Update 2015: We shared Arica‘s weight loss story in May 2014 (she lost 107 pounds). She wrote in today to let us know that she’s he’s maintained her weight loss and started a group to help others.
Learn more about her weight loss journey in the original post.
Hello everyone. My names is Arica. I was featured on this site last year. I am two years out from having the Sleeve Gastrectomy. Before weight loss surgery, I weighed 234 lbs. My lowest weight was 127 pounds and I’ve maintained a weight in the 130s for the last year. I exercise 5 days a week. I do not eat fast food, fried food, red meat, sweets or drink pop/juice. I’ve earned this body!
Healthy eating and fitness have become my new life style. I want to help other people achieve their goal of living a better life so I created a fitness group. It’s called Go Hard Or Go Home. This is the group that you join if you’re SERIOUS about LOOSING WEIGHT, HEALTHY EATING & FITNESS. We don’t coddle. We don’t procrastinate. We don’t whine. We don’t make EXCUSES. We Do give hard love. We DO achievements. BIG & SMALL. We do what’s necessary to get the results that we want. In this group… We GO BIG OR GO HOME!
Update Jan 2016: “I became a personal trainer with an additional cert in fitness nutrition. I would like to take this knowledge and help others reach their goal to be healthy. I specialize in bariatric patients. You can inbox me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org”