Update: Fan has released 76 pounds.
Transformation of the Day: Fan lost 73 pounds. This mom of twin girls wants to be a good example for her girls and beat a family history of illness. The Ketogenic Diet and exercise were essential to her success, but the biggest factor was changing her mindset. Check out her story.
I’ve lost 74 pounds in 10 months doing Keto and following @blackketogirl. I feel like a new person, and I’m so happy! I have more to lose, but I’m so glad that I started and have gotten this far.
I started my journey after a good friend of mine lost weight. I said, “If she can do it, I can do it.” and I started on a random Wednesday. I didn’t prepare for it. I just jumped right into no carbs (only from veggies) or sugar and a gallon of water a day.
In the past, I would always start trying to lose weight but wouldn’t get far because my mind wasn’t ready. Once I let go of the things I couldn’t change, I started focusing on what I could change and became happy. Your mental is #1 in weight loss. If you change that you can do anything in this world.
I started my journey on August 22, 2018, and by the end of December 2018, I was down 48 pounds. I was eating right, doing intermittent fasting, and going to bed before 10:00 pm. Getting rest is a part of weight loss.
What was your motivation?
My father died of heart problems and diabetes. High blood pressure runs on both sides of my family. I want to do whatever I can to avoid those problems. I also want to set a good example for my 13-year-old twin daughters regarding health and taking care of yourself.
How did you change your eating habits?
With Keto, it’s about going low carb, with no sugar and higher fat intake. I had my macros calculated and logged my food. I stayed under 1500 calories every day. Most days, I didn’t even get close to that calorie count because I stayed full and wasn’t hungry. I met my calories when I was really hungry.
Tell us about your workout routine.
I would walk from time to time, but no major workouts. I wanted to work on my eating habits before I added more. On December 29, 2018, I started going to boot camp classes. I was going five days a week. If I missed a class, I would walk for 45 minutes to an hour. I did that for six weeks and then joined a gym and started lifting weights. I would get advice from my friends who work out a lot, and I started trying new things in the gym. Today, I go to the gym five days a week or more at 5:00 am. I’m still learning every day. I’m no expert, but I’m not giving up.
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What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
When you take control of your mind, you can do anything. I became happy, and I want the way I was feeling on the inside to reflect the outside.