Today’s featured weight loss success story: Zeta Phi Beta soror Ciera lost 93 pounds. She has battled an eating disorder and Rheumatoid Arthritis and come out the other side with greater health and fitness.
“I’ve always struggled with weight in high school I battled eating disorders in order to stay on cheerleading and to remain smaller. I battled in college and surpassed the freshmen 15. Up until last year, I Yo Yo dieted. I finally took back my life joined a gym, got a trainer and took on a new lifestyle not a DIET. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and told if I didn’t lose weight I could lose my ability to walk unassisted at the age of 30. I took my back my life and lost close to 100 lbs. I worked hard and didn’t give up even when I fell off. I went from a size 24 to a 13! I still work out and still dropping pounds I want to let women know they can do it !! It’s not about the Looks its about our health and longevity. I feel better at 30 then I did at 20!!!
I have lost 93lbs to date. I first started working out 30 mins a day everyday then went to an hour workout 6 days a week. Then I changed to 2 hour workout 5 days a week. I had a trainer for 4 mos who motivated me to do intense cardio and strength training. During the winter months, I did Zumba classes and danced a lot which is my favorite hobby. Dancing helped tone more then anything. Eating – I ate small meals through out the day for example
Breakfast – a protein shake and granola
Am snack – peanut butter granola bar
Lunch – small chicken salad with fat free dressing NO croutons
Pm snack – a slice of cheese usually I would get Kraft block of cheddar cheese
Dinner Fish And some sort of green veggie no bread and I only ate brown rice once a week
Dessert – sugar free pudding
I still adhere to this each week but have found many new recipes. I don’t eat pork and beef, however I will eat a slice of bacon here and there. My system can’t handle a steak, I noticed after 6 months beef free. I drink iced coffee but use Splenda and low fat creamer. It’s better to make my own rather then purchase from Starbucks because it can be loaded with unseen sugar.”
Update 7/5 : Zeta Soror Ciera was featured in April ( www.blackweightlosssuccess.com