Latanya wrote in to us to share her story. She had gastric bypass surgery and has lost 140 pounds. Here is what she shared about losing the pounds and changing her lifestyle:
“Hello my name Latanya. My starting weight was 380 pounds. I have been on every diet known to man. On December 23, 2011, I had gastric bypass weight loss surgery. With diet and exercise, I have lost a total of 140 pounds today. I have learned that this way of healthy living is now my lifestyle.
My motivation for my weight loss was health reasons. My doctor told me that I needed to start taking high blood pressure medication. I knew in my heart that I didn’t want to be on medication for the rest of my life. I joined the local YMCA in my town. It took a total of one year for me to lose 140 pounds. I have changed my eating habits by not bringing junk food into my house. I workout six day a week to stay heathy. I also belong to plus size social club where I am the wellness coordinator. There, I share healthy ideas and workout to my sisters, but not in a pushy way.”