Update October 2020: Shout out to Tiffany! Since April, she has lost 43 more pounds for a total of 105 pounds gone. Her husband has brought his weight loss total to 110 pounds. Check out her update.
What is your current weight?
198 pounds. Total weight loss: 105 pounds
How have you maintained your weight loss/continued to lose weight?
I continue to use the Keto diet, and I do egg fasts here and there. Sometimes, I do carnivore Keto as well. For exercise, I still use cardio videos, and I’ve started weight training with my husband.
Of all the lessons you’ve learned on your journey, which one stands out the most at this point?
Keep going, and don’t give up. There are good days and bad days, but it’s all about how you pick back up and continue moving forward, no matter what.
Would you like to offer any new or different advice to women who want to lose weight?
This journey isn’t easy, so make sure that you set small goals for yourself. Food prep is also key.
April 6, 2020 – Transformation of the Day: Tiffany lost 62 pounds with Keto and consistent workouts. Her husband also joined the Keto bandwagon and lost 80+ pounds. She learned that you have to trust the process and not be derailed by minor setbacks on this journey.
When did you start your journey?
What was your motivation?
My son is my motivation, along with seeing a picture of myself from our trip to Jamaica last year in June. I literally asked my husband over and over if that is what I really looked like. It was then that I realized I needed to do better so I can be here for my son, play with him, and keep up with him since he is now two years old.
What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
I started following a lot of women on Instagram who lost tons of weight and just held on to those stories as inspiration that I could do it too.
How did you change your eating habits?
I decided to jump on the Keto bandwagon in late Aug 2019 and cut out sugars and carbs. I also started intermittent fasting, so I only ate lunch and dinner.
I ate more fats, protein and veggies. I still have wine every now and then as long as I count the calories and macros. Also, I rarely have snacks. I used the My Fitness Pal app to track my food.
What did your workout routine consist of?
I started by just doing cardio. My workout was 15-20 min of walking on the treadmill until I was able to get on the elliptical for 30 min. Then, I started doing HIIT on the elliptical. I weight train as well, focusing on different parts of my body each day.
How often did you workout?
I work out at least 4-5x a week.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 303 pounds, and my current weight is 241 pounds.
What is your height?
How long did your transformation take?
I hit 55 pounds by Dec 2019, maintained (due to the holidays), and then I hit a plateau. I just hit 62 pounds this past weekend.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
If I fall off for a second, I get right back on my plan. I realize I’m not a failure if I decided I want a bite of cake, Lol. I have learned to trust the process because it is a process. If I want a cheat, I’ll have it. I just know I can’t have a cheat day. So if something special is coming up, I plan my meals accordingly that day and plan ahead for the week. Maybe I work out extra because I know I may indulge just a bit. I stay consistent for the most part, but I won’t deny myself something special every once in a while.
What advice do you have for people who want to lose weight?
I always thought I would never be able to do this after the many fad diets, plans, pills, and shots I’ve tried. Here I am saying that you can do it too as long as you have the right mindset. You have to trust the process because there are days when the scale can make you want to cry, but always look at how your clothes feel. It’s the inches.
Stay consistent. If you cheat, get right back into what you were doing. It’s never too late. One cheat doesn’t make you a failure. We are human. We make mistakes. It’s how we get back up that counts. Eventually, you will get to your goal.
Also, don’t be in a race with anyone else but yourself. My husband joined me on this journey and has lost a little over 80 pounds as well. So, having a great support system around you can help as well.
Updated Instagram: @keto_jamerican16