100 Pounds Lost

How I Lost Weight: Kwoni Drops 120 Pounds And Is Still Losing

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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: 348 pounds

Current weight: 228 pounds


Pounds lost: 120

Height: 5 feet 6 inches

How long she’s kept it off: “Started my journey in 2007 — I’m still losing,” King said.

Personal life: “I work [in] downtown Atlanta as a payroll consultant. I live in Fairburn with my 5-year-old daughter.”

Turning point: “I have always struggled with my weight, but it was not until I had my daughter that I realized I was the biggest I had ever been in my life,” she said. “I was tipping the scale at 348 pounds. I started my journey in 2007 and lost 100 pounds. In 2008, like most diets, I gained 80 pounds back. The before picture in January 2009 I was at 328 pounds, but this time is different — I’m taking a different and healthier route. It’s for life this time around instead of vanity.”

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Diet plan: “I tend to follow a detailed meal plan that allows me to eat four to five small meals a day. Not eating after 6 p.m. is the major key to my success,” she said. She starts her day with oatmeal followed by a spinach salad for lunch, boiled eggs throughout the day and a turkey patty for dinner.

Exercise routine: “I started my exercise routine with a boot camp here in the Atlanta area, Casi’s Straight Military Style Bootcamp. At the beginning of my weight-loss journey, it took me an hour to walk two miles. Now, I exercise [for] an hour five times a week [doing] different routines like running, kickboxing, step and strength training. Before joining boot camp, I never liked to walk at all. Now, I’m running six miles.”

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Biggest challenge: “My biggest challenge now would be going out with friends and family and not overeating.”

How life has changed: “My life has completely changed for the better. I’m noticing things about my body and myself that some people may take for granted. For example, I can cross my legs, run more than a mile, and I even have a collarbone, which I never had before,” she said. “Getting healthy will not be a short-term thing for me. It’s become a lifelong journey.”


Source: AJC

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