Thursday, January 17, 2013

WELCOME BACK.... to myself!

Hello again!
I am back after a long break. So much has happened in the past 2 years since I last updated my previous blog (CBGBlog). Let me catch everyone up.....
When I stopped updating the site (fall 2010), I am not going to lie, it is because I fell off the healthy wagon. I was getting depressed at work and things in general and I went back to my unhealthy ways. Then in spring 2011 my husband and I started working toward starting a family. Complications happened and due to this, depression kicked in more and more weight came back on. So from September 2010 - December 2011 I went from 255 pounds back to my starting weight of 315 pounds.
Then at the end of December it happened - we got pregnant! Not only that, but with twins! So I delivered 2 amazing and healthy baby boys at the end of August. The highest weight I became was 380 pounds.
At the beginning of January (4 months since their birth), I decided to start my adventure toward being healthy again. I did it before and I can do it again. I have even more motivation this time - my 2 sons. I want to be there for them as they grow up and be active in their life. Being my weight does slow me down in ways and I want to be able to play outside with them, get up and down off the floor comfortably when they want to play. I just want to be a healthier mom for not only myself but for them.
So here I am! I started my adventure at 330 pounds. I feel happy to know that I have already lost almost all of my pregnancy weight before I start this adventure and now it is time for me to keep going. I have come back on here because tihis helped me so much last time. To be accountable for my action and to have the encouragement/support from others is amazing!
I will discuss more about my boys and pregnancy as times goes on and if you have any questions about a plus-sized pregnancy or c-section delivery/recovery - feel free to ask!
I hope to catch back up with those I was friends with before and make new friends along the way of this new adventure.
So grab your bags because we are about to begin... THE NEW ADVENTURE OF JESSICA!


  1. Congrats, how exciting!!! I have two kids and totally understand the dilemma of being overweight and trying to be the best mom I can be. The good news is, your boys will never remember you overweight if you tackle your goals now and hit it hard! I've lost nearly 50lbs with Take Shape for Life and it's been a god send of a program for me as a mom with a busy lifestyle and no time for meal planning and remembering to plan ahead and bring food in the car. I'm actually a coach now, helping others achieve the successes I have. You've got this Jessica, so excited to see you back!!!!! And congrats on your precious baby boys!

    1. Thank you! Your progress is awesome. I can't wait to read more about it. What is Take Shape for Life?

    2. Take Shape for Life is a program that incorporates a healthy mind, healthy body and healthy finances into it's success. The program uses Medifast foods for the weight loss part and it's SO nice and easy, seriously perfect for us busy mama's. I went a little rogue for the holidays (ha ha) but am back on track and down 10lbs since January 2nd. If you want more info, let me know. My email is The program has changed my life and I feel like I'm becoming the person/mama I always knew I could be. :)