Transformation of the Day: Jennifer lost 60 pounds. She was dealing with depression, low self-esteem, pre-diabetes and high blood pressure. Diets hadn’t brought her lasting results in the past. This year, she found the will to stick with it and figure out what works for her. Check out how she is getting results.
My name is Jennifer J. and I am 40 years old. I have struggled with depression, low self-esteem, and body image issues. At my highest weight, I weighed 310 pounds. My height is 5’10”. I am pre-diabetic with a very strong family history of diabetes. I also have high blood pressure, which at one time was very out of control. I have tried every diet you can think of with great success, but eventually I would stop what I did to lose the weight and regain the pounds (plus some extra).
In May, I decided that I was ready to finally follow through with weight loss and stick to it. I have a amazing supportive boyfriend who pushes me and his support helps a lot. I started off by taking a appetite suppressant just to get me started. I stopped eating any foods that were white. (white flour, white sugar, etc) No fried foods, no junk and no red meat. I only drink water through out the day and I drink lots of it. I eat lots of vegetables, fruits, chicken and seafood as well.
I work out 5 to 6 times a week. My exercise routine consists mostly of cardio and free weights.
Since May I have lost 60 pounds and I feel so much better. My confidence is coming back. My depression is getting better and my blood pressure medicine dosage has been lowered. I still have quite a bit of weight to go, but my willpower is strong and my faith is stronger. I finally believe in myself!
My advice to others is to never give up. No matter now how hard it may get or during those times when the scale doesn’t move, keep going. It’s a process. Becoming healthy doesn’t happen overnight.