20 Pounds Lost: Overcome
NAME : Jessica
BEFORE WEIGHT : 160
AFTER WEIGHT : 140
POUNDS LOST : 20lbs
WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
After my fourth child and even more after my mother’s death.
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
I was embarrassed to go out with the family. I was to embarrassed to even go to my son’s baseball games. Which was not far at all. I would hide from cameras when my son’s team would win championship games..
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
My mother passed away at 65 she did not take care of herself. I watched her suffer from complications from diabetes. I took care of her when she was on hospice. I watched her lose her eye sight and ect.. I didn’t want to fall in her foot steps.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
2.5 years ago I signed up to my local gym.
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
The 1st year I lost 30lbs.
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
Being a busy mom. My time was limited.
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
Yes, I had many days where I just didn’t want to do it anymore but I overcame by going back to my old pictures and I didn’t want to go back to what I felt and looked.
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
Yes, 2015.. I gained 20lbs back that I had lost! July 5, 2016 I changed it up and started homeworkouts programs.. So far I’ve lost 10lbs!
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
Yes, I fit into my size 6 but I haven’t got down to the 30’s yet.
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I cut down on sodas, potatoes chips, sweets, white bread, fast food. now I’m learning to eat to Nourish my body.. I also have my shakeology every day.
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I’m so much stronger and have so much more energy. I also don’t feel sick all the time any more.
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Never give up because you don’t see a big change on television scale. Non scale Victories are the best.
- Stay away from drinks that contain sugar. Stick to water H20
- Eat more whole foods to Nourish your body.
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