Unwanted weight gain can go hand in hand with a lot of other undesirable conditions, like low self-confidence, depression, health risks, disease, and more. Taking control of our bodies and our diets by using food as fuel instead of entertainment is what the 21 Day Meal Plan is all about!
Andrea experienced ups and downs like so many of us do, but the 21 Day Meal Plan is helping her put a stop to the roller coaster ride. Read on her for her full story in her own words:
Where do I even start? My weight loss journey has been an ongoing battle for me throughout my life. I have always been overweight, since I was a child. I was bingeing before I even knew what that was. By the time I was 13, I was almost 230 lbs. That was my first wake up call to lose weight, and in 2 years I lost 80 lbs through a very restrictive diet/borderline eating disorder to sit at my lowest weight of 150 lbs. As a teenager I still felt very insecure in my body and struggled with body dysmorphia.
Fast forward to being pregnant with my first daughter after already having gained back all the weight I had lost as a teenager. Throughout my pregnancy I ate whatever I wanted, and I thought that the weight would magically disappear after giving birth. Wrong. I was 266 lbs 4 months postpartum, and I continued to gain another 30 lbs. By the time we wanted to get pregnant again, I was diagnosed with PCOS and suffered secondary infertility. I was depressed and felt helpless.
After 5 years of trying, I was finally able to get pregnant and gave birth to my second baby girl. The day I gave birth, I weighed in at 320 lbs and I vowed to myself never to see that weight again. I was on a fitness journey and to our surprise we got pregnant again! This time it would not be a happy ending. From the beginning, this pregnancy got off to a rough start and unfortunately in July 2018 at only 23 weeks we lost the pregnancy. I had gained 30 lbs in those 23 weeks and was back at 300 lbs with no baby to show for it. I felt depressed and alone.
I had been diagnosed with gestational diabetes and was terrified of it not going away. I was determined to lose the weight and get healthy for my family’s sake. I had two daughters that needed me and I couldn’t let myself fall deeper into depression or continue to gain weight.
I found Jasmine and started following her and some other Meal Plan Babes on IG and felt motivated to make a change. I decided to purchase the 21 Day Meal Plan in August but was still hesitant to start the plan. October 3, 2018, I bit the bullet and started my meal plan journey at 289.4 lbs. 5 months later, I am down 43 lbs and the happiest I have ever been in my life!
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