Weight Loss Success Story of the Day: Lola lost 70 pounds. After being diagnosed with several weight-related health conditions, she changed her lifestyle to lose weight and get healthy. Now, she is on a mission to make health her business. Here is what she shared with us:
Hello my name is Lola, I just wanted my share my progress with you and the world (haha). I was 250 pounds not to long ago, along with having high blood pressure, high cholesterol and being borderline pre-diabetic (which I did not know). It took me 2 years in total along with many yo-yo diets until finally I was tired of going through it all.
I lost 70 pounds. I changed my diet. I basically took out sugar and salt from my diet and ate nothing but chicken, fish, vegetables and fruits. If I did rice or pasta, it was wheat pasta or spaghetti squash pasta. I didn’t follow any type of recipes. I made up my own recipes. I also did protein smoothies in the morning because I am a working girl, so I barely had time to make since breakfast but except on my days off. I did not starve myself either. If I was hungry, I would eat something like nuts, fruit or a yogurt. As for exercise, I worked out at the gym about 6 times a week for 2 hours a day. If I wasn’t tired when I got home I did Hip Hop Abs or Insanity. If I had a cheat day I would eat whatever I wanted to eat early in the day and still find a way to incorporate my healthy eating habits/snack/protein shakes the rest of the day.
Now, I’m working on my own fitness/wellness/healthy eating type of business as well as going back to school studying nutrition. It’s all a working progress but I have come to far to give up and go back to that dark place in my life. I want to encourage other people who struggle day by day with weight and being excepted. That has always been a problem for me. And I feel there’s not a lot of people of color in the health and wellness field. That will be my focus from here on and out.