Weight Loss Story of the Day: Sakeithia lost 44 pounds. Getting to her highest weight of almost 300 pounds and being diagnosed with PCOS were two of the major factors that motivated her to change her lifestyle and life healthy. Here is what she shared with us about her weight loss journey…
HI! My name is Sakeithia and I lost 44 pounds in 6 months. As of January 2014, I was at my highest weight EVER, weighing in at 293 pounds (I’m 5’9″ tall). I was noticing that my face was getting fatter and my pant size was consistently increasing. My doctor diagnosed me with PCOS as well. I was motivated to do and be better.
Now, I drink only water and mainly lost my weight by ending my long term relationship with fast food. I’m use to eating lean meat and green veggies so that was fine. I changed my eating habits by meal prepping as well. Every Sunday, I prepare and organize my meals and snacks for the entire week. I incorporate various fruits, tilapia, chicken breast, green vegetables and salads into my diet. I found that not only did I eliminate unnecessary calories, but cooking at home and meal prepping helped me to save money. For workouts, I save money and avoid gym memberships by simply walking in my neighborhood and doing Julian Michaels’ Fat Burning DVDs at home.
My advice to anyone attempting to lose weight is to keep going! So many times will come where you want to quit but keep going! After wearing a size 18/20 for as long as I can remember, at 25 years old, I’m now down to a size 14/16. If anything, this lifestyle change is well rewarding!