BWLW Online Community Member Pamela, posted these amazing photos of her 1 year journey of losing 70 lbs and gaining so much more!
She says, “This weekend will mark my 1 year BGR/Fit-iversary. A year ago I decided to focus on me. After spending my 40th birthday in the hospital with chest pains and shortness of breath, I decided I had to do something. My only goal was to just feel better. Thanks to my girl Shelia, I started out with Black Girls RUN! a week after my birthday. That first Saturday I thought I was going to DIE! LOL We did both Main and Acosta bridges! But I continued to come out to BGR 3 days a week. I then picked up Zumba, Boot Camp or whatever groupon/coupon deal I could find. At first I did not change my eating habits. I would exercise 3-4 days a week but I still ate whatever I wanted. I dropped about 20lbs doing this. February 2012 I decided to do a juice fast. I stopped eating and juiced only for about a week. I then incorporated eating 5-6 small meals daily. I eliminated beef, pork and most wheat from my diet while adding in more veggies and fruit. I keep track of my calories eaten and burned through My Fitness Pal. I now exercise 6 days a week and I have lost 70lbs. Consistency is my key. I never gave up. I did not make excuses why I couldn’t exercise. Over the past year I have not stopped. I cannot stop….I WILL NOT STOP. Why???? Because I am worth it! ♥” You are an inspiration, Pamela!!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us.