Weight loss story from @fitnfabulousbee
We asked Blessing a set of questions on her weight loss journey
What led you to want to make a lifestyle change?
Right after High School I remember I was overweight and started trying to lose weight but struggled through out my university days and came to the conclusion I will always be big. Maybe I didn’t have the right knowledge about losing weight, after moving to the uk for my masters I added even more weight and came home for the holidays after a year it was quite shocking my dad couldn’t recognize me at the airport that’s how big I had gotten and at that point I decided I needed to do something about it. Totally being uncomfortable with the way I felt and the constant fear of what the future held if I continue to remain the same or even bigger led me to losing weight.
What did you do to achieve your results? Tell us about your workout routine do you prefer gym or home workouts?
How did you change your eating habit ?
What was your starting weight/dress size & how long did it take? What is your current weight/dress size?
My starting weight was 95kg and my dress size was 16-18 UK size. My current weight is 69kg and dress Size 8-10 uk size. It took me a year and 6 months and that was in 2013 and have maintained the weight since then.
How have things changed with you in general (health, relationships, self)?
Who or what helped you along your journey? Is there a product that helped you or anything in particular you’d recommend?
Having a support group helped me tremendously. There were times I had giving up but just pushing myself to the meeting and hearing a success story gave me the courage to continue. Support is the ultimate, it could be from a weight loss group, group of friends or even your family members. When your family members and friends are in support losing weight becomes easier because no one will be trying to sabotage your efforts. And tracking everything you eat, my fitness pal is still my favorite app till date. Also making sure you re-evaluate your diet or workout to be sure it works for you, especially if you don’t have a support group for guidance. The Internet has lots of friendly advice you can pick too. I didn’t use any product, I just did the old fashioned way that works diet and exercise.
What might we catch you doing on your days off?
It’s quite shameful to say, having every cheat meal I have being craving and eating like I’m not the same person trying to be healthy.
What piece of advice would you give other women looking to start on their own lifestyle change/fitness journey?
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