Transformation of the Day: Samantha lost 76 pounds. She considered having weight loss surgery in the past, but instead decided that she could release the weight on her own. More than a year later, her hard work has paid off with great results. Check out what she did.
I decided that I wanted to have weight loss surgery. I even went to the doctor for the consultation. I sat there listening to everything that I needed to know. All the do’s and the don’t”s. I realized that it was going to be a complete lifestyle change for me.
So, after listening to the doctor and doing my own research, I decided to try to lose the weight on my own instead. I started my journey in June of 2015.
I stopped eating out 3 meals a day. I also stopped drinking sodas and gave up sweets, breads, fried foods, and pork. The healthy foods that I started eating included more baked chicken, fish, more salad and a lot of spinach. That’s big for me because I’m not really a veggie person. I did the 10 green smoothie cleanse (one time) as well.
For exercise, I started walking three times a week. Along with my walking, I worked out on the treadmill and exercise bike.
My motivation to lose the weight was my grandson. I wanted to be healthy for him. My husband of twenty-six years is my biggest supporter on this journey.
I am 5’6 “. My heaviest weight was 341 pounds. I currently weigh 265 pounds. I want to drop another 75 pounds by this time next year.
My advice for others is take it one day at a time. Don’t beat yourself up if you have a bad day. Make it a lifestyle change not a diet.