LaShaun lost 59 pounds. She is over 40 and fabulous. Having to have emergency surgery to remove her gallbladder served as a serious wakeup call. In April 2013, she started her transformation journey and she hasn’t turned back. Check out how healthy eating and walking helped to change her life.
I’m 46 years old and I have lost a total of 59 pounds with diet and exercise. My journey began in April 2013 and I’ve maintained for the past 3 years. I’m 5’8″ tall. My initial weight was 245 pounds and I currently weigh 186 pounds.
I was motivated to lose weight because I developed high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I also had to have my gallbladder removed along with 20 gallstones. This condition was due to bad eating habits. An emergency surgery was performed. That’s when I decided that I didn’t like the outcomes I was faced with.
I consulted with my doctor and dietician to create a healthy eating plan. I prepared my meals daily. I eliminated soda, fried foods, processed foods and bread. I incorporated water, chicken, fish and shrimp, along with green spinach/romaine lettuce.
I also incorporated walking for exercise. I started by walking 3 blocks and I increased the number of blocks each week until I was able to reach 5 miles at a time. I gradually added other exercises, all done at home. I kept myself busy, almost walking everywhere I went locally. Going forward, I walked and exercised 5 days a week.
Advice: I would suggest that you consult with a physician as you begin planning and figuring out what options work best for you. Take steps, not leaps and bounds. Lose the weight slow. If you stumble, brush your shoulders off and start over. It’s also important to track your caloric intake [count calories] and figure out when your metabolism is at its peak level.