Tiffany lost 30 pounds with portion control and regular exercise. This mom of 4 and grandmother of one got off the weight loss rollercoaster and changed her lifestyle. Check out her story.
I am a 42 year old mother of 4. I have battled with my weight most of my adult life. I would yo-yo diet for years with some success, but no maintenance. I began to get serious about taking my life into my own hands when I saw a featured story* on your Facebook page in April 2017.
What motivated you?
My motivation was wanting to be a healthier and more active mom for my kids. I was also motivated by the arrival of my first grandbaby. I found myself being too tired to cook or even spend time with my family.
What inspired you to keep going when you wanted to give up?
I was inspired by the bursts of energy I experienced on this journey and the kind words from my fellow gym mates when they hadn’t seen me in a while. I was also inspired by my co-workers who have suddenly gotten inspired by my lifestyle change. All of this made me feel like I was impacting other’s lives.
How did you change your eating habits?
I stopped drinking carbonated drinks. I drank more water and used portion control when it came to my meals.
What did your workout routine look like?
I joined a gym and started working out 3 days a week doing a minimal cardio workout. More recently, I added strength training with weights and resistance bands.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
I am 5’2″ and I weighed 229 pounds at my heaviest. Now, I weigh 199 pounds. My goal weight is 150 pounds.
What advice would you give to other people who want to lose weight?
Change is good no matter how small. Celebrate your triumphs instead of basking in your failures. Remember that you didn’t gain weight overnight, so don’t expect to lose it overnight. Small adjustments in your diet and physical activity can bring about results. Sometimes, drastic measures don’t work for the long run. Slow and steady is just fine!
*The featured person who inspired me was @learning2dobetter. We follow each other to this day and she gives me great encouragement.