Transformation of the Day: Jennifer lost 134 pounds. Despite weight loss struggles, this stylish plus size model has always walked with confidence. Concerns about serious health issues were part of her motivation to choose weight loss surgery as a tool, along with low carb eating and exercise, to change her life. Check out her story.
This is the worst looking picture I ever taken and I was at my highest weight ever! I really didn’t know I was this big nor did I feel this big, as I was always stylish and confident. It wasn’t until I saw this picture that I was finally able to see what other people were seeing. I had lost myself and was a prisoner in my own body.
There’s still a lot of work to be done as I have not reached my goal yet, but I’m so thankful that I’m not where I used to be. My stubborn hips and thighs refuse to let me go but I’m going to keep pushing! One thing is for certain, the girl in the pink is gone FOREVER and I promise she will NOT return! I thank everyone who has supported me through my journey and I give all the praise and glory to God!
I have been heavy my entire life, since I was a child. Though I gained much confidence as an adult, I had struggled to lose weight my entire life. What inspired me to start my weight loss journey was the fact that I had high blood pressure, sleep apnea and hypothyroidism. It also became harder and harder to walk short distances or climb a few steps without being out of breath. I realized that as I got older it would be harder for me to lose weight.
Also, I had a former friend’s mom, who was a designer, make an outfit a couple years ago for me for a special event I had put together. Overtime I met with her for a fitting she made me feel absolutely horrible about my size. I told myself that I would never allow someone to make me feel like that again.
My weightless journey started with me making the decision to have gastric bypass weight loss surgery a year ago. This was my last resort and I was desperate to change for the better. The surgery is not a quick fix and it is a life long process. The hard work actually comes after the surgery. In order to lose weight, I mainly have to focus on protein and water intake. I don’t eat many carbs and I don’t eat processed foods. This is still a struggle for me at times, because I have always been a big carb lover.
My workout routine consist of lots of walking and trying get in the gym at least 3 times per week. If I can’t get to the gym, I workout at home by doing something as simple as walking in place.
My starting weight in May 2015 was 442 pounds. My current weight is 308 pounds. I have lost 134 pounds so far and still working hard to lose an additional 100 lbs. My height is 6’0″.
The advice I have for others to just get moving by simply walking in your living room. Never give up. Everyday is a new day to be better than you were yesterday.