Update Sept 2015: Check out Shyliece‘s progress. In the past, you’ve posted the middle of my journey. I decided to lose weight after almost having a stroke at a early age. I’ve had chronic asthma since 11 months old and chronic hypertension since age 13, which required me to take many pills daily. I’ve faced so many other health problems as well. I turned my life around and I’ve lost additional weight. I also became a personal trainer to help other women worldwide lose weight naturally and learn to keep the weigh off long term.
After getting in shape, I still suffered from health problems. My neurologist, cardiologist, and nephrologist said these problems were permanent. Even after losing 90 lbs, I was still very unhealthy even though I have a fit body. Most people couldn’t believe my health issues, especially being under the age of 30. I never gave up and kept pushing forward. I went to specialist but they kept saying my medical problems were permanent. In the end, I honestly didn’t do anything different. I just kept faith, prayed, stayed strong and kept exercising. Eventually, I was able to get off those long term medications and now I’m 100% healthy after all these years. I’m still surprised, but very, very grateful. I’m healthy with no medical problems now.
Not only am I stronger mentally and physically, I’m also blessed. I want to let other women know that they can do it because I did. I’m a witness and I know that God is good! I just want to tell other women that just because someone told you it can’t be done or because things get hard, you should Never give up. Believe in yourself and know that anything is possible! Check out my Instagram: @she_squats_fitness for motivation and fat burning fitness tips.
Update Jan 2015: Hi, you shared my story a while back in the middle of my weight loss journey. I’m currently 88 lbs down and I’ve turned my weight loss journey into a career. I’m now a personal fitness trainer. I also met the love of my life because of fitness. Fitness has changed my life so much and now I want to help other women, especially moms. I suffered from so many health problems and I didn’t let them make or break me, so I like to motivate other woman because I can relate to what they are going through. Instagram: @she_squats_fitness
Weight Loss Story of the Day: Shyliece lost 65 pounds. This proud mom faced a number of very serious health issues and situational stressors that turned her world upside down. She was able to take control of her life and change her lifestyle. Here is what she shared about her weight loss journey:
“I was fit before Jan 16-2006. I was walking on ice one day and I fell. I broke 6 bones and fractured one other bone, almost causing me too have my leg amputated. Luckily, I was able too get it rebuilt with pins, plates, screws, wires and rods. I didn’t walk for 10 months and I gained a lot of weight from the stress of losing my job and my apartment. I moved back home with my mom. I was stressed out and I used food to make myself feel better. My health also went down hill. I was dealing with asthma, chronic high blood pressure and anxiety, so I was always in and out of the hospital. I gained so much weight that my leg would swell up very badly, to the point where every right sneaker or shoe I owned would bust open. My arms and leg on my right side was constantly numb from the weight gain and not eating right, so one day I passed out and was hospitalized. I knew that my daughter needed me too be here, so in 2012 I decided it was time for a change!!
I started out with small changes. I began by walking and changing some of my eating habits. By the end of 2013 I decided too go hard. I started eating clean, eating 100% whole grains, no fried foods, more vegetables, more fruit and organic products. I don’t eat red meat, just fish, shrimp and chicken. Besides protein shakes and green tea, I drink 8 bottles of water a day. No soda..no juice. I started doing interval training at least 3-4 times a week on a treadmill. I also started lifting weights. I’ve lost over 65 pounds and 45 of those pounds were lost during the past 4 months. I turned the extra room in my house into a gym room and I workout 5-6 days a week. I’m confident and happy that I’ve chosen to start living healthy. I’m not where I want too be, but I’m getting there. I have 20/30 pounds too go and I feel great!”