What was your motivation?
My motivation was just to feel better. I realized that to say that I completely love myself, I needed not only to take care of my outward appearance, but I need to take care of the inside. Often we neglect that part of ourselves because we can’t see it. I was suffering terribly from high blood pressure, and I was on the borderline for diabetes. Once I started this journey, it seemed to be a snowball effect. Once I realized the weight was coming off and my health and energy levels improved, and I just didn’t stop.
How did you change your eating habits?
I adopted the Ketogenic lifestyle (low carb and eliminated refined sugars). I don’t consume more than 20 net grams of carbs a day.
Tell us about your workout routine.
I lost the first 80 pounds by changing my eating habits. I didn’t incorporate exercise until eight months into my journey. Now I work out six days a week, doing heavy lifting.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 320 pounds, and my current weight is 205 pounds. My goal weight is 199 pounds.
What is your height?
My height is 6’1″.
When did you start your weight loss journey?
I started my journey in May 2018.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
NO Surgery (Natural weight loss)
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Consistency, hard work, and positive self-talk are what it takes to get you where you want to be.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
Be patient and kind to yourself. This journey is a marathon and not a race. Remember your WHY? This journey is you vs. YOU.
I have developed a passion for teaching others how to achieve weight loss through Keto. I’ve created my own Keto coaching program, Ketosouthernbelle.com.
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