Terica lost 58 pounds
Transformation of the Day: Terica lost 58 pounds. As a mom, she is working to be healthy for her kids. She understands she needs to practice self-care to be able to take care of them. An online weight loss program gave her the knowledge and guidance she needed.
What was your motivation?
My kids were, and still are, my motivation. I want to be around to take care of them and to do things for and with them. They question me a lot about why I go to the gym all the time. I tell them I have to take care of myself to take care of them. Self-care is a must.
What inspired you when you wanted to give up?
I joined a lot of online weight loss groups. One particular lady who lost over 200 pounds was a big inspiration to me (and still is). I said to myself, “If she did it and overcame weight loss, then I can too as well.” It’s all about remembering why you started and staying focused on my main goal.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started with an online weight loss program called Body By Obona. I’m not sure how I found the group, but I just started seeing before and after pictures of people on his program. I decided to inbox this guy, and he explained his program. I was all in, and that night I sacrificed to get a meal plan. It was the best sacrifice I have ever made.
What foods did you stop or start eating?
I started with the meal plan that was personalized just for me, based on all the foods I like to eat. I stopped eating all fats and refined carbs. I started eating more dietary carbs and lean proteins. I did protein shakes in between meals throughout the day.
What did your workout routine look like?
I would walk 5 to 6 miles after work. I later purchased a home workout regiment through Obona, and it consisted of full-body workouts, ab day, leg day, etc.
How often did you workout?
I worked out every day.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting was 215 pounds. When I started the program, I weighed 210 pounds. My current weight is 157 pounds.
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When did you start your journey?
August 30, 2018
How long did your transformation take?
To lose all the weight and reach my goal took one year and five months. I started and stopped. I got off track a couple of times, but within three months of being on the program, I lost 25 pounds.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to keep going and stay consistent no matter what.
What advice do you have for people who want to lose weight?
Remember why you started. Stay consistent and always put forth the effort. Even if you get off track, there is always an opportunity to start over.