Transformation of the Day: MoNesha lost 42 pounds. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019. After having a double mastectomy, 12 rounds of chemo, and one year of immunotherapy, she decided to take control of her health and change her relationship with food by using Noom.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up? I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2019. I had a double mastectomy, 12 rounds of chemo, and one year of immunotherapy. After that, I decided to change my life and take control of the part of my health that I could control. I’m 49 years old, and I’ll turn 50 in December 2021.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started out using Noom. Noom taught me about my relationship with food and how to deal with emotional triggers that make me eat. I also did intermittent fasting, only drank water, and stopped eating processed food.
What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?
I started by walking in the morning, and then I started using my home gym equipment. I worked with a trainer for three months after I lost the weight to help me learn to tone. I work out 3 to 4 days a week.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
I started at 225 pounds, and I now weigh 183 pounds.
What is your height?
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started in May 2020. By December 2020, I had lost 40 pounds.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No, I have not had weight loss surgery, and I don’t plan on it.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I’m not perfect, and I have to allow myself to enjoy a treat sometimes.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Don’t let a health scare be the thing that opens your eyes to losing weight and taking control of your health.