Update: Tremayne sent in a great update to let us know that she’s maintained her 100+ lb weight loss. She is celebrating the 2 year anniversary of the start of her healthy lifestyle.
I was featured on your blog last year [see below], and I want to give you an update on my weight loss journey. I am so excited about today because on today, May 28, 2016, marks my 2 year anniversary of living a healthy lifestyle. I have to say that at times it was a struggle, but I continued to ask God for the strength and motivation to continue to eat healthy and exercise. When I started this lifestyle, I weighed 275 pounds at my highest weight. I also had high blood pressure, diabetes and acid reflux. I couldn’t walk or exercise for 5 minutes or more at a time because my knees and back hurt so bad. I thank God each and everyday I’ve lost over a 100 pounds as of today. I no longer have high blood pressure, diabetes or acid reflux. I exercise for at least 2 hours a day, including jogging 4 miles a day.
God is so good, because it was him who was with me through this journey and it was him who gave me strength to be successful. I dedicate this day to my brother, Pierre “Redman” Bailey. He is resting peacefully in heaven with the Lord now, but he has been with me spiritually through it all. I love y’all and God bless.
Nov 2015 – Weight Loss Story: Tremayne lost 121 pounds with surgery. Back and knee pain, high blood pressure, diabetes and acid reflux were major factors in this mom’s decision to have gastric bypass surgery. Now, more than a year later, she is sharing the steps she took and how surgery has been a great tool for changing her life.
In May 2014, I reached my heaviest weight at 5’7 “and 271 pounds. I was in size 22 pants, 3xl shirts and my shoe size was a 10. I had a lot of health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes and acid reflux, as well as back and knee problems. I was going back and forth to the doctor and hospital because of continuous problems with my high blood pressure. After my last visit to the hospital and having to stay overnight because of complications of the high blood pressure, I decided it was time to make a change. Also, I was motivated by seeing my daughters picking up my bad eating habits and not exercising.
I spoke with my doctor and my husband about gastric bypass surgery and we all agreed that the surgery was the best option for me. I chose to have surgery because due to my back and knee problems it was very hard for me to exercise. I had no exercise in my daily schedule at all.
In the past, I ate things like fried chicken, fried pork chops, ice cream, cookies, cake, candy bars and chips. I drank at least two 20oz drinks or a 1 liter drink every day. I would go out to eat Chinese food, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, or at a buffet 2 to 3 times a week.
I had my gastric bypass surgery on May 28, 2014. It has been 1 year and 5 months since my surgery and it’s been a life changing transition. I’ve learned to eat healthier by eating small portions every 3 hours. Now, I exercise at least 2 hours a day, 4 to 5 days a week. I eat a low calorie, no sugar, high protein diet. I eat baked fish, salmon, turkey hamburgers, salmon, salads, vegetables, fruits, greek yogurt, protein shakes and protein bars.
I now weigh 150 pounds, wear a size 8 pants, wear small/medium shirt and my shoe size is now a 8 1/2 to a 9. I am no longer on blood pressure, diabetes or acid reflux medication. Being healthier motivates me everyday to remain dedicated and consistent to my healthy lifestyle.
When I made the decision to change my life, I was going through a family issue. I had a brother who was diagnosed with cancer. He was given about 6 months to live. My brother turned 40 on May 7, 2014 and he passed away May 14, 2014. We buried him May 21, 2014 and I had my surgery May 28, 2014. I tell you this part of my weight loss journey because, first and foremost, my brother is now resting in peace and is no longer in pain. I tell you this because I didn’t let this loss set me back on my weight loss journey. So, I say to anyone who wants to change their lifestyle to a more healthier lifestyle, don’t let anything or anyone set you back. Losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle is not only life changing, but it is minding changing too. You have to be committed and consistent with it for the rest of your life.