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198 heaviest, 180s, and 170s... progress

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This is me at my largest, 198 lbs, and then me in the 170's. Still have a ways to go

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Hey my name is Jess. 26 years old. Loving and living life, trying to be the best person I can be. I am an Aquatic Exercise Instructor, living in the wonderful city of San Francisco. I am also a BRIDE TO BE! I have a wonderful, amazing, SEXY fiancee, who loves me exactly the way I am. I LOVE to travel, shop, hike, swim,.... all that good stuff. I just don't want my weight to ever hold me back from doing (or feeling comfortable doing) anything anymore.

I've been battling with weight issues my whole life. I've been yo-yo dieting since I was 14, going up and down 20/30 or so lbs almost every year. And every time I would gain the weight back, I'd gain just a little more then the time before. Funny thing is, I love to work out. I love to be healthy. I am a swimmer. I am (was) and athlete. I am VERY knowledgable in exercise and sport science, holistic medicine, stress management, nutrition.... but do I always practice what I preach? That would be a No. I gotta get it together. I am young. I don't want to lose weight just for vanity's sake, but so I can be even more active and productive then I already am.

In 2012 I decided to get the lapband surgery done. I needed to stop the cycle I was putting myself through and commit. It's been a struggle for sure. No matter how much research you do, or how many people you talk to, nothing can prepare you for what your body/mind go through after bariatric surgery. I paid out of pocket for my lapband surgery, as well as my fills. It has actually made me realize exactly how bad my food addiction actually is. I am not giving up though. I am also struggling with a thyroid condition that I have had a very hard time getting under control.


Member Since: 1/3/2011

Fitness Minutes: 2,146

My Goals:
TO LOSE 69 lbs!

Height: 5'2

Highest: 198 lbs
Goal: 129 lbs

My Program:
Healthy diet and lots of exercise! Remembering the importance or strength training as well as cardio. Just living a healthier active life. Using food and fuel, but also not denying myself anything... just having them in moderation. I am also a lapband patient.

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"every girl should be two things- Classy and Fabulous" -Coco Chanel

"It's a good thing I was born a girl or else I would have ended up being a drag queen" -Dolly Parton

"The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous." -Carrie Bradshaw

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    Thank you for commenting on my blog! I have read about the specialty fried sushi but they don't have that where I go. Which is fine because I wouldn't get it anyway. I typically avoid fried foods naturally... I don't really like them. Except french fries! I could eat fries until I explode!
    3093 days ago
    Hi Jess. I'm glad you stopped by, too. I hope you visit more often. Best of luck to you in all you are doing.
    3093 days ago
    emoticon Welcome. You will do good here, one day at a time. I congratulate you on your willingness to lose the weight. You will. emoticon from Jane
    3094 days ago
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