Transformation of the Day: Toni lost 78 pounds. This petite lady was suffering with diabetes and high blood pressure. With her husband by her side, she worked to adopt healthier eating habits and started working out 5 days a week. Check out how her hard work paid off.
Hello, my name is Toni and I suffer from diabetes, as well as high blood pressure. I weighed a total of 287 pounds and was not living a healthy life at the start of this process. I am 5’1″ tall and I was just miserable! I too decided that it was a time to make some changes.
I took the time to change my eating habits and exercise regularly, and I’m now down 78 lbs and counting! It has taken me about 8 months to get to where I am now. I’m determined to live and not die! My desire is to live a long healthy life for me, as well as for my family.
My husband inspired me to lose the weight also. He’s lost a tremendous amount of weight too… over 120 pounds. (see his photo below)
I changed my eating habits by turning away from a lot of the fast food restaurants I’d visited in the past. I also cut all sodas, fast food as well as certain sweets. Now, I steam and bake my foods. Today, I eat a lot of salmon, fish and baked or grilled chicken. I eat a lot of fruits and veggies, such as blueberries, strawberries and grapes.
I drink a lot of lemon water, as well as regular water, and green tea. I use to drink at least three to four sodas a day and I stopped that. Now, I’m lucky to drink maybe one a week with water behind it. After each workout, I drink a protein shake, which I make on my own. It consists of protein whey, frozen fruit, vanilla almond milk and ice. I also don’t eat after 6pm.
I started working out five days a week, one and a half hours a day. My workout times range from either 5am-6:30am or from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, depending on my work schedule. Now, I workout twice a day on some days. My workout routine consist of an hour cardio, half hour weights and 30 minutes of walking.
My advice to those who desire to lose weight is to start slowly and don’t get discouraged if you don’t meet your goal. Keep pushing. Keep a positive mind, stay away from fast foods, sodas, crash diets and drink plenty of water, water, water!