Update April 2016: It’s been almost one year since we featured Lee’s story and she is still going strong.
My weight loss story began almost 2 years ago. I was overweight and overwhelmed and didn’t even know where to start. I got up the day after I weighed myself, shocked that I had gained 30 lbs, and decided that I need to make drastic changes. So, I did! I started eating balanced, low carb meals and did high intensity interval training and weight lifting. I managed to lose 50lbs. That’s 20 lbs more than I thought I would. I am now happy than I’ve ever been and I’m still a work in progress. @happy_curves
June 2015 – Weight Loss Story of the Day: Lee lost 48 pounds and 6 dress sizes over the past year. Changing her eating habits and doing high intensity workouts helped her reach her goals. Here is what she shared with us about her weight loss journey…
Instagram – @happy_curves
Starting weight – 170 pounds
Current weight – 122 pounds
Motivation – I was very depressed about my weight and I lacked confidence. One day I decided that feeling that was not worth the instant gratification eating junk food gave me. Since last year June, I have managed to lose 48 lbs and 6 dress sizes. I almost gave up after one month because I didn’t see results but I am SO grateful that I kept going and stayed consistent. I am so happy to have knowledge about my own body and what works for me.
Eating plan – I had to completely change my eating habits. I stopped eating processed food and fast food and switched to a high protein, slow carb diet which consisted of lean chicken, beef, fish, turkey and other seafood and vegetables. I include healthy fats (avocado, salmon, nuts etc) in my diet and I avoid dairy and gluten.
Exercise- I am not obsessed with exercise. My weight loss has been mainly due to my change in eating habits but I stay active too. I do 30 minutes of tabata or high intensity interval training about 5 days a week, incorporating weights when I can.
My advice for those seeking to lose weight – DONT GIVE UP. Weight loss is a slow and ongoing process but if you want sustainable and healthy results you need patience and consistency. You want to lose weight at a healthy pace.