Transformation of the Day: Tamera lost 67 pounds. Her husband had weight loss surgery, and she didn’t want him to be the only one “getting sexier.” A combination of Keto, intermittent fasting, and exercise worked for her. Check out her journey.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going when you wanted to give up?
My husband was scheduled for weight loss surgery in September 2018. I honestly just didn’t want him to be the only one getting sexier, lol.
When I hit times when I wanted to give up, I reminded myself why I started and that this was going to be last time I would lose the same weight.
How did you change your eating habits?
We went to New Orleans for our anniversary in August, and I used that as my “last hoorah.” I started the Keto lifestyle on Sept 4, 2018. I went completely cold turkey from my most addictive food: bread. I also implemented intermittent fasting eating from 12pm-8pm.
What did your workout routine consist of?
I wanted things to be different this time. In the past, I would stop eating things and workout 5 to 6 days a week, only to quit 2-3 weeks later. So, this time I made sure I had Keto down first and I joined a gym in November 2018. I didn’t want to wait on a New Year’s resolution because I knew I would fail like before. I began working out for an hour, 3 days a week. I bumped that up to 5 days a week in January 2019.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My highest weight was 335 pounds. When I started Keto, I weighed 329.8 pounds. I lost a little over 26 pounds with just Keto alone. I’m currently at 262.8 pounds making that a total loss of 67 pounds.
What is your height?
I am 5’4″.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started in Sept 2018, and it’s taken me 8 months to lose 67lbs. My goal is to lose 100lbs by Sept 4, 2019.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No. This was all natural. Just me and God, moving my body and making fat cry!
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
Many say that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% gym. However, I believe its 50% diet, 30% mental, and 20% gym. Once I realized WHY I would overeat and recognized when I was headed that direction, things became smooth.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
If the all or nothing concept doesn’t work for you, start slow. Start with food. Try eliminating or significantly cutting back on one thing. (…be it bread, sweets, sodas, etc.) Once you feel like you’ve got that under control, then add a new item.
Do the same with working out. Invest in a FitBit or something similar. Start by setting a goal to walk 5k steps a day. Then, once you see that it is pretty easy to obtain, increase your step goal to 8k (and so on and so forth). Breaking weight loss down into small obtainable goals can make losing the weight seem less daunting.