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The Key to Jessica's 115-Pound Weight Loss Had Nothing to Do With Diet and Exercise

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We all want results overnight. We wanna see immediate payoff for our hard work. But unfortunately, that's not the way anything in life works & that includes your journey to becoming healthier..💙. This is YEARS of TRYING. Perfect? No. Determined to get back up and keep pushing forward even after royally fu*king up? Absolutely. If losing weight is easy for you, then you can consider yourself lucky. It's not easy for me, never has been & probably never will be. Learning new habits has been HARD. I lost 100 pounds & gained every single pound back. Just to find myself at 280 pounds again, feeling hopeless, like I was just 'meant to be fat forever'. Trust me, I fed myself excuses to the point I believed what I was saying..😰. I wish I could tell you I had an 'ah-ha' moment to help you find yours, but for me it didn't exist. I just knew that if I wanted to LIVE, like really really LIVE, not just EXIST, something needed to change. It started with just wanting to change my body•••but I've changed more mentally than anything else along the way..🙌🏼. Easy? No. Worth it? Absolutely..🖤. Believe in yourself••that's number one. YOU CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO, promise!..👊🏼👊🏼💥. #transformation #transformationtuesday #weightloss #myjourney #losingweight #fitspo #igfit #fitchick #goals #motivation #change #ig_transformations #beforeandafter #strongnotskinny #strongwomen

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There's no denying that shedding weight is difficult — like, really difficult — and Jessica Metzger knows that struggle all too well. Once 280 pounds, she has since managed to drop 115 of those pounds naturally, but it was a long journey to get there.

In a recent Instagram post, Jessica shared a snapshot that captured her remarkable weight-loss transformation, and she opened up about how it was certainly no walk in the park to get to where she is today. "We all want results overnight. We wanna see immediate payoff for our hard work," she wrote. "But unfortunately, that's not the way anything in life works & that includes your journey to becoming healthier."

She went on to explain how it took "years of trying" to finally drop the pounds for good, and she encountered a few bumps along the way, gaining 100 pounds back at one point in her journey. But instead of feeling "hopeless" and accepting the false notion that she was "meant to be fat forever," she formed new habits and got back on track yet again. There was no exact "aha" moment that spurred her fit journey — it was all just a matter of a shifted mindset. "It started with just wanting to change my body . . . but I've changed more mentally than anything else along the way. Easy? No. Worth it? Absolutely."

Jessica ended on a positive note that anyone currently struggling to drop a few sizes needs to hear: "Believe in yourself . . . that's number one. You can achieve anything you put your mind to, promise!"

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