At the beginning of my journey almost 3 years ago (2 years 10 months to be exact) v.s last week in NYC. EVERY year, month, week has been a choice to fight or flight. I choose to fight. Every part of this JOURNEY isn’t great or easy. There’s plenty of ups and downs, good & bad, happy and sad but that’s the beauty of it and that’s what makes each ones journey unique. When I look back and see I’ve been fighting for almost 3 years that’s how I measure my success because that’s what it takes. It isn’t about a goal size or goal weight simply because those things will change over time. Success is your dedication to making sure that you never give up that fight. Happy happy transformation Tuesday
Transformation of the Day: Sommer lost 125 pounds. This wife and mom of 2 small children was facing obesity, health problems and was simply unhappy. She decided that making major lifestyle changes and opting for weight loss surgery was the best path for her journey. Check out her transformation story.
In the past, I was morbidly obese, tired and lazy all the time. I had high cholesterol and was pre-diabetic. I have a husband and 2 small children to live for. I was at the point where I was unhappy with myself and what I saw in the mirror. So, enough was enough. I decided to make a some serious lifestyle changes, which included having bariatric weight loss surgery.
I started my journey in July 2015. While I waited 3 months for my surgery to be approved, I completely changed my eating habits and started working out. I started eating low carb/high protein even before surgery. I lost 25 pounds and then was approved for surgery.
I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in Nov 2015. Since then I have not looked back. I eat clean and workout 1.5-2 hours a day, doing cardio and weights. Now, I can run my weekly 5k without stopping.
I cut all soda/juice from my diet. I only drank water, tea, coffee or anything 0 calorie/0 carbs. I eat low carb/high protein. I usually eat no more than 25 grams of carbs per day and have about 80-120 grams of protein. I drink a gallon of water each day. Another huge change for me is that I have cut out all dairy and eggs, and I plan on transitioning into being a vegan.
I’ve gone from 307.4 pounds to 181.9 pounds. I am 5’7″. I am still transforming, It has been 10 months since surgery and 14 months since my highest weight of 307.4 pounds when I began this journey.
I have completely committed to and fell in love with this lifestyle. It’s been over a year now and I refuse to lose. I have received so many messages from others saying that I motivated them. I plan to continue working and helping others in anyway possible.
My starting tip would be to clean up your diet and move your body. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that this is not a diet, this is a lifestyle. If you work hard and stay committed you will achieve the unthinkable. I don’t think about what I can’t have. I focus on what I can have.
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