Thursday, June 7, 2012

Weight Loss Journey, Diary 1

Hi there! Thanks for visiting. I wanted to create a blog to keep track of my weight loss goals and to inspire other men and women out there to make a change.
Making a change in YOURSELF, is the best kind of change anyone can ever do for themselves. Yes, you may say "Oh, I'm unhappy here (in whatever city you're living in), but is that because you are unhappy there or with YOURSELF?" That is what I have battled with for so long for so many years of my life. Am I unhappy in the city where I live, or just with myself? I found the answer. It is with myself.

I have always been overweight as long as I can remember. I was not raised in a healthy, organic, active family (No offense Mom you know you're a great cook!). I was raised on fast food, processed food, and not being too active.
I have also been a photographer for 7 years and 5 years professionally, always capturing someone else's external beauty, which will mess with your head for awhile to not focus on yourself.
Last year, I went to visit my best friend in the MidWest. He inspired me to begin this weight loss journey, which I am happy to say I have started. I have lost over 50 pounds. If it was not for him, I would probably still feel like I have no hope and always going to be fat. My work (photography) was my distraction from reality and focusing on someone else's beauty was a distraction as well.

I joined Weight Watchers last June. The support group was phenomenal. I do not credit them however for the diet part of it. I did non processed foods, occasional sweets to not feel deprived, two cups of dieters green tea a night, and worked out twice a day in the gym. I stopped going to WW in October, maintained the loss, and started doing my own routine again in April 2012. I now am trying to focus on muscle building, etc and still eating healthy. Start Weight: 307.6
Size 24 Pants

Start Weight photos:

Current Size 16

Goal Weight: 175 pounds, Size 6/8

First step into starting your weight loss goals:
1. Eat Organic
2. Make the gym/cardio machines your best friend
3. Accept your body type for what it is. If you're curvy like myself, accept it! Say you're beautiful. You are unique.
4. Support Groups always help
5. As WW always says "Eat Right, Stay Active, Repeat."


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  1. I love you sis!!! I've always thought you were beautiful inside and out. What matters is what is in your head and heart in the end though. When you started this diet last year on our visit, you were so motivated to do well and I'm so proud of you for keeping that. You are an inspiration for many people. You are a bright, intelligent, and beautiful women! Keep up the good work..... MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY :)

  2. Great job Jenn! I'm so happy for you and your journey. You're an amazing and beautiful person, and I'm excited to read about your progress. You're an inspiration! I'd love to see you soon! -Talya

  3. So happy to hear about your weight loss and more important your new found love for yourself! Some people spend their whole life fighting that realization that it's them that's not happy not the environment they are in making them unhappy. You have always been a beautiful person and I am thrilled you see it now more than ever. Keep up the hard work and can't wait to see the results. -Matt McClure

  4. I'm cheering for you Jenn! We are born fully loaded for greatness.

  5. Natalie AlvaradoJune 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    So proud of you! This is a huge accomplishment and you have truly inspired me with your motivation and hard work! Looking forward to reading more about your journey! Xoxo

  6. Jenn,

    I love you for the person that you are but I'm happy you will be a healthier you. :)

  7. Great job, Jenn! I may have to start following your plan myself. I've started switching to organic, so I'm part of the way there. :) You've always been a beautiful person, and you're inspiring me to give a healthier lifestyle another try. I miss & love you! I'm glad you're doing so well!