Today’s featured weight loss success story: Stephanie has lost 90 pounds since Aug 2012. She is a grandmother of 5 and a mother of 7 who decided to lose weight and switch to a healthier lifestyle.
I’m the mother of 7, grandmother of 5 and I’ve been married 26 years. I decided to take care of me. I’ve lost 90 pounds since Aug.2012 by eating healthy (Vegan) and exercise. It’s a Lifestyle change.
I went to Florida on vacation last August and was miserable. I was short of breath with every step. I looked at the picture of myself (the one I shared below) and thought ” I have Grandkids I want to see grow up” so I decided to take care of ME for once. I began eating berries and salads. I gave up meat, soda, and juice. I drink a LOT of water. I limit my carbs to 2 times a week. I eat black bean burgers, hummus, avocados and a lot of veggies. I watched the documentaries “Forks Over Knives” and “Vegecated” on Netflix and started to research nutrition. I walk on the treadmill and have started weights to tone my arms and legs. If I want a cookie, I eat a cookie… Not the whole bag. I do not eat candy. I replace the need for candy with strawberries, kiwi and grapes. I feel better than I have in years. I was 300 pounds and now I’m 210 pounds. My goal is 189 pounds. Eating healthy and exercising has become a way of life. I can finally breathe again. Thanks so much for allowing me to share my story. Blessings