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I Lost 60 Pounds: Sherrisse-Lee Slowed Down To Make Healthy Choices And Dropped The Weight

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I lost over 60 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: Sherrisse-Lee Lewis

Age: 24
Height: 5’4″
Before Weight: 200 pounds

How I Gained It: After a rocky three-year relationship, I found myself hitting a breaking point of 200 pounds. Then, I got pregnant with my now-2-year-old son, Gabriel, and ended up single.

Breakfast was coffee with tons of sugar just to wake me up and get me by. I was always in a rush to get back to work, so I ordered lunch from fast food places or the nearest Chinese spot. After a long day, when I got home, making dinner was almost like a nightmare. You just get used to ordering in or throwing some frozen food into the oven. I would often eat at 4 a.m. when my fiancé got back from work. I snacked on things that felt comforting.

Breaking Point: After having my son and looking at myself in the mirror, I decided I just didn’t want to look like your everyday mom. I knew that if I was going to be chasing a toddler around I would need to keep myself healthy and have the energy for it.

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How I Lost It: Three months on maternity leave is what made me realize I can slow down and make healthy food choices. After I was cleared from my C-section, I began to run. I started October 17, 2011 and by July 17 had completed what I once thought to myself was impossible. It took me nine months to lose three years of weight. I went from a size 14 dress to an 8. I ran every day after work with my son in the stroller and on weekends I ran at 5 a.m. I ate salads or soup for lunch everyday and had chicken or fish for dinner. I didn’t give up food!

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I did squats and used Gabriel as a “baby weight.” I would rock him to sleep in the stroller during naptime and did lunges while pushing the handle. By the end of that summer, I had lost 60 pounds. I was weighing in at a healthy 140 and never looked so good. I didn’t even care about my stretch marks. I was in love with this new body, new face, new me. I’m maintaining and can run an easy four miles. I just love running! I recently tried on my first bikini, and I never thought it was possible to be a mom and to feel sexy as a woman!

 After Weight: 140 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

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