Transformation of the day: Tiffany lost 62 pounds with Keto and consistent workouts. Her husband also joined Keto’s car and lost over 80 pounds. She learned that you have to trust the process and not be derailed by minor setbacks on this journey.
When did you start your journey?
What was your motivation?
My son is my motivation, besides seeing a photo of me from our trip to Jamaica last year in June. I literally asked my husband over and over if that’s what it really looked like. It was then that I realized that I needed to do better to be here for my son, play with him and keep up with him, since he is now two years old.
What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
I started following a lot of women on Instagram who lost a lot of weight and clung to those stories as inspiration that I could too.
How did you change your eating habits?
I decided to get on the Keto train in late August 2019 and cut down on sugars and carbohydrates. I also started intermittent fasting, so I only ate lunch and dinner.
I ate more fats, proteins, and vegetables. I still have wine every now and then, as long as I count the calories and the macros. Also, I rarely have snacks. I used the My Fitness Pal app to track my food.
What did your exercise routine consist of?
I started doing cardio. My training consisted of walking 15-20 minutes on the treadmill until I was able to get on the elliptical for 30 minutes. So, I started doing HIIT on the elliptical machine. I also train with weights, focusing on different parts of my body every day.
How often did you train?
I exercise at least 4-5 times a week.
What was your initial weight? what is your current weight
My starting weight was 303 pounds and my current weight is 241 pounds.
How tall are you?
How long did your transformation take?
I hit 55 pounds in December 2019, kept (due to the holidays), and then hit a plateau. I just reached 62 pounds last weekend.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
What is the greatest lesson you have learned?
If I fall for a second, I go back to my plan. I realize I’m not a failure if I decided I want a bite, Lol. I learned to trust the process because it is a process. If I want a trick, I’ll have it. I just know I can’t have a cheat day. So if something special comes up, I plan my meals accordingly that day and plan ahead for the week. Maybe I do extra exercise because I know I can enjoy a little. I stay constant for the most part, but I won’t deny myself something special once in a while.
What advice do you have for people who want to lose weight?
I always thought I would never be able to do this after the many fad diets, plans, pills, and vaccines I’ve tried. Here I am saying that you can also do it as long as you have the right mindset. You have to trust the process because there are days when the scale can make you want to cry, but always look at how your clothes feel. It is inches.
Stay consistent. If you cheat, go back to what you were doing. It is never too late. A trick does not make you a failure. We are humans. We make mistakes. What counts is how we go back up. Eventually, you will reach your goal.
Also, don’t be in a race with anyone but yourself. My husband He joined me on this trip and has also lost just over 80 pounds. Therefore, having a great support system around you can also help.