About Me!

Hi! Thank you SO much for visiting my blog and for wanted to know a bit more about me!

Ok, my name is Jessica and I am 25 years old! I live in Ontario CANADA! I work full time with the government.  I graduate university with a Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in Economics.

As a child I was always “average” sized. When they lined us up based on height for school pictures I was often smack dab in the middle. But I hit puberty I quickly gained a lot of weight which I held into  my teen years. I spent most of those years unhappy with the way I looked before finally deciding that I was meant to be big and would be overweight for the rest of my life.

Prom 2003

I went through 4+ years of university feeling the same way. I remember so many times telling myself that I would change and I would lose weight. It never happened.  I was unhappy with myself because of my weight and I was at that weigh because I was unhappy.

yay!

I pretty much finished school one day and walked into a full time job the next day. I had worked as a summer student and I was very lucky to gain a full time position once I was done school. Unfortunately this did not fare well with my waistline.. I had always been on the bigger side and I regularly fluctuated between 155 and 165 lbs. My highest known weight is 169. I remember seeing that number at the doctor’s office and thinking ‘oh, their scale must be off, there’s no way’. I was in denial.

June 2007

So I kept working full time, remained unhappy with my weight and continued with the failed attempts at weight loss until day I decided I had had enough. I was not going to spend another day being overweight.

New Year's Eve 08/09

It was February 2008 and I had lost 5-10 lbs on my own since moving back home. I decided to give Weight Watchers a shot. At first I joined as an online member, meaning I did not attend weekly meetings, all of my progress was tracked online. I lost a few pounds using this tool but quickly realized that I would probably be a lot more successful if I began attending weekly meetings. I cancelled my online membership and re-joined as a regular member.

I started WW at 157lbs and 9 months later I reached my goal of losing 20lbs. I lost my weight very slowly but I wouldn’t change a thing I did over those 9 months. I was able to enjoy life and not feel deprived while losing weight. I was able to spend summer weekends enjoying myself instead of worrying about every piece of food I ate.

October 2009

My life has changed SO much from losing weight. I finally feel like I am at a place in my life where I am not constantly worrying/thinking about food. I can have my picture taken without worrying about whether or not I look fat.

I might not have my dream body but I am so proud of what I am accomplished. I will never go back to the unhappy overweight person I was. 🙂

Thanks for reading!!!

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