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

Yet another first date...

 Soooo... I went on a date yesterday. New guy this time. He is 27 (more of the age I like... rather then 35 year olds), divorced with a little girl. It's not ideal... but if someone asks me out, I will always give them a chance. He seems fun, which I like... and he likes to joke around and laugh, and he has that kind of rugged manlyness that I love. I can tell he is very thoughtful too. He also passed all my first date "tests", like holding the door open for me, paying, driving, being attentive, etc. 

We met at the beach, and then had lunch at one of my favorite restaurants that looks out to the ocean. Then we decided to go for a walk in Golden Gate Park (which is my favorite place ever... if any of ya'll ever visit san francisco you should go). I was wearing this little dress and these strappy sandals that I thought were comfortable... but I apparently was wrong. We walked leisurely for about 30 minutes before I was like "hmmm these shoes kind of hurt me".... and then it was all down hill from there. The 30 minutes that we had to walk back to the car just tore my feet apart. SO MUCH PAIN!!!!! Maybe if I weighed like 50 lbs lighter he would have been able to carry me to my car.... but unfortunately that is not the case lol.  Now I can barely even walk... I am hobbling around like a little old grandma lol. I have 5 horrible big blisters, 2 of which are on the BOTTOM of my feet. So, it looks like i'll be staying away from anything that involves running, walking, hiking, or STANDING for the next few days lol.... oh well, at least I can get a little swimming in.

Ruby and Biggest Loser

So I don't usually watch that show Ruby, but I watched an episode today and holy moly was it intense! They did this intervention with all these ladies that have food addiction and they went through all of the psychological baggage behind their addiction and it was just.... intense. It makes me think that all my issues are small fish compared to what some people have gone though in their lives.  

And, as far as the Biggest Loser goes, it is a tear jerker every single week. First of all, I have decided Mikey is my pretend Biggest Loser boyfriend and secondly, how freakin' cute are Sam and Stefanie. 


Who would have thought I would be so happy that it was monday lol. I think I partied just a little bit too much this weekend, it is really nice to get back into the swing of things. I went over my calorie goal saturday and sunday, but I tracked every little thing that I ate (and DRANK) and got right back into it today.

I took my mom for a walk today and it just kills me to see her in so much pain.... but she powered through and she did the whole 4 mile loop with me. I love working out by myself, it gives me a chance to clear my head and everything, but I really want to make a conscious effort to try to get my mom to workout more. I dunno, we will see, I know she would like to spend some more time with me anyway.


Well first off, let me just say that I lost 1.8 lbs this week! woo woo! My goal for next week is 2.1 lbs to put me below 170!

Sooooo..... let me just vent for a second. I have been seeing this new guy for about a month now. He lives about an hour away, so i'll see him about once or twice a week. I am really enjoying his company and he is so sweet and easy to talk to and  he is very attentive..... which I am NOT use to and I really like it. However, there are just a lot of things holding me back. He is 35, has a 2 year old daughter, owns his own house, does his own thing, and is so secure in who he is and what he does.... I just feel like if we moved forward in a relationship, we wouldnt be growing together and experiencing new things together because he has already "been there done that". I also don't know if he can keep up with me... in many different ways lol. 

I dunno, I guess I am just thinking aloud here. I always get so worried about hurting people, so I think ahead like this. I like things just the way they are, I am just afraid if he wanted to move on to anything more serious that he would be the one end up getting hurt. I guess we will just see how it goes...




I frickin frackin HATE my internet connection!

monday... blah

I totally had the monday blahs today. I got home from school and ended up sleeping the whole entire afternoon and then when I woke up I had a splitting headache. I wasn't going to go to the gym, but I did the right thing and went anyways. I ended up having a really great swim session that felt amazing. Eating wasn't the best today, but it wasnt bad either. I weighed/measured/and tracked everything though so I am proud of myself. I think that I am so use to eating totally "clean" with the BFL plan that now that I am doing something different I really feel like i'm cheating even though I am staying within my calories.


B: 3/4 c. Special K Protein Plus, Activia Light
S: 16 oz 100% carrot juice,14 almonds
L: 1/2 c potato salad, hard boiled egg, 3 oz grilled chicken breast, small brownie 
S: 1/2 protein bar
D: 1 c hot and sour soup, Spinach, feta, craisin salad
S: small brownie

-3 Emergen-Cs

50 minute swim (mostly kicking), 2000 meters
10 minute stretch

Calories in: 1543
Calories out: 500
Net Calories: 1043


Well I have decided that since I am not on the BFL eating plan at the moment, I have to really hold myself accountable for what I eat. First of all, I need to start to do a lot more weighing and measuring and I need to start journaling again too. I started using dailyplate (I have found that it is the best out of any of the online calorie trackers in my opinion) again so I am REALLY going to try to keep up with that and track every little thing that I eat.

As for today, eating wasn't great, but I still stayed within my calories (based on losing 1.5 lbs a week). so yay :) I also went for an amazing 5 mile walk/run OUTSIDE today, which always makes me happy.

Breakfast: Special K Protein Plus, 1/2 c milk, 1/2 banana, Emergen-C
Snack: 1/2 banana, 1 scoop chocolate whey protein, 1 tbsp PB, 1 cup milk
Lunch: egg whites with 1.5 oz cheddar cheese, double fiber bread w/ lite spread
Snack: 16 wheat thins, Emergen-C
Dinner: 4 oz chicken breast, 1 c. broccoli, 1/2 c. potato salad
Snack: 1 brownie (1/16 of the pan)

Activity: 5 mile walk/run

Calories In: 1664
Calories out: 519
Net Calories: 1145

2.2 lbs down, 17.8 to go

Yay! Lost 2.2 lbs this week. My goal for this week is 2.8.
 I can't wait to start my new job, which means 1) $$$$$ The big bucks 2) only having to work 3 days a week and making twice as much money then I do now working 5 days a week and 3) having more free days to do whatever I want to!!! woot woot. I will finally have time to start doing some Spinning and yoga classes again at the gym. I love lifting weights, and I love BFL.... but I am totally ready to start trying new things (well bringing back things that I use to do) and get my cardio/flexibility going again. As of right now, my plan is to do yoga once a week, spinning once a week, running once a week, swimming once a week, and lifting twice a week... but really, as long as I get to the gym and do some cardio every day and strength train twice a week I will be happy.

Weigh-In Tomorrow

Hey everyone! Just wanted to check in and say hello! I am going to weigh in tomorrow to see how I did this week. I am feeling pretty good about it. I got some really good workouts in this week and I am feeling refreshed and positive and excited to start seeing some changes again. 

I went to the doctor the other day and he prescribed me an inhaler because apparently I have exercised induced asthma... which is kind of weird, because all this time I just thought you were suppose to feel like you couldn't breathe when you were working out, and now that I am using it I can feel such a difference! I still sweat as much as I would normally and I still feel like I am working just as hard, except I can actually breathe! lol, it is the best thing ever! 

Anyways, nothing really exciting to talk about.... so I'll check in again tomorrow with my weight. Wish me luck! 

I got the job!

So I went for a job interview a few days back, and they already called me and said that I have it! They have to do a background check, and then I have to go for a physical (yuck), and then I get to start. I already gave my 2 weeks notice at Curves... havn't told any of my ladies that I am leaving yet... I'm kinda going to miss it, but I need to move on to bigger and better things.

My NEW job though is at the rehabilitation pool at the hospital. It is an indoor warm water pool.... it is like 85 degrees out on the pool deck, so it is kind of like I am getting to be in a sauna 6 hours a day lol. I'm lifeguarding, but I get to see all the inner workings of the therapy and the hospital, which I think it totally awesome... and it will get me "in the system" lol. I'm totally movin' on up in the world (well... little by little). I am totally excited for something new in my life and I am REALLY excited to be making some decent money. 

As far as other news, I've been going to the gym a lot more and feeling good... and trying to watch what I eat. I am interested to see what the scale says this week. I really want to get under 170 soon.