Transformation of the Day: Rasheedah lost 100 pounds. In 2018, she experienced depression after the loss of her only granddaughter. In addition to this, a work-related injury left her unable to workout. Despite these life challenges, she was able to overcome and get results.
My name Rasheedah and I’m 44 years old. Within the last two years, I have lost 100 pounds due to uncontrollable situations in my life. Even though stress isn’t good, it did help me get to create a healthier lifestyle. I cannot work out due to a work-related injury, so keeping the weight off is a challenge, but I got this.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
My motivation was not being able to return to work or my normal activities. After my knee and ankle surgery, I was still experiencing pain. The weight I was carrying was a bit much for my ankle and knee. Due to the constant pain, I was prescribed medical marijuana. Marijuana also helps me maintain my weight loss.
When did you start your journey?
On October 14, 2018, I lost my 1st and only granddaughter. This sent me into a mini depression. Ultimately, the medical marijuana helped with the weight loss. I believe the weight came off in about eight months.
How did you change your eating habits?
I changed my eating habits by not eating fast food. I lost so much weight that my stomach is much smaller, which makes me eat much less. Now I get full very fast.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 276 pounds, and I currently weigh 176 pounds.
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Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No, I didn’t have weight loss surgery.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
The biggest lesson I learned is that stress will kill you if you allow it to.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
Take it one day at a time and allow yourself a cheat day or two. You’re not on your journey alone. We are strong black women, and we got this.