Transformation of the Day: Nakita lost 49 pounds. She decided to stop making excuses and start making progress. Cooking more meals at home, cutting carbs, and working out 3 to 4 days a week paid off for her. Check out her story.

Nakita before and after

What was your motivation? What inspired you when you wanted to give up?
I wanted to be a healthier version of myself. A sermon at church and an 11-year-old family member both told me to “Stop making excuses and start making progress.” I internalized that and applied it to my life.

During this journey, I thought about all the hard work I put in and realized how far I’ve come. That kept me motivated when I wanted to give up.

How did you change your eating habits?
I used Weight Watchers as my plan. It taught me to eat real food in moderation. I also realize that carbohydrates are not my friend, so cutting back on those foods has been integral to my success. My husband and I eat more meals at home because it gaves me control over the ingredients in our food. We stopped eating out as much.

What did your workout routine consist of?
I joined the YMCA, and I take a Zumba class at least once a week. I try to do some kind of exercise for a minimum of 3-4 times per week.

What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 252 pounds, and my current weight is 203 pounds.

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When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started in February 2019, and my transformation took seven months.

Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No, I didn’t have weight loss surgery.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
Never give up! Also, this is a personal journey.

What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Do what works for you. This process is just as much a mental process as it is a physical one. Also, consistency is key.

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