Update Jan 2021 – After Trey Love lost 70 pounds, she found herself right back at the starting line after her children’s father passed way. Grief, depression and overeating led to her gaining almost all the weight back. Over the course of a year, this determined mom was able reclaim her drive, recommit to a healthy lifestyle and get back on track.
I’ve been through this journey TWICE! When I was featured by BWLW in 2016, my motivations were my law enforcement career and wanting to be a healthier mommy for my twins. I love over 80 pounds. For a little over five years, I kept the weight off and progressed in life.
On August 24, 2018, my children’s father passed away suddenly from natural causes, and I GAVE UP immediately afterward. Grief and depression are a hell of a thing once combined. I began overeating unhealthy food. I also stopped exercising almost entirely, and if I did, it would always be a half-assed workout. I started drinking heavily too. I lost myself.
In a matter of three months, I went from 165 pounds to 210 pounds. I lost 90% of my muscle tone. I regained the majority of the weight I’d lost and kept off for five years before. I fell off for a YEAR.
One day, after I lost a bet with a close friend of mine to lose a certain amount of weight in a certain amount of time, I had an odd type of drive. It made me rethink how far I had fallen and how my life had gone past rock bottom.
Then, something just made me wake the f*** up and snap back into reality. I needed the pain and heartbreak to become MY DRIVE, MY MOTIVATION. My kids needed their momma back, especially now that I realized I was literally all they had left.
It took me a year to fall off. Well, it took me a YEAR to pick my a** back up! I did this by humbling myself, pacing myself because my body wasn’t ready for what my mind remembered. I had to start all over.
I currently, I weigh 164 pounds at 5’7″ tall. I’m STRONGER than I was before during those five years of my original weight loss journey. I GOT MY LIFE BACK! This 2nd time around hit me WAY DIFFERENT. It has saved my life to live to see another day, not just for my kids or me but for their Daddy’s memory.
March 2, 2016 – Weight Loss Story: Trey Love lost 70 pounds. This proud mom wanted to have more energy for her twins and rid herself of depression and low self-esteem. Now, she is a college grad, pursuing her dream of being a police officer and living a healthier lifestyle. Check out her story.
I began my weight loss journey because I wanted to be more self-confident and have more energy for my children (twins). I also wanted to feel better in terms of overall health wise and to begin making my dream of becoming a Police Officer a reality.
Once upon a time, I weighed 220 pounds (height: 5’7″). I used to wear “Body fat slim suits” and girdles. Now, I’ve lost 70 pounds and I couldn’t be happier. My transformation took a year and 3 months. No vitamins, no surgery, no pills/supplements or anything like that at all. Basically, I just exercised and ate extremely healthy. Everyone’s body is different, but if I can do it, so can you!
Motivation: I gave birth to full term twins. I actually gained a significant amount of weight months after they were born. In the past, I was a heavy alcoholic and food was my best friend. I had depression and no self-worth, until one night when I realized how bad I wanted to finish school. I also realized how bad I wanted to be a police officer. I knew that I wanted to be a better mother, be a better example and to have more energy physically for my twins.
Soon, I went back to college to further my knowledge for my career in law enforcement. I knew that I couldn’t start my career as an “out of shape” rookie cop. One night I woke up out of a deep sleep, looked in the mirror and said “F**K THAT!” Drove to a 24 hour gym, got a membership and never looked back since. Now, I’m a former alcoholic. My depression is GONE and I’ve graduated from college. I’m now in the hiring process to be a POLICE OFFICER that my twins can be proud of!
Eating Habits: I changed my eating habits by eating “real” food. No more fast food, no more processed foods, no more soda or artificial juices. I drank 100% juice and lots of cold water daily. I used portion control when it came to the size my meals and ate 3-4 small meals a day.
Exercise: I exercised 5 days/nights a week for 3 hours. My workout routines consisted of cardio or HIIT (high intensity interval training) everyday and 15 minutes of Yoga. I also spent 30-40 minutes on certain sections of my body, focusing on weight lifting and working my obliques.