What was your motivation?
My motivation was not to catch diabetes since it runs in my family. I love fashion, and I wanted to be able to shop and wear different stuff. When I noticed my face and skin looking better, that motivated me to keep going.
How did you change your eating habits?
In the beginning, I started drinking nothing but water. I automatically lost 30 pounds within a few months. I stopped eating after 7 pm and ate lots of salad. I also stayed away from fast food.
Some days, I may go meatless or eat seafood only. Sacrifice always brings excellent results. I might go for two weeks with no sweets or snacks. You have to switch it up to keep seeing results because your weight loss will be at a standstill.
What does your workout routine consist of?
I started walking 4 miles a day. After a year, I started lifting weights. Since I have never been a workout person, I learned during my journey to better health!
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 270 pounds, and now I weigh 217 pounds.
What is your height?
I am 5’3″.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No, I wanted my journey to be natural with no surgery. I wanted to be a testimony that you can lose weight naturally.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
- Keep going, even when you mess up. The next day is a fresh start!
- Walking is excellent for meditating and reflecting on your goals.
- Make time for yourself no matter what.