My name is CJ and I have lost 249 lbs. by living a low carb lifestyle and exercise. I am NOT a trained professional in any kind of medical/health/exercise/nutritional fields. I am just someone who has read a lot of information, found something that works for me and I want to share it with others in the hopes that it might help someone else. Please check with your doctor before starting any kind of diet or exercise plan. Everyone is different and medical problems and personal limitations need to be taken into consideration.
Welcome to my blog!
Feel free to ask questions in the comments section or msg me on Facebook.
249 Pounds Lost!
I've not worn this size dress since I was 17!!!
Exercise and Strength Training has made a huge differene in toning and shaping my body. Don't be afraid to workout on Low Carb, just make sure you are getting enough protein and of course check with your doctor if you have medical concerns.
My first 5k was the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Boston.
I was happy to be healthy enough to participate for my friend Kristy and Step-Mom Diane who are both survivors and two wonderful ladies Julie and Shannon who are currently battling breast cancer.
The Boston Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research
In Memory of my Grandma.
Boston Area Lung Cancer 5k
In Honor of my Daddy, who had a football sized tumor and 3/4 of his lung removed when I was in HS. Only 15% of people who are disgnosed with lung cancer make it past 5 years, so I'm very lucky that he survived. My back hurt and my legs were going numb, but that was nothing compared to what he went through so I wasn't going to let anything keep me from participating in this walk even if I had to go find a walker with tennis balls on the feet!
"You have to get healthy for yourself, because YOU want to do it for YOU. You can't do it for anyone else or it won't work long term. YOU can do it, because YOU are worth it and you will be happier in the long run." - CJ
"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell." - Lance Armstrong
"I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it." - Unknown
When in my car.....
My Belly no longer pushes on the steering wheel!
When out to dinner.....
My tummy no longer pushes up against resturaunt booths!
When on an airplane.....
I have room in my seatbelt and don't have to ask for a seatbelt extension anymore. :)
I can also put my tray table down in front of me.
Information on PCOS
Fit Day - Weight Loss and Fitness Tracker
The Atkins Carb Counter
I use to carry this book with me in my purse when I first started Atkins. Over time I learned how many carbs was in what and what to order on my own. Now I can just use my Droid to access the Atkins Carb Counter online. :)
I used this book to get started.
I bought both the South Beach and Atkins books, but decided to go with Atkins.