Transformation of the Day: Lottie lost 25 pounds. During the lockdown, she found herself eating and snacking due to boredom and 24/7 access to food. She has restarted her journey, and she’s not waiting until she reaches her goal to celebrate her progress.
I started my journey (again) in January of this year. I was 325 pounds, and it was disappointing to see that number on the scale AGAIN. Pre-pandemic, I’d gotten 285 pounds (down from 325 pounds), and I was hoping to lose more. However, Covid shut us down. Working from home was the worst thing for me because I ate out of sheer boredom. Being back at work has helped me because I don’t have access to food 24/7.
In March, I made an appointment with a primary care doctor because I hadn’t been to the doctor in almost ten years. Somehow, even weighing 325 lbs., I have no major health concerns. So for me losing weight is about feeling better about myself being able to do more things with my daughter. He started me on Saxenda injections, and that has helped to curb my appetite. I’m a late-night snacker. I will go all day without eating, and then at night, I want everything in sight.
The Saxenda helps me regulate what I eat because I can only eat a little at a time without feeling sick or stuffed. I’m making healthier choices about what I eat as well.
One of my coworkers has been telling me how much I’ve changed and how I should’ve measured myself before I started. I told her that I know I’ve lost, but it’s not much. She found a picture this weekend to show me how much I’ve changed. I took a comparison pic today. I still have a ways to go, but I’m getting closer to where I want to be.
For the past two weeks, I’ve added walking 30 minutes every day in the evenings to my routine. Hopefully, I’ll see more changes soon!
What inspires you to keep going, even if you feel like giving up?
It’s been rough staying motivated, but right now, my daughter inspires me to keep going. She needs me more than ever now, and I can’t stop because I need to be healthy for her.
Could you give us a few examples of the healthy foods you love to eat?
I’m still struggling a tad bit here, but I just make sure to limit fried foods and add more vegetables to my meals. I also make it a point not to eat after 8 pm.
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What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I didn’t gain the weight overnight, so I’m not going to lose it overnight. I know that small changes add up to pretty big results.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
Stop focusing on the number on the scale and focus on the process. The results will come. I still have a long way to go, but I have to keep telling myself this!