Update July 2016 – Audra is still going strong and has lost 30 more pounds for a total of 170 pounds released. Instagram: @livingvictorious1
Weight Loss Transformation of the Day: Audra lost 140 pounds and she’s kept the weight off for 8 years. She was kind enough to share with us how she released the weight and a sample meal plan. Check out her journey.
What was your motivation?
My motivation was my family and my desire to avoid the illnesses that can come with being overweight, like High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and back pain. I wanted to live the best quality of life. What inspired me was moving into a apartment complex that had a gym.
How did you change your eating habits?
What did you stop or start eating? See my original meal plan below:
BREAKFAST (Drink at least 1 small bottle 16.9 oz of water before eating)
Quaker Oatmeal or Special K Protein Plus Cereal (Cereal Box is Light Blue in the front)
1/4 or 1/2 Grapefruit or 1/2 of an Orange
SNACK (Between 10:00 & 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 & 3:00 p.m.)
(Drink at least 1 small bottle 16.9 oz of water before eating)
1/4 or 1/2 can of Fruit Cocktail or Sliced Peaches w/Splenda (No Sugar Added)
or other 1/2 of the Orange or Grapefruit
Cottage Cheese w/fruit
Quaker Reduced Sugar Granola Bar (90 Calories)
Sugar Free Jell-O
LUNCH (Drink at least 1 small bottle 16.9 oz of water before eating)
Salad with or without Grilled Chicken (with Reduced Fat Dressing)
Campbells “Healthy Request” Soups (Savory Chicken & Rice, Chicken & Pasta or Mexican Tortilla) – These soups have 40% to 50% less sodium than the regular soups & can range from 110 to 190 calories per can.
Ritz Reduced Fat Crackers
DINNER (Drink at least 1 small bottle 16.9 oz of water before eating)
I basically alternate from the Lunch Menu most of the time (e.g. Soup for Lunch, Salad for Dinner or vice versa). However, I do sometimes eat the following to give myself a break:
Chicken Breast or Ground Turkey Patty grilled on the George Foreman Grill
Frozen Peas or Corn or Broccoli (Frozen or Fresh) – Frozen veggies carry less Sodium than canned ones
1/2 baked Potato
DESSERT OR SNACK AFTER DINNER
100 Calorie Pack Chips a’ Hoy or
Sugar Free Jello & Fruit Cocktail w/Fat Free or Sugar Free Cool Whip
BEVERAGES OTHER THAN WATER
Fuse Non-Carbonated Beverages (Look for the Low Carb varieties) – These drinks are very low calorie and are infused with vitamins & minerals.
Arizona Diet Green Tea
Crystal Light Beverages
What did your workout routines look like?
I work out 6 days a week. 45 minutes to an hour of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training. .
What was your starting weight? 300 lbs.
What is your current weight? 160 lbs.
What is your height? 5’2″
How long did your transformation take? 14 months and have kept it off for 8 years.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
“SLOW GRADUAL CHANGES ARE THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE WEIGHT LOSS”.
I have a Facebook women’s Fitness group named Sisters Getting Fit for the Kingdom.