Today’s weight loss success story: Nika lost 79 pounds. She focused on counting calories and regular exercise to lose the pounds. Here is what she shared with us”
“My starting weight was 247 pounds. I’m down to 168 pounds. It was a long road that has required me to finally address the issue at hand! I moved to another city to make more money, so of course I because comfortable with eating out 3-4 nights a week. I had no exercise in my daily routine what so ever. I would eat early or late, it didn’t matter. I didn’t even have to be hungry to eat, I ate just because. One day I decided to weigh myself and the number on the scale really surprised me. I knew I gained weight but I didn’t know how much because I stayed away from the scale for this very reason. I went into a major depression. The first week I lost 7 pounds because I barely ate. From then on I vowed to myself never to see that number again if I could help It. It took over two years for me to reach this point. I now workout At least 5 times a week. I try not to eat after 7 pm. I really don’t diet, I’m just conscious of the calories I eat. I do cheat at times, but I have to work harder when I do.”
How did you change your eating habits?
“I changed my eating habits by counting calories and being conscious of what I was consuming. I stopped the late night snacking. Now I consume more vegetables (trying to get full off of them). Salad and fruit has become my best friend.”
What do you do in terms of exercise?
“I go to zumba/hip hop fitness class or work out about 5 days a week, doing 20 minutes of cardio then hitting some weights. Last but not least, I Do squats and lunges for the lower body. Even when I can’t make it to the gym or class, I go in my basement. I pump up the music and work up a sweat by jumping rope, squats, weights for arms, lunges and planking for about 45 minutes.”