Shed and Share

{The Basics}

Age: 41
Profession: Stay at home mom
How long have you been on this weight loss journey? 7 months
Weight Loss: 56 lbs

{Your Story}

What was your “low point”? I was at a “low point” for a long time, but my lowest was right after I turned 40. I had gained 30 pounds by my 41st birthday. I was then at a weight higher than I was on the days I had GIVEN BIRTH. I was at an all time high! My sister, Emily Wilson, was trying to help me through encouragement and also with her knowledge of the mind and how everything starts there. I knew I had to begin retraining my brain. She was and is such an encouragement in my life.

How did you get started? I had heard so many success stories of people doing Keto. I was working out 2-3 times a week, but my diet was primarily junk. I knew I wasn’t going to lose the weight until I changed my eating habits. I had become quite the emotional eater. I decided to join Emily’s personal coaching group last October and started following my little sister’s orders! I also began tracking my food in My Fitness Pal, and taking back my life!

What is your workout routine and eating plan? I workout 3 times a week at LiveFIT and also walk. Some weeks I only make it to class once because my schedule with 5 kiddos is crazy, but I don’t let that discourage me or get my eating off track! Tracking what I eat is a huge help! I was so unaware of how much I was over-eating. I continue to follow a Keto-style diet plan and I stay away from sugar and junk carbs.

{Help us!}

What are your top 3 favorite resources that helped you along the way?
1.) Emily’s Personal Coaching & the LiveFIT community – so much encouragement there!
2.) Facebook – I love reading inspirational stories, finding recipes, etc.
3.) Pinterest – I can find everything I need and more! SO helpful in studying the Keto lifestyle and finding recipes.

What one piece of advice would you give to someone who is sitting on the sidelines and waiting? Get up! Don’t keep sitting there on the sidelines! You will be SO HAPPY when you start seeing the positive changes and confidence you will gain. Mental health and physical health are worth all the effort!

What one piece of advice would you give to someone who is in the process but is feeling discouraged? Consistency, consistency, consistency IS THE KEY! Hard work and consistency WILL pay off! If you feel like you’ve gotten off track, go back to doing what you were doing before. Refocus on your goal of being healthy!

Anything else you would like to share? I have learned through this that having an “end date” to a “diet” does not work. Making it to a goal weight and then being done with the “diet” will not work. I’ve got to change my eating habits FOR GOOD and not just until I go on that beach trip or reach a goal weight. Also, it can be really annoying to make yourself something different from your family for dinner, but it’s worth the trouble. As you learn how to eat healthy, you can make healthy things for the whole family and make minor adjustments to eat the way you need for your plan. Also, I don’t log every bite of my food after eating this way for 7 months, but now I know what I should and shouldn’t be eating because I’ve paid attention to how it makes me feel. I do, however, weigh myself everyday to see how things are going. I don’t think that’s best for everyone because it can make some people’s day or ruin it. For me though, it keeps me from the “ignorance is bliss” mindset and not caring about it. ♥♥♥