Update Dec 2016
Today’s Featured Weight Loss Story: Jaleesa went from a size 16 to a size 8. Starting out at 215 pounds, she has used practical eating habits and regular exercise to change her body. She believes in non scale victories and lifestyle change. Check out what she shared with us about her journey:
Hi, My name is Jaleesa. I started my weight loss journey in 2010. My starting weight was 215 pounds and I went from a a size 16 to a size 8 (I’m 5″6) . I’m not so fixed on the ideal of the scale now so I don’t weigh myself so I don’t know my current weight. I don’t think people should be so fixed on the scale so instead I look at my progress in pictures or by the fit of my clothes. This lifestyle change has made me a better person inside and out!!
My motivation was being a size smaller and being determined to never get back to that size/weight again . I eliminated all fast food, fried food, deserts and soda pop. Now, I usually eat baked chicken, shrimp, fruit, veggies, nuts, yogurt, granola, etc. My workouts when I first started were simple. I just worked out 3 times a week, with at least 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training. Now, I don’t do as much cardio as I used to but I’ll include it in my strength training. My advice for other people is to stick with it and if you feel like giving up look at old pictures so you won’t go back.