Transformation of the Day: Connie lost 102 pounds with exercise and healthy eating habits. When she started her transformation journey back in 2019, her blood pressure was out of control, despite taking three medications. She knew that she had to change her lifestyle to avoid future health concerns and be there for her daughter.
When did you start your weight loss journey? What was your motivation?
My transformation started two years ago in September 2018. I weighed 312 pounds and didn’t even realize I had gotten that big. My blood pressure was out of control. Even with me taking three medications, it could not be brought to what is considered a “normal” level.
I wanted to be there for my daughter and not develop more health issues, so I started small by just walking and playing with her at the park. Today, I am down over 100 pounds, and my blood pressure is finally under control. I currently weigh 210 pounds.
How did you change your eating habits?
First, I changed my eating habits by doing portion control vs. cutting out anything. Eventually, I did Keto for a few months. Ultimately, what worked best for me was listening to my body and not overstuffing myself.
How often did you workout?
When I first started, I tried to work out or do something to get me up and moving every day.
Tell us about your workout routine.
When I first began to work out, I did a lot of belly dancing videos and went on a lot of walks so that I could get into being active. I slowly increased the intensity by working out on an elliptical, and then a treadmill. Now, I do mostly weight training.
What is your height?
My height is 5’7″.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
I did not have weight loss surgery.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far? What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to have patience, and that’s also the advice I would give women who are trying to start their journey. I tried many times before to lose weight, but I gave up when I didn’t see results. You have to have patience and stay consistent.
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