Weight Loss Story of the Day: Tammia lost 115 pounds. Dealing with being overweight since childhood, she knew it was time to change her life and start to truly feel healthy. She started her journey at 450+ pounds and is committed to reach her goal weight. Read her story below:
“I have always been overweight since childhood. I was tortured as a child with numerous medical tests and diets. I would lose a few pounds, then gain it back and then some. My last relationship caused me to become the biggest I’ve ever been. I was always talked to by friends about eating right and exercise. Friends and family always stressed that they are worried for my health, and I was told you will do it when you are ready. Well, 2 years and 3 months ago I didn’t like what I saw anymore. My motivation was not being able to wear clothes that I wanted to wear. I was only able to wear whatever could fit me and basically couldn’t find anything to fit me. My clothing options were very limited. I was also tired of being out of breath when walking only a few steps. I just didn’t feel good anymore. So, I decided it was time to do something about it.
I totally changed my eating habits. Started to eat healthy with 6 small meals a day. I gave up soda, bread and fast food. Now I eat clean. Water is all I allow myself to drink and I love it. My workouts are a lot of cardio and some weight training. I work out 4-5 days a week now and I’m walking on the treadmill 2-3 miles a day.
In a little over two years I have lost a total of 115 pounds. My starting weight was 450+ pounds. My weight now is 335 pounds. I hope to be down to 250 pounds by the end of this year. I just want to be healthier. I can only speak for myself, but when you are ready to lose the weight you will know. It took me years to finally be sick of looking and feeling like I did. I will never go back or look back. I am pushing forward. I have not finished my journey, but I am feeling great and so much more active.”