Transformation of the Day: LaToya lost 63 pounds. After a scale wake up call, this mom knew that something had to change or the scale would just continue to go up. Walking 20,000+ steps per day was a big part of her success. Check out her story.
I used to eat 2,000 calories or more a day. In January 2016, I got on the scale and I saw that I weighed 234 pounds. This was the most I’d weighed during my entire 28 years of life. I knew then that something had to change or the number on the scale was only going to go up.
I became a member of a gym, because it was something I could afford. However, this gym didn’t have child care and I didn’t have baby sitter, so I really didn’t have to go. I always heard that walking 10,000 could help you maintain your weight. So, I figured that if I doubled that number, or walked even more, then I might be able to lose some weight. I bought a Fitbit and started walking 20,000 steps, 5 days a week. Once I changed my eating habits, I started walking 20,000-30,000 steps 5 days a week.
Now, I don’t eat more then 1200 calories a day. I eat mostly baked food or food that I have prepared at home. I stopped eating fast food. I figured anything you can get through a drive through window is food you don’t need to eat. I have even changed the food I offer my kids. In addition to all of these changes, I was on the prescription diet pill Adipex. [appetite suppressant]
Today, I weigh 171 pounds at 5’1″ tall. It took me 10 months to get to this weight. No weight loss surgery.
My health is my motivation. Just cause people couldn’t see my health decline on the outside didn’t mean my health wasn’t declining on the inside. My doctor told me that my liver, heart and other organs could be affected by being overweight. My kids also inspired me not to give up. When I would walk around the house, my kids would walk around with me. I knew then that I couldn’t stop my weight loss journey.
My Advice: Please wake up from your nightmare. If I can do it then so can you.