Transformation of the Day: Diamond lost 78 pounds. This proud social worker decided that she would not let PCOS stop her, and that she would not be put back on Metformin. By changing her eating habits, joining a bootcamp and working with a trainer she has changed her body and her life. Check out her story.
My name is Diamond and I am celebrating my newly achieved weight loss. I am 29 years old and I have been battling with Polycystic Ovarian Sydrome since the age of 21. This syndrome affects my weight and puts me at higher risk for diabetes. When I went to the doctor in 2017, I was informed that I would soon be placed back on Metformin. Having taken it before, I was determined not to take it again. Therefore, I made a conscious decision to address my health. In July 2017, I signed up for daily bootcamp and changed my eating habits. As of July 2018, I have lost 78 lbs!
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going when you wanted to give up?
I was motivated to lose the weight when I saw other plus size women at my gym reach their goals. What inspired me when so wanted to give up was my accountability partner’s ambition to stay on the course.
How did you change your eating habits?
I changed my eating habits because I felt like I was going to vomit after eating the wrong food before going in the gym. I changed my eating habits each month by focusing on various food groups. For example, one month I would cut out carbs, the next month I would detox, etc.
What did your workout routine look like?
For the first month of my journey, I worked out 7 days in bootcamp classes at EFFECT Fitness (@effectfitness) in Atlanta, GA. A few months later, I started doing strength training with my personal trainer, Nick Miller of @NDM2Fit, 2 to 3 times a week in addition to the bootcamp classes.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 334 pounds and my current weight is 256 pounds. I am 5’9″.
How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey on July 31, 2017. I started noticing the changes within a few weeks. I lost 40-50 pounds within 6 months. (I did not have any kind of surgeries while on, before or after this journey.)
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
The biggest lesson that I learned throughout this journey was never take favor for granted.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
My advice is to be consistent. If you mess up, don’t wait until the next day or next week to correct it. Do it now.