Transformation of the Day: Shavonda lost 124 pounds with a Keto lifestyle. She refused to let her life be framed by depression or the challenging situations she faced. She poured her energy into saving herself.
What was your motivation? What inspired you when you wanted to give up?
My initial motivation was ME!! I knew I could not let myself down. I also have a daughter who I would like to see grow up, have kids, get married, etc.
When did you start your journey?
I started this weight loss journey about two years ago (March 2018) after a life-altering event. I became very depressed but did not want the situation to define me or my future. I decided to turn the negative into a positive. I decided to pour the energy and love I put into other situations solely into saving ME! Here I am, two years later, and over 100 pounds gone, and I’m still pushing!
How did you change your eating habits?
I initially let go of sodas, fried food, eating burgers with only one bun, etc. Then, I went full-blown dirty, lazy keto in July 2019.
How often did you workout?
I had a personal trainer initially, and I worked out 5-6 days a week.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was around 347 pounds. My current weight is 223.8 pounds.
What is your height?
I am 5’4″.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No, I have not had any surgery for my weight loss. I lost all 124 pounds naturally!
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I have learned not to compare my journey to anyone else’s. I have also learned how to push through and not give up, even when things seem impossible.
What advice do you have for people who want to lose weight?
Make your journey your own. First, believe in your MIND that you can do this, and everything else will fall into place.
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Here is my #transformationtuesday picture for today! Wow, how time flies when you’re having fun lol. I’m telling y’all the picture on the left is where I had become comfortable with the way I was, at least I thought. I felt so cute that day, until I posed in a picture with several other sisters. I stood OUT and not because of how cute I felt. This picture amongst others, were hard to look at sometimes BACK THEN. Now I look at them in amazement, because I thought I could NEVA!!! Look at me now! Never give up on yourself. never feel like you “can’t” especially if you never tried. You have to try to know that you can….. I did, I’m doing and so can you. #ketoon #shrinkingwithshavonda #shrinkingshavonda #ketolife #ketolifestyle #ketodiet #ketogang #keteuaxgang #extremeweightloss #naturalweightloss #geauxketeaux #weightloss #losingweight #100poundsdown #explorerpage