Transformation of the Day: Megan lost 34 pounds. She had her wakeup call while shopping for bridesmaid’s dresses for a friend’s wedding. Being the heaviest member of the group was not a good feeling for her, so she decided to make a change. Intermittent fasting and switching a low carb lifestyle are two ways she took action.
What is your motivation? What inspired you to keep going when you wanted to give up?
My motivation started when I was in my friend’s wedding in September. We all went dress shopping at the same place that I purchased my wedding dress from in 2016. At the time, I was five dress sizes bigger! I had been hiding in my own bubble for a long time. I was not really buying new clothes and always wearing stretch pants. So at this point, when I’m out with my friends, I’m now the biggest one in our group. That hit me heavy. I said to myself, “I never want to feel this humiliated again.” So, I made an appointment with a local weight loss doctor.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started 16:8 intermittent fasting and cut out all red meat. I try my best to eat low carb and low dairy. I try to substitute anything dairy for non-dairy if I have that option. Drink 64 plus oz of water a day. I take daily Reliv shakes. I eat two meals a day, and they are usually a few hours apart. This gives my body time to digest.
Tell us about your workout routine.
I work out three days a week, two times at the gym and once at home. I start all my workout outs with weight lifting and HIIT training. Then, I end my workout with about 10 minutes of cardio. My total workout is about an hour.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 218 pounds, and my current weight is 184 pounds.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started this journey in October 2019. I noticed a difference by December, and I’m still working toward my goals.
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What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned so far is patience, consistency and self-control are key.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
The best advice I have for women who are trying to lose weight is to start with small changes. Set goals and give yourself time to achieve those goals.