I said I'd share pictures once I lost 100 pds... So here we are 104.5 pds down. I am so tall and big that 100 pds doesn't look like an astronomical difference on me compared to most, but I am proud. I am only half way to my goal and have another 120 pds to lose, so I am ready for the second half of the journey.
It got to the point where even going up a flight of stairs was hard, I literally felt my body failing me. I'm embarrassed I got so big. I have been so lucky that I haven't had health issues due to my weight, but I knew if I didn't do anything now, it'd catch up with me, especially after losing an aunt in her 50s to heart failure and obesity. I was unhappy. Unhappy with my job, body, life, self. So I changed everything, changed jobs, and started doing things that make me happy, including opting for weight loss surgery.
People think it's the easy way out, but it's not. I still have to make choices everyday to eat the right thing or I will gain weight. I have to fight my food addiction everyday, and keep my mind and hands busy. I'm working on it, and feel the best I have in a few years. I've lost 15 points off of my BMI, lost 44 inches, and I've gone from a size 22 (the biggest I've ever been) to a size 16. I'm just sticking with it.
EDIT: For those who are asking, I started my weight loss in November 2018 and had surgery in January 2019. I'm a quicker loser because I have a high starting weight. I've been losing 3.5-6 pds a week on average.
Ok so full disclosure the pictures are not 6 months apart. I have very few pics from right when I started keto bc I loathed myself but I was the same size when I started.. I think I lost about 60lbs the first 6 months, my biggest, most noticeable difference was the first 3-4 months. From the day I started I kept “wonder how much I’ll lose in a few months” in the back of my head. I saw so many others losing a crazy amount of weight and thought THAT WILL BE ME!!! I literally did nothing but count my net carbs and trust the process. My life improved so much in 6 months. I felt like a haggard old sloppy worm transformed into a beautiful butterfly. I came out of my house more, out of hiding, had energy to take my kids kore places, took interest in shopping bc I fit in regular clothes again, I wore shorts for the first time in years, wore a bikini again 😫😭it was amazing. Everytime I see someone starting their journey and then posting their progress I’m rooting for them. I get excited to see people being successful bc I haven’t forgotten how absolutely amazing it felt.
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If you put your mind to what you want in life, and you take the steps to get there, then you’re going to see the changes you want! .
It take effort! In fact, it takes putting the little things aside like making sure the house is always clean or the laundry is always done and instead working on myself, making other things my priorities, and leave the other things for when I actually have time. .
🍪Tonight for dinner I had @solcuisine black bean burgers, @oreida curly fries, @daveskillerbread as buns and cookie dough for dessert. Today turned out to be a vegan day but I still indulged and enjoyed every bite 😋..... P.s. who else is excited for it to be Friday tomorrow?!👋🏽
#throwbackthursday I’ve NEVER done one before! This was me in my thirties happy that I had made the 180’s! I remember 😉....Still I didn’t feel worthy or deserving and honestly didn’t know why until now...🙁
I realized that my mind had been programmed to feel unworthy, unattractive, undeserving of love ❤️ because those were the thoughts for years I consistently fed myself (not knowing better) through childhood being called fat, dark-skinned (as if it’s a bad thing 😐), and ugly! So that’s what I believed as an adult!! .
It’s taken years to reprogram my mind to what my creator says about me ☺️☺️ I am fearfully and wonderfully made in his image!!!! What he created is GOOD!!! I am his workmanship! His masterpiece! There’s no one else like me! I am imprinted with MY own gifts and talents!! How can I NOT rejoice about that 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾!!!
When you change your thoughts 💭 you change your life 👍🏾
What are you telling yourself? I’m lazy, I’m unattractive, I can’t do this? Your mind is listening 👂 and recording to give you those experiences! STOP 🛑 speak life changing words of positivity and power over your life and watch your life change! .
1204 hours ago
•yoga with Adriene
•2 miles on elliptical •arm weighted workout
•1 min plank
•30 leg raises (each) •crunches .
Cam and I killed it today! We both went pretty hard (for beginners) and worked up a good sweat on our 11 months together 😅😊 I feel like I’m slowly getting my energy back. Running didn’t feel awful (which has been the case lately). Also, I’ve had a lot of digestion problems from a sandwich I ate last weekend 🙄 and HOPEFULLY it’s coming to an end. I hope everyone has a good rest of the night!! #workout#health#yoga#yogawithadriene#fitness#weightlosstransformation#sweat
504 hours ago
Quads quads quads. I was literally terrified when I got pregnant that I would never be able to get my body back and I would keep the weight forever. Well My legs are about a million times stronger than before I was pregnant and I am 10 pounds BELOW pre pregnancy weight. 😅 these new workouts, I’m onto something 😘
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644 hours ago
This never gets old..... specially when i have had it for yearssssssss but never was able to fit and not only it fits, but it’s a little loose
I have a few shirts that were given to me back in the days in hopes i would get smaller, but i never did.... only got bigger lol
I can finally wear them now
What a great feeling
724 hours ago
Truth! These two right here is what helps me stay clean sober & healthy. I already lost them once I don’t want to lose them again.
I used to be mortified if any pictures of me not looking perfect showed up on social media. Now I embrace all of my flaws because I’m perfectly imperfect! I Treated myself to a new swimsuit for Mexico next week and still see the girl on the right when I’m exposed and vulnerable....then I look at this pic that was so hard to have my daughter take and I’m so thankful I have it. 30 pounds of so much more than fat has been lost between these pics. I’ve lost self doubt and insecurities and gained a love for myself I didn’t know was ever there! #beforeandafter#weightlosstransformation#selflove
414 hours ago
I swear to God this creature is a VILLAIN from the depths of the underworld 😂
G R A T I T U D E :
“The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation to, and to return kindness.”
The world shows us an abundance of love every single day, but are we failing to recognize it?
Do we allow the 5% of negative situations to over shadow the 95% of positivity seen in our lives every single day?
Failing to practice gratitude can lead to a very dreary and dark path of life.
Life is BEAUTIFUL!
Life is AMAZING!
Life is WHOLE AND FULL!
Sure, there are set backs, but it is our choice to see those set backs, or to CHOOSE GRATITUDE.
To CHOOSE happiness.
To CHOOSE positivity.
Every day we wake up with a choice, and everyday I wake up and share my gratitude. I manifest positivity into the world to allow it to come back to me.
Today I am grateful for:
✨ sunshine while I walk
✨ the opportunity to continuously learn and further my education
✨ a healthy and functional body
✨ supportive & loving family and friends
Drop a comment below, I want to know what YOU are grateful for today!
Manifest positivity my friends 🤘🏼🌞✨🤗🌻💛
Sooner or later you have to start. Stop saying you’ll do it one day or on Monday or when life is less busy. Just do it. At some point you have to make the first move. You have to make all the things you plan inside your head happen. You need to start taking steps to move forward and get what you want even if they are baby steps. It’s time to start working on that dream life you have always dreamed of. ✨🦄 Put the fear of failure aside and put you at the top of your priority list. The one thing more scary than starting is regret. 🎤 💥 •
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Do you spend a lot of time doing sit ups to get abs?! ⁉️
You can not spot correct areas of your body! ❌
(If you want a flat stomach, you don’t need to spend hours doing sit ups!) You need to lower your overall body fat percentage. 💯
Abs are made in the kitchen! (Eat healthy foods and get active) You need to be in a slight calorie deficit so you body will use your stored body fat as fuel and start to reveal those abs. Be patient. Your body will burn fat the way it knows how. You can’t force it to only use your stomach fat & leave it on your booty. (I wish 😂)
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