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103 Pounds Lost: “Gotta get it right!”

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NAME : Rhonda
BEFORE WEIGHT : 250lbs
AFTER WEIGHT : 147lbs
POUNDS LOST : 103

WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
I grew up the third youngest of four children in your typical southern household, with traditional “southern” foods being served on a daily basis. The only physical activity I did through elementary and secondary school was participating in gym class. In high school I played basketball. My eating habits where all over the place, sweets, heavy starch, some vegetables and little protein. I didn’t really notice my weight until I hit middle school, when I started to receive remarks about my size here and there. In high school I got attention from some boys, but I was considered a “big” girl. I can’t say I had self-esteem issues, as I guess I was oblivious to my size at that time.

HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
Later on, I started to develop some lower back issues and I hated to go shopping because I could not find clothes to fit in regular stores. I had to shop at the plus size stores. I love the beach, however I was never comfortable in bathing suits or shorts.

WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
In May of 2009, I really started to take notice of how big I had become and the fact that my husband was obese as well. He had tried to diet (unsuccessfully) however since I did the majority of the cooking, I didn’t always make the healthiest of choices.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
My husband and I had a deep conversation and it started with one question – “Are you happy with yourself?” Both of us answered “no”. We prayed about it and our journey began.

HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
Within the first week, we noted immediate weight loss initially – though most of it was probably water, it was nice and served as motivation going forward.

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
In all honesty, I can’t say it wasn’t hard once we got started. Once we prayed about it and committed it to God, the road was made straight before us to begin our journey. After I met my goal, the lifestyle change habits have stuck with me – so I’m used to eating correctly now.

DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
No, committing to it when both you and your spouse share the same goals made it even more inspiring to stick to it.

DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
Yes, but realizing that its part of the process and that a lifestyle change & weight loss is not a sprint, but a marathon made it better

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
12 months. I went from a size 20 to wearing size 4’s and 5’s.

DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
Our lives have changed for the better 100%. Our marriage bond has grown so much stronger because we did this together as a team, it helps so much to have your spouse on the same page as you. Our transformation has inspired some of our Facebook friends to make lifestyle changes as well. If we can inspire at least 1 person to “Get it right”, that will go a long way in helping to fight the growing obesity epidemic.

WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
A lot more water, veggies, complex carbs, protein and good fats.

HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
My husband and I built a small gym in our garage and we train together all the time. We Weight training: 2-4 days a week, Cardio: 2-5 days a week

MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS

  1. You can’t out exercise a bad diet – plain and simple. I don’t care if you run, walk, take Zumba classes, lift weights, practice yoga, etc. If you eat bad foods, you will NOT see results. Diet trumps everything and until you can break down the amounts of protein, carbs and fats that you’re putting in your body, you will be spinning your wheels.
  2. Set aside 1 day a week to enjoy a couple of the foods that you might enjoy without guilt (for me, these include foods like pizza, ribs, fried foods, etc.). It allows you a break from your diet and will keep you from burning out. Go hard for 6 days and reward yourself on the seventh.
  3. View photos of other people’s transformations and be inspired.

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49 Comments

  1. Teresa

    September 17, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Can you share what you did diet and exercise wise?

  2. T.j. Jordan

    June 20, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Great makeover…you look amazing…well done !!

  3. Jane Wallace

    June 20, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Congratulations and great job.

  4. Shenee Atkins

    June 19, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Look good!!!

  5. Lakesha SoBlessed Jones

    June 19, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    DeAnka Anderson

  6. Katrina Wright

    June 19, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Pauline 🙂

  7. Gwen Gilbert

    June 19, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Well done!!!

  8. Billie Sanders

    June 19, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Awesome

  9. Cyndi Benton Hunt

    June 19, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Great job!!!

  10. Tricia Harbin

    June 19, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Was it hard to get started/motivated? How did you do it?

  11. Jaime Lynn McMullen

    June 19, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Awesome ,

  12. Letetia Parker

    June 19, 2015 at 9:20 am

    You are inspiring me for sure!

  13. Nancy Lickliter Simpson

    June 19, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Beautiful

  14. Angela Jennings

    June 19, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Awesome. Congrats!

  15. Marianna Vecchio-Zimmerman

    June 19, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Wow!!! Now that’s determination!! Good for you being healthy & looking amazing!!!

  16. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    June 19, 2015 at 5:47 am

    Congratulations! You look great

  17. Janine Hein

    June 19, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Great job…could u tell me what kind of plan u are on?

  18. Heather Pierson Kellogg

    June 19, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Congratulations! You look amazing!

  19. Rashonda James

    June 19, 2015 at 1:39 am

    You look great Rhonda

  20. Jolene Baker

    June 19, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Looking awesome!

  21. Roberta Germain

    June 19, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Wow you look fantastic

  22. Yadira Ochoa

    June 19, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Congratulations, looking good. Keep up the great job.

  23. Sharri Stewart

    June 19, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Maddy Stewart

  24. Rita Sanders-Riggins

    June 19, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Hi Rhonda you look great! How many days a week did you workout? Did you use a treadmill? What was the lasted time you ate dinner? Thank you!

  25. Χριστινα Συρμακεση

    March 9, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Πολυ μεγαλη αλλαγη

  26. Leigh Prelesnick

    March 9, 2015 at 9:50 am

    What an inspiration

  27. Afifa Barhum

    March 8, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Nuha Ghanem Shuman I think hers is a Wallah diet

  28. Curtis Harris

    March 8, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    She lost 103 pounds and her tits got bigger? Hmmm

  29. Patty Patti

    March 8, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    You look amazing! Thanks for sharing. And how great is changing with your husband! Awesome!

  30. Joan Ellis

    March 8, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Wow you are looking fabulous.

  31. Maureen McKibbin

    March 8, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Congratulations.

  32. Vanessa Cruz Torluemke

    March 8, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Congrats!

  33. Debra Landis

    March 8, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    How did you do that, i need to lose weight do to i am a diabetic

  34. Transformationpics.com

    March 8, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing Kat! Thanks everyone for the kinds words!! 🙂 http://Facebook.com/transformationpics

  35. Pam Whitt

    March 8, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    A wonderful example of spousal. Support

  36. Pam Whitt

    March 8, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Love that you both committed

  37. Allison Whaites

    March 8, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Great job look amazing.

  38. Aaron Crawford

    March 8, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Awesome!

  39. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    March 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Congrats

  40. Betsy Ann

    March 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Beautiful story!

  41. Rosalinde Nadine Pearce

    March 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Thats awesome cool hair too!

  42. Trish Hardy

    March 8, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Congratulations you are beautiful

  43. Kristin Thornton

    March 8, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Wow! That’s great!

  44. Kionne Bowen

    March 8, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Domi Tatted Kristin Thornton in 12 mos went from a 20 to a 4. Mannnn by this time next year I could possibly be in a 4…. I’m on it

  45. Valerie Nickerson Loveland

    March 8, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Awesome!!

  46. Felicity Anne

    March 8, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Good job!

  47. DebRocka LoveZumbatoo Williams-Hangen

    March 8, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    WoohOo!!!

  48. Carol Halula

    March 8, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    How encouraging!

  49. Joan Little

    March 8, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    She looks amazing.

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