Veronica sent in an update Aug 2014: “Hello, here is an updated photo of my weight lost journey. I am facing little challenges on my weight loss journey but not letting it to stop me. I must do it. I have lost 71 pounds and I’m down from a size 24 to a size 16 (some size 18).”
Ronica wrote in to share how she lost 41 pounds after a major health event. Read her story:
I began my weight loss journey on August 28, 2013. I am asthmatic and had an attack in July of last year that almost took my life. The doctor told me that my left lung got some damage and that I will have to go down to 148 pounds, so I began my journey. So far, I have lost forty one pounds. The journey continues with healthy eating habits and consistent exercising.
What was your motivation?
Life. I want to live
How did you change your eating habits?
I changed to eating healthier and better by eating six times a day. I have three full meals with smaller portions and three healthy snacks. No fried or processed foods. No sugary drinks. I just have natural juices and lots of water. I was also diagnosed with diabetes and placed on medication. I follow a heathy meal plan by a dietitian. Meat wise, I eat mostly fish and a small amount of turkey. With my changed habits and healthier lifestyle, my readings are between 85 and 103 . I still have a long way to go with Gods help.
What did your workout routines look like?
I workout five to six days a week for 2 1/2 hours per session. Some days consist of are aerobics, cardio and light weight lifting to help tone.
What was your starting weight? 248 pounds.
What is your current weight? 207 pounds.
How long did your transformation take?
Six months. I have to take my time because I am also anemic .
What advice to you have for others who want to lose weight?
If you want to live longer and be healthier, make a healthy lifestyle your choice. With determination you will get there. I am taking back control of my life