Weight Loss Story of the Day: Meka lost 51 pounds. This petite diva changed her lifestyle after a lifetime of dealing the social and physical effects of being overweight at 5’2″. I think many other ladies will see themselves in her story. Check it out.
“Hey there!! I have been following your page for ages. I think it is awesome to see all these women who have made such great life changes because I know first hand that it is HARD to do. I am proud to say that I have lost 51 pounds the good old fashioned way! In the photos on the left, I weighed in at 249. I am super excited to say that as of last week I weigh 198.3 pounds. That’s a weight I haven’t been since 6th grade! It taken me 7 months to lose the weight.
Honestly, I spent the first 4 months just eating less and working out when I felt like it. Being a fulltime student, along with working, it was tough to stick to anything strict. When the weight was not melting off like I knew it could, I just had to kick it into gear! For the past 3 months, I have vowed to give this my all, so I began to do my research. I am a FIRM believer in research when it comes to what you should eat for weight loss.
I began eating 4-5 times a day, incorporating veggies, fruits, lean protein and green smoothies into my diet. I drink 5 bottles of water daily (religiously). I’ve also been working out for an hour 6 days a week doing the infamous INSANITY program. Shaun T is a BEAST and I am loving it! (I am in the 1st week of month 2 of this program, as of today).
Also, I must say that prayer and meditation has been a factor as well. Becoming closer to the Lord and seeking him for guidance and strength has gotten this former food addict where she is today. The past two and a half months have honestly been when I’ve seen the most changes.
My motivation to drop weight was the fact that I have been overweight all of my life and got tired of it holding me back. I did not go to my high school prom and developed social anxiety. I was too young and too short to be the size 22 that I was. I got tired of being ‘the fat one’ and I knew this shy, overweight, lazy body was hiding an outgoing, beautiful, soon to be athlete underneath. I am determined to draw her out!
I want to tell anyone who is thinking about losing weight to STOP thinking about it. Stop thinking about it and DO it. You have no idea what your body is capable of. If you have to take small steps, DO IT! You have to crawl before you walk and walk before you run! My journey is still ongoing. I hope to lose another 50 pounds to fit my small, 5’2″ frame. I am only 21 years old and I am thankful to have had my wake up call now and not a decade from now. Thank you guys so much for listening!”