Today’s featured weight loss success story: Letia lost 59 pounds.
I am 25 years old, and after years and years of diets i just gave up. High cholesterol and borderline diabetic, I couldn’t play with my kids and my knees hurt when I walked. My husband loved me but I did not love myself. Well, the way I looked anyway. I had a stroke which was caused by my high cholesterol and many other things. I’m sure by the grace of God I am here to see my kids but I knew that God gave me another chance and I needed to take full advantage. How could I die from being overweight. I felt it was selfish. We are all human. We are all people and we all can win this battle. Nothing happened overnight, it took alot of praying and restraint and support and even if you don’t have a support system you and God is all you need. I made myself a cut off time for food. I stopped eating when I felt full. I found alternatives to my fast food and snacks. I never knew how much i enjoyed fruit and veggies. I joined a gym.
I was a person that did not like breakfast but I realized I snacked a lot in between because I skipped breakfast. I started including breakfast into a daily habit then I would have a snack. I stopped eating out for lunch which saved money and calories. I started drinking 64oz of water or more a day and making a cut off time of 8pm for dinner for snacks. I had to figure out what I liked. I used a website called hungrygirl.com which replaces your favorite fast food and makes it into a healthy meal. That was a life saver because a lot of times on diets we cut everything out and then we become miserable. I brought smaller plates for the house instead of the huge dinner plates I would pile food on. I eat basically baked meats no beef no pork. If I want flavor I will use crystal light. When I eat my meals I drink water before. I always eat my protein first then veggies then starch if I have any and when I feel full I stop. I exercise 3-4 days a week weights are 2 of those days cardio are the others everyday. I think about me having a stroke and it motivates me to push and never give up and go back to my old habits. I have lost 59 pounds.