Transformation of the Day: Annie lost 131 pounds. Determined to be healthy for her children and her grandbaby, she overcame depression and unhealthy eating habits. She prayed, researched Keto and intermittent fasting, and started her transformation journey in December 2019.
My name is Annie, and I started my weight loss journey on December 6, 2019. What motivated me to change was health issues, depression, my children, and my grandbaby. God guided me, and as of today, I’m down 131 pounds from a starting weight of 331 pounds. My current weight is 200 pounds. I give all the glory to God for giving me the strength to keep going!
How did you find the strength to get started?
I tried so many times to lose weight and gave up each time. I went into a depression, stopped talking to friends/family, and stopped going places. Honestly, what made me change is when my daughter sent me a long message, and it had me in tears to hear her say the things she said to me.
After that, I prayed for guidance and strength because I’d tried 2/3 times before to lose weight, and I kept giving up. This time I didn’t want to give up. Next, I finally decided to step on a scale after being afraid to see what my weight was. I was so embarrassed and couldn’t believe I allowed myself to get this way.
How did you change your eating habits?
For about a month, I started researching Keto and intermittent fasting. Then, I cut out all carbs except for the ones I could eat on Keto. Sugar and snacks had to go completely. I ate more protein and fat. I only drank water, green tea, and apple cider vinegar.
I currently eat 1200 calories a day, and I rotate my intermittent fasting schedule (3 day fast, 48 hour fast, 24 hour fast, etc.), but I do 16:8 the most. It depends on how my day is going. When I do eat, I eat once a day. I’m always doing (OMAD).
How often did you work out?
I go to the gym every day for an hour and walk on the treadmill.
What is your height?
My height is 5’5″.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
My weight loss is 100% natural. I did not use surgery or pills.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
The advice I would give is to go for it and don’t let insecurities hold you back. Be patient, and please don’t let the scale discourage you when it’s not moving. Also, enjoy the ‘little’ accomplishments and don’t focus on how far you have to go. Enjoy the journey.