Transformation of the Day: Charlette lost 100 pounds. This mom was dealing with serious knee issues and high blood pressure and wanted to avoid a family history of diabetes. She hit the treadmill, despite her knee problems, and worked to change her eating habits. Check out what she shared about her journey.
I started my weight loss journey in 2015. My starting weight was 263 pounds and I was suffering from high blood pressure. I was also borderline for developing diabetes, which I didn’t want to have and which runs in my family on both sides of my family tree. I have lost a total of 100 pounds and I’ve reached my goal weight of 163 pounds.
I first reduced my calories and started walking everyday on my treadmill, with 2 bad knees which I suffered from since 2001. I have had 2 knee scopes on both knees, and was told by my doctor to lose weight to help relieve the pain. At first, I didn’t want to listen or believe it would help, but yes losing weight has improved my knee pain (but hasn’t taken it away completely).
I walked on my treadmill 3-4 days a week, getting up at 4 a.m. each morning before my three kids got up for school. Then later on in the day, I would walk at the park with my hubby on late nights and weekends. This weight loss was all done from home. I couldn’t afford gym membership and didn’t have anyone to watch my kids.
I changed my eating habits to fresh fruits and veggies and cut back on breads and sweets. Then, I put the free MyPlate app on my mobile phone to count my calories. I still use this app to this day and I still count calories to stick with my goal of 1200 per day.
My transformation took a year and a half to reach. My height is 5’6″. I was wearing a size 22-24 and now wear a size 12 in clothing. I haven’t worn this size since my high school days.
In the past, I was suffering from depressing which would stir up from my little girl getting burned during an accident that happened in 2011. Now, my thoughts have changed and I feel I am more focused and happier with myself and my life,
I want to encourage anyone that’s suffering and wanting to change. Its very possible with motivation and mindset change. I am available for anyone that’s in need of help with weightless.