Past: In December 2010, I weighed 215 lbs with an approximate BMI 38%. My youngest just turned 2 years old and I knew it was time to reclaim control over my life again. I got divorced in March earlier in the year and have full custody of my 4 kids ages ranging from 2-8 yrs old. After a year of suffering ailments, I was diagnosed of PCOS in February 2011. I didn’t like what the doctor’s standard recommendation of treatment and I searched for alternative options. I started improving my health by getting back into 6WBMO eating program I learned 8 years ago and going back to the gym.
This isn’t the first time I was going to tackle such a task. In 2003, I weighed 230 lbs after having my first child. The heaviest I ever was. I didn’t want to live my life as an observer in my child’s life and wanted to be an active participant in theirs. I saw Michael Thurmond’s 6 Weeks Body Make Over and decided to try it. I had such a good success in it- I dropped 22 lbs my first 6 weeks without even doing any exercises. The program stated that 70% depends on your eating habit. So the cynic in me wanted to test this out. In 6 months time, I dropped 70 lbs. I went from 230 lbs to 160 lbs- a size 22/24 to size 11/12. This is the same eating program that I taught my younger brother Mark which resulted in helping him shed fat from 180 lbs to 130 lbs in less than a year.
I met someone in Sports Medicine that encourage me to get my body/fat ratio down and reset my system completely without prescription drugs. They taught me to change my perspective about exercise and weight training. That was May 2011. I started training like an athlete a month later and did a 90 days training regiment. I was s size 15/16 but I dropped 20 lbs of fat and shredded lots of inches over all my body in 3 months.
Present: A new chapter in life. I’m currently at 156 lbs with a BMI of 29%. I have shed 59 lbs of fat off my body since December 2010. I’m fitting into size 8 pants!!! I thought fitting into a size 7/8 was a dream but that’s achieved. I’m no longer a slave to the scale. I’ve learned so much in this journey that I want to share it with others.
Future: As soon as my youngest child starts school, I would like to return to school and hope to earn a degree in Sports Medicine. I am interested in having a part time career as a physical trainer on the side. When I first started college many years ago, I was a Biology Pre-Physical Therapy Major. I loved science and I wanted to do something in the medical field. However life happened, I changed majors numerous times and ended up with a degree in Business Management Science. I’m not settling for less now. Life’s short and I want to be able to help others in a bigger capacity than I can right now.
This pic was taken on November 27th, 2011. It’s a Betsy Johnson size 10 dress and it’s loose on me! Yay!!
I took in 2 panels at the back next to the laces and took it in… each panel is about 3 inches. Current pants is junior’s size 7 xD @ 152 lbs December 2011. Corset was a size 40!