Transformation of the Day: Tasha lost 114 pounds. Her turning point came one year ago when she found out that she had diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis in both knees. She shared with us how she took action to improve her health.
*Update March 2020: Tasha has lost 9 more pounds for a total of 123 pounds gone.
When did you start your journey?
My journey started one year ago. At the time, I weighed 298 pounds. My current weight is 184.2 pounds. I’ve lost a total of 114 pounds. (height: 5’5″)
What was your motivation?
What made me start to change my way of thinking was when I went to my doctors and found out I had diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis in both of my knees. I was told that my knees were so bad that I needed a knee replacement.
After changing my eating habits and working out five days a week, I went back to the doctors. They took me off all my medications, and I don’t have to have a knee replacement surgery anymore. My transformation journey is what saved my life.
How did you change your eating habits?
I changed my eating habits just by simply removing the starch, bread, sodas, and late-night snacking.
Tell us about your workout routine.
My daily workouts: Mondays and Tuesdays are my cardio days. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, I lift weights. I work out for an hour a day, five days a week.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned on this journey?
I’ve learned that nothing in life is easy. If you want it, you have to work
hard to achieve your accomplishment.
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
What I would tell all women is wanting to give up is a natural feeling. However, you must push yourself because the results are very rewarding.