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How I Lost Weight: Angela Lost 146 Pounds And Remembered What It Was Like To Live

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I lost over 100 pounds! Read my weight loss success story at the inspiration weightloss website The Weigh We Were. Beautiful black women losing weight with clean eating habits, lifestyle changes, meal plans and diet programs. Before and after African American pictures, motivation, fitspo and workout gym tips. Former weight: 334 pounds

Current weight: 188 pounds


Pounds lost: 146

Height: 6 feet

Age: 41

How long she’s kept it off: “I reached my current weight in October of 2008,” said Jenifer.

Personal life: “I am an educator in a metro Atlanta school system,” she said. “I live with my greatest supporters: my husband, Ted and my daughter, Victoria. I could not have taken this journey and been successful without them.” Jenifer and her family live in McDonough.

Turning point: “I remember New Year’s Eve 2006 feeling extremely fatigued and just not feeling good in general,” she said. “I was taking three blood pressure medications at that time. I was also horrified when I went to Lane Bryant clothing store and their largest size was tight on me. … I had to make a change in 2007.”

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After losing 110 pounds on Weight Watchers, she hit a plateau, so she joined Casi’s Straight Military Style Bootcamp (www.casisbootcamp.com).

Diet plan: Breakfast is oatmeal with fruit or eggs and turkey sausage. Snacks are yogurt and fruit. Lunch is a salad with tuna or chicken, and dinner is lean protein, vegetables and brown rice.

Exercise routine: She does cardio five days a week for 45 to 60 minutes, and she does strength training four days a week for 30 minutes.

Biggest challenge: “My biggest challenge is eating the right things when eating out,” she said. “We eat out a lot, so if I know in advance what restaurant we are going to, I have to plan what I am going to eat.”

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How life has changed: “I can easily fit into roller coasters and in airplane seats,” she said. “There are so many things that people take for granted, but when you are a larger person, these things become issues. I forgot what it was like to live because I wouldn’t go to amusement parks and concerts for fear of not being able to fit into seats and crowding other people. I am also very active now. I am always looking for different road races. Being active is now a way of life. I don’t feel like myself if I go more than two days without doing some form of exercise and getting a good sweat.”

Source: AJC

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