My Weight Loss Success Story

       In 2008 I went into a clothing store to buy a new pair of jeans.  The pants I would have needed to buy were yet another size larger, reading a whopping size 22.  I decided then and there that I had enough and was tired of the way I was growing.  So, I left the store with the too tight pants that I was wearing and the determination to change.
       A friend told me about healthy living website.  I timidly began my weight loss (beginning of August 2008) journey on the website without a clear idea of how to succeed. I had been on diets before, and had been told to do this, or this, and not this to get me where I wanted to be. I discovered many myths and truths to some of what I had been told.  I had a hard time believing in myself at this point, or even believing that I was meant to be skinny.  I truly felt I was destined to be fat forever. I didn’t do so well.

2008 summer vacation one year before I started my weight loss journey. 2011 I'm 120 pounds down
2008 summer vacation one year before I started my weight loss journey.
2011 I’m 120 pounds down
       In February of 2009 I moved, yet again.  This time I was stuck in a place where I didn’t have much to do, or places to go, so I would hop onto SparkPeople daily.  I got to know the site really well.  I read the articles.  I read the blogs.  I read the message boards.  During this time something clicked and I found my determination again.  However, this time it felt different.  I felt as though I had a family to depend on, a support team, and confidants.  Since that time I have lost 120 pounds (all without pills, “going on a diet”, or buying any expensive exercise equipment).
       It definitely has not been easy.  I have had more than enough struggles, but I made it through.  I have about 15 pounds left before reaching my goal weight.  The best part is that I have figured out how to keep it off and continue to get into better shape without pills, “diets”, and expensive exercise equipment.
       I took my determination and set out on an adventure that was going to change my life forever.  I was going to find a way to fit into smaller pants, get healthier and increase my energy so I was not fatigued and filled with exhaustion to the point that I was not able to participate in life.  (I was tired of feeling this way.)  I knew the path I had chosen to follow would come with its terrain; there would be hills, bumps and many other obstacles for me to overcome; my determination would get me through.
       My journey has been long and full of obstacles, but I have gained such knowledge and insight on proper nutrition, fitness and mindset.  Along the way, I have also developed a passion of helping others find their lost energy, fitting into their smaller pants and becoming healthier by sharing my stories, advice, hints and tips.  I just know that this is what I was meant to do and am so close to reaching my own goal weight that I am so excited to be sharing in your journey.
       I have become a certified personal trainer, weight loss & fitness coach and have started up a weight loss workshop to help others find their success.  My next step will be to become a certified coach.  A friend once told me that you do not have to have a degree to be good at what you do.  I truly believe this, and her saying that has made the world of difference in my success.  I am ready to take on the world! (HEHE)
       Using what I learned through my struggles, and not having access to a regular gym I created my very own home gym in a box.  I want to give you a copy of my free report that explains how to create your own home gym in a box.  Click here to download your copy today.

1 thought on “My Weight Loss Success Story”

  1. Jessica, I am so happy for you and proud of you. I am starting my weight loss adventure this year and I am glad I have someone like you to look up too. Good luck as you continue your journey and as you start your new life. Love you and God bless.

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