Weight Loss Story of the Day: Britany lost 30.6 pounds. She was motivated by seeing the health issues that her family members suffered from. She has changed her eating habits and embraced regular exercise. Here is her story:
Weight loss story: I started my journey in November 2013. I first started out by cutting out carbs for two weeks. During that two weeks, I lost a total of 8 lbs. Then sickness hit. I gained all the weight back except about 3 lbs. In January of 2014, my job started a weight loss wars challenge. I started working out like crazy but wasn’t getting any results like I wanted. Trainers I know explained that I wasn’t fueling my body properly and my body was storing fat. So with that advice, I revamped my eating habits. I started out by measuring out my food (including more protein) and including more fruits and veggies in my diet. Now, I eat 6 small meals a day. I stopped drinking juice and soda (although to get a sip every blue moon). I drink water and unsweet tea. I didn’t cut out all bad foods so when I want something bad, I’ll eat half instead of the whole plate. My workouts consist of Zumba, boxing, jogging/walking, spin, and bootcamp. My starting weight was 211.1 pounds and my current weight is 180.5 pounds (height: 5’6″). I still want to lose 15 more lbs to reach my goal weight of 165.
My motivation was seeing all the health related issues my family has such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and arthritis. Seeing what they have been going through, I decided to not allow those issues come into my life if I could do something to prevent it. My advice to those who are starting their journey is to continue pushing yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day so please don’t give up when it seems like you’re not making progress. Find others who want the same as you and you will continue being motivated and encouraged. Enclosed are my pictures from June of last year to July of this year.