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Ahlumba Harris Lost 65 Pounds

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | Ahlumba Harris Lost 65 PoundsSIDE EFFECTS: When I was heavier, I became a mean person.

I was mean.

I was hurting on the inside because of my weight.

Now, I know that I am beautiful, not only on the outside, but on the inside.

Because on my journey I found that a person is more than what they look like.

I got tired of hearing myself talk and not being able to fit into clothes, I didn’t feel attractive that I said something had to give.

I constantly complained. I was like, I’m not used to being fat. I can’t stand all this weight. And I never did anything to change it.

You know, I just continually did the same thing over and over and over again. Eat and sit down on the couch, plop, watch television.

THE TURNING POINT: I was not active at all. I would go to work, come back home, and watch television.

THE PLAN: I went from a size 18 to a 4 working out and counting my calories.

HEALTHY SWAPS: I started counting calories because basically, I didn’t want to waste them. When I wanted to snack on something, I would snack, but I would take something else out of my diet later on that day. I don’t drink sodas. I don’t eat chips. I eat breakfast every day.

THE BEST REWARDS: I love to wear dresses … I love heels. My favorite accessory is belts. Now I just like to have some sort of shape because it was not existent for five years of my life, and now, I just love to feel pretty.

KEYS TO MY SUCCESS: Working out. Eating breakfast every day. Counting calories using the online tool SparkPeople.com.

  1. What was your top weight? 195
  2. How many pounds have you lost? 65
  3. How long did it take you? April 2006 to 2010
  4. What was your largest clothing size and what size do you wear now? Before: 18. Now: 4.
  5. Do you still have one or two of your largest clothing items? Unfortunately not. It would have been nice to look at where I never intend to go back.
  6. What do you do for a living?  I’m a research technician with the City of Atlanta Office of Transportation.
  7. What is your age? 30
  8. Do you have a website or blog?  www.inspired2prosper.com.
  9. What are your hobbies? Going to the movies, reading anything inspirational that provides hope.
  10. Are there any fitness devices that were important to your journey? My trusty mp3 player and the Nike’s.
  11. Do you have any favorite exercise DVDs? I don’t
  12. Where do you work out? YMCA on Pryor Road in Atlanta, Stone Mountain.
  13. Are there any songs you like to listen to when you work out? Nothing particular
  14. Are there any songs that inspired you in general? No
  15. Are there any famous quotes that inspired you?  “The soul of the lazy wants everything and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made prosperous.” Proverbs 13:4
  16. What books helped you on your journey? Jillian Michaels’ “Making The Cut.” I actually lost my last five pounds with it.
  17. Did you participate in any weight loss groups? No
  18. Has your weight loss been featured in any newspapers, magazines, books or television shows? The Atlanta Journal Constitution
  19. Do you have a favorite food items that keeps you on course? Any green vegetable
  20. Is there any food item that you eat now that you didn’t eat before your weight loss? I really enjoy the dark green leaf from the cabbage, fresh okra and I eat bran cereal every morning.
  21. Do you have any essential kitchen item that you can’t live without? measuring cup

Originally posted 2012-10-28 23:58:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter