Jackie Patterson has been a promoter of health for over 25 years as a dental hygienist. A few years ago, she began using the Body By Vi products and found that it helped with her Crohn’s disease symptoms that she’d been experiencing for 30 years. She has since become medication and diet restriction-free and wanted to share that possibility with everyone, so she became a rep for the products and the 90 Day Challenge. The Challenge is designed to help you achieve your health/fitness goal in 90 day increments to keep the goal from being overwhelming. It centers around replacing 1-2 meals per day with a shake mix that tastes like cake mix, as well as all the fruit, vegetables, fiber and protein that you need for a complete meal.
Tell us a little about your family. – I have three grown children: Jared, Jenna and Jade, who continue to bless my life every day. I have a two-year-old granddaughter, Jalen and my grandson will arrive in the next month. They are all in Lincoln and I feel there is no greater reward than watching them transform into adulthood and developing their own personalities and passions.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Becoming a parent is always a life changing event, of which I am forever grateful. But being diagnosed with a disease that will affect me for a lifetime, and continuously looking for ways to overcome and manage it is another.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Fishing is my newest passion, especially kayak fishing, or ANY activities near the water.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I have a Masters in Forensic Science and I am also a certified personal trainer.
What are you the most proud of? – My family and my strength to persevere and overcome and be resourceful.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – Follow your passion and in doing so, you can commit to what it takes to achieve your goals.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Passionate —very committed to whatever is closest to my heart.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – Tie a great fishing knot–Thank you Dad!
Which talent would you most like to have? – I want to be a better leader and inspiration to others, and have more patience!
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? – I tend to procrastinate when able, and I would like to be more outgoing, and tech-savvy.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – I enjoy all of James Patterson’s books and anything inspiring and motivational, like the Success magazines.
What is your favorite movie? – Stepmom—I could relate to so many issues, but I don’t watch many–fall asleep in the theaters!
What is your favorite TV show? – Criminal Minds or Parenthood
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Vincenzo’s, Grandmother’s (yes I am still a server there) or Ramos (my local Cheers bar)
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Paul Revere