Weight Loss Story of the Day: Zeta Phi Beta Soror Sherie lost 50 pounds. Through hearing some harsh words from her doctor, Sherie got a wake up call. She changed her lifestyle and took her health into her own hands. Here is what she shared about her weight loss journey:
My motivation was having high blood pressure and being called overweight by my doctor. My doctors comments hurt me and helped me at the same time, because those words motivated me to get healthy. I’ve learned that I am a self motivator. I didn’t have a personal trainer so I had to take this journey into my own hands.
To change my eating habits, I gave up sodas, sweets, chips, fried food, and fast food. I also started drinking more water, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and reduced my calorie intake to 1200 calories a day. My exercise routine consisted of cardio (running, treadmill, elliptical), core exercises, Zumba class and cycling. I exercise 4 times a week.
My starting weight was 220 pounds. (I am 5″4″.) My current weight is 170 pounds. It took about 14 months for this weight loss transformation. The advice I have for others who want to lose weight: you can do it once you’ve made up in your mind that you want to be healthy.