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Alexandra Ramos Committed To Tracking Calories And Lost 174 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 | Alexandra Ramos Committed To Tracking Calories And Lost 174 PoundsName: Alexandra Ramos

Age: 24
Height: 5’8″
Before Weight: 320 pounds

How I Gained It: Growing up in a Puerto Rican household, eating large portions of food was the norm. We had fast food every night for dinner and went to buffets weekly throughout my childhood.

Breaking Point: It would have to be my 21st birthday. I weighed in at 320 pounds. I was all dolled up, but too embarrassed to be taken to the bars. I opted to just have dinner with my closest friends and one drink. After that night I decided to make those birthday pictures my “before” pictures, and that I would lose weight by the time my college graduation came. By this time, I had also developed sleep apnea and severe back pain, and I couldn’t even walk to my classes without feeling like I was going to die.

How I Lost It: I rejoined SparkPeople for what seemed like the 10th time, but took advantage of their calorie and exercise trackers this time around. I religiously tracked my daily calories and made it my goal each day to stay within the allowance. I joined Planet Fitness and dedicated three to four hours a week to working out on the elliptical.

Over the first year I lost 80 pounds. I hit a setback though, when the holidays came, and gained more than 10 pounds. Wanting to lose the weight I gained quickly, I did research and decided to try a low-carb lifestyle. I lost 60 pounds in the next year. Even with the many setbacks I’ve had, I still haven’t lost focus. Over the next year, I reevaluated my plan and returned to tracking calories and reincorporated whole grains. I started using my Biggest Loser Cardio Max and 30 Day Shred DVDs and Just Dance for Wii. Over the last year, 30 more pounds have come off. As of now, I am at a healthy weight for my height, but my ultimate goal would be to weigh 135 pounds one day.

I recently moved to Chicago to attend graduate school. I am hoping to live my young-adult life to the fullest and experience everything I didn’t get to in my undergrad years. Wish me luck!

Current Weight: 146 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-05 12:58:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

49 Comments

  1. Debra Texeira

    May 9, 2016 at 2:37 am

    What an accomplishment and you look amazing!!!

  2. Dianne Suzuki

    May 8, 2016 at 7:27 am

    You look amazing!!

  3. Stacy Bernard

    May 8, 2016 at 4:03 am

    WOW!! Way to go!!

  4. Theresa Padovano

    May 8, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Way to go great job

  5. Gwen Gilbert

    May 7, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Well done!!!! Congrats!!

  6. Debbie Lowry

    May 7, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Beautiful

  7. Joanne Howard Ireton

    May 7, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Super! You just gave me more inspiration to accomplish my goals!

  8. Love Becca

    May 7, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Tami Gonzalez

  9. Rika Van Hardeveld

    May 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Wow way to go congratulations!!

  10. Ren Macuja

    May 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    look mo to boi Sarina Louise

  11. Monica Bishop

    March 26, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Wow amazing

  12. Kristy Kiki

    March 26, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Amazing!!! I am truly inspired!!!!

  13. Mackenzie Heath

    March 26, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Did she set up a go fund me account to help pay to get rid of the extra skin?

  14. Judy Lambert

    March 26, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    great ,show me how

  15. Molly Phillip Bulger

    March 26, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Please tell me how!!! I’m so desperate!!!!

  16. Mindy Shelton

    March 26, 2015 at 10:41 am

    You go girl!!

  17. Vicky Faulhaber

    March 26, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Congragulations Great job

  18. Karen Kester Maciejewski

    March 26, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Wow amazing!!! I love seeing these it reminds me I have to get goin and kick myself in gear ….

  19. Cindy Kirn-Palmer

    March 26, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Great job!!! High five!!!

  20. Tracy Cooke Wurst

    March 26, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Just Dance is really a great cardio workout and fun too!!

  21. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    March 26, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Congrats

  22. Mary Capasso-Newman

    March 26, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Wow you look amazing! Great job!

  23. Trudy Lowther Hess

    March 26, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Congratulations, you’re a true inspiration!

  24. Morin Edy

    March 26, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Wish you lots of luck, you look great

  25. Wendy Swanepoel

    March 26, 2015 at 12:58 am

    you look fantastic well done

  26. Stacey Driscoll Stenson

    March 26, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Wonderful!! Wish I were still young…I am in the process of weight loss and a healthier lifestyle, but am stuck with a lot of wrinkles and loose skin. 🙁 No way am I having any surgery.

  27. Chessica SunShine Shifflett

    March 26, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Way to go!!! Keep up the good work #hardwork #paysoff

  28. Roberta Germain

    March 26, 2015 at 12:22 am

    That’s fantastic..great job

  29. Rosie Salazar

    September 1, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    So awesome! I want to start excersicing again. I have lost my motivation.

  30. Leslie Smith Anderson

    September 1, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Awesome, keep it up!

  31. Gloria J. Buchanan

    September 1, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Wow!

  32. DebRocka LoveZumbatoo Williams-Hangen

    August 31, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Congratulations!!!

  33. Joyce Floyd Caudle

    August 30, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Daphne Wallace

    August 30, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations

  35. Cecelia Gladu

    August 30, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  36. Melissa Moreno

    August 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Awesome

  37. Tammy Crawford Williams

    August 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    So awesome!

  38. Vanessa Walker-Melson

    August 30, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    U rock

  39. Carol Richardson

    August 30, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Looking great

  40. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    August 30, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Looking fantastic! What determination 🙂

  41. JoAnne

    August 30, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Congrats on your results! Your hard work has paid off. Now go out there and enjoy everything life has to offer!

  42. Turiya Roberts

    August 30, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Yasssss!! This is an awesome transformation!! Love it!!!

  43. Kelly Porter

    August 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    and surgery too

  44. Tonya McDonough

    August 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Awesome! !

  45. Angie Barkey

    August 30, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    That is awesome!!! No excuses!!!

  46. Daryl Plesha Winters

    August 30, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Amazing! yoyo are awesome!

  47. Amy Brown Clark

    August 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Congrats to her, she looks fabulous! !

  48. Linda Copeland Hill

    August 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Love the stories of real people and their awesome accomplishments! Congratulations!

  49. Ileana Scarlett Rivera Soto

    August 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Go her!

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