell heard that jeannette had transformed herself from weighing 408 pounds to a thin and fabulous 165, shedding more than 200 pounds, he had to meet her. Just how did she do it? Look at you. Oh, my gosh. Come out here. Reporter: Jeannette's amazing weight loss started one when, when as she was driving home from school, she had an aha moment. I saw the lights behind me. I knew what the ticket was for because I had not been wearing my seat belt. I was too fat. And when I got home, I'm like, i can't buckle my seat belt. I'm 30 years old. I have to take control of my life. Reporter: It was a terrific ticket that became a wake-up call to change her life. I ate more than three meals a day. Sometimes, having two dinners. And I fell in love with chicken marsala. That was my weak link. Reporter: Those days are gone. She shops with healthy choices in mind, following her own strict diet. A half-cup of oatmeal with fruit for breakfast. A tomato with cucumber for snacks. A gala apple. And talapia and steamed vegetables for dinner. That was jeannette's recipe for success. And jeannette's favorite exercise is a seated row. And she added other things into our routine, like push-ups. And squats. For jeannette, life is changing in incredible ways. Don't say you're beautiful, without the add-on. That means a lot. We're all talking about what an incredible transformation

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