Update Nov 2013: Yvette recently wrote in to update her weight loss story. She lost 17 more pounds bring her total weight loss to 51 pounds.
“I was featured in May after I lost 33 pounds. I am now down over 50 pounds. My starting weight was 264 pounds. Today, my weight is 213 pounds. My goal weight is 175 pounds. I’m still walking and using Mapmyfitness. No fried foods, junk food, soda or eating out. I keep a journal of my food and activities. I participate in abs and arms challenges as well as your monthly challenges.
My journey continues as I work to live a healthy lifestyle, maintain being free from diabetes (which runs in my family), and live long enough to see my grandchildren grow up. I love bike riding with my granddaughter. She was amazed to see me ride a bike and swim. Never in 7 years had she seen me do neither of these activities until this summer. I had not rode a bike or been a swimsuit in over 10 years. Now, I set small goals for myself. My next goal is to be under 200 pounds by 2014. My ultimate goal is to be at my goal weight by my 44th birthday which is in April 2014. Slow, but steady progress.”
Original post: Let’s show some BWLW love to Yvette. This 43 year old mom of 2 lost 33 pounds by walking and changing her eating habits.
I begin my journey in July 2012 at 264.8 pounds. I’ve lost 33 pounds so far. My goal weight is 175 lbs. I was invited to join a group on Facebook called Campaign 2 Move. It’s a group of about 100 ladies. We practice Meatless Mondays and Wednesdays, and we post our movement/exercise progress daily. We also share daily encouragement and meal ideals. My movement is walking. I use the MapMyFitness app and I walk 4 miles at least 5 days a week.
I eliminated fried foods, pork, and soda from my diet (on occasion I have a piece of fried chicken or fish, but not to often though). I drink water, water and more water all day long. Sweet foods and drinks have never been an issue for me. Each month, I gave myself a personal goal and for the month of April I limited my carbs (no rice, mac & cheese, potatoes…etc). My personal goal for May is to walk 3 times a day (morning, noon, and evening).
I’m 43 years old with two grown daughters and a granddaughter. They are my motivation. I want to set an example and hopefully they follow my lead. Thank you for interest and noticing my transformation.