Nicole lost 63 pounds. This proud grandmother got a wakeup call while trying to ride a water slide with her granddaughter. She commited to change her life and opted for weight loss surgery. Check out what she shared with us.
Highest weight: 238 pounds
Starting weight: 221 pounds
Current weight: 175 pounds
Gastric Sleeve surgery on 9/8/15
What was your motivation?
I decided to change my life after a trip to Disney last year with my 2 year old granddaughter. She wanted to go down a water slide, which was 4 stories up. On the way up, I got very dizzy, short of breath and almost dropped her granddaughter. Once reaching the top of the slide, I proceeded to sit down to slide. I ended up stuck at the top of the water slide because I was too overweight to slide without having to force my hips through the opening. At that moment, I decided to change my life forever. Today, I have lost over 60 pounds and found lots of confidence and enjoyment with my granddaughter, Nyla.
How did you change your eating habits?
I focus on keeping my calories at 800-1000 daily. I eat 50-60 grams of carbs per day. My meals are also low sodium and low fat. No sugar or sodas.
What did you do for exercise?
I exercised 5-6 days a week, doing cardio and some weight training.