My name is Chemese and I currently reside in Abilene, Texas. Some how I really had let myself go: I was obese, out of shape, unhealthy and very unhappy. I realized I just had to change that because I love myself too much. My journey began on December 15, 2012 when I decided that I was going to give it all that I can and lose weight. I knew I didn’t want to do another fad diet, I needed to change my lifestyle so thats exactly what I did. The best way to do this was by adopting a plant based diet. I eat fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, beans, and whole grains. I make smoothies and fresh juice (I successfully completed a 60 day juice/smoothie cleanse on July 4, 2013). I also workout everyday. As for numbers, my starting weight was 305+ pounds. I don’t know how much weight I have lost though simply because that number isn’t important to me anymore. What is more important is that I have gained control over my health which is more than I wanted. One thing is for sure, I’m not exactly where I want to be but I’m so glad I’m not where I used to be. My journey doesn’t end here. I hope that my journey inspires others.