Terry lost 70 pounds by eating clean and working out. Over the years, the extra pounds hindered her from wearing the fashion she loves and enjoying exercise. On New Years’ Eve 2019, she began to take action. Step by step, she is working to achieve her health and fitness goals.
Losing weight has been an up and down battle for most of my adult life. My highest weight was 258 pounds before I started eating clean and working out on Dec. 31, 2019.
I have always loved fitness, but for some reason, I could never get fit. My breaking point came when I was just plain tired of being unhealthy and unhappy. With everything I did or anything I was trying to do, I would think about my weight first. (i.e., “Am I too big for this or that?”) On the last day of 2019, I went on a 30-minute walk. On Jan. 8, 2020, I started eating clean, and I did not eat after 7 pm. I lost 46 pounds. Later, I added Total Life Changes products to my routine. Today, I am down 70 pounds, and I weigh 188 pounds. My goal is to lose 100- 120 pounds.
What was your motivation? What inspires you to keep going?
I wanted to feel good about myself, and I really enjoy fashion and fitness. However, when I weighed 258lbs, I could not enjoy fashion or fitness. I was tired of looking at clothes and not being able to wear them!
Keeping my eyes on my goals helped me stay motivated! Also, my amazing subscribers on Youtube are counting on me!
How did you change your eating habits?
I cut out most sugars and dairy. I also do intermittent fasting. I eat between 11 am and 7 pm, or 12 pm and 8 pm. I still eat things I like but not as often (like twice a month). I mess up sometimes, but the goal is to eat clean more than eating unclean.
Tell us about your workout routine.
I started with walking and lifting weights at the gym. My gym closed in March, so I walk about 10,000 steps, six days a week. (Like 3 or 4 miles a day). I also do workouts at home with YouTube videos. Recently, I just got a personal trainer.
What is your height?
I am 5’5″.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
I have not had any weight loss surgeries, but I am not against it.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
If you want something bad enough, you can achieve it by believing and working really hard. Never give up, no matter what!
What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?
You can do it! Take it one day at a time! Also, do NOT eat late at night!
I am still on my journey. If you would like to watch it, check out my YouTube channel: Terry Dionne.