Weight Loss Story of the Day: Ericka lost 35 pounds. This proud mom had a harder time with post-baby weight with her second child. She embraced low carb eating and got serious about losing the pounds. Here is what she shared with us about her weight loss journey:
“My motivation was me. I wanted to do something for me. We as women are always there for everyone else and we put ourselves on the back burner. I felt I had pushed myself so far back that I no longer existed. So, I decided that I wanted to take control of my life, starting with my weight.
I changed my eating habits. I cut back on carbs and sugar and I don’t eat after 7:30 pm. I usually try to eat no carbs every other day. Even on the days when I do eat carbs, I skip the carbs on one meal. I workout for an hour 3-4 times a week. I do 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes strength training. Sometimes more cardio and less strength. My starting weight was 200 pounds and I’m now 165 pounds. It took me a little over a year to lose the weight (15 months to be exact). This is actually my normal weight but I had a baby. For some reason this process was harder and took longer then with my first child.
I started and gave up so many times, but for the last 5 months I’ve been going strong. I think it’s more so because I said I was ready. My advice would be stay focused and really ask yourself “Are you ready?” Find out how serious you are about this journey because that’s what it is…a journey that hopefully would turn into a life style. If your looking for a quick fix, it’s not going to work. It will be hard but soooooo worth it in the end.”