Jennifer lost 165 pounds

Jennifer before and after

Transformation of the day: Jennifer lost 165 pounds. I was tired of having very little energy and tired of fighting the pounds. After years of trying several diets with different levels of success, he decided to try a different route.

Jennifer before and after

What was your motivation? What inspired you to follow when you wanted to give up?
My motivation came from myself. I suffered from very low energy levels. I have struggled with my weight all my life. I knew I didn't want to be a so-called "big girl." I am super bass with small bones and hated my looks, so I decided to change that. What inspired me were inspiring stories about weight loss, such as those presented by Black Women Losing Weight.

When did you start your trip? How long did your transformation take?
I originally started my trip in 1997. I have had almost all sizes, from 150 pounds to 320 pounds. I lost hundreds of pounds over the course of 15 years, naturally.

From 320 pounds, I dropped to 225 pounds naturally. However, no matter what I did, ate or how much I exercised, I simply could not go down more than that. I ended up returning at 250 pounds. At that time, I decided to get the gastric sleeve in Mexico (September 2018). It took about a year to lose another 100 pounds with VSG. [Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy] The sleeve minimized my stomach, which is perfect for anyone with a food addiction and who feels that sometimes it cannot be controlled.

The manga will not allow you to eat as you are used to. I love! It was the best decision and allowed me to work on my mentality and change my relationship with food. I have a lot of loose skin and I plan to have plastic surgery this year, so I can enjoy my weight loss completely.

How did you change your eating habits?
I have done almost every diet there is. I have prepared the salad, chicken breast, brown rice, fruits / vegetables, type of diet. I have eliminated sweets, fried foods, soda, etc. One of my favorite "diets" is Keto. Eating low carb works very well for me. I don't crave sugar or carbohydrate foods, and I lose weight like crazy.

Jennifer before and after

What was your training routine like?
I started walking and doing exercise videos at home 3 to 4 times a week. Finally, I ended up in a gym where I did cardio and strength training more than 6 times a week.

What was your initial weight? what is your current weight?
My biggest weight was around 320 pounds. He would lose between 60 and 70 pounds and then recover most of it. Now I weigh 155 pounds and wear a size 5.

How tall are you?
5 & ​​# 39; 2 1/2 ″

What is the biggest lesson you have learned?
I learned to love myself enough to not allow myself to eat emotionally. I definitely have a food addiction. As if I'm happy, sad or bored. I have learned to choose different points of sale instead of resorting to food.

What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
I would say keep it consistent, especially with the nutrition part. If the scale discourages you, hide it or get rid of it. (That was my biggest fall.) Measure yourself and keep a diary to monitor EVERYTHING. Take lots of pictures throughout your trip because they will definitely motivate you if you feel like giving up.

A good support system is also crucial. If you are in a relationship, it is better for that person to be on a similar trip or at least respect your trip and do not eat badly in front of you.

Finally, find out what to eat and what not to eat. Find out what kind of foods work best so you can keep them and be consistent. For me, if I don't eat sugar, I don't crave it. It is the same with carbohydrates. Even hunger pains are different and more extreme when I eat sugary foods or carbohydrates.

If you have questions, feel free to send me a message on Instagram: @jaii_lo

Jennifer before and after