100 Pounds Lost

How I Lost Weight: Natasha Lost 125 Pounds With Zumba And Healthy Eating

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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. Name: Natasha Coleman
Age: 33
Height: 5’9″

How I Gained It: After the birth of my now 8-year-old twins I was more than 400 pounds. I assumed that my weight was just too far gone, so I hid behind makeup and colorful clothes and hoped nobody had noticed I gained more than 150 pounds since their arrival.

Breaking Point: I am and have always been very confident in myself and my appearance. In April 2010, I came back from a vacation in Mexico. When I stepped off the plane, I began thinking about the issues I had just experienced with getting my seat belt around me with an extender. I realized that I had to do something — NOW — before I developed health issues. Up to this point, my blood pressure and lab results have always been good, but I knew that would not last if I continued to live the life I was living of not exercising or watching the things I was eating.

How I Lost It: I started my lifestyle change by putting myself on a pretty tough and strict very low calorie diet. I lost 40 pounds, but realized that I could never live my life eating cabbage and baked chicken alone. It was just not realistic. I began to incorporate different foods back into my diet, but still sticking to limited eating out. I ate nothing fried, cut out diet sodas and bread, pasta and rice. My weight loss did slow down and I realized that with proper dieting and exercising, I could begin to feel better about myself. I began walking on the weekends and taking Zumba classes four days a week. I have always hated exercising but Zumba is more like dancing. Walking on the treadmill could get very boring, but Zumba is fun and it makes me feel like I am getting a great workout since I burn a lot of calories and sweat! I have since gone back to the gym doing 45 minutes on the elliptical and light weightlifting. I still attend my Zumba class at least two days a week. I have made exercise part of my daily routine. I have a growing family and I know they can’t do much without me — if I don’t take care of myself, who will take care of my family? They now understand and support my new lifestyle.

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I am currently down 125 pounds and I would like to lose an additional 60 pounds to finally get to my long term goal. I went from a super-size plus 36 to a normal size 16. Now, a size 16 may still be too big for most, but I am very comfortable at this size and am looking forward to reaching my final goal. I know with the proper diet and daily exercising, I will make it there! I thank God every day for how far I have come and for how far I am going to go.

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  1. Tishana

    February 17, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Wow! Your journey is relatable! I admire how you have inspired so many other women to do the same! Keep it up! Adding a detox tea will also help reduce size as well as flatten your stomach even more! Try it and see for yourself. IASO detox works wonders!

  2. Nellie Lee

    March 12, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Awesome, So Beautiful!!!

  3. جودا على

    February 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm

  4. Janet Davies Siegel

    February 25, 2017 at 3:11 pm


  5. Theresa Padovano

    February 23, 2017 at 1:39 am

  6. Theresa Padovano

    February 23, 2017 at 1:39 am


  7. Sissy Woods

    February 22, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    You go girl

  8. Phyllis Blottenberger

    February 22, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Go girl!

  9. Dianne Suzuki

    February 22, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Ooooooo…you look fabulous!!

  10. Orshia Harris

    October 2, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Way to go, u look great!!!!!! This is my email, ladyoh3@yahoo.com, wull u give me some tips on healthy even eating, seem like U get the muches after 7 pm, any suggestions plz.

  11. Gentry Fitness

    April 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!! Natasha

  12. The Weigh Inn

    April 1, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Hope you don’t mind, but this is gonna hang out at the Inn! LOVE IT!

  13. Monica Ling-Tannehill

    April 1, 2014 at 9:41 am


  14. Shelby Good

    April 1, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Way to go!! Looking great!

  15. Orshia Harris

    April 1, 2014 at 6:01 am

    U looks great, am trying to make.a life time change.but it hard, very har, am a even eater, give.me some suggestion what u did please,

  16. Lori Kennedy

    March 31, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    You rock,girl!

  17. Cherise Brown

    March 31, 2014 at 8:46 pm


  18. Tiffany Jensen Gardner

    March 31, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Way to go!!! 🙂

  19. Geneva Van Pelt

    March 31, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Congratulations Natasha…You look great! Awesome Job…

  20. Georgia M Nygaard

    March 31, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Way to go, Girl! Zumba ROCKS!!

  21. Colleen

    March 31, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    That is so awesome!! Congratulations on all your hardwork!!!!!

  22. Tina Williams Pugh

    March 31, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Great job

  23. Linda L. Szymanski Koblack

    March 31, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Love Zumba!

  24. Nadia Montalvo

    March 31, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Zumba is amazing!!!!

  25. Gypsy Land Delights

    March 31, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    She looks fantastic!!

  26. Lillie Locklear

    March 31, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Way to go Natasha you look beautiful

  27. Sharon McCreary

    March 31, 2014 at 5:18 pm


  28. Pam Baker Neal

    March 31, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    We need to get to Zumba Michelle D. Pickering!

  29. Pam Baker Neal

    March 31, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    She did that Kimberly Mitchell Carlyle!

  30. Sylvia Summers

    March 31, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Zumba will make you move and sweat!!! CONGRATS!!!

  31. My Weight Loss Journey & Motivation

    January 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Congrats on your weight loss success! 🙂 Keep up the good work! 🙂

  32. Michelle Avila

    January 9, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Your doing awesome!

  33. Michelle Avila

    January 9, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I love Zumba

  34. Rachel McElwain

    January 8, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    You Go Girl!!!!!!!!

  35. Natasha Coleman

    January 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks ladies… Very much

  36. Jazzi Pugh

    January 8, 2014 at 8:23 pm


  37. Susan Exner

    January 8, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    wtg Natasha keep up the good work

  38. Brenda Mayes-Whitcomb

    January 8, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Pretty lady!

  39. Lillie Locklear

    January 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Way to go Natasha u look beautiful!

  40. Natasha Coleman

    January 8, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    WOW! Thanks for featuring my story! This is about 2 years old now 🙂 BUT THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

    • Susanna

      January 10, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Hello Natasha,
      I just came across your story and it’s truly amazing. I will like to loose 80 pounds….how exactly did you change your meals and how did you get motivated?

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