Lataveya lost 46 pounds. She’s succeeded with weight loss in the past, but the passing of her mother led to depression and weight gain. Her doctor advised her that she was developing high blood pressure, which was causing migraines. In April, she decided to take action. Check out her story.
Hello, my name is LaTaveya Franklin. I’ve always been a big girl. I am a gospel singer and the common myth is that big girls can sing. Well, I didn’t want to just be the big girl that could sing. In 2012, I lost 60 pounds by exercising and dieting.
That same year, my mother passed away and I went through so many stages of depression. Over the past few years, I gained all of the weight back… plus a little extra. In April of this year, I knew it was time to make changes because I couldn’t stand to look in the mirror and could not fit any of clothes. Every time I would singing praise and worship at my church, I would be hidden in the corner so the camera did not have me in view. I was miserable and insecure.
I was unhappy and unhealthy for so long that I was content until my doctor advised me that I was developing high blood pressure which caused severe migraines. I decided to make some changes
immediately. My Doctor suggested a prescription for adieux as a great kick start for me, so I tried that for a month and it gave me the boost I needed. After 30 days, I knew that I did not want a pill dependent diet so I was done with that. I started putting in the work from that point on.
I started out by eliminating sodas, bread and fried foods. I did not commit to a specific program, because I wanted to start something that I could continue with FOREVER… and not something costly and difficult to stick to. I have not had a soda, bread, fried foods or any junk food in almost 90 days! In addition to changing my eating habits, I exercised 5 days a week. I started off just walking on the treadmill for 15 minutes and gradually started jogging and running for at least an hour.
I also added lots of fruit and water to my diet and bought a Fitbit watch to track my steps, heart rate and calories. My starting weight was 258 pounds and my current weight is 212 pounds. I am 5’2″. I am feeling amazing and ready to get back to my happy self. Now, when I am on stage for worship, I’m not afraid of the camera.
My advice is to take it one day at a time. Set small attainable goals and don’t get discouraged by the scale. Don’t give up and you will see your ideal results in no time.