Weight Loss Story of the Day: Habibah lost 81 pounds. She was blessed to find an awesome weight loss coach who guided her and gave expert advice. The weight loss program worked because she committed herself and made up her mind. Here is what she shared about her weight loss journey…
Hi! My name is Habibah Sulayman and here is my story. My motivation was my mother. She died suddenly on June 4, 2012 and I was devastated. I felt numb, but instead of grieving I began to just stuff the pain down with food. I woke up one day and acknowledged my truth. I knew in my heart that this is what my mother would’ve wanted for me. She was my biggest cheerleader and she would tell me to dry my tears, straighten my shoulders, and reclaim my health.
I prayed for God to send someone who could help me and he sent me to my awesome Coach Wiltrina Jones from IUTBU. One phone call on a Sunday afternoon changed my life–she told that this would be the hardest thing that I’d ever have to do but I was worth is and it was in me. She allowed me to cry and promised me that if I trusted the journey and did my part–it would change my life. …And she was so right.
I followed the meal plan she sent me. I must tell you that I traveled for work DAILY but I made it work. I packed, prepped, froze and paid extra baggage fees to make sure that I was successful on my journey. When I forgot my meals or something went wrong, she was only a phone call or text message away. She walked me through it and held me accountable when I messed up. She reminded me that if I kept going I wouldn’t regret it. As the weight began coming off, I purchased one of her exercise plans. I needed something I could do both at home and in hotel rooms.
I started my journey in March 2014 at 327 pounds and I am now 246 pounds! I’m still not where I would like to be with it, but I am not done yet! I can’t remember the last time I was at this weight.
I would say that the most important piece of advice I can give is that you must have a made up mind. You have to change how you think about your relationship with food. Food is only meant to fuel your body and food is NOT your friend. I would also say that you must be prepared to deal with the emotional side of releasing weight. I was an emotional eater, so I had to learn a new way to deal with feelings/emotions. Lastly, you have to figure out your “why”. Your “why” is what is going to carry you after the applause ends, the food becomes repetitive/bland, and your progress slows down. My Coach is the best and I wouldn’t be here without her.
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