Transformation of the Day: Doral lost 104 pounds. When the doctor she works for told her that she was pre-hypertensive, she made up her mind that she would not become a statistic. Changing her eating habits, doing cardio and lifting weights has paid off. Check out her story.
I’m a 43 yrs old certified medical coder living in Sugar Land, Texas. I am currently married and raising my stepson. I also have a grown daughter and two grandchildren.
I’ve lost 104 pounds to date. My journey started in August 2015 when I was told by one of the physicians I work for that I was pre-hypertensive. I was also told if I didn’t lose weight, I would have to be placed on medication. Well, I immediately went into my zone and took action, because I did not want to be another statistic.
I completely changed my diet. I only ate lean protein, green vegetables and lots of fruits. I also drank lots of water. I had take all sugary drinks out of my diet. (Soda, fruit juice and anything with high fructose corn syrup). I do not eat starchy carbs on a regular basis because they put weight on me immediately.
For exercise, I walked in my neighborhood. Then, I started working out with a personal trainer, Jacobe R. Malone, in June 2016. I began to see better results while working with him. He helped me to incorporate weight training into my routine, along with cardio. I worked out three times a week with my trainer, doing one hour sessions. I worked out twice a week by myself, doing two hour sessions.
My starting weight was 285 pounds. I now weigh 181 pounds at 5’4″. Over the last few months, I haven’t been as active or as proactive as I once was. I became complacent and gained back ten pounds, but I am now on track again. My goal weight is 150 pounds.
The best advice I could give is that you have to understand that the weight didn’t come on overnight, therefore you won’t lose it overnight. Do not be hard on yourself. Give yourself time. Also, do not be a slave to the scale. Measurements are the best signs of your progress.