Transformation of the day: Quila lost 77 pounds. It was transformed despite dealing with a number of ailments, including two autoimmune diseases, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, endometriosis and IBS. His equation for success is Nutrition 80%, Exercise 20% and 100% Prayer.
I started my natural weight loss journey about ten months ago! I've only been intermittent fasting since October 2019, but I keep a calorie deficit or count my calories. I got so far renewing my mind on God. Nutrition 80%, Exercise 20% and 100% Prayer. I have been overcoming all odds in the name of Jesus! Because of his sores, I'm cured.
What was your motivation?
At 25, I was diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases, lupus and Sjogren's syndrome. I was also diagnosed with osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, ovarian cyst syndrome, sciatica, neuropathy, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, sclerosis, scoliosis, IBS, etc. (I no longer suffer from high blood pressure).
I started my wellness trip after having my baby in December 2018, but I didn't start my trip until March. I suffered from high blood pressure and was injected into my joints. My joints were blocked and it hurt a lot. I could barely hold or carry my baby. Being a single mother, I had no choice but to solve it.
What was your daily calorie goal?
1500-1600 was my calorie goal. It wasn't perfect to count, but I know my portions.
What is your intermittent fasting schedule?
I try to fast for at least 14-16 hours most days. Some days, I go for 17 hours or more. My sleep schedule is different. I did not begin intermittent fasting until mid-October 2019. I also did a 24-hour fast, approximately five times since October, for my faith and relationship with God.
What was your exercise routine?
I worked at least three times a week for 30 minutes to 45 minutes (sometimes more, sometimes less) doing light and low impact exercises. I also walked with my five-pound weights and used my sturdy bands for my arms.
Now, I practice yoga because of the pain I feel due to the diseases I face. I only went to the gym for two months. I lost my transport, but that didn't stop me. I bought an elliptical air machine and Ab ProCircle.
What was your initial weight? what is your current weight?
My initial weight was 205 pounds, and now I weigh 128 pounds. I no longer suffer from high blood pressure.
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What is the biggest lesson you have learned?
I learned to never give up.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
- Take photos as you go.
- Ask God for strength and pray every day all day in the name of Jesus! He will help you pass when you don't have the strength.
- On days when you don't feel like exercising, try to eat a little less.
- You need your vegetables and fruits. Leave drinks and juices. Collect water and green tea (without sugar)!
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