Weight Loss Transformation: Ada lost 89 pounds. She recently celebrated her one year weight loss anniversary. Healthy eating, eating smaller portions and working our regularly have helped her to release the weight. She also had the the support of family, friends and her faith to carry her through. Here is what she shared with us…
I recently celebrated my 1 year Weight Loss Anniversary. When I first got started a little over a year ago, the catalyst was someone’s mean words to me that got inside my head. Then, God stepped in, took over and the rest is history. My life has changed from how I eat/how I view food to my exercise routine. Numerous people have helped me to get to this level and I’m ready to go further in 2016. I’m not at my goal weight and I’m researching ways that I can get there.
I had Lap-Band surgery in 2006 and on December 17 2014, I weighed 309 pounds. Today, I weigh 220 pounds (height: 5’10”). I changed my eating habits by eating more vegetables and eating smaller portions. I also picked healthier options when dining with family and friends. For example, I also bring healthier food to family and church dinners. I use MyFitnessPal to keep track of my calories and I drink alot of water.
I work out 5-6 days a week. Exercises include, my home exercise machine, the Gazelle Freestyle Elite, as well as Cardio Boxing, Zumba T25 and walking outdoors. I also workout with family and friends as well. I am very busy, so I schedule my workouts according to where I’m at.
My advice to others who want to lose weight is once you make the decision to lose weight don’t go back. Keep moving forward. When you feel like you can’t do it anymore, take your time. Understand that it won’t happen overnight. Do research on different foods and exercises. Also, if you don’t have a big support system, it’s okay. I have met people who weren’t there from the beginning, when I first decided to lose weight, who are there for me now. Just keep going and you will see the results.
I want to say “Thank you, God!” for keeping me when I was super lost. Thank you to my family, church family, friends for being supportive. So, on to 2016… a new year.