Update: Brittaney has lost 134 pounds.
Transformation of the Day: Brittaney lost 102 pounds. After losing 100 pounds twice on her own, she was unable to keep the pounds off. This year, she decided to have Gastric Bypass surgery and commit to a healthy lifestyle. She learned that it’s ok to get help if you need it. Check out her story.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going when you wanted to give up?
My motivation is the desire to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Being so overweight truly prevented me from living life the way I knew I wanted to live it.
When did you start your journey? How did you change your eating habits?
Mannnn, I’ve been on this journey since about 2012. I have gained and lost weight during all of my adult life. After losing 100 pounds twice on my own and gaining the weight back both times, I had Gastric Bypass weight loss surgery on April 30th of this year. Since then, I have started eating a lot of whole fresh fruits and veggies, which I never really ate in the past. (Especially fruit, because I never really liked it.)
What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you workout?
I’m a whole fool in the gym, lol. I work out four times a week. I mostly lift heavy and do strength training workouts (i.e., flipping tires, battle ropes, the sled, the prowler, pushing cars, and running stairs). I also do about 30 minutes of cardio, three days a week.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 395 pounds, and my current weight is 293 pounds. I lost 100lbs in 5 months after surgery.
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What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I’ve learned that failure is not an option. I also learned that there’s nothing wrong with getting help if you need it.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
Focus on self-love above all. Loving yourself is so, so, so very important throughout this process. Also, understand that this process takes time.