Weight Loss Journey: Siera lost 45 pounds. After years of yo yo dieting and quick fixes didn’t lead to success, she decided that enough was enough. She has buckled down for the last 5+ months and her hard work has started producing the results she’s always wanted. Check out how she did it.
I would love to start out by saying that I am loving the woman that I am becoming thus far. I’ve reached my highest weight back in 2008. I weighed 260 pounds. I always maintained my weight, which has gone up and down between 260 pounds and 240 pounds for years. At times, it was like I dropped 20 pounds, just to turn around months later to gain it all back. That was due to me doing it the fast, unhealthy way. Let’s just say that I’ve been on this weight loss journey for years!
I finally had my big wake up call about 5 months ago. I realized that I must do things differently. I was tired of not achieving any of my weight loss goals. One day, I just had enough. I decided to buckle down in November 2015. In the picture on the left, I was at my starting weight of 260 pounds. My current weight is 215 pounds (as of March 2016, photo on the right). My height is 5’7″. I’m not finished with me yet! I still have some ways to go. I’m also working on trying to change my inner appearance as well as my outer appearance!
I decided to start making healthy choices, like cutting down on all fatty foods, bread, soda, etc. I also started replacing that crap with more fruits, more veggies and whole lot of water. No fast foods restaurants either. I didn’t put myself on a strict diet. I ate basically what I wanted, but limited my portion sizes. I was also consistent with my workouts. I do 30 minutes a cardio, about 5 times a week.
The advice that I would like to share to others is, “Never give up.” This is especially important when you don’t see results or numbers on the scale changing. Personally, I think it’s better to focus on the fit of your clothes instead.
If you fall off the wagon, just pick yourself back up and start where you left off. Always remember that it’s not a race. It’s about making a new lifestyle change.