All things are Possible

I am so excited to introduce to you a beautiful young lady who has become a dear friend to me. She is not only gorgeous, but a wonderful Godly woman and a great example of hard work and motivation! Her friendship has blessed me in many ways! I hope this encourages you as much as it has me! Without further due here is my Very first Guest Blogger!

My name is Jannete, I am 26 years old, a wife to my husband of almost 6 years , and a mom to an almost 4 year old little princess.

I decided to make a change on may 18th 2017 . It had been a few days since I had visited a zoo with my daughter and my little sister. There was an exhibit about condors and it shows you how far its wings spread. I snapped a picture of my sister with her arms spread out and then she insisted that I take one too .. I was not very fond of pictures, but I didn’t want to make her feel bad so I took the picture. I didn’t look at it right away but when I got home and saw it I just cried.

I did not understand how I got there. I had done so many things in the past all sorts of diets and meal plans and I was considering weight loss surgery by this point and working on getting my family on board.

About 2 months before that horrific picture my best friend had mentioned to me that the doctor of one of her close friends had put her on a special diet and that it had been about a year and she had gotten her self healthy . She proceeded to tell me a little about it since she didn’t now a whole lot . Basically she said you eat fat to lose weight ,I remember thinking that she lost her mind , but I promised that I would look into it . I did and I found it. Keto ! I remember reading things like fad diet and ketoacidosis and hair loss, but I also things like starves cancer , reverses meds, epeliplsy treatment, so I continued to search. I spent about a month researching and reading. And I was convinced it was a good thing but it seemed so hard to do . You see it wasn’t a diet it was a life style change , and that’s not something I wanted to do, and not only that but I would have to cut down to 20 carbs a day!!! That seemed all but impossible! So I left it at that but after that picture I told my self I had to try it . The worst that could happen is that I wouldn’t lose weight and nothing would change.

May 22nd 2017 was the day I started. That first day was terrible, I was starving and wanted sugar!I was also to scared to weigh my self so I didn’t. About the third day in I told my brother that didn’t know if it was worth it . Then I weighed in 325lbs I couldn’t believe it that made me so sad, but it made me push forward. By the end of that first week my body had adjusted and I had more energy and mental clarity than I’d had in a while and the scale had moved down to 311lbs . Here I am a year later having lost over 100 lbs (since I’m not sure what my starting weight was). I am currently 219lbs and still losing. I have the energy for a full day and to run around with my 3 year old daughter . I no longer hate what I see in the mirror or in pictures and it just the best I’ve felt in a really long time. In no way does it mean that I dont have bad days, I’d love to know someone that doesnt , but this way of eating literally gave me my life back. I no longer feel like a stranger in my body and I love it! I’m comfortable in my skin most days and I no longer care if clothes makes me look bigger than I am. I remember the day my husband was in our restroom brushing his teeth and i slipped past him to start the shower , he stopped and looked at me , and I just smiled. You see normally I would have to ask him to move because I didn’t fit in the space to be able to slip by him. And so many more non scale victories.

Its definitely been a hard process but it’s been worth it. I just stop to think if I hadn’t done this where would I be today ? Would I be alive? What quality of life would I have ? And would the people I love suffer because of it ? It’s your decision to make a change or not to buy your decisions have a direct impact on the people closest to you. Anyway I still have a lot of work to do but this has been an amazing start!

-Jannete-

Thanks for reading today! If you have any question for Jannete or how this blog encouraged you comment us! God loves you so much, have a great week! 😊

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