Transformation of the Day: Brittany lost 62 pounds. An embarrassing wakeup call inspired her to start her journey. This Alpha Kappa Alpha soror prayed for strength, worked with a trainer, learned how to maintain her workouts and eating habits on her own and now she is feeling empowered. Check out her story.
1st photo: 260 pounds
2nd photo: 220 pounds
3rd photo: 198 pounds
My name is Brittany and this is my weight loss story. The first picture was taken during the summer of 2014. I was so overweight that summer. I broke my little brother’s bed when I sat on it. I was so embarrassed, but I did nothing to change my weight until January. My New Year’s Resolution was to not let my weight control my life and to live how I’d always wanted.
I prayed for growth this year and isn’t it funny that God placed everything and everyone I needed in my life to help me make that change. From February on, it was grind time. I dropped 18 pounds the first week with my trainer. I started with a trainer, working out 6 days a week doing weight training and cardio. After my training, I used my Fitbit religiously.
The middle picture is from when I started on my journey on my own in April and I’m so proud of the progress I’ve made by myself. I posted this pic to remind myself that with God, family and good support anything is possible.
I changed a lot of my eating habits by cooking more at home, cutting dairy completely and only using whole grains, instead of regular pasta, rice, etc (for the first three months). Also, for the first month, I counted my calories and only ate 1200 calories a day to jumpstart my plan. Now, I am getting ready to try the JJ Smith’s green smoothie cleanse followed by intermittent fasting.
This morning, I balled my eyes out for hours because I felt I wasn’t doing enough and my hard work was going nowhere. Tonight, I’m smiling and feeling empowered to trust the process.
The advice I’d give to other people is to take comparison pics weekly so that you can see your progress. If you fall off the wagon for one meal, don’t let it bust your whole day. I do mess up… often. Lol! However, I never let it stop my progress.
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