Transformation of the Day: Ashely lost 88 pounds. Since she was a teen, she’s worked hard but hadn’t achieved the vision in her head of a healthier, happier self. Last year, she decided to have VSG surgery and switch up her habits. She’s seen great progress ever since.
My Instagram is @weightlossbyash, and my TikTok is ashley.erus.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
My motivation was the version of me I dreamed and worked toward but never saw. I’ve been trying since I was 17 years old but kept picturing better for myself in terms of health, happiness, and physical appearance.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started and kept falling off since I was 17 years old. Now I’m 29 years. Yes, I had vertical sleeve gastronomy (VSG) weight loss surgery last year on 8/24/2023. My weight has been dropping since.
How did you change your eating habits?
Honestly, I didn’t stop anything. Every time my weight went down on the scale was when I increased my water intake, increased my protein intake, and balanced my complex carb ratio. Each time I did that and maintained it, the scale would go down consistently.
What is your workout routine? How often did you work out?
I try to go 3-4 times a week. But, of course, working as a nurse makes that a little difficult here and there.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My highest weight was 296 pounds. My weight right before VSG I weighed 276 pounds. Now I weigh 208 pounds.
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What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Diet, water intake, and consistency are essential if you want results.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
My advice is to keep your prayers up and never give up. The only way to truly fail is to stop pushing.