Transforming Jessica

Becoming Stronger- Physically, Emotionally, Mentally

My Profile

  • Name: justkeepswimming
  • City: Millbrae
  • Region: California
  • Country: United States

My Weight Loss

Height: 157.5cm
Start weight: 191.00lb
Current weight: 170.00lb
Goal weight: 134.00lb
Lost to date: 21.00lb
Remaining: 36.00lb

My Calendar

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Before After

BFL Day 18: Eight Reasons to Start Loving Your Body

Hey guys, I've been out of the gym for the past 3 or 4 days, but i've been trying to get my steps in, do a couple of Curves workouts, and I have been eating clean . Tomorrow is my day off of work tomorrow, so I get to spend it at the gym swimming and tanning and UBWOing and then grocery shopping and cooking and preparing all my BFL food. I am so excited... I hate the end of the week when I am running out of food, it just makes me feel so unorganized.


I came across this in one of my old magazines, and I just thought it was great food for thought :)

8 Reasons to Start Loving Your Body Today!

1. Because it is unique; no one else has the same one.
2. Because it is capable of extraordinary feats, enabling you to run, climb, jump, lift, squat, snuggle, and spoon.
3. Because no matter how badly you treat it, it's willing to give you another chance.
4. Because it's expressive, telling you how it feels (pay attention!) and broadcasting to others how you feel about it.
5. Because, lets face it, confidence is pretty sexy.
6. Because your daughter must learn to love hers.
7. Because somebody out there (or many somebodies!) admires, covets, and adores it.
8. Because you'll regret not loving it more later.

BFL day 15: Results and Kidney infection?!

OK, well first i'll start with the good news.... my 2 week results :)


Start Week 2 Difference
Weight 187 181 6 lbs
BodyFat 36% 34.9% 1.1%
Bicep 14.5 14 0.5 in
Chest 44 42 2 in
Waist 36.5 34.5 2 in
Tummy 44 41 3 in
Hips 46.5 44.5 2 in
Thigh 27.5 26.5 1 in

10.5 inches and 6 lbs in 2 weeks! I am so happy! Especially all those inches around my middle.

Now for the bad news.... I ended up in the ER this morning because I had shooting pains in my lower back, and my lower tummy, and I was peeing blood! (sorry, TMI... but whatever) I had/have a fever and vomiting and all the other awful symptoms you can think of. I seriously thought I was dying. Turns out I've had a bladder infection for awhile now and it spread to my kidneys! I got antibiotics for it, but he said I should rest for a few days :( BUT that isnt going to stop me from eating clean still and doing the best I can with what I can work with. It is just a little, painful, bump in the road....

BFL Day 13: just today

Just checking in for today. I went grocery shopping today and made some food for the rest of the week. My eating was kind of weird today, but nothing really bad, besides I hardly got any veggies. I do weights and measures tomorrow, so wish me luck!


M1: eggwhites w/ reduced fat cheese M2: protein plus cereal with soymilk M3: 1/2 turkey cheese sand. on protein bread M4: other half of sand. M5: Whole wheat naan w/ lite mozerella M6: protein pancakes  and carrots and celery 

BFL day 12: ummm this is weird

Hey everyone. Just going to vent for a second.... maybe ya'll can help me out. Basically, I feel like I am running on autopilot lately. I am really committed to the BFL program, and I feel sooooo much better then 2 weeks ago, but I am so tired. REALL Y REALLY REALLY tired, physcially and emotionally. The only thing in my life that I am really happy with is the fact the I am doing BFL and getting back to the gym and eating better. I am bored with everything else in my life..... and I am very lonely and I find myself daydreaming all day. Sometimes I will drive to work or school or whatever, and it's like I don't even think about what I am doing, I just do it, and then all of a sudden i am there... not sure if that makes sense. Today, I ran into a fence when i was trying to park because my mind was just somewhere else. I don't know what to do. It's a very weird feeling. I think I need a vacation... or maybe I just need to get laid LOL... maybe both.

BFL day 10 check in: and BodyBugg

Everything is going well over here, i'm eating clean, killing myself at the gym, drinking all my water.... i feel great! I just got a Bodybugg a few days ago, and I am STILL having technical difficulties.... :( It is a total bummer. 

BFL Day 7: Weigh in!!!

can't sleep.... but I was really excited for my weigh in today so I already did it lol. I lost 5 lbs! and 1% body fat... woo woo! Now off to sleep and then to enjoy my FREE day!!

I'm back :) FOR GOOD THIS TIME! BFL day 6

Hey all! well, I have been sort of (a lot of) off the wagon since the last time I posted. I kept saying that I was going to start a new BFL challenge, and I never followed through. I have been in a very bad place in my life the past few months, and my weight and my health and my drinking and my STRESS, and my whole entire life was just out of control. I could feel myself just spiraling into a place where I did not want to be. I got up to 189 lbs this past month (see my weight graph... it really was out of control). I was weak and I felt absolutely helpless. 


I started working at Curves, so it did get me back in to at least doing SOMETHING, but not nearly as much as I use to do, and I was selling myself short. I know it is good to start off small and work up, but I kept doing the 30 minute work outs and then still going back to eating garbage and laying around the house. One day I read the whole entire BFL book, cover to cover, and since then I have been 100% committed, 100% on program, and so unbelievably excited, hopeful, confident in my goals and my progress. 

I am on day 6 (tomorrow is my well deserved free day!) and I cannot believe the change I have seen in me already. I am less puffy for one, but my attitude is completely different. Within just 6 days, I went from feeling completely lost, helpless, sad lonely, FAT, literally ALL the time; I felt like a BIG... FAT.... LOSER, and now I feel extremely hopeful, excited, strong, confident, committed. 

I was completely on program today and I will weigh in tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes :)

Goodbye Firenze :-(

Yet another chapter in my life is over and I have to say goodbye to the wonderful city of Florence, where I was living for the past 3 and a half months. In the past 9 months, I have lived in London and in Florence, traveled to 9 different countries, and went on an amazing 7 day cruise (to Sloevnia, Croatia, and Greece). I dumped my stupid cheating boyfriend back at home, had 2 amazing flings with 2 amazing men (one in the UK and one in Italy haha), and kissed many many more. I made lots of new friends, experienced so many new things, had many many unforgettable drunken nights, took about 40 bazillion pictures, and spent all of the money I had to my name.... and everything was completely worth it. 


I am very proud of the woman I am becoming and I owe that all to my mom and dad. The love and support from my family is the only thing that has made the life that I am living possible. Both of my parents have always supported me, financially and mentally, and have always encouraged me to get out and see the world and experience everything that life has to offer. They taught me many things, one being that anything is possible. However, mostly they encouraged me to learn for myself; to take chances and not to be afraid of making mistakes, and for that, I am so grateful. Being able to do that has helped me learn so much about myself that I would have never been able to before. I am truly truly blessed.

Even though I will miss Europe, I know that with every end there is a new beginning, and I am SO excited for what is in store for my future. When I get home I am going to focus on getting my physical self back in shape, and I am going to start (and finish!) a 12 week Body for Life program. I am also going to spend a lot more time with my mommy and help her out to make her life a life a little bit less stressful, really focus on getting my degree (I am really slacking), spend a lot more time outside in the sunshine (well besides from working, being a lifeguard, that is all I do haha), and plan more trips to new and exciting places :-)

Ciao Belle. Pace e Amore.

Nose Piercing

I am officially under 160 lbs :-) I rewarded myself by getting my nose peirced... it is super cute.

Week 8 Weigh In

Yay, I lost another 1.2 kilos this week. That comes to a total of 8 kg... or 17.8 lbs. yay. I am almost back in to the 150's... which is SUPER crazy to think about. I had gained a bit last week, but I think it was just because I was on my period. My spring break was really relaxing. I mostly just stayed around Florence, but I made a trip to Cinque Terra for 3 days. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. When I was there I went hiking every day and layed on the beach and just spent a lot of time by myself... it was amazing. There really is not much else to report, I wanted to upload pictures... but it does not seem to be working right now, so I guess I will just have to do it another time. ciao ciao.

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