Weight Loss Story of the Day: Kia and her husband lost the weight together and are now making healthier choices for them and their 7 children. She lost 50 pounds and he lost 67 pounds. Here is what they did to lose the weight (and before and after photos):
“Just wanted to share some of my story. I’ve lost 50 pounds so far. My blood pressure was way out of control for years. I never suffered from insecurities or anything like that. I’ve always been confident no matter what size. However, a trip to the ER put my health in perspective. I started on Weight Watchers and then just changed my eating habits and controlled my portions. I joined a local health group called BodyWize solutions and learned how bad certain foods were for us and learned to make smarter choices. I work out at least 4 days a week and am striving to lose 50 more lbs. Seeing my “before” and “now” (since I’m far from finished) keeps me motivated to keep on keeping on. My blood pressure is now controlled and I’m striving to come off blood pressure medication altogether. My husband and I have gone on this journey together. He has lost 67 pounds and is more active than he’s been in years! Together we are becoming a picture of health.
Absolutely! In our BodyWize Solutions class we learned about making healthier food choices. We stopped eating fried foods and sweets. We eat more fruits and veggies, and whole grains. We did a 10-day juice fast where my husband lost 32 pounds and I lost 10. We now incorporate juicing into our daily life. We stopped eating beef and pork as well. We stopped drinking caffeine (he was hooked on sodas and I was hooked on coffee) and drink mostly water only. Our workouts vary from walking on a local bridge to water aerobics. He coaches football and is always running around with his players. We have 7 children between us and they were picking up our bad habits. Together as a family, we teach them how to choose better food options and as a family we make sure to get out and move. We are only beginning our journey and look forward to this new way of living!”