Transformation of the Day: ShaRhonda lost 138 pounds. Her father passed unexpectedly in 2018. She knew that her father wanted her to take action, and she wanted to be a fit and healthy mom for her young son. So, she had gastric sleeve surgery in 2021.
What was your motivation?
I lost my father unexpectedly in 2018, right before my 25th birthday. I was told I couldn’t conceive. However, we conceived four months after my father’s passing. His biggest desire was for me to lose weight and get healthy. So my new greatest desire was to lose weight and be healthy enough to chase my son.
What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
Whenever I felt like this was too hard for me, I always remembered that my son deserves me at my best!
How did you change your eating habits?
I had the Gastric Sleeve on December 1, 2021. I have cut out carbs and buckled down on protein.
What is your workout routine?
So far, most of my exercise comes from chasing my 3-year-old, but swimming works for me!
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 408 pounds. I currently weigh 270 pounds.
What is your height?
I am 5’4″.
When did you start your journey?
I started my journey in Sept 2021. I lost 20 lbs before my surgery date (which was Dec. 1, 2021).
How long did your transformation take?
My transformation has taken 7.5 months.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
So far, I’ve learned that I am in control of what I desire.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
You can do it! All you have to do is put your mind to it. If it doesn’t work the first time, keep going! If you are considering weight loss surgery, consult with a physician and make the best decision for YOU!