Monday, February 12, 2018

Love and be healthy

You know I do love me and I thought I was being healthy!

So glad I got sick Oct 2011 to wake me up to MYTH Healthy Foods and change my eating and mindset for good!

I still love me, but even better with better health and knowledge!

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Monday, February 5, 2018

7 years ago: Happy and Clueless

We gave birth to our fourth child seven years ago. I was happy as can be and so clueless.

There were no signs of ill health or issues. Ok maybe just borderline high blood pressure but over all labs were good. Now my weight was high but that was never a big deal to me. I have often ignore the charts because of built muscle when I was an athlete. 

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Our first photo with our fourth child was exciting! 

In about 8 months after her birth, I was going to be so sick that it would literally change my life. I was down and out for 2 days and realized I cannot do THAT ever again with 4 kids, husband, and a non profit to run in addition to being responsible for a large association and it's annual conference.

Living and working are two things I really like to do and these cannot happen if I am sick! 

Insert eating change here.

From Junk, Fast, and Processed foods
Real, Whole, Clean foods!


I would have NEVER believed this if I did not personally experience it! 
You can too. I want to give you hope that FOOD Changes WORK!

To achieve the above... 
- I did NOT...count anything
- I did NOT...take pills
- I did special products
- I did NOT... use any powders
- I did NOT... have surgery
- I did NOT... starve myself
- I did NOT... exercise
- I did NOT... neglect myself

Simple food changes. That's it.
Message me to know the four food groups I use for my 
3 meals formula to go from Fat Storing to Fat Buring! 
It's really easy and at your grocery!

YOU just have to be open, willing, and ready for change!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Do overs are allowed!

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It's ok to have a plan and not get it started on time or the exact way you wanted. Second chances are great! Stay and be encouraged. Check out my Facebook page for posts and videos to help you.

I'm here, I have been, and I plan to continue to be!

Coach Jackie

Monday, January 22, 2018

Bunion Surgery Anniversary

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2 years ago. Bunionectomy-versary. 😂
So glad I did it. Blessed it was possible.
I'll never forget my mom taking me to a podiatrist when I was in grade school and hearing the doctor explain the invasive surgery, and doing both feet at once was best to do during the summer. Well for our family resources at the time, that wasn't an option.
So, then I very clearly remember the doctor saying, "then get the surgery when it hurts to walk" because I will need surgery eventually.
In 2013, I started to have pain.
In 2015, it hurt to stand and walk, daily.
January 2016, my right foot was operated on using the invasive surgery because of how severe my bunion was to fix. The surgery took extra time because of the damage, my surgeon told my husband.
6 weeks no weight bearing.
2 weeks in a boot
5 weeks therapy that failed at one company
4 weeks physical therapy at new company to undo poor therapy at previous place and try to get my foot where it needed to be.
All this to say, I wanted my feet fixed.
I didn't want to inconvenience my family or interrupt our service/schedule in Guatemala. But what would be more inconvenient is not being able to stand and walk!
So I thank my husband, kids, family, supporters, and friends for their love, prayers, and support.
They didn't know my daily foot pain and suffering, but supported the wise choice to get this done for improving the quality of my life. We only get one.
All this to praise God for my new feet and encourage anyone reading this to be wise. Increase the quality of your life through needed changes or decisions. Take care of YOU! It's wise.

Monday, January 15, 2018

It's about HEALTH, not SIZE

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Take care of you!
Increase Quality of Life though the simplest lifestyle changes that we are so resistant to change because of comfort zone, routine, and familiarity.
I know I struggled to change, which is why I would YO-YO, or succeed on a fad plan and then go back to my old ways and basically go back to my old size. Low-Fat, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, and more, I've done many... lost...felt great.. then went back to old ways, therefore went back to old health/size.
Change to positive behavior, see positive change.
Stop a positive behavior, stop positive chanage.
Am I the only one that had two set of clothes for those exact times? Smaller for successful weight loss and then bigger clothes for the backslide, which was usually winter season for me. Maybe just me.
So I had to change mindset and get REAL.
In 2010, I worked on my mindset for changes and WHY I wanted to reach certain health goals.
In 2011, God opened the door for change and I was more ready. Ready because I knew CHANGE meant CHANGE, NEW THINGS, EXPLORE, CHALLENGE, but it also meant closer to MY GOALS and Obtaining them SUCCESSFULLY!
Talk about explore and new... You think I knew what Quinoa was let alone how to pronounce it? 😂 I don't eat it much, but I know it's a better carb for me than other options. Flax Meal? Coconut oil? And more.
What did I do?
Increase water and sleep. Decrease portions. Increase veggies and protein. Decrease stress. Increase activity and support. Etc.
Like I just PMed a dear friend going through this same phase in life (making lifestyle changes from junk to real food, sedentary to active, etc)... I said, "2011 was my last year after plus size for 2 decades."
My goal wasn't weight loss though, that was a SIDE EFFECT of the lifestyle changes! I did however succeed in eliminating my PCOS symptoms, Candida symptoms, and get off BP meds (with doctor's authority) and more.
Since 2013, I have been in successful "lifestyle maintenance". I could NEVER say that before with my Temporary solutions and lack of support and resources to help succeed!
It's not easy by any means but the work, effort is so worth it. What are my goals? Avoid diabetes, avoid heart disease, and avoid cancer.
All this to say, I'm so glad to have focus. I hope all my loved ones (anyone reading this, yeah you) are also thinking of "WHY DO I WANT HEALTH" and use that as motivation to change and to keep a healthier lifestyle.
Baby steps are ok! Turtles win, not the hare.
I hope to inspire others. I know I have been when others show me what's possible through their experience and victory.
I'm proud I have definitely Increased the Quality of my life with the help of God! AMEN!