Transformation of the Day: Jhean lost 120 pounds. While waiting for her gastric sleeve surgery date, she decided to give lifestyle changes and exercise on more try instead. The Keto lifestyle gave her the results she wanted, and she can still eat many of the Jamaican dishes she loves.
I lost 120 pounds in 13 months with Keto and exercise. At my heaviest, I weighed 288 pounds. I tried diet and exercise before, but it didn’t work for me. I decided to attend a weight loss seminar to get more info about Gastric Sleeve weight loss surgery. At this seminar, I got excited and decided that I would move forward with the surgery. After a few bumps in the road and while waiting for my surgery date, I decided to go Keto and give working out another try.
Keto is my new way of life. I’ve been doing it since May 1, 2018, and I love it. I now weigh 174 pounds at 5’6″. I stay at or under 20 grams of carbs daily. The journey has not always been easy, but it has been totally worth it.
The truth is you don’t have to work out while doing Keto to be successful, but I chose to in an attempt to minimize as much loose skin as possible. I work out four days a week on average. My workout routine consists of cardio, weight training, and HIIT workouts.
There are some days that I love working out and other days when I dread it. However, I can honestly say there has never been a workout that I’ve regretted.
When I go on vacation, I eat what I want. Once I get back home, it’s straight back to Keto. Being Jamaican, I love that I can eat many of my favorite meat dishes after tweaking them a-bit to be Keto. Keto is sustainable for me. The hardest thing for me to give up has been fries, I love fries, but they don’t work with Keto, so I only enjoy them on vacation.
My weight loss has given me a lot of freedom. The freedom to get on rides at theme parks with ease, fly on an airplane comfortably, and not worry about weight limits when doing activities. I look and feel so much better. Not to mention, my lab work looks amazing!
The biggest lesson I have learned that I can do whatever I put my mind to. Another very important thing that I have learned is that my journey is about progress, NOT perfection. That is my motto.
My advice for people who want to lose weight is to get fed up and get started! No matter how many times you mess up, keep going. You can achieve everything you’ve dreamed of. All you need to do is take the first step and put in the work.