Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Transformation Tuesday: Weight Loss Journey

I have been on and off diets for 23 years – and I’m only 34. I’ve tried Weight Watchers, Herbalife, South Beach, LA Weight Loss – modifications of all…with success. But, as you can see, fall into the same cycle of loss and gain. A few years ago, I lost about 20 pounds, and maintained it pretty well for about 2.5 years – and then, I got married. J

In 3 years of marriage, I gained about 25 pounds.  In the past year, I had so little energy when I would get home at night; I was exhausted from sitting all day. I felt hopeless. I felt like I was a special case – exempt from being able to lose weight. It wasn’t like I hadn’t tried in those 3 years! One of my co-workers often said, “Jessica, you eat healthier than I do!” [which only made it more frustrating] I tried working out 2-3 times/week…but, still, the weight piled on.

Frustrated, I poured out my heart to my mom when they were visiting in mid-May. She suggested the program that she & my dad had great success with a couple of years ago. I was skeptical – after all, my body wouldn’t lose weight! But, I was also willing to check it out because something had to change – and fast!

On June 9, I started the program. My goal is to lose 40 pounds. After 5 weeks on program, I have lost 17 pounds and 19 inches – which means I am over 40% of the way there! [typical weight loss is 2-5 pounds/week] Most surprising, my energy has rebounded. I have energy consistently throughout the day and at night. One of the best aspects of this program is that I work with a personal health coach to encourage and support me along the journey - and beyond.
Results vary. Clients can expect to lose 2-5 lbs the first 2 weeks, and 1-2 lbs each week thereafter.
After two weeks on program, I decided that I want to help others achieve optimum health and freedom from the scale.  So, I am now a health coach! (and Dan is my first client – and yes, he entered willingly). [Dan has lost 11 pounds in 4 weeks.] I realize that weight loss is the first step – not the only step. I am really excited for what the future holds for our family as we work daily to be healthy and thrive, not just survive.

If you are interested in hearing more, please comment below and leave your email address so that I can contact you. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jessica, I'm so proud of you, you look fantastic!! Tell me what you are doing! Southwesternbelle76@gmail love, erin