It was nearly three years ago when Mary Jane O’Toole was surprised by her now-husband with a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a safari trek. It was one of those experiences that is well-documented for posterity, but it was that trip that threw into sharp relief what Mary Jane and Alex already knew: they needed to lose weight. By tracking all their food and eventually incorporating workouts into their daily lives, the two of them shed more than 200 pounds over the course of two years — just in time for their 2018 wedding. We asked Mary Jane, who has nearly reached her goal weight, how she and Alex did it. Keep reading to hear her story.