My Weight Loss Story

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First of all….. don’t judge my dirty mirror. Second……Here is my weight loss story…..

My journey began July 2016. I had reached a dark time in my life. I was freshly divorced, I felt like I was at a dead end in my career, my depression was at an all time high, and quite honestly….. I didn’t care anymore. The week before the 25th, I had a doctor’s appointment, because I had not had a period in nearly 3 months. I wasn’t pregnant….no worries there. Rest assured. Anyways, the doctor came in and basically laid it on the line for me. She told me there was nothing wrong with me, other than my PCOS (Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome), but due to my current weight (over 223 lbs.), that wasn’t going to improve anytime soon. My body was literally shutting down. My little 5 ft. frame was screaming at me. The doctor looked at me and told me, if I did not get my weight under control, the chances of me ever having another child were slim to none……… What? Come again? I can’t say I genuinely wanted more kids, but that fact that I was so unhealthy that, that may never be an option again, was alarming. I knew I had to do something. Like now. Not next Monday at the start of a new week, not on Jan. 1st. Not once I bought new groceries. NOW.

I literally jumped on the weight loss train right then. I started small, cutting my calories down, making smarter choices when I was out, walking. Before I knew it, the weight was falling off. By the time I lost 15 pounds, my periods returned, and you know what that means ladies. The baby maker was fully functioning again. At that point this journey had become a lifestyle…..a habit. I didn’t obsess over it day to day. I just did it, I just lived it. I began adding Dance Fitness to my workout routine, and started eating cleaner. Not just cutting calories. I started to go ham, on my journey, or turkey if you will. Because that was on my menu regularly…… Anyways, fast forward. because I’ll spare you some in between details for now….. I am now sitting at 170 lbs. I recently had a physical and I was the healthiest I had ever been in my adult life. I went from a size TIGHT 18 jean, to a size 9 to 12. I lost 55 lbs and counting…… Nearly all my PCOS symptoms have subsided. In turn, I got my confidence back. I got my health back. I got my life back……..

This journey is not over, continue to check back for updates and photos. I hope to inspire at least one of you. Above all else. Love yourself ladies and gentlemen. Take care of your body. It’s the only one you get.

To be continued……

-Jamie Lea