Update Oct 2015: Brittany wrote in to tell us that she’s lost 20 more pounds for a total of 120 lbs gone. “I got the courage to pursue a career in modeling. I gave up red meat and only ate baked chicken and fish. I made sure to eat a serving of vegetables with every meal and had fruit for breakfast. I also started competing as an amateur boxer, went to a national tournament and got second place.”
June 2015 – Weight Loss Story of the Day: Brittany lost 100 pounds. Emotional eating led to weight gain and health issues, so she decided to change her lifestyle. She shared with us about her journey and motivation…
What was your motivation? What kept you inspired?
I was in unhealthy relationship and became an emotional eater. My son was my inspiration. Also, my doctor diagnosed me with high blood pressure. I gained so much weight in a short period of time that my body went into shock. The fact is that choosing a healthy life was life or death decision for me, so I chose life. I’ve always said that my son deserves a healthy mom.
How did you change your eating habits?
No fast food and no soda to begin with. I also stopped eating fried foods. To get healthy, I started eating more servings of fruit and vegetables everyday.
What did your workout routines look like?
For exercise, I did cardio, strength training and conditioning.
What was your starting weight and what is your current weight?
My starting weight was 270 pounds. I currently weigh 170 pounds. Height: 5’9″
How long did your transformation take? 3 1/2 years
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
Never give up. Change your eating habits rather than just eating less or more. Find a physical activity that you love doing and fitness will become your lifestyle, not a chore.