Weight Loss Story of the Day: Lakenya lost 103 pounds. She was diagnosed with diabetes and was inspired to lose weight while watching her mother’s struggle with the disease. Read what she shared with us about her journey:
“Hello, my name is Lakenya “Lovelylady” Davis and I have been struggling with my weight all my life. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1999. I never really took diabetes serious until I saw how bad it affected my momma. In addition, after many bad relationships I gained more and more weight. I didn’t see how big I was until I said enough was enough in 2011. I started my journey by walking in the evenings when I got off work. I stopped eating anything white or red. I also went on a lean cuisine diet plan. I stop drinking sodas and dark water only. For exercise, I increased my walking goal to walking 2 miles at least 3-4 days a week. I went on a 1200 cal diet and slowly lost weight. Now, I have lost over 100 pounds and I’ve got 75 more to go. My starting weight was 346 pounds and now I’m down to 243 pounds.
My momma inspired me to be healthy and told me not to end up like her, so I continue to change my lifestyle. I was on and off of many diets but wen I focused I was able to get results. Now, I have more faith so I will not stop until I loose another 75 pounds or more. Anyone can do it. You have to find what you are willing to stick to and then really stick to it. It will be rough but if you really want it u will do it! I am living proof! Start right now. Don’t keep putting it off. Do it now!! Best of wishes.”