Transformation of the Day: Melanie lost 73 pounds. This proud nurse wanted to be a healthy example for her daughters. By becoming a vegetarian and an avid runner, this Alpha Kappa Alpha soror has achieved these impressive results.
I began my weight loss journey at 235 pounds. I have lost 73 pounds, and I currently weigh 162 pounds. I became vegetarian, started eating clean, and fell in love with running.
What was your motivation?
I’m a nurse, and I wanted to be as healthy as I could be. I also wanted to be a good example for my two daughters.
How did you change your eating habits?
On June 3rd, 2019, I stopped eating meat cold turkey. I picked a day to start, and just “Did It.” In the beginning, I still ate seafood. Then, I was able to eliminate that and not use animal protein at all.
What is your workout routine?
I run 2 miles every day. That’s my workout routine.
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When did you start your weight loss journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started in June 2019, and I made it through my birthday month (October). During the holidays, things progressed a little slower, but I re-committed at the beginning of the year. 
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
Once your mind commits, it’s easy for your body to follow.