Weight Loss Story of the Day! – Ty’Kiesha lost 58 pounds by joining her local Black Girls Run running group, strength training and eliminating negative foods from her eating. Read more about how she did it:
I’ve lost 58 pounds and have 20 to go!!! I’m working harder every day!!! Maybe sharing my story will help someone.
My motivation came from several places. The fact that I was too tired play with my son or do things with him was one of them. I was ashamed to go places where people would question my weight gain. Also, my doctor was telling me that if I didn’t get it together, I would be faced with diseases that were in my family history. I kept hearing advertisements from the Micheal Baisden show about Black Girls Run . I was interested but knew I couldn’t run. I joined the BGR Facebook group for my area and lurked for months. Finally, one day it dawned on me that even though I felt I couldn’t run, I had to start somewhere. I started getting up daily to run with the 4:30 AM group. A few weeks later, I started to change my eating. I eliminated sodas, bread, chips and cakes, week by week. I would eliminate something one week and the next week something else. I’ve since added bootcamp for strength training. I’ve been working on my lifestyle change since August 2012. My starting weight was 236 pounds. Current weight is 178 pounds. I’ve lost 58 pounds with hopes of loosing 20 more and lowering my BMI. I want show those with little or no hope that it is possible. I’ve struggled and fell a few times but through it all I’m still fighting. The key is never giving up.