Today’s featured weight loss success story: Lekeia lost 82 pounds. This proud army wife and mom learned how to count calories and exercised regularly to get results. Here is what she shared about her weight loss journey:
“Hi, my name is Lekeia Washington. I’m a 29 year old Army wife and mother of 2. I’m currently 5’1 tall and I weigh 128 pounds. I got tired of being overweight so I decided to do something about it. I went to a website called www.healthyweightforum.org/eng/calculators/calories-required/ and I started counting calories. I’ve lost a total of 82 pounds.
I started my weight loss journey after I had my second child in 2009. At that time, I weighed a total of 210 pounds. I was able to lose 50 pounds in 3 months. How? I only counted calories and exercised 5 days a week. Counting calories helped me to make better decisions about the foods I ate. After I lost the first 50 pounds and taught myself to eat healthy, I lost the rest of the weight over a period of 2 years. I maintain my weight of 128 lbs by working out and eating healthy. I no longer count calories. I have changed my eating habits and I feel great. My motivation to lose weight was the fact that I didn’t like the way I looked and instead of complaining about it I changed it. The results I saw motivated me even more. My advice to other women who want to lose weight is to just do it. You will feel great afterwards. It’s amazing to look in the mirror with satisfaction.”