Hi I am Yasemin, and I struggled with eating my whole life. When I used to go for dinner with people, they would feel “full” and finish eating at the table, and I would pretend I was full too so I would pretend I’m full, ask the waiter to pack my food to go, and I would eat it as soon as I got home… It was bad. A series of negative behaviours led me from reaching my highest weight of 225lbs at my 5’6 height which meant I was “OBESE”. I yo-yo’d for years with every program you can think of: Jenny craig, Nutrisystem, Shakeology, working out and weight lifting 2-3 hours a day, meal prepping 5 meals a day like a fitness competitor (which I was not). Nothing was sustainable and I always ended up gaining the weight back.
I am doing this because I felt sad and I felt depressed and ashamed of myself and used to isolate myself from the people around me because I wasn’t happy with how I felt and I wasn’t happy with what I looked like. I had so many insecurities and decided it was time to treat my body with respect and take care of my health because if I don’t do it now… it’s never going to magically happen.
Long Term and Short Term Goals:
Long term goals for me were to get from BMI Obese to BMI “Normal”
Short term goals right now are to get to 135-145 lb goal weight range
What are some struggles you face or you have faced in the past
I used to skip social events, pool parties, beach days, dinner parties, formal events, even interviews because I would have a meltdown while getting ready since nothing would fit and I would feel awful. Not to mention even going and trying stuff on at a shopping mall in those dim lit and unflattering changing rooms… ugh…
** What is your game plan?**
I did OMAD Intermittent Fasting since June 2018 and incorporated KETO in November 2018. Currently down about 70lbs. My game plan is to start another extended water fast with our October 27th challenge for 14 days, then do a small refeed and another extended water fast and then keep up OMAD + Keto until I reach the lower end of my goal weight of 135. I want to get to 135-145 by January 2020!
How do I feel right now?
I feel pretty excited right now at this particular moment! I’m excited for the October 27th group challenge!
How will I feel once I achieve my goal?
I think it will feel surreal to reach 135-145lbs. I feel like a “weight” both mentally and physically will be lifted off my shoulders. I never used to think I could weigh anything less than 185lbs (borderline obese/overweight) so it will feel incredible and I can’t wait to get there and inspire people along the way!
I am strong, I am beautiful, I am passionate and I will achieve my goal weight by January 2020, no ifs ands or buts!.