Transformation of the day: Cheryl lost 85 pounds. This businesswoman and mother of two children wanted to stop taking blood pressure medications, release weight and live a healthier life for her family. VSG surgery, along with healthier eating habits and exercise, has proven to be an excellent combination for her.
When did you start your trip? How long did your transformation take?
I started my trip in January 2019. I decided to go to Weight Loss Management at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Kentucky. The VSG (gastric sleeve) surgery is what helped me most in my trip. I still have to eat in a specific way and exercise to be as constant as my weight decreases.
My transformation took a year. I AM STILL TRANSFORMING TO BE A BETTER HEALTHY. I still won't stop until I achieve my goal and lose 190 pounds.
What was your motivation?
My motivation was my two children. As a mother, I had to realize that I had to live a healthier life for them. I had to get my life back. My problem was that contraceptives made me gain weight over the years.
What inspired you to follow when you wanted to give up?
Some things inspired me when I wanted to give up. My mother, who lost 100 pounds, inspired me. Only by changing my eating habits and walking did I realize that I could do it too.
Another thing that inspired me was to know that there was a possibility that I could stop taking all the blood pressure medications I was taking.
How did you change your eating habits?
80% of the successful weight loss is the diet, so I had to change my eating habits. I limited my consumption of bread, pasta, starches and acidic drinks. Most of these articles that I have named can cause a lot of swelling in women. My diet consists of protein and low carbohydrates.
Tell us about your exercise routine.
My exercise routine was super simple. Get at least 10,000 steps a day. Doing cardio on the tape also helps. I train 3-5 days a week.
What was your initial weight? what is your current weight?
In January 2019, my initial weight was 313 pounds. My current weight is 228 pounds.
How tall are you?
My height is 5 & # 39; 6 ″.
What is the biggest lesson you have learned so far?
The biggest lesson I've learned is that consistency is the key.
What advice do you have for people who want to lose weight?
Stay constant If you miss a day or two, give it all the next day. In addition, it is good to be surrounded by people who will support you.