Just when you think seniors cannot triumph at dropping massive weight, an 86-year-old women comes along to prove you wrong. As it seems, weight loss doesn’t have to do much with age. But, what is it that makes weight loss so effective, and how did a lady with 86 years of age did it?
Read on to find out.
Jessica Slaughter, a mother,and grandma from Missouri has an incredible story for you. This staggering senior found the key to losing whooping 120 pounds and bringing her waist from size 22 to size 4. What is most spectacular about Mrs. Slaughter is that she was in no rush to lose that amount of weight, but wanted to stay fit and healthy.
Her secret? Eating balanced meals and walking. Let’s put an extra emphasis on walking now. Jessica Slaughter become a role model on how to lose weight in a calculated manner and by engaging into an easier activity, like walking.
Another fascinating aspect about Jessica is the fact that once she started walking,she put her obesity and unhealthy appetite aside.
“I got teased a lot,” she noted. “I didn’t know how to stop eating. Fried chicken. Bacon and eggs. Deserts, like cakes and pies.”
Once putting herself at a risk of becoming a diabetic, Mrs. Slaughter decided it was time for some action. One of the first changes she initiated was walking around the house. She managed to find the willpower to help herself and she used this as a motivation to keep going.
“I walk 3,000 steps every morning before I stop walking,” she explained. But, when she felt she needed to be even more organized, her grandchild came up with a great idea.
“My granddaughter told me, ’Mama, get you a Fitbit.’ ‘What the hell is a Fitbit?’ I asked. As soon as she was introduced to the Fitbit properly, she learned the gadget can help monitor the heart, boost fitness excellence and measure every step she walked. And, she never looked back. Trusting her Fitbit and insisting on making a change, Mrs. Slaughter lost staggering 120 pounds.
In terms of the changes she made in her diet, Mrs. Jessica quit meat altogether and became a full-time vegan. For a meat lover like herself, Jessica Slaughter says she does miss meat, but she is stronger than her craving and knows what her body needs.
“Banana, orange, grapes, cereal, that’s what I have for breakfast,” she says. Even with fat-enriched foods, Jessica Slaughter consumes only low-fat plants and hydrates at all times.
“I was overweight and I just didn’t want to die like that.” Her mission is to inspire people and diabetics everywhere. Since she lost the mind-blowing 10 pounds, Mrs. Slaughter does no longer risks diabetes and expands her longevity as well.
In her opinion, wanting to help yourself starts from becoming resolute, determined, and never looking back. “You don’t have to go fast to get into shape, you just have to go,” she states. “I just want seniors to know that just because we’ve gotten to a certain age, we don’t have to stop living.”