Transformation of the Day: Starr lost 112 pounds. This mom of 4 wanted to be more active with her children. She also was having serious knee issues and was set to be put on hypertension medication at just 31 years old. Read about how she released the pounds with healthy eating and exercise.
What was your motivation?
My motivation was my four children. I didn’t like not being able to interact with them or play with them because I was so tired and out of breath from being overweight. I was told that I would have to be on hypertension medicine and that I would need knee replacement surgery at age 31. I was so heavy that my knee would pop and grind every time I walked
What kept you going when you wanted to give up?
My husband, Willis, was a great support system as well as. When I started seeing changes in my face
and saw my clothes starting to get to big, I knew then i was finally starting to lose weight
How did you change your eating habits?
I incorporated more baked and healthy foods in to my meals. No late night snacking or binge eating. I was an emotional eater, so if I was happy I would eat. If I was sad, mad, etc… I would eat. No more fried food, sugary drinks and sweets. No pork what so ever. I very seldom eat red meat. 98 percent of the time I eat baked or grilled chicken and fish. I eat fruit, vegetables, baked foods, healthy snacks, drank smoothies and used portion control. I also drink a lot of water and have detox water once a week.
What did your workout routines look like?
I walk 4 miles, 3 times a week. I go to the gym twice a week, where I use the treadmill, do sit ups and weight training.
Starting weight/Current weight
My starting weight was 338 pounds. My current weight is 239 pounds. My height is 5’6″. No surgery.
When did you start your journey?
I started 11 months ago and I’m not done yet! I’ve been on this journey for about a year, but I am 39 pounds away from my first goal weight!
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
You can do anything you put you mind to. It will take hard work, dedication and exercise. You’ve gotta push yourself, Ladies. Women are strong individuals and can achieve anything!