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Weight Loss Success Story: Ife Lost 52 Pounds And Kept It Off

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I lost over 50 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: 204 pounds

Current weight: 152 pounds


Pounds lost: 52 pounds

Height: 5 feet 5 ½ inches

Age: 31

How long she’s kept it off: Four months. She began in December 2009 and met her goal in October 2010.

Personal life: “I am single and have no children,” Cauley says. “I work at DeKalb Medical as a registered respiratory therapist. I am in school to become a registered nurse.”

Turning point: “[It was] when I attended a party [in November 2009] and my friend that hosted the party tagged me in a photo on Facebook,” she says. “I couldn’t believe how unhealthy I looked. The next month, I joined  LA Fitness and hired a personal trainer.”

Diet plan: “For the first three months of my weight-loss journey, I followed Dr. Ian K. Smith’s The Fat Smash Diet (,” she says. “My diet consists of small, healthy meals full of good carbohydrates such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains, lean proteins, good fats such as almonds and avocados, and plenty of fiber. Breakfast, typically for me, is oatmeal mixed with flaxseed and Greek yogurt with blueberries; lunch is a turkey sandwich on whole grain bread with tomatoes and lettuce and sweet potato chips. Dinner is tuna or baked chicken with a salad or steamed vegetables.”

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Exercise routine: “I exercise four days a week for two hours,” she says. “I weight train and apply plyometrics for the first hour, then I attend the spinning class for an hour that is offered at my gym. My motto is: what you put in is what you get out. So before I overindulge, I make sure what I eat can be burned off the next day.”

Biggest challenge: “Making sure I stayed focused mentally on eating healthier and training at the gym.”

How life has changed: “Since I have lost 52 pounds, my life has improved,” she says. “I am more confident and [my] stress levels are low. I decided to go back to school to pursue my goal of becoming a registered nurse and soon to become a personal trainer. I feel as [if] I have been blessed and I want to share my success with the world.”

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Source: AJC

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