Transformation of the Day: Jazmyne lost 88+ pounds. Her motivation came from seeing the health challenges and complications her elders were faced with. So she decided to have weight loss surgery, losing 35 pounds before her surgery date. Post-surgery, she focused on healthy habits, like walking during her breaks at work.
What was your motivation?
My motivation was witnessing my elders around me and their health complications. So I embedded this thought in my head: Make the change before life starts making decisions for you.
When did you start your journey?
I started my journey in December 2021.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
I had vertical gastric sleeve surgery on April 28, 2022.
What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
I started getting addicted to the gym. It was my peace. It was my way of life. The inspiration prompted me to write a guide, “How to prepare for weight loss surgery 10 step guide.“
How did you change your eating habits?
I drank protein shakes. I ate vegetables, chicken salads, soups, and chicken breast… that was it. I also ate smaller portions and was strict with my time frames. I did not eat after 7 pm.
What is your workout routine?
I did Zumba, kickboxing, swim aerobics, and Ujam. I also walked during all my breaks and lunches.
How often did you work out?
I worked out 4-5 times a day and did a 1-hour daily walk.
What was your starting weight?
My starting weight was 290 pounds, but my weight on the day of my surgery was 257 pounds.
What is your current weight?
My current weight is 202 pounds.
What is your height? 5’3″
How long did your transformation take?
Pre-surgery (3 months), I lost 35 pounds. Post-surgery, I lost 55 pounds.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Don’t beat yourself up for having a bad day. It will hurt in the beginning, but eventually, you start to love working out.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
That it starts with your mindset. If you are not prepared mentally, it’s not going to work. Once you change your mind, you can conquer your goals no matter what it is.
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