Transformation of the Day: Sednette lost 142 pounds. She suffered from depression after several miscarriages, which led to weight gain. After giving birth to her son in 2016, she lost herself to the demands of being a mom. Last year, she started taking steps to reclaim her health and transform her lifestyle. Check out her journey.
What was your motivation?
I’ve been overweight most of my life. One reason for my weight gain was the depression I experienced due to 5 miscarriages in the span of 5 years.
In 2016, I finally gave birth to my son. Being a mom is very demanding, and you sometimes lose focus on yourself. You let yourself go without even realizing it. On November 4th, 2018, I looked at myself in the mirror, and I did not recognize myself. I knew I needed a change. I knew I was killing myself, and it wasn’t fair to my son.
How did you change your eating habits?
I removed soda, cakes, cookies, meat, and even rice from my diet. I started a Vegetarian/Pescatarian diet, incorporating fish and tuna into my meals sometimes.
Tell us about your workout routine.
In the beginning, I started walking around my neighborhood. Then I began to do workout routines on YouTube at home. I researched weight lifting and started going to the gym in my building. I now exercise 6 days a week.
Starting weight/Current weight
My starting weight was 420 pounds, and I currently weigh 278 pounds. I’m still working on myself, but I’m not where I started.
What is your height?
Was weight loss surgery part of your journey?
I have not had any surgery, and I don’t take any weight loss pills. The only surgery I may consider in the future is skin removal if I do have a lot of excess skin.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I’ve learned that our mind is our biggest muscle. If you can envision yourself doing it, then you can.
I’ve learned also learned that we are stronger than we think. We are not perfect, and weight loss is not an easy thing. We won’t lose it in a day because we didn’t gain it in a day. However, if we take it day by day and dust ourselves off when we stumble, we will make it. Also, this has to be a lifestyle change, not a diet.