I have been on my weight release (you don’t lose weight because what you lose you will find) journey for four months and have lost a total of 17 pounds. By now I wanted to be at least 50 pounds lighter but everyone’s journey is different. I hired a trainer and I even had 12 sessions of laser-like liposuction, which gave me results but they were pretty minor. I struggle with emotional eating, compulsive overeating and to be honest sometimes just plain ole lack of discipline. The main lesson that I have learned during this journey is that you CANNOT out exercise a bad diet. Believe me I have tried. I have went to the gym and worked my butt off and rewarded myself with crinkle fries from Zaxby’s with Zax sauce (you can’t forget the Zax sauce) and a milkshake. I’ve had cheat weekends full of Pizza Hut pizza and Sonic milkshakes and I’ve even snuck into my Dad’s snack cabinet a time or two. Now that I know that my eating is the problem, I have decided to do something about it. Not to long ago, I met Sedrek “the inner” Trainer. Unlike most trainers, Sedrek is a certified nutritionist and designs custom meal plans for his clients based on foods they like to eat. Sedrek holds you accountable and measures your weekly progress. He is also there for counseling. It is good to know that when I’m having a meltdown and I’m about to pick up that honeybun, I can call him and say, “Hey brother Sed I am having a meltdown over here and I need your encouragement”. After our first conversation, I was shocked to find out that a lot of things that I was eating and thought were healthy were not and that I was overeating a lot of foods that are good for me like nuts but only if I eat the correct amount. I also found out that I wasn’t eating as much as I should be and a lot of foods that I cut out of my diet, I can actually eat! He is known for getting off an average of 5-7 pounds a week and has assured me that through his program he can help this nursing mom lose at least 60 pounds by May. I’m definitely holding him to that because I don’t want to be on the beautiful beaches of Jamaica this summer with a swimsuit cover on. I have a few more sessions with my current trainer and I plan on continuing to work with her once a week for strength training to keep from having loose skin. I’m definitely looking forward to working with Sedrek and saying goodbye to this weight forever!