Accountability post!!! 🤗 This is the new goal I’ve set for myself. I chose this date as it was the date I started my pre-op diet last year. I weighed in at 310 pounds on September 7, 2017. Even though I’m getting close, Onederland still feels out of reach for some reason. And while the number on the scale isn’t all that matters- I can’t lie, I want this sooooooo badly right now!!!!!🙏🏼💖✨
Two weeks ago today, I woke up frustrated after almost 3 months of a weight loss stall. I kept bouncing between 217-221 lbs from May-July. My mom and brother as well as a colleague of mine shared that Intermittent Fasting had worked well for them. I figured, why not try it??🤷🏼♀️ So I did and I have been AMAZED at what it has done for my life in just 2 weeks. TEN pounds gone, I feel more energy, more focused, less bloated, my skin has even cleared up!! If you’re looking for a jumpstart, need to break through a plateau in your journey, or just want to feel better, try it!!! 🎉🙌🏼🎉🙌🏼
Today's weight may seem a bit unremarkable, but it's a big deal to me for two reasons. 1) I've never ever been a weight that started with 10st in my entire adult life, and 2) the average UK female apparently weighs 11st, meaning I now weigh less than average. For someone who's spent the majority of their life in the obese range, this is huge for me. Next scale victory in just a few pounds' time is a healthy BMI!
Had to really drag myself out on today's run because I wasn't in the mood at all. Not my finest effort, but I tried a new route with hills, which is something I do need to do more of to be a better runner. Lost 30 seconds to an extremely slow set of traffic lights at a pedestrian crossing 😠
What has 2 thumbs and is down 100 lbs from her highest weight ever....this girl!!! I’ve been here once before but then I got all knocked up and down the rabbit hole of weight gain I went.
As of this morning I am 1 pound away from my all time lowest adult weight when I got pregnant with my youngest...who turns 4 tomorrow coincidentally. #100lbsdown #thisismyface #vsg #vsginstacrew #baristababes #fuckyes
Macros for today 🍽 Breakfast was coffee, lunch was brats & swiss cheese, and dinner was 2 burgers with chipotle cheddar cheese 😋
Two years ... two different weddings ... two different Renas. I post this picture not to highlight my physical transformation, but to show how powerful progress and desire are, for the biggest and most important changes are the ones nobody can see. #100lbsdown #transformation #nevergiveup #whatsontheinsidethatcounts
Aquí les muestro que no siempre tuve cintura, ni cuello y apenas los brazos me bajaban. Ahhhh y ni hablemos de
Las nalgas que estaban en un mundo muy muy lejano.
En un momento dado de mi vida pensé y estuve convencida que nunca si nunca podría bajar de peso. Sabes porque ? Es sencillo la primera saboteadora del proceso y responsable de cada fracaso soy YO.
Mi vida giraba en un 100 excusas más una más.
1. YO SOY FELIZ ASÍ GORDITA si en diminutivo para no joderme mucho la mente.
2. El que me quiera q me quiera como soy. Eso no está mal siempre y cuando te sientas bien contigo misma.
3. Yo me siento bien como estoy. Claro hasta q me tocaba comprar ropa.
4. No hablemos de como el cansancio y la fatiga afectaban mi movilidad.
Esto son solo algunas de ellas. Luego de haber bajado las libritas q baje tengo que reconocer que ha sido la mejor decisión que tome en mi vida. Es un proceso que no está fácil porque tienes q entender que no es una dieta si no un estilo de vida. Mientras tienes introspección de esto pasaran muchas cosas por tu mente. Incluyendo dejarlo a los tres días. Mentirte nuevamente de q eres feliz cómo estás. Te irás por las malangas más de una vez. Quieres enganchar los guantes porque quieres rebajar 100 lbs en Tres meses. Lloraras porque sabes que en el fondo el camino de la obesidad Te está matando. Te das cuenta que estás sumergida en una conducta autodestructiva. Te cuestionas porque permitiste llegar hasta donde llegaste en mi caso 290 lbs ñoooooo.
Solo te digo que aunque el camino no será fácil la recompensa en el proceso será tan y tan gratificante que entenderás q ganar salud, verte mejor, sentirte mejor SERA TU MEJOR DECISION SIEMPRE
SOLO TIENES QUE DARTE ESA OPORTUNIDAD QUE TANTO TE MERECES.
Si estás lista para enamórate del proceso y amar los resultados yo estoy lista para ayudarte.
. #curvyfit #plussize #100lbsdown
Red beans & rice in the #instantpot
The red beans and turkey is #0sp
and the rice is #3sp
(frozen Trader Joe’s Rice) Based on popular demand, here is the recipe: *1 lb roast turkey breast *4 cups chicken broth *2 bags TJs frozen roasted onions and peppers *1 cup dried kidney beans *3 celery stalks chopped *4 cloves chopped garlic *2 tsp Creole seasoning Throw it all in the instantpot for 45 mins. I did instant release and it was perfect 👌🏻
Long post 🚨 🚨
It is not only #transformationtuesday
but the last day of my year of choosing myself. Tomorrow is my one year anniversary of joining #ladybosslifestyle
and man did it do work. I am officially a member of the #100lbsdown
club and am over the moon!!! Last year I was miserable and couldn’t do a whole heck of a lot and made a decision to do work. I have dropped from 286 down to 184.9. Lost 74.75 overall inches. Dropped 15.7% body fat and am FINALLY back to my pre-pregnancy weight. 10 years later lol I wore a tight 24
Last year and now am in a comfy 14. 2xl shirt to a medium or large depending on the brand.
Don’t give up on yourself. This journey is hard as hell and you’ll wanna stop a lot. Trust me I had some awful weeks. You. Got. This!!! I’m so excited to see what the next year brings 😁😁😁 thank you so much for following me and putting up with my hangry days on this journey
#weightlossjourney #tellmeicant #ididthisforme #yougotthis #dontquit
You guys!! I recently hit 10,000 followers on IG. 🌟 Here’s why it’s a big deal to me: A) The support I get here on a daily basis fuels me. It’s such a HUGE part of my success on this journey! 💕 B) I’ve discovered a true passion in sharing my story and using it to help others. This is my platform to be able to do that🌟 I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your support. So I’ve decided to celebrate by giving away another $100 Target gift card!!!!!💰🎯 To enter- 1) Must be following me. 2)Comment on this post (you can say anything you want, I love learning about you guys and hearing about your progress if you’re on a wellness journey😉) 3) Tag a friend in the comments who is also on a wellness journey! (Can be in same post as your comment or separate) 🌟 That’s it!! I’ll choose a random winner on August 21st and announce it here! ✨ Gotta be a rule follower by stating this giveaway is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Instagram or Target✨ Love you guys!!!! I wish I could afford to give you all one!!! ~Mel💗
Tuesday’s calls for transformation ✨ .
ps... I didn’t buy the shirt because button up’s are no longer my friend. My waist shrunk, but these boobies sure didn’t 🤷🏼♀️
Most of us get hung up on the sexy details but…
Then they turn not so sexy when we start to over analyze it and become overwhelmed at the amount of work that needs to be done in order to accomplish our dreams. Get out of your head. Keep it simple.
You want change? Your body, job, relationship, living situation, income, [fill in your own blank]? Focus on the first step only, then do that!
If you told me 10 years ago the amount of effort it'd take to one day lose over 130lbs, gain at least 50lbs of muscle, be in movies and TV, operate an extremely successful business, travel the world and more, I would have quit before I even started. I couldn't comprehend the tasks needed to accomplish what I have HOWEVER (and a big however) it has all come naturally and with ease once I focused on the hustle needed one day at a time.
From the bottom of my heart, I want you to live a life as fulfilling as possible and it is really not as hard as it seems. You simply have to take action. If you feel you need it, let me help you take that action, it's what I do best!
#WeightlossTransformation #weightlossjourney #weightloss #weightlossmotivation #weightlossgoals #weightlossprogress #losingweight #obesetobeast #fattofit #fat2fit #extremeweightloss #naturalweightloss #health #flabtofab #100to0 #1stphorm #iam1stphorm #fitguys #jeremyreidfitness #motivation #inspiration #teamlosing #100lbsdown #weightlossbeforeandafter #weightlossjournal #transformationtuesday #obesetofit #fitfam #fitspiration #fitnessjourney
It’s time to make ourselves a priority!
Would you break promises to your best friend? Not show up when you said you would? Speak bad about them?
Be your own best friend!
Happy Transformational Tuesday Evryone!! I just want to say what an honor it is to be part of the 100 pound club. 5 1/2 years ago I decided to make a change and take myself serious. 2 years into my journey I I got stuck and was homeless and didn’t know what to do. I was at a point I was ready to just throw in the towel, but I just knew I couldn’t be average.
When I found Herbalife I knew it was the answer. Since I found Herbalife people have noticed I’ve Developed into a Man. I got my own place of Resudence. I’m able to Finance my own Vehicle. I get to show others how they can get results and create a business out of it at the same time.
So why do I do Herbalife you ask?? Cause Herbalife saved my Life. Without Herbalife I don’t know if I would even be here today. I am forever Grateful.
It doesn’t matter where you start, just make the Decision to start. I’m always welcoming anyone ready to take their lives to the next live and cast their Vision.
#grateful #100lbsdown #saved #me #herbalife #happy #love #thankful #transformationtuesday #mental #shift #healthylifestyle
YOU GUYS! In the picture on the left I was a size 26 and in the picture on the right I am wearing size 16. I do not believe that size matters. I do believe that accomplishing goals and feeling and living my best life is seriously the most amazing feeling. Never did I ever believe that I was capable of this. The fact that my past self, that past Jessica kept moving forward is beyond crazy to me.
She kept putting one foot in front of the other. She didn't give up. Did she fail? Absolutely. Multiple, multiple times. But do you know what? She got back up and kept going, kept working, kept meeting her goals and making bigger ones. Thankful doesn't even describe how I feel about her. #magical
My knee sucks and I can’t run on it or even walk until I know what I did (Thursday I should have answers) so #transformationtuesday
run edition. It’s sometimes crazy to look back and think that I have done 2 half marathons this year, the girl who barely finished the mile runs in grammar school. The rain picture was my first 10k in Canada and it poured the whole time we ran (July 2017) 😂 Then fast forward to my 2nd half marathon and it was freezing and we just could not warm up (April 2018).
My last ride before I turned 37, From the eclipse night.
Photo-1 Last shot with the 🌒 before the eclipse.
Photo-2 Well it speaks for itself. .