• Richalene – Celebrating a 60 pound weight loss!!

    weight lossAs I sit here beside the ocean in Bermuda tears fill my eyes, almost 9 months ago I had reached my end at 320lbs. I knew I had to start somewhere so I started to educate myself on food, exercise, weight loss, and my body. I reached out to Lucia my good friend from Florida who told me eating 1500 calories was starving myself. Years ago it worked but I gained it back double.

    The more I read the info on EM2WL I realized I had been doing it all wrong. As I reached the first 40lb weight loss I began increasing my walking. I love to get outside so I started doing 2 miles a day then increased to 6.5 miles. After I watched Kiki's YouTube message on cardio I realized I was becoming a cardio crackhead. For the last few weeks I have increased the strength training using an app on my phone called virtuogym.

    weight lossI noticed my pants getting too big but for months the scale would not move… Now, I'm 60lbs lighter I enjoy and love the changes I am making. I sent my son a picture of me and he could not believe it was me… “dats my momma?

    I even drove to buy the protein bars from Lisa's Six Pack Nutrition Shack on my visit to Florida and carried them on the plane back to Bermuda.

    You have to begin this journey wanting it for yourself. I have had so much support along the way. My spiritual and physical life has changed; I can do squats without my knees locking, and I am up for the challenge to lose more weight building muscle while losing fat.

     

     

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12 Responsesso far.

  1. April says:

    What a beautiful story Richalene! Reading this story made me smile and all warm and fuzzy inside. You’ve come a long way and are an inspiration to us all. It’s a long, tough journey, but when we have each other to help lift us up with encouragement and love (and the knowledge of some of these amazing women) we can succeed. And you are proof of that!

  2. Emma says:

    Hey Richalene – a great story to read. I think you hit the nail on the head when you talked about your pant size going down but the scales not moving. I think that’s the key isn’t it – not getting disillusioned and jumping back on the daft diet bandwagon?

  3. Steven Faries says:

    You go Richalene!! Congrats.. Keep it going

  4. Alisha says:

    I am proud to be your BIGGEST FAN! Keep it up! Love your sister A.

  5. Richalene says:

    Thank you all so much for the encouragement. I feel better that I am finally starting to fit in my “skin”. Thank you again for your support it means alot to me.

  6. Kristin says:

    This made me tear up a bit…you are so amazing, and such an inspiration. You look awesome!! Keep up the good work…it’s very motivating.

  7. Tracey says:

    I am witness to see those pounds dropping off. It is great to see you with so much energy and wanting to do more. Even if this girl is sick, taken a fall she keeps moving. Congratulations!

  8. Roxy says:

    Congrats Richalene and all the best in your quest for a healthy active lifestyle …. Looking good…..

  9. Renee Burchall says:

    Rich, you’ve done well….keep up the good work. You are a great inspiration to me and many others. I know I see you every day at work and I may not always comment on how good you look, but I am so so proud of you girl. Well done!!! Respice Finem – Keep the end in view.

  10. Verlina says:

    Alrighhhht Rich! You look awesome girl! Keep up the good work!

  11. Carol Bailey says:

    Rock on Richalene!!! I’m so very proud of you.

  12. Sheila Aguiar says:

    So touching….Marvelous….such an inspiration!!!