Transformation of the Day: Jessica lost 110 pounds. After three pregnancies, she developed diastasis recti. Doctors told her they couldn’t operate on her to correct the condition due to her weight. Determined never to hear those words again, she adopted the Keto lifestyle and worked out consistently.
I started my weight loss journey with Keto at the end of February 2020 after having three babies back to back. I developed diastasis recti [abdominal separation] and needed surgery to fix it. However, the doctors didn’t want to touch me because of my weight. When I left that doctor’s office, I was determined never to hear those words again. I said, “NO MORE EXCUSES.”, and started my Keto journey. Today, I stand here 110 pounds lighter.
How did you change your eating habits? Do you have a specific daily goal for grams of carbs?
I eat Keto meals, practice intermittent fasting, and drink 120 ounces of water a day. I do not eat any sugar, and I only eat 20 grams of carbs a day. I love chicken and broccoli.
What does your workout routine consist of?
I work out 2 to 3 times a week. My workout routine consists of jumping jacks, squats, sit-ups, lifting weights, and jump rope.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 299 pounds, and my current weight is 189 pounds.
What is your height?
I am 5’2″
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No, I haven’t had any surgery.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
The biggest lesson that I have learned is to enjoy the journey and love the you that is in front of you. I learned that it’s ok to be healthy and have fun. I also learned to focus on my goal and not stop until I’ve reached that goal.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
I would tell women to start slow and learn to love the journey. Take pictures along the way and celebrate the little milestones along the way.