Jen is definitely on track. After 30-days through her healthy weight loss journey, she has already shed off 9 lbs of unwanted weight. From 205 lbs in March 9, 2015, she is now 196 lbs.
This is my twin in May 2014. She was 190 lbs. 10 months later, she packed in 15 lbs more and grew to be 205 lbs.
3 months through my enrollment in the gym, Jen was convinced to enroll in the same gym I go to. She had a strong start and she was definitely having fun. However, she got caught up with her work as a manager in a BPO company and she was not able to consistently do her gym sessions. Finally in January 2015, she dropped the gym and went on with her daily life.
Just 1 month ago, Jen and I met at Go Salads, a green salad bar in Eastwood. While enjoying each of our serving of green jeepney smoothie made up of lettuce, pineapple, and some almonds, our catch up detoured to a conversation about my weight loss. She told me that she was completely inspired by my transformation from an obese class 1 to a healthy 134 lbs woman. She listened to my story.
That same day, I gave her a short session on understanding calories of the food she eats. I also encouraged her to start a healthy weight loss journey with me which includes eating real food only and drinking only water at least 2 L per day.I told her that if she would follow through the tips I am giving her, she would definitely lose 8 – 10 lbs in 30 days.
Jen started to change her grocery list and started to buy real food. She used to be a big fan of processed food such as hotdogs, bacon, and spam. But since then, she has said yes only to real food. She would send me photos of her breakfast, her lunch, and her dinner. She would enjoy her vegetable and eat her fruits, steamed chicken, fish, and beef and snack on controlled portions of nuts and banana.
Jen’s steamed cauliflower and carrot dinner.
She would also drink coffee with 10 g of Anchor unsalted butter in the morning during her breakfast. This coffee concoction suppresses her cravings to eat more food and makes her feel full a little longer until her lunch time 5 hours later. She enjoys eating sweet potato too.
This is my twin, from 205 lbs in March 9, 2015 to 196 lbs 30 days later.
Jen’s healthy weight loss journey doesn’t stop with eating the right kind of food. She also takes time walking for at least 30 minutes 3x a week. Either she would go out with her music and walk or she enjoys her walk pushing her niece’s stroller.
Jen with her niece, Katnese, enjoying her afternoon walk.
“Twin, now that I’ve started this healthy weight loss journey. There is no turning back.” Jen declared with her eyes beaming with determination.
She is definitely on a roll. And she is loving it. 😀