May 31st 2010, Atlanta Georgia
I walked out of Doctor Bodner’s office elated. We had finalized details pertaining to my liposuction procedure. I paid the deposit and was going to pick a date between June 12th – June 19th for the procedure. I was ready to ditch the extra fat that had been irritating and frustrating me for 2 years despite working out like a maniac. I was about to have a brand new body come hell or high water!! At this time I weighed 134 Pounds, after 2 years of working hard.
Background Story: Nairobi, Kenya 1990’s – Teenage years
Hard to believe but I grew up chubby! By the time I was 15 years old I weighed 65 kilos/140 pounds by 18 I was 73 kilos/160 pounds while my mother only weighed 57 kilos/125 Pounds. I was often confused for her older sister.
Being away in boarding school from the age of 12 played a part in fostering my huge appetite. My go to snacks when away from home were cookies, biscuits, potato chips/crisps, bread when home for the holidays pizzas, hamburgers, fries, fried chicken were a staple in my diet.
“You’re shaped just like your grandmother”, who was a large woman, was the euphemism for “you’re fat”. I grew up hearing this from my loving petite aunt’s and cousins. Lucky for me, I had more important teenage things to worry about such as the latest music, dances, trends, partying, boys 🙂 etc My weight never ever bothered me. My sense of style was baggy jeans, checked shirts, boots which aligned with the trend at the time.
Atlanta, Georgia 1999- 2008
I moved to the US in 1999 and my weight slowly decreased without much effort. I attributed this to my new hectic college and work life, then again, my weight was never of concern – I loved and was confident of who I was.
It was in 2008 that I had my ‘aha’ moment. I had gotten married in 2006, gained a lot of of weight and had just concluded my divorce . It was an early morning, i was rushing to get ready for work and rrrriiipppp went my pants. The same pair that i was supposed to return to Macy’s 6 weeks prior, because they were too big.
It was this same morning that I looked at myself for the 1st time in my life, I didn’t like what I saw. I couldn’t recognize myself – who was this person whose energy levels plummeted, suffered chronic fatigue and dependent on red bull, coffee of coke to get me through a regular day? It was this day in 2008 that i decided to do something about my weight. I weighed 62kilos/137 pound
Like most, I figured I was smart, resourceful and spent 2008 to 2010 trying to do it on my own. I tried so many diets, workouts methods, ran 1/2 marathons…….I was putting in some serious work. I tried the cabbage soup, juice fasting, hydro colon therapy, master cleanse, you name it….i tried it!
2 years later – My body looked the same hence the decision for liposcution.
Now back to 2010…
Atlanta, Georgia June 1st 2010 – awaiting my lipo procedure
Browsing Facebook I came across a pic of a friend I had not seen in a long time. She looked fabulous. Her body had drastically changed was tight, toned and slightly muscular. I sent her a Facebook message asking for her remedy and she responded with her fitness coach’s contact info. I met with this coach and liposuction never happened. 6 months later….my body, my mind and my life were brand new!
|Measurements in inches||Date: June 2010||Date: December 2010|
|Upper abs/lower abs||27/32||24/28|
What did I learn and what did it take for me to transform my body and life?
- MOST Important lesson – It takes one being obsessed about something in order for them to do what it takes. I say this because only after I really really wanted to look different and was willing to do anything, was I willing to PAY for the lipo (that never happened) or the coach. In 2008 had anyone asked me to pay someone to help me I would have vehemently refused because I felt I could do it on my own. No one warned me that weight loss is one of those things that requires more than being resourceful. It requires guidance from a very well informed and experienced person. Once i decided that it was extremely important for me to look like “the girl on the magazine covers” – these are the words i told my coach – then I was willing to invest $400 a month for expert help.
2. Time – I had to commit myself to the 1 thing i wanted the most….a better looking image of myself not for anyone else…but myself.
3. Commitmment – I wanted to lose weight so badly that I was ready and willing to do what was required. I had wasted 2 years prior experiementing with fad diets which at times would have me shed a couple of pounds only to regain them once I realized i couldn’t sustain the diets. This time, I learned how to effectively work out, eat clean and dedicate myself fully in order to reach my goal. I did not want to waste any more money or time hence was imperative for me to commit to my regimen and make lifestyle changes vs start and stop diets.
Taking care of myself has yielded abundance in every part of my life. Besides the look that i was overly obsessed with when i first began, the journey changed me. I became more driven, focused, and discovered my life’s purpose. I became passionate enough to switch careers from being a successful IT consultant to becoming a health and wellness coach and help impart the same life changing knowledge that transformed my life!
I’ve learned that wanting to loose weight is one thing, but fully committing to the task is another. Working out and eating clean for 90 days does not mark the end of a weight lose regimen, but the beginning of a life long journey that should never stop. The same focus and commitment once mastered subliminally duplicates itself to other areas of life for success.
Working out and eating clean is the proverbial fountain of youth. It is the best way of becoming healthy and staying healthy by cultivating sustainable habits. It does require a paradigm shift, old habits must die, new habits embraced for you to achieve your goal.
Are you ready to start your own successful eight loss journey?
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If you’re serious about loosing weight and getting healthy you will need to be patient with yourself and be ready to commit to healthy eating and some type of physical activity. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming, start by changing 1 habit at a time.
Are you REALLY ready to do whatever it takes? Taking the 1st step is the hardest thing, but once you do it…it’s not as bad as you think it is.
Is your health a priority and are you ready to invest in yourself? would love to hear from you contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck on your journey!
Hi Jane am dying to lose weight n I guess commitment is what I lack. Am currently weighing 89kgs n am 5ft 3inches tall.
Please join the 21 days of change facebook page for more information on how to lose weight.
Am all in…motivated
Commitment is my challenge but I want so bad to be fit
This is amazing
I’m sorry I’m not a social media goof so I kinda checked myself out of face book etc I’m more on jus whatsup Nd ig I have a different name…
truth b told I jus turned 32, and the time I took my diet and nutrition seriously I lost weight but it all came back due to stress now I jus want to focus and do it right all the way no matter how bad or tough it shall b I’m ready… determined slowly but surely I will get there Inshallah
Woooow!am motivated and determined more than I have ever been…thanks for sharing your story,am mercy wamalwa 31yrs old,turning 32 on 9th,and this is the only gift i can give myself,am glad u were also 31wen u decided to change for the better.God bless u gal
Your story ???its more than amazing
I am willing to go through through the transformation to get where i want to be ,wear all the clothes i ditched due to my huge tummy.
Have already joined 21day challenge
I am so ready for this.???
Hi Jane am 59kgs and a height of 5.2, I would love to lose 9kgs, the lowest I have been after I got married is 56kgs , am really struggling to shed this weigh and get back to the petite body I had before marriage. Thanks
I want to adopt a healthy lifestyle as I tone my body.
I admire your commitment and the more reasons am following you.
Hi Jane, I tried searching for the “transform 21” facebook page in vain! How else can I join?
After signing up for the program on Facebook
Check your email inbox or spam folder for a confirmation email and complete the registration process
Thanks Jane! I now look at healthy living differently. I look forward to walking this journey with.May God continue to bless you for you are an inspiration to many.
Am in all the way.I have to make my late mum proud,she always wanted me slim but I was hesitant,after reading your story
am all in.I wanna see my little girl grow up,am gonna do it for my mum,my little girl and for myself.No one wanna employ me,they say am fat anytime I go for interview.This is it and am very ready for this challenge.So help me God.Thanks Jane for sharing,am more than ready
Hi Jane! seriously i want to loose weight as i want to reach my goal! before i was 104kgs I tried my level best to do exercise and health eating and i drop 34kgs in almost 6months and remain with 70kgs but days goes my weight increased as right now am 80kgs! please advice what should i do to drop 10kgs and how to maintain it.
Wow jane ,I don’t know what to say I really want to loose weight, currently am 88kgs,5″7 feet. At least I want to be 75kgs,my main problem is discipline am not consistent in exercise,eating healthy, drinking water I do it for one week then the next am back to junk life, I really hope this time am not backing up.
There goes my motivation.Asante Sana
Av never been serios in tjis Ian 37 weigh 80 í really need típs on how to lose mi Weight And sustain it
Hi Jane, thanks for sharing…I admire your commitment! Am really motivated this year, have signed up for the 21 day challenge…Can’t wait!
you inspire me a lot Jane, I know I will make it.
Looking forward to the challenge so that I loose this fat on my body
Am committed to loose am 80kg@ 43yrs feel so stressed
nice piece. looking forward to telling such a story one day.
Hey Jane, your story is moltivating me. I need to lose weight as well maintain healthy. I joined the group & i believe i will get transformed from the group. Currently an weighing 67kgs height 5.2 inches need to cut 15kgs. Right now am on the 3rd day of detox.
I believe nothing is impossible,I will make it through your advice.
Quite an inspiring story. Is it possible to lose belly fat only? I have tried everything I know of in terms of workouts, dieting and still nothing. I love every other part of my body apart from the belly. I would appreciate any advice on a lasting solution. I weigh 62kgs
Quite inspiring and motivating. I am ready to loose this nagging weight through focus and self drive. Thanks Jane you’re my role model in training and self will.
Im so determined. Just looking at your before and after pictures makes me realise it’s possible to reach my body goals.. You’re a Real inspiration
So inspiring I believe I can make it too
wow……. so encouraging
Wow!!! This so lovely…..can’t get tired of reading it….yes i am ready…sugar is out completely, and also have started jogging and skipping,
Can’t wait to see me as transformed one.
T hank’s dear Jane mukami.I can’t stop thanking u .I have been fighting to loose weight bt all in vein.not until i saw ur page.I was 98 kgs in October 2017 but right now am 88 am not yet there but I’m very happy thanks fr inspiring us.
T hank’s dear Jane mukami.I can’t stop thanking u .I want to loose. 10 kgs and I know with patience hardworking ,clean eating and taking a lot of veg’s and water I will be there.thanks for inspiring us.
Waa…okay..that was a super nice read. Shiko here has been chubby since birth, Mama had to have an emergency CS as I was too chubby thus made a bridge. Being her last born she personally feed me to teenwood. I have never known what it is to be small. Am bow in my beautiful 40’s, Now is the timetime! Resolution 2018. Twende dada Jane niko tayari mbaya!
Inspiring. If only it could work with me?@????
Thanks for the motivation. Determination is key indeed. Lets go !
hi jane its great you conqured the tough time. Personaly am 55kgs since i have been working out for the past one year, but my belly still looks soo big as if am 6 mnths pregnant. where am i going wrong?
Wow Thanx Jane that’s all what I needed my new year’s resolution is to get my body and health back on track can’t wait to start and I’ll follow everything step keenly…… Your a blessing to many
And am a CS with 2 previous sca so I can join the group
Learnt 3Key things….
Lets do this..!
I weigh 90kgs hence overweight.been onging to loose 30 KGS.kindly help
i really envy you i can imagine how your cousins could mock you coz of your weight an i really hate it am gonna make efforts to loose that weight am weighing 100 an would like to go back to 70s.thats my target 2018
I am more than willing to loose weigh I have tries previously but somehow I give up and backslide but for now am I am obsessed about it I am 88 kg I wish to at least be 65 or 70kg I will follow the instruction and commit to it,.. Thank Jane for this inspiration s let’s gooooo
Hey Jane can’t even say my weight u will be shocked so I need a lot of time to shade it am 100plus oooopss
Wow! & Wow!……Every word in this piece up here is mere encouragment to me……
Waoooo great transformation.I want to write a story like yours.Kudos Jane!!
Thanks Jane have been in off the scale, during my teen and part of adulthood the heaviest i was 57,till 2014 after delivery of my daughter, i went down to 45kgs,i had marital issues, jobless,stress all were feeding on me, was feeling bad and i promised to set objective to be big, i wanted to add at least 10kg,so 2016 i got a job, and worked towards my objective, God know by early 2017 i was weighing 69kgs,then again i started worrying, friction between my thighs was terrible, so i set objective again, but time factor and think commitment lacked, though have managed to loss 4kgs,am 65..looking forward to go 55kgs,i have a height 154cm,my BMI, it’s above normal.. Thanks for this great idea.
This feels like me I have tried gyming it works but little I go back to my normal body thanks to bad eating habits which is my worst nightmare up to now I’m trying to eat clean but its hard….I really need help with this one.
Am currently 100 i lack commitment would want someone to encourage me till am there i really need to be 62.
This is amazing, tell me is it okay to exercise and follow transform21 when am 4mnths post partum and I have had C-searian section twice
Hi as long as you are not feeling any pain, yes you can.
also checkout the following link for the post pregnancy lossing weight http://janemukami.com/blog/losing-weight-post-pregnancy-know/ Jane also recommends healthy eating and waist training
wow..wat a transformation…
I know this year i will make a difference..your God sent
I miss and dining to loose my weight, am weighing 114 kg. Let’s go Jane
Am dying and missing to loose my weight am weighing 114kg. Ready for the journey let’s go jane.
Hi jane.. been a gym freak for the last 5 years and religiously for that matter,but nothing ever sticks.Sure,sometimes i loose weight but its always between 75 to 72 kgs imagine!! Even with a strict diet regime :(..am so psyched for this group hopefully i can learn where i go wrong.
indeed this is motivational..I believe this is my year of change..currently at 120 kgs targeting 70 kgs
Hi Jane am diabetic i really what to work out and leave healthy.
What caught my eye was the fact that your age and apperance don’t go hand in hand. I could swear u were in your 20’s but alas! Youre so pretty and i believe your beautifully tonned body plays a part in looking young. Your my idol Jane. Currently I weigh 79kg and am 5’4.I’d like to lose a whooping 20kgs. I believe i can. Thanks for being an inspiration in our lives.
Am currently @ 63 kgs but I have a goal of being 53kgs ( my normal weight before the baby fat kicked in) I soooo badly need to loose it .
Inspiring story. Its time to deliver this baby that never seem to get to its due date.
Thanks alot jane, I always thought that am alone and now I know you were there once but now out completely. Am more than determined to loose weight now that am sure it’s possible. Have been struggling so much for years now. I think you are God sent jane, ,!may God God give me patience and I will definitely persevere. Thanks again
Thank you.am 25years weighing 90kg.i will try by God Grace the end of the to see some change.
Thank you.am 25years weighing 90kg.i will try by God Grace the end of the to see some change.
Am quite motivated by this…am currently weighing 78 and would really like to drop like 10kgs..
I lack commitment to losing weight. Am 69kg I would like to shed 10kg.
Wow Jane thank you for sharing your story. I am ready and I believe I can also do this. I am committed and yes I will do it.
I am severely obese, I weigh 111 kgs,i hope this journey will help and encourage me alot, my ideal weight is 70kgs,yearning to be there, and u Jane mukami u inspire me alot
You are my motivation
Hi Jane, can I add a little glucose to the water or squeeze lemon to it.
Yes you can squeeze some lemon
Am ready for 21 days transformation challenge
wow so motivating. am currently 69kgs and my target is 60kgs
Am looking forward to loosing 7kgs currently weighing 65kgs this is motivation enough lets do this
This is my biggest motivation can, t wait to start the challenge ?,living a healthy life , exercise.this fat in my body need to be melted away.
Comment…This is the best gift I have received this year so far. Having pcos I crave for sugar things and being a baker this makes it worse. Am ready to do anything to get my weight and waistline back. Thanks Jane mukami
Wow!currently am 90kg target 60kg,I need to transform. Thanks Jane for the motivation
Hi Jane your story is amazing and i would love to live a healthy life as well with a toned body.
Im now motivated after reading this,cant wait for the challenge. to start.
Your story will inspire more people to lose weight. I work out regularly, which is why I never have weight issues. But we all know people who are trying to lose weight, and they really need to read your story.