Weightloss story from @Ronda_grace

When I first started this weight loss journey on Jan 27th of 2014, I didn’t think I was going to last! I had tried so many times before and gave up after the 2nd week! I even thought about getting weight loss surgery, but my grandmother said that was a big No No!  Many people do not know, but what motivated me to lose weight was a Burgundy Nautica bubble coat that I had wanted the year before.  The coat only stopped at a XL and at the time I was wearing a size 2X/3X.  I said to myself if I could just lose at least 20-30 pounds I would be able to fit into the XL!  So on Jan. 27th 2014 I decided to start a new healthy living lifestyle! I got on the scale weighing in at 290 pounds. Seeing that number, I made a promise to myself that I was going to stick to the new lifestyle and wasn’t going to give up! I prayed and fasted and prayed and fasted! God was definitely on my side! I was determined, dedicated, motivated, and focused! After 3 months I lost a total of 30 pounds, and guess what?  I finally got my coat!  I didn’t stop my journey there because I felt great, and looked great! So I kept on going! By November 26th 2014, I weighed in at 199 pounds! That was a total of 91 pounds in 10 months.  After that I maintained that weight for a long time. September of 2015 I weighed myself again and was 185 pounds.

This weight loss journey hasn’t been easy at all! On May of 2016 I started gaining the weight back. When I got on the scale on October 6th 2016, I weighed in at 215 (gained 30 pounds).  I contacted my sis and told her I needed to get back to eating right and working out. She said, “Let’s Do it!”  I got back to eating right, and working out 3-4 times a week.  On Dec 6th I weighed in at 206 pounds, and also won “The Youth TakeOver Project Weigh-In Cash Out Challenge.”

Like I said before it’s not easy, you might fall off, but always get right back to it. After 3 years on this journey, I am now 205 pounds, (March 8th 2017) my goal is to get back to 185lb, and I’m working on that now!


Here’s what I did/do and what I encourage others to do:

No rice, no potatoes, no bread, no pasta, no sweets, no soda, no juice, no read meats, just fish or chicken, no fried foods, cook with only olive oil or non stick cooking spray, no alcohol, less than 100g of sugar a day, 6-8 cups of water per day, 30 minutes workout daily, fresh fruit and veg. Control your portions!

I want to leave you with this:

  1. Inspire Yourself
  2. Stay Dedicated
  3. Stay Motivated
  4. Stay Determined
  5. Stay Encouraged
  6. Stay Uplifted
  7. Don’t give Up
  8. You Can Do it
  9. It’s not going to happen over night
  10. Be patient
  11. You will succeed