The Old and New Me
Here I am at roRoughly 300+lbs! October 2nd, 2011 I decided enough was enough. Joined SparkPeople.com and was asked to put in my current height and weight. Wait, I don't know my weight??? I had not wanted to step anywhere near a scale for years fearing the worse! I quit smoking cigarettes nearly 16 years before and I knew I had packed on the poundage! Now if I wanted to do something about it I had to go step on my mom's scale and see what damage I had done to myself was....299.8lbs! Oh NOOOooooo
This is not fun, I could not believe my eyes! I can't see from the years of being on the computer more hours than I know what sleep is, but really? Really?? Really??? No Way...So here I was, the decision already made...I am gonna do this!!!!
So I hoped on YouTube, October 3rd of 2011 I made my 1st video and I have kept up with my plans to lose 1/2 of me.
Now my initial goal was to lose at least 100 lbs by October of this year 2012. I did not reach that goal but I am happy with the 77.8lbs I have lost thus far and I am not giving up the fight!
See My Inspiration
Watch the video from "LosingJess" on YouTube that I saw that gave me the inspiration and motivation to change my life forever!
Here is that beautiful girl in an image I snagged off her Facebook Page (Hope She Doesn't Mind) Its late and I don't think she would...after-all I am so very proud of her I am only bragging who helped me thanks to the video she posted on YouTube! She deserves the credit in my eyes and mind!
Image was posted January 2012 but she has maintained this wonderful loss of hers. She posts what she eats daily on Facebook and though she has not had a recent updated video I take it that she really has nothing more to share since nothing has changed since her last one where she achieved her goal! I ♥ this girl! Thanks Jess for giving me another chance at living life. I don't know that I would have ever found the inspiration to even try without having seen your video!
October 19th, 2016 Tragedy Strikes!
While I should have been celebrating my 5th year on YouTube making videos for my weight loss I was involved in a pretty serious car accident. Its believed the person who hit us from behind was texting while driving and never even made an attempt to try and stop. My car was totaled!
This caused some difficult issues both mentally and physically and as stressful as it all seemed to be I began to eat though my pain and emotions and quickly the weight I had lost in September found me again!!
This made things even worse. The pain caused me issues with sleep, and I began to make excuses with the holidays on the way that I needed to bake and cook as its always been my way to deal stress or my feelings, only I wasn't just giving what I was baking and making away I was eating more than my share as I knew not to do and got way out of control and though I didn't want to do what I was again doing I was in full-blown addiction finding it very difficult to stop myself.
I had to find a way to change, I saw a video on YouTube with Dr. Eric Westman who was conducting clinical studies for the Ketogenic Diet. I heard from him what it was and wasn't and the more I listened to him the more I felt this was something I could do. Thus January 8th, 2017 began day #1 of my trying Keto.
Me In 2012 At One of My Lowest Weights
Here I am above 222 lbs and though the still large clothes I wear is not doing my much smaller body any justice for the sake of taking this picture with my crappy old cell phone cam I am happy to say that I went from a 4XL to a a 1 XL though the blouse I am wearing above is a 2XL and has those ruffles which if your trying to show how slim and trim you have gotten from the amount of weight I have lost you might want to stay away from ruffles!
My Way Before and My NOW today March 3th, 2013 though the pic was taken end of February.
Yeah I know I was thinking the exact same thing! WoW!!!