Weight Loss Success Stories: Jamie Shed 75 Pounds In A Struggle To Be Healthy
NAME : Jamie
BEFORE WEIGHT : 205
AFTER WEIGHT : 130
POUNDS LOST : 75
WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
I ate everything in sight when I was pregnant with my first child twelve years ago.
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
I have always had self esteem issues even before I gained weight. At first I felt like I deserved to be fat and miserable.
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
My turning point was a trip to the ER in an ambulance. I thought I was having a stroke. My hand and left side felt numb and I had big spots in my vision. It turned out to be a migraine with aura and the doctor basically said I was doing it to myself. My cholesterol was high, my bp was high and I was starting to have serious joint pain.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
At first I just decided to watch what I ate closer and then I went an weight watchers for a while. Finally I found the paleo diet and my whole 30 changed my life. I love knowing I am eating healthy and doing what’s right for my body. Even better is knowing I no longer have to worry about gaining the weight back!
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
I took a few months to really tell I was making good progress in the right direction.
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
The hardest part for me was changing my I deserve to be fat and unhappy mind set.
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
I felt like giving up almost daily. What kept me going was wanting to be a good role model for my kids. Especially my young daughter.
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
After a year on weight watchers I quit losing weight and then my husband was diagnosed with celiac disease. We changed to an all paleo diet at his doctors recommendation and I finally lost the last few pounds.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
It took a little over a year.
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
My blood pressure and cholesterol are well within normal ranges. My joint pain and migraines are way fewer and farther between.
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
When I was heavier I ate a lot of processed food all day long, whenever I felt like it. Now I eat only whole, unprocessed foods ie meat, fruit, veggies, nuts and healthy oils.
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I used to dread getting up to do anything. Now I feel like I can go or do anything!
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Eat real food!
- Don’t starve it doesn’t help.
- Keep a positive outlook no matter what happens!
- If you fall off the horse just get right back on!
- If you really want something you can wait for it. If you wait it will be so much better!
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