Weight Loss Story of the Day: Jaymee lost 123 pounds. Wanting to be healthier and have more energy, she decided that it was time to start making gradual lifestyle changes. She knows that slow and steady wins the race! Here is what she shared with us about her weight loss journey:
This before picture is a difference of six years. I have loss a total of 123 pounds as of today. I am currently at 180 pounds but my lowest was 170 pounds. I am 5’8″. With small changes, I have been able to learn how to cook healthy meals for myself. I also think lifting weights has helped me shape my body in the way that I like.
My motivation to lose the weight was to be healthy and have more energy to do day to day activities. I was also motivated by wanting to be happy. My weight limited my energy levels. I was always tired and fun activities became a task. I started by making small changes gradually. Not drinking my calories, walking most places, always taking the stairs, no processed carbs, smaller portions… I made a small change every month. Some of these healthy habits I still do today. I did tons of walking and cardio when initially losing the weight, but as I got under 209 pounds I began lifting weights and have little to no sagging skin. I worked out about 4 times a week and did all types of workouts just to stay active and interested . My advice to others is to take it a step at a time. Build small good habits to create great ones. Taking your time to adjust to a healthy lifestyle will help you stay on track rather than jumping in head first.