The Magical Healing Power Of Water!
Denial is the worst. Ever watch those reality shows where the owner of a restaurant his convinced his restaurant is empty because the customers don’t understand what good food is? Sometimes we have these little cornerstone habits that over time become more and more problematic untill we finally wake-up and finally make a change. This is a story like that. Jeanenne knew she had to change and she did so with one small start.
Read Jeanenne’s Story And Ask Yourself Too…
Before: 187 pounds
After: 146 poundsThe Lifestyle
Jeanenne Darden, a strong swimmer, had been making her way out to a sandbar in Aruba with her six-year-old daughter riding on her back. Then, suddenly, she started gasping for air and going under. “My friends were 45 yards away and couldn’t hear me,” she says. “I thought, ‘It’s over.'”
Two days later, Jeanenne had open-heart surgery to repair a mitral valve that wouldn’t close. For the second time in a week, her life had been saved. But the trauma left severe psychological scars. The recovery was slow and fraught with complications—like a grapefruit-sized blood clot that required more surgery and caused extreme pain—so she stopped allexercise. She started eating more and gained 40 pounds, making her the heaviest she’s ever been, at 187 pounds.
That’s when it clicked. Jeanenne knew that it was up to her to make a change. So she started small: This southern girl who grew up on sweet tea stopped drinking sugary beverages and wine and drank only water.
With that change alone, Jeanenne says she felt her “fat pants” getting loose. Next, she cut back her portion sizes and started keeping a food diary. “Once I dialed in my discipline and saw the scale, I was unflappable,” she says
In 20 weeks, Jeanenne lost 37 pounds and her protruding belly. Plus, she fit into her old skinny jeans. Now she’s back down to 146 pounds, with three pounds of new muscle and a body fat percentage of just 19. Five months earlier, it had been 35 percent.