Featured weight loss story of the day: Tiffany lost 83 pounds. She decided to channel her emotions and frustration in to positive energy and make the changes she needed to make to lose weight. Here is what she wrote to us:
“My determination to change was necessary for my life. I love being a voluptuous woman. The fact was that I had so much going on in my life that I promised myself a change by my 26th birthday. I chose to channel my frustration and emotions on myself. I was definitely serious this time. I put into my mind to it that I would not eat unhealthy anymore. When I did I was saving money and stopped snacking. If I felt like I wanted a snack I would start moving! I would eat different fruits or salad sometimes. I quit sodas all together water and some juices. I seriously cut out fast food and I don’t eat heavy food past 9pm. I had to continously talk to myself because when your’re used to eating and snacking its a big change. I started eating cut up chicken breast and broccoli and no bread. I have cereal and oatmeal because I dont eat yogurt. I tried dieting. I just knew my enemy was late night snacking and eating then going to bed. I stopoed that. I would dance to get my mind off food. I left beef alone because it takes so long to move through your body. I also started walking after I ate. I do try to eat 3 times a day, not six, because i dont feel like constantly eating. However I keep in mind that I don’t mind eating as long as I burn more calories than I take in.
So, once I felt like the walking wasnt enough I started telling my self running is another form of walking. I walked a lap and ran a lap until I officially could run non stop. I work out every chance I get from in the morning to the afternoon, 3-4 days a week. Running, walking, simple exercises, sit ups, squats, using the chair or bathroom sink to do my arm press and doing squats. With exercises I would do 50 of each, then worked up to 200 times, 100 in the morning to 100 at night. I also do leg press and the ladder lunges. For exercise, I cut my own grass all summer. I even ran the push mower because the rider was broke. If I felt like I overate I would double my routine. Not doing overkill, just until I got tired. I’ve always loved to dance so I did that to speed my heart rate at home. My starting weight was 258 pounds and I am currently 175 pounds. My weight loss journey took 4.5 months. To any woman going through a storm, I say channel that energy on yourself. The time it takes to invest in yourself is priceless. Stay consistent #tiffany”