Transformation of the Day: Latoya lost 59 pounds. Seeing transformation journeys on Instagram motivated her and let her know that change is possible if you put in the work. She decided to go low carb, take water aerobics, and focus on her health.
I began my story in August 2019 at 38 years old. I decided to embrace a low carb lifestyle and incorporate water aerobics into my schedule to get healthy. I battle with fibromyalgia, and this process has helped my pain decrease.
What was your motivation?
My motivation came from the Instagram weight loss community. I felt motivated by their posts and thought, “If they can do it, I can too.”
What inspired you to keep going when you wanted to give up?
I had to think about all the times I’ve given up before. If I give up now, I will be back right where I started. Also, I remember I’m on a journey to become a better me.
How did you change your eating habits to low carb?
I started by cutting out bread, pasta, rice, and all sugary drinks. After that, I began to keep a food journal of everything I eat daily and the amount of water I drink daily. Maintaining the journal helps me remain accountable every day for what I eat and drink.
What did your workout routine consist of?
My workout routine is water aerobics, mat Pilates, and cardio, using my in-home treadmill.
How often did you workout?
I work out four times a week.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My highest weight was 410 pounds, and my current weight is 328 pounds. I’ve lost 82 pounds overall and 59.6 pounds on this leg of my journey.
What is your height?
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I’ve learned that weight loss is not linear. There will be ebbs and flows, but the important part is to remain consistent and believe in yourself
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Find what works for you and stick with it.
I’ve got a long way and work to do as I continue on my journey, but I will get there by being determined.
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My quick moment of pride. Got in a pic today & when I saw it I was excited. I had a moment where I saw a change. It’s motivation to keep going. There are days I don’t see it and days I’m like ok let’s keep going. #notgivingup #lowcarb #diet #hydration ⬇️53lbs and I’m just starting my journey 🥰