Update: Fanta is now down a total of 165 pounds. Check out her updated photo below.
Today’s featured weight loss before and after story: Fanta lost 118 pounds with daily exercise and planning meals. She is now off diabetes medication. Here is what she shared with us:
Hello!! My name is Fanta. I use to weigh around 400 pounds. I would like to share my story. My lifestyle change started about 1 1/2 years ago. Refusing NOT to die, my Lifestyle change started 1/2011. My weight was 398 pounds. I was a type 2 Diabetic and on medication for High Blood Pressure .Refusing NOT to die, I joined an awesome group called Savannah Biggest Losers!! This group changed my life (tears)! With daily exerise (walking, jogging and working out at the gym) and a meal plan that consists of 3 small meals( baked, grilled, broiled or boiled) and 3 healthy 100 cal snacks daily. Refusing NOT to die, I’ve lost 118 pounds in 2 years. I NO longer have to take medicine for diabetes!! I love this new LIFESTLYE change. It saved my life:)
My motivation came from my one and only son (9 years old) who is also on a weight loss journey. He was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure at 7 years old. What kind of Mother would I be if I kept on living an unhealthy lifestyle. I had to make this change. He also lost 19 pounds :). He always tells me to keep pushing at times when i wanna give up. He is truely my Motivator:)