Transformation of the Day: Candance lost 126 pounds with intermittent fasting and exercise. Her daughter inspired her to be an active and healthy mom. She learned to trust the process and listen to her body.
What was your motivation? What inspired you when you wanted to give up?
My daughter inspired me. I couldn’t play, nor could I run due to being in pain and being tired. She told me that she wished I could play soccer with her. That made me feel so bad, knowing she is the only child.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started intermittent fasting: 16/8 schedule. I ate whatever I wanted but in small portions. When my weight stopped coming off, I did 22/2 (1 meal a day) fasting. I also cut out sugar and added more veggies, protein (chicken and steak), and water to my routine.
What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you workout?
I worked out by walking in my sauna vest. Then, I bought bikes and forced my self to run when my daughter and I played soccer. I also walked three times a week and worked out two times a week. During my workouts, I did situps and walked a mile a day. Now, I hit the gym and work out on the treadmill for 20 minutes, followed by abs and leg workouts.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 287 pounds, and my current weight is 161 pounds.
What is your height?
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey in 2018 while starting a business. It took me two years and four months to get to 161 pounds after six miscarriages.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No, it was not. I did consider the surgery back in 2016 before my journey began, but I did not go through with the surgery. I wanted to do it the natural way.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I learned to trust my body and listen to it. I also learned that I wanted it bad enough to achieve it.
What advice do you have for people who want to lose weight?
Keep going! If you can, find a support system. Most importantly, believe in yourself and keep the end picture in mind. It gets rough, but your courage will see you through.
I really hope I can continue to inspire many women around the world by telling the story of how I went from being overweight with many medical issues to being healthier and active.