Transformation of the Day: Natasha lost 65 pounds. She is so happy to share the progress she’s made over the last 8 months. PCOS, insecurities or depression could not stop her. She changed her eating habits, joined a gym and her hard work has really paid off. Check out her story.
Hello, my lovely queens! I just wanted to take the time to share my weight loss journey thus far, as I am so proud of the progress I’ve made in the last 8 months.
My motivation to lose weight kicked in at the beginning of this year. I weighed almost 300 pounds and was extremely insecure and depressed. I got tired of feeling this way and decided it was up to me to make a change. There are still days that I want to give up, but what keeps me motivated is seeing how far I’ve come. I never want to go back to that dark place again. I also was dealing with PCOS as well. Once I found out PCOS could affect my ability to have children, that affected my decision that it was time to change as well.
I changed my eating habits by cutting out junk food completely. I’d already stopped drinking soda years ago, so that wasn’t an issue. I don’t eat any fried foods either. I started to incorporate more baked foods, seafood and veggies into my meals. I meal prep three days at a time and use a food scale to weigh out my portions. I also drink a protein shake every morning.
I workout 4 days a week. My workouts consist of cardio and strength training. I signed up for a private gym called Fitness Together in my area. All the employees there are certified personal trainers.
My starting weight was 280 pounds. My current weight is 215 pounds. I stand tall at 5’3″ (LOL). I started my journey in February 2016. I’ve loss 65 pounds in 8 months and I’m not done yet! Weight loss surgery is not a factor in my transformation. All natural.
My advice to others would be to keep going. It won’t be easy but I promise it will be so worth it. There will be setbacks and days when you want to just give up. Keep going!