Message form the OWNER : Creating this blog , I wanted it to be a space for all things HEALTHY & WELL . I decided to switch the game up a bit and start FEATURING people on my topics. Let them tell their story . So .. If you are struggling with your weight loss , maybe this feature will give you some enlightenment .
” 100 POUNDS DOWN” Featuring Actress YOLANDA SLOCUMB
My name is Yolanda Brown I started out weighing 245 pounds, my current weight as of today is 165 pounds. I’ve lost 80 pounds and kept it off for 14 years. I do have a remainder 20 pounds that I would like to lose.
* QUESTION: WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO LOOSE WEIGHT ?
ANSWER: Back in 2001 I always felt confident in myself. I always thought I was pretty, but I was never comfortable in my own skin. I didn’t have any health problems YET, but I could never do anything without getting out of breath. I was on my way out to hang with friends. Me and my good friend went out shopping for something to wear for that night and I struggle to find something to wear. I finally found a pair of pants that was a size 22, and I had a hard time buttoning the pants up. I was pushing on a size 24 at that moment I knew I had to do something. My pants size was more than my age, and I was 21 at the time. Like I said I always felt pretty but not comfortable. I made a decision that day to change my life.
*QUESTION:WHAT STEPS DID YOU TAKE TO START LOOSING THE WEIGHT?
ANSWER: I was new to this I knew nothing about losing weight, but I did know what foods was good for me and what wasn’t. I started going to the gym and at that time it was called Run and Shoot. I will go have a hard workout for an hour and a half and then leave and go to Krystal and get some Krystal burger. I figured Hey I had a good workout I can afford to eat this. I did this for a week and then I said to myself why am I doing this to myself what’s the point in working out and then leaving the gym and eat bad. At that moment I said to myself I’m going to do this and not eat bad anymore and work out hard, and that’s exactly what I did from that moment on. I cut out fried foods, soda, sweets, beef, and pork. And I started eating salad, fish, vegetables, oatmeal, and lots of fruit. Eating healthy became a part of my life. I worked out 6 days a week doing aerobic for a hour, weight training, Tae Bo and lots of walking. It worked for me. When I first started I wasn’t losing any weight, but I wasn’t going to let that discourage me. After a month pass by I lost my first seven pounds and it was all downhill after that the weight just started dropping off of me. It took me a year and 7 months to lose 100 pounds, and I kept that off for 12 years, and over the course of 2 years I gained 20 of those pounds back but for the most part I’ve kept most of it off. Weight loss is a struggle but keeping it off can be even harder but it can be done. I’m living proof of it.
*QUESTION: DO YOU USE ANY DETOX, BODY/COLON CLEANSE ? ANSWER: No i don’t use any of this
*MESSAGE TO ANYONE STRUGGLING WITH LOOSING WIEGHT !!
For me I can’t say I did it for self confidence, so that I can feel comfortable in my own skin. I know it’s a struggle and it’s hard to get started but to anyone who is reading this you can do it. Start off doing something slow if you have to cut out one thing at a time whether it’s sweets, or fried foods cut out one thing at a time and get your body used to the changes, and the same thing with exercising start off by walking and build your way up. Keep the focus and you will succeed if you are doing it for yourself. And Always, Always stay prayed up. “You can do it”
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