Weight Loss Success Story: Kiera lost 50 pounds by choosing the Medifast program after being inspired by a friend’s weight loss. She even inspired her husband to lose weight with her. Here is what she shared about her weight loss journey:
Good morning, my name is Kiera DesChamps and I have lost 50 pounds since November, size 18 to a size 8! Like most women, I have struggled with my weight since having two children (who are now teenagers). It was gradual weight gain that crept year after year. I have tried many diet plans, pills, and exercise, but it was never enough to change my lifestyle. Creeping upon my 40s, with a family history of hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol, I knew I needed to change…now!
Last year, I noticed one of my friends losing weight, without pills or surgery. I inquired about her weight loss success and she became my free health coach! She provided me with weekly support calls, guidance, and accountability, along with a healthy eating plan. It was the easy lifestyle change that I had been looking for all of my life! I eat all day, lose weight, and I actually look forward to exercising and keeping up with my active teenagers.
I eat 5 small meals a day (Medifast medically formulated meal with the exact calories, vitamins, etc.), and 1 meal with a protein a vegetable. I am exercising about 3 times per week, 30 minutes each time. I just started toning with weights for my arms. It’s the easiest plan I have ever done. I feel great and I have so much more energy. I have about 20 more to lose for a healthy BMI.
I have now become a free health coach and I help change the lives of many others. I have not reached my healthy BMI, but I am not too far away!!! For the first time in 15 years, I will be shopping for a swim suit for my vacation to Cancun, Mexico next month. I am sooooo excited!
Black women, do not make excuses about choosing health! It feels fantastic and so empowering to be in control of how you feel each day. Don’t blame your hair, lack of time, your children, etc., make a decision today!”
Kiera and her husband have lost 130 pounds combined. Here is an article on them from their local news station.