Transformation of the Day: Sasha Nicole lost 160 pounds. She turned a negative into a positve by using the bad experiences and hindrances she endured as inspiration to keep going. She shared with us what she did to create a healthy lifestyle.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
My motivation was never wanting to be back to the 400lb woman again. My inspiration became my fear of going back to where I was ever again. Every time I want to give up, I think of that fear. I think of the cruelty I endured. I think of all the experiences I could never have because of my weight. I think of how many times I restricted myself from truly living by being so comfortable living in a body that I was in denial about it – A body that was tormenting my existence.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started this journey so many times and failed. I got serious two years ago, and the transformation has taken that amount of time.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
I had Gastric Sleeve surgery two years ago.
How did you change your eating habits?
I changed my eating habits by admitting I that have a food addiction. When I approach the table, I approach it knowing I have a problem, which allows me to make better choices and stop when I am full. I still have an insatiable sweet tooth, but I eat more in moderation.
What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?
I do cardio at least five days a week for 30-45 minutes, and I do light weight training as well.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 400 pounds, and my current weight is 240 pounds.
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What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
The biggest lesson I have learned is how to maintain some kind of discipline when it comes to food and admitting I have a problem. I look for other outlets other than using food to deal with emotions.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
The biggest piece of advice I would give is to move past the denial and ask yourself if you want to live and be healthy? Move past any excuses and just start. Keep putting a foot in front of the other each day.