Bride Transforms: Lakesha lost 41 pounds. This newlywed was so determined to lose the weight before her wedding that she ordered a smaller dress size. With the support of her then fiancé and her daughter she was able to release the weight. Check out what she shared with us about her journey.
Hello, my name is Lekesha D. and I have lost more than 40 pounds in the last 5 months. My inspiration came from my one year old daughter and also from my then upcoming wedding. My motivation was fitting into my dream wedding dress that I ordered in a smaller size on purpose.
I cut out as much fast food and junk food as possible. I really cut my food portions down to almost half of my usual intake. In addition to that, my daughter has a healthy appetite, so she was also helping me to eat less. Lol. I am a huge water drinker, so I cut out juice and soda almost completely.
My fiancé, now my husband, would help me by going on natural walks with me. I hate going to the gym and he knew that. We would go on walks about 3 times a week, until I got an early shift at work. I work at a daycare, so I would walk around the playground there as much a possible. Walking helped a lot.
I started this journey at about 225 pounds. My current weight is 184 pounds! I stand at 5 foot 3 inches tall. My advice for others who want to lose pounds would be to set a goal and give yourself time to reach it. Don’t rush the process and don’t give up. I have been trying for years to lose weight and it finally just happened when I set a clear goal.