In December 2016, I weighed in at nearly 400 pounds. Then one day, I woke up in a hospital confused and with a broken shoulder. I’d just had my first grand mal seizure.
From that moment on, I knew I had to change my life. Through trial and error, I learned to recognize and break my patterns of emotional eating; I learned to make love, happiness, and health my focal points; and I also began a ketogenic diet.
With that diet, and with my attention to emotional healthiness, I have lost over 200 pounds. I am literally half the person I was before, but I’m a thousand times happier and healthier.
My hope now is to share my journey and to help others who are on their own. I know how hard it is to change your life, but I also know it’s easier when you’re not alone.
On my newly created blog, jessrefigured.com,I will share stories about my struggles with epilepsy and weight-loss, my strategies for living happy and healthy, and probably more than a few anecdotes about being a proud wife, rescue-cat-and-dog mom, and millennial (we kick ass, and I hope to convince you it’s true if you don’t believe it!).