Thursday, July 21, 2011

Weight Update

My journey to getting healthy started about 60 days ago. I'm not gonna lie, it's been hard. Probably one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. No one told me to ease into an exercise program slowly. Well if anyone knows me, I don't do anything slow. Ha! I went in full force, eating 1600-1900 calories a day, vigorously exercising 1 hour a day three to four times a week, and saying no to "poison food".

My body did not like this. It was saying, "NOOOO, Jessica, STOP!" After my first workout, I couldn't even move my legs the next day. By the second day, my legs began to swell. After a week of the program, I started having massive anxiety attacks. By the 2-3 weeks, I was having dizzy spells and almost passed out at the gym. The fatigue the day after working out was brutal. There were days that I could only care for my kids and everything else (the house, errands, friends) had to wait. When 5 weeks hit, I was about done and ready to give up. 

My body was throwing a fit. The only thing that kept me going was God whispering in my ear to keep going... to pull through. I kept going and after 5 long, hard weeks, my body adjusted. No more anxiety attacks, no more dizzy spells, and no more fatigue. Yes, I have days that I feel sore and a little tired but I feel awesome. Finally, my body is adjusting!

My advise to you all is ease into a exercise program slowly. Give your body time to adjust. 

I've been taking before and after pics and honestly, I don't have the guts to post them yet. Maybe when I hit the 50 lb mark I will. :) Hey, I'm half way there.

Here is my weight loss over the past 11 weeks:

Week 1 - Down 8 lbs (I had a 4 lb start from going on and off Weight Watchers over the past 9 months)

Week 2 - Down 1.8 lbs

Week 3 - Down 2.4 lbs

Week 4 - Down 2.2 lbs

Week 5 - Down 2 lbs

Week 6 - Down 1.4 lbs

Week 7 - Down 1.7 lbs

Week 8 - Down 2 lbs

Week 9 - UP 1.4 (This was the 4th of July weekend and I had a hard, hard week)

Week 10 - Down 3.6 lbs (Lost the weight I gained the week before, plus 2.2 lbs)

Week 11 - Down 1.4 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 25 lbs

1 comment:

  1. Great Job! I could totally tell at the Ramsey fam reunion, you are looking hot mama!!