Mar 24, 2010

BEFORE AND almost AFTER

So, I am so excited to be 12 lbs away from reaching my goal of 135 lbs. I started this journey at 200 lbs. A little over a year later I am so close! In pre-celebration style, I decided to chronicalize my weight loss with picutres! I will be honest. NO ONE has seen some of these pictures, and I really thought no one ever would. I am ok with showing them now because of how far I have come. Its been a tough road, but looking at these pictures makes me feel triumphant! Going sugar free/low carb is the best thing I have ever done for my body.




Months Before getting pregnant- Weight 136ish





During Pregnancy: Got up to 220 lbs! I hurt all over. I hardly recognized myself.

This was taken at 25 weeks preggo. I had gained so much by then! :(

About 32 weeks. THE ONLY PREGNANCY PHOTO ANYONE EVER SAW. Why? Because you couldnt see the rest of my body!






This was taken a few weeks before I delivered. I had almost reached 220 at this point. I was absolutely miserable. I can hardly bare to look at this picture now. Seriously, click on it...make it bigger. Can you see what gaining 80 lbs does to a person!? I don't even look like myself!






This picture was taken at Thanksgiving 2008--5 mo. after having Lawson.
 I weighed a little over 200 lbs. NOT HAPPY





This picture was taken at Christmas: 200 lbs. I absolutely hated myself and tried to hide for every photo. This was the only picture taken where I wasn't hiding my face. This is the month I decided to start the SUGAR FREE LOW CARB DIET! I wanted a new life...actually, I just wanted my old self back.


This was taken in May of 2009. 5 months into going sugar free! I had lost about 25-30 lbs. Still not happy with my weight but 25 lbs felt lifechanging already!



By the following Christmas I had lost almost 15 more lbs! This put me at the 155 mark I think.




Currently I am 147. My goal weight is a happy 135..which is pre baby weight! No, my body will NEVER look the same as before but I CAN lose the last 12 lbs! I have come this far and I will accomplish what I set out to do by going sugar free! This has changed my life! Not only have I lost an amazing amount of weight but I have found a way to feel better and be healthier!





Join me in my sugar free/low carb lifestyle!

8 comments:

  1. Jess you are beautiful, and when people are pregnant it changes a lot about there body and can take up to two years to get there body back the way they want, I weighed 110 when i got pregnant when I had noah i weighed 184. Most ppl only gain 30 to 50 pounds!!! I think pregnant women are the most natural looking women... Its a time in life we all go thru however much weight we gain. it still sucks!! lol but the thing is you look amazing and you stuck to your diet and I am super proud of you!!! and love you so much! I weigh 130 now!!! Its all about the person... and how they are made. But your made that way for a reason and you are BEAUTIFUL!!!:)

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  2. Thank you so much Audrey <3 Its such an amazing feeling to know I have friends who support me and love me through it all! LOVE YOU! <3

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  3. I think you still looked beautiful in every picture!!! You are especially beautiful now bc you are happy!!! I love that! And I love having you as a best friend!

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  4. Awww Cass! You are such a great friend! :O) LOVE YOU! HUGS!

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  5. hi jessie...i stumbled upon ur page and i gotta say you are very inspiring. I wanna do the same but honestly it sooo hard. i weigh 165 i wanna say and used to weigh about 135-140 before having my daughter who is now 2 years old. i weighed about 170 after giving birth and lost a few pounds and was at 155 but gained again. :( And i gained because i was so depressed that i was still overweight...so i ate..go figure. And i gotta tell you reading your blogs and looking at all the things you do with ur son is amazing and awesome. i'm gonna try to do this somehow lol but i do have a gym membership so thats a start. Thanks, Christa

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  6. Hi Christa! Thank you so much for reading my blog and i'm glad to have you aboard! I totally understand that it can be very difficult to begin something life changing. What finally hit me was that I knew I wanted and NEEDED a life change to finally feel better about myself. Going sugar free makes you feel amazing and is so healthy for your body. Your motivation sounds high so thats a very positive step in the right direction! I'm here if you have any questions at all! I'm glad you contacted me on Facebook as well. I look forward to hearing more from you :)

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  7. This blog is amazing. Thank you for creating it. It is helping me no end and I am most inspired by your weightloss journey. Thanks again.

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Thanks for visiting, I love hearing from you, however it still always surprises me how many mean and rotten comments I receive, so please remember that I post what I eat merely as a suggestion of ideas for others. Low carbing is not cut and dry. What works for me may or may not work for you. Also, I live exclusively low carb, but I don't live my life counting them so I don't often include the net carb counts on recipes. Happy low carbing ya'll! :)

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