Kim lost 190 pounds

by | July 22, 2013 | 28 Comments

Today’s weight loss before and after story: Kim lost 190 pounds. She sent us the details of her weight loss plan, tips on eating right and her meal plans.  She shared with us in great detail.  Here is what she had to say:

My name is Kim Archie.  I’m 43 years old, and I currently reside in Sumter, SC. I was overweight for the last past 7 years. My weight started effecting my health in 2009. I began to feel really tired and in a lot of pain. I went to see my family physician and he did a blood work up along with a lot of other tests. One test in particular was a Sed Rate (Erthrocyte Sedimentation Rate).  This is a test that determines inflammation in the body. My Sed Rate was extremely high and my physician referred me to a Rheumatoid doctor. It wasn’t Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in both knees. He prescribed me to take over counter supplements like Glucosamine, fish oil pills for my heart, and Aleve for arthritis. Since I was overweight, the arthritis was eating up cartilage around the bones in my knees. In other words, I needed to get the weight off so I could keep the cartilage around my bones. By 2011-2012 the arthritis had gotten worse. I developed shortness of breath really bad, I couldn’t stand or walk far due to the pain. My good cholesterol level was going bad which was leading up to all kinds of problems. The pain was so intense I couldn’t sleep at night if I would turn over it felt as if I was in a car wreck. I wanted to do gastric bypass my physician was like “absolutely not”. In May 2012, I was tired of being tired. June 11, 2012, I went to GOD in prayer and ask him to guide me along the way with my journey to lose weight.

My starting weight was 378 pounds and I needed to change my life. There was no turning back.  I was on a mission. The first week wasn’t even as hard as I thought it was going to be. The second week, I wanted to incorporate walking. My neighborhood is as large as a track and I made the initiative to try to start walking. It was so hard, but I made my first mile and came in rested and went back out and did it again. I walked one mile in morning and one mile in afternoon. I built my walking up as my body could tolerate it.  Now, I do 5 miles in morning and 5 in afternoon. By November 2012, I had lost a 100 pounds.  Then, I incorporated the gym. I planned my own menu’s and I stuck with it. I dodged a bullet. I’m not diabetic and I don’t have any health issues. My body is free from pain and inflammation because I’ve overcome with my weight lost and continuing to eat right. I have lost a total of 190 pounds. I’m currently working on 10 more pounds and I will be maintaining my weight loss instead of dieting. I made a guide so many people were in boxing me for my guide and help (below). There’s no turning back I’m moving forward to life coaching others with weight issues.

Kim weight loss before and after What I’ve had success with (Let add no surgery, no diet pills here’s my plan) – Make sure to get your BMI before you start and how many calories you need to intake****THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT****

• Remember to start with Prayer
• Commit to starting this journey
• Believe in yourself
• Write in a journal your start weight, your goal weight, your process, and what you plan to do once you have reached your goal.
• Everyday won’t be a good day but hang in and find that inner strength to continue.
• As you make progress you will want to do more.
• Find the right group of foods that work for you
• Remember there’s NO MAGIC PILL!!!!

*******GOING COLD TURKEY*******
Here are the steps that made me successful with my
Weight loss….
1. I cut off all sugar (SWEETS), breads, pastas, fried foods
2. Stopped eating red meats
3. Eating 5 portioned meals a day
4. Drinking only water over 80 ounces a day
5. Nothing to eat after 6:30-7:00pm at the latest
6. Drinking a glass of water before meals stops you from over-eating.
7. 2 to 4 cups of leafy veggies a day
8. LET THE SODAS GO BYE-BYE
9. The meats I’m eating are Fish (Tilapia), chicken (skinless breast), tuna, and salmon.

BREAKFAST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY

Next, I’m listing what I ate and have had great results….
Veggies
1. Spinach
2. Green beans
3. Green leaf or Romaine lettuce
4. Broccoli
5. Brussels sprout
6. Collard greens
7. Tomatoes
8. Carrots
9. Purple onions
10. Cucumbers
11. Green bell pepper and colored bell peppers
12. Celery

Fruits
1. Watermelon
2. Blueberries
3. Strawberries
4. White grapes
5. Green apples
6. Pears
7. Bananas

Nuts
1. Almonds
2. Pistachios

Yogurts
1. Yoplait light my two favorite flavors are ( blueberry patch and red velvet cake)
2. McDonalds yogurt parfaits

Protein Shakes
Dole makes a protein shake in three different flavors.  My favorite is mixed berry you can use any juice but I only use MINUTE MADE (50% less the sugar)  Pour it up to the mark, place top back on and shake for 30 seconds and drink.

Other Tips:
Planters has a new nutritional peanut energy mix in three different flavors. I place it on apples, bananas and celery it’s really filling.

I add Oscar Myers bacon bits to my salad, it’s the best for dieting; I use Wishbone ranch dressing low fat dressings make me sick. I only use a little to flavor salad. I also use a little cheese
SAMPLE MENU OF MY DAY

BREAKFAST at 8:30am or 9:00am
• Cup of sliced watermelon
• Banana with peanut butter recommended 2tbsps
• 1 cup of Yoplait yogurt
• 20 oz’s of water or more
• I change the yogurt out to protein shake too
• Find what works best for you……

MID-MORNING SNACK at 11:00am
• ¼ cup of pistachios or almonds
• ½ of a apple or ½ cup of grapes
• Or 1 Kellogg’s red berry bar
• 20 oz’s of water or more

LUNCH at 1:00pm or 1:30pm
• 1 can of green beans washed and heated
• With sautéed tilapia or boneless chicken breast on side
• Or a bowel of vegetable soup…
• 20 oz’s of water or more

AFTERNOON SNACK at 3:00pm or 3:30pm
• ½ cup of blueberries and ½ cup of strawberries
• Or celery sticks(4-5) and ½ cup of baby carrots
• 20 oz’s of water or more

LAST MEAL OF THE DAY
• Salad with green leaf of romaine lettuce, spinach, green bell peppers, purple onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, and 2 boiled eggs, strawberries, white grapes, OF COURSE I MAKE A BIG CONTAINER FULL.
• Also I top with less than ¼ of cheese and a few of Oscar Myers bacon bits the best for a diet.
• I use wishbone regular ranch just enough to flavor my salad low fat dressings make me throw up its called portion control….
• I normally sauté me two small pieces of tilapia or boneless chicken breast colorful bell peppers.
• OR I could make me a spinach or multi-grain flat wrap with green leaf lettuce of romaine, spinach, purple onion, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, little sprinkle of cheese, and small sprinkle of bacon bits, sautéed chicken breast(diced up), and little ranch dressing and roll it up it’s really good
• Or a protein shake
• 20 oz’s of water or more
****I used virgin olive oil to marinate my fish and chicken and Pam olive oil spray to place in my skillet to sauté tilapia (fish) or boneless chicken breast and bell peppers

LADIES YOU GOTTA EXERCISE DON’T OVER DO WHAT YOUR BODY CAN TOLERATE…….I STARTED WALKING ONLY 2 MILES A DAY ONE IN MORNING AND ONE IN AFTERNOON AS MY BODY COULD TOLERATE MORE I PICKED UP THE PACE. I CAN DO 5 OR MORE IN MORNING AND AFTERNOON. I INCORPORATED THE GYM AFTER LOSING OVER A 100 POUNDS. I’M STILL LOSING WILL START TONING IN MAY 2013……JUST SOME TIPS TO HELP AND ENCOURAGE YOU ALL I STARTED AT 378 POUNDS SO YOU ALL CAN DO IT I’M HERE FOR YOU!!!

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  1. Quiana says:

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing your journey in DETAIL!

  2. teresa says:

    Thanks for the encouragement & motivation, it’s easy to gain & so hard to lose!!! Im going to try this.

  3. simone says:

    Wow! God Bless you and your continued journey! You look GREAT! Look forward to seeing your future update, keep pressing on! Thanks for all the info you shared.

  4. Dee says:

    Thank you for your story. It will provide me with the motivation I need to push forward. It is so detail and addresses frustrations I am feeling.

    Thank you for being an inspiration!

  5. latisha says:

    Great story thank you for sharing it really is a inspiration.

  6. Denise says:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful words of encouragement, also thank you so much for sharing. I have those pains and I know with getting some weight off I will be better. Thank you Thank you Thank you. God Bless you

  7. Aundrea says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU, for the details. This is what I look for in the wonderful weight loss stories on Black Weight Loss Success. I am starting at 350, and confused on where to start.

  8. Roslyn Canty-Brown says:

    Kim you did and awesome job home girl. I’m so inspired by your story. Keep up the good work. You really look good. God Bless!!

  9. Permemphya Pattetson says:

    Thank you for your story. This will help me.

  10. So Good says:

    Remarkable!!! You look wonderful!! Thanks for your post!! I’m on the same journey with 30 lbs. left to release. I’ve released 40 lbs thus far. Thank you thank you thank you!!

  11. Sharon says:

    Awesome, Kim very, very encouraging and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your journey and your detailed regiment.. Continue to be blessed along the way and continued encouragement to those of us who are struggling and striving to make this a life style journey to healthy living.

    Blessings!!!1

  12. nona fields says:

    How encouraging thank you so much for sharing! God bless!

  13. Lisa says:

    Kim,

    God bless you! Not only do you look amazing, but you have changed your entire outlook about your health. Thank you for sharing your journey and encouraging us to get with the program.

    continued health and happiness to you!

    Blessings!

  14. Kimberly T says:

    What an encouraging story! I’m already down 10lbs and I have 130lbs to go! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Mz Tea says:

    Very inspiring & thanks for sharing. You look awesome!:)

  16. Andrea Anderson says:

    Thank you so much! What a blessing you are!

  17. DW says:

    Great Job!! This is so encouraging. I just started back with my green smoothies. So I am heading back in the right direction.

  18. Bernice says:

    God is good.. I commend you for your will power i have been trying to lose weight for about three years but i seen to go right back to the junk food. I weight like 246 and i want to lose 113lb to get my goal weight. I walk about s year ago and i was losing but not fast for me. You are doing great. Thank God.

  19. LaShana W says:

    Awesome testimony! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Kena says:

    Wow! Inspiring story. I love reading the stories where lots of detail is provided. Congrats to you.

  21. AnnAdams says:

    Great motivational success story. Thanks for sharing. i know you helped someone with this. Congratulations! You look great and keep up the good work!!!

  22. Marla McCalister says:

    I weigh now what u used to weigh and I’m a yr younger than u.I must lose this weight.I’m having problems with my knee, body aches and stiffness. I need this support on my journey,I intend to follow your path…..thank u for sharing.

  23. Angie says:

    You look absolutely beautiful!!!! You are truly a inspiration to anyone in the struggle. Any and all information and advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I am a emotional eater, but I always get up when I fall down. I would be glad to be able to chat it up with you. Be blessed!!!!

  24. Amelia Russell says:

    I need this encouragement as well from people who are and have been where I am now and fighting hard to lose the weight thank u

  25. Colis says:

    Congratulations on your weight loss success. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing what worked well for you.

  26. Kim in Alabama says:

    I googled lost 190 lbs and your article came up. You’ve lost the amount I need to loose (I have lost 40 of the 190 so far) I like that you mentioned prayer and some of the foods are my favs so thank you so much for sharing!
    Blessings to you on your journey to stay fit for HIS glory!

    Kim in Alabama

  27. M.Cooper says:

    thank you so much for sharing you have been an inspiration and probably saved my life. Thank you so much!

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