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UP Stories: How Jenna Lost Over 100 Pounds at Age 43

“I am 43 years old, and I am living proof that it is never too late to start again and be the person you saw only in your dreams,” says Jenna Leveille, an UP wearer since August 31, 2013. 

For Jenna, her fitness journey started at her workplace. Like most people interested in losing weight, she experimented with a number of crash diets over the years, but it wasn’t until she asked her manager and friend Fred Churbuck at Livingsocial who gave her a lead on a professional trainer, Eric Bach of Bach Performance, that her journey toward long-term weight loss officially began.



Can You Log More Than Half Your Daily Steps With A Single Workout?

Aerobics, cycling, pilates, and yoga— if it seems like there’s a workout for every letter of the alphabet, you’re probably right. The fitness world is saturated with workout regimens, each offering you the “best chance to lose weight.” Though, whether or not you lose weight using one method or another depends on a number of factors unique to you: your overall amount of daily activity, your starting BMI, your diet, your overall wellness, and, according to our own study, if you’re proactive in logging meals and workouts. (more…)


Helping You Eat Better With UP® + Yummly

Since joining Jawbone in 2013, I have been on a mission to help people meet their weight goals and be more informed about food and nutrition so that they can make healthy and balanced choices. We have made great strides with features like the Food Score, which helps our community quickly assess the healthiness of the item on a scale of 1 to 10. Similarly, we have added partners to the UP ecosystem that make it easier to log food while providing actionable guidance.



Brett Bullington’s Road to Recovery

It was Sunny October day near Bartlesville, Oklahama. Brett Bullington, then 59, was more than halfway through his bicycle trip across America, riding from Santa Barbara to Charleston with a crew of 23. The wind at their backs and cruising at a solid 18 mph, Brett and his bike suddenly swerved and went down. The next thing he remembers, he was in a Santa Clara, CA hospital. It was one month later. (more…)