Transformation of the Day: Elaina lost 57 pounds. This mom was inspired to live a happier and healthier life for her kids. She realized that the weight was affecting not just her closet and energy levels, but also leading her closer to a family history of obesity and diabetes. She shared with us how she took action to change her lifestyle and lose the pounds…
My name is Elaina Smith. I’ve been on my weight loss journey since April 21, 2015. I weighed in at 282.4 pounds. I was so hurt when I realized that I had gotten this heavy. I noticed that I was always tired and that I couldn’t fit anything in my closet. I stopped buying clothes and only wore leggings and tshirts. I knew I had gotten too heavy when I saw this pic of me on the left. I even went as far as to cut all the tags out if my clothes so I wouldn’t know my size. My children have inspired me to be better. I need to be around to see them grow up. Also, obesity and diabetes run in my family. If I don’t drop this weight, I won’t live a happy life.
I joined a gym and cut out soda pop and juice. I drink at least a gallon of water everyday. I also cut out fried foods, bread, fast food and sugar. Now, I eat lots of veggies, fruit, chicken, turkey, and fish. I cook my own meals, so Pinterest is my friend for recipes and ideas! I’m a member of Anytime Fitness and I work out 5 days a week. I do cardio all 5 days, circuit training for 2 days and lift weights twice a week as well. I love Zumba class too.
So far, this has to be the hardest thing I’ve ever tried to accomplish. However, seeing results and listening to people ask me, “HAVE U LOST WEIGHT?” is a reward that keeps me going. I currently weight 224.7 lbs (height: 5’6″). I lost 54lbs in less than 4 months. My goal weight is 175 pounds and I’m going to reach it. Right now I’m just trying to get under 200 lbs and I can do it.I have tons of support in my corner.
The best way to lose weight is to be consistent. If your mind isn’t ready, then neither is your body! Thank u for having this group. I love reading stories of women who work hard at trying to lose weight.