Transformation of the Day: Leah lost 77 pounds. She’s been battling obesity for 6 years. A low carb lifestyle, lots of exercise and a serious mindset change have helped her to change her life. Now, she’s on a mission and sharing her journey with the world. Check out how she did it.
Obesity is a terrible disease. Even though I have lost 77 pounds, I still struggle with it mentally. I have been on this roller coaster of a journey for about 6 years now. After I had my son, my weight ballooned to 384 pounds or more. I tried endless diets, but they just didn’t stick.
Over a year and a half ago, I got help from my Doctor and began taking medicine to stop my cravings. It helped, but when I stopped taking the medicine and the weight came back. I tried Plexus and it didn’t help. I also tried to stop eating and that didn’t help… LOL!
So, I decided to do something that I’ve never done before. I ate low carb foods and used light weights and cardio for exercise. I worked out as often as I could and I didn’t give up!
I cut out fast food, carbs, sweets, candy and soda. Anything processed was basically removed from my diet. I started cooking more, drinking protein replacement shakes and lots of water. I ate lots of veggies and chicken. It takes time to prepare my meals but it is definitely worth it.
I workout 3-4 days a week at LA Fitness. Now, I plan to start using a personal trainer to finish up this journey.
My efforts sure have paid off, because today I weigh 307 pounds, down from from 384 pounds. I don’t look it, because I am solid and I am pretty tall (height: 5’9″). My tummy is my BIGGEST struggle. I hate to put my weight out in the public eye, but it will hold me accountable and help me to get this done. I have finally figured out on my own what works for me! I’ve been on this journey for a solid 6 years, but the past year and a half is where I lost 77 lbs. My goal is to lose 80-100lbs more this year.
My other dilemma lies in the fact that I have PCOS and low progesterone which makes it even 3 times harder to lose weight. I have been on a plateau for a solid 3 months, with my weight going up and down. However, one thing you will not find me do is give up on myself, because I have come way too far and feel way too good.
My advice for others: Be consistent and don’t give up. You have to understand that it’s all in your mind and you can do whatever you put your mind to. Be strong!