Transformation of the Day: Quashema lost 137 pounds by tracking her calories, switching up her eating habits, and working out. Health has been her main motivation, but she also wanted to feel good about her appearance. We have been following her journey since 2018, and she wrote in to give us an update.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
My motivation was being able to improve my health overall and feel better about my appearance. My goal weight was the inspiration that let me pushing even when I wanted to give up.
How did you change your eating habits?
I limited my intake of red meat and carbs, including sugar. I drink nothing but water. I also count calories with an app called MyFitnessPal. I ate no more than 1,800 a day.
What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?
My workout included lots of cardio, including HIIT training exercises. I started including strength training in every workout. I work out a minimum of 30 minutes a day.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My beginning weight was 307 pounds, and my current weight is 170 pounds.
What is your height?
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
One thing I’ve learned is that your mind is stronger than your flesh. Discipline is the key. Once you master discipline and change your mindset, you can achieve anything.