Des’s 105-Pound Weight Loss Journey: Motivated by Family and Determination

Transformation of the Day: Des lost 105 pounds. Family is what motivates her to keep going because they’ve been so encouraging. To get results, she cut out the empty calories & unhealthy food and worked out 4-5 days a week.  

Des before and after weight lossWhat was your motivation? My family and being tired of hating what I saw in the mirror. 

What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up? My family encouraging me, seeing results, and wanting to live longer for my kids and husband.

How did you change your eating habits? I stopped eating everything I could. I ate out of boredom, emotionally, celebrating, etc. So I found other things, like hobbies and exercising, to keep me busy.

What foods did you stop or start eating? I cut out carbs, sugars, sweets, fried foods, and empty calories.

What is your workout routine? Cardio, dance, and weight training. I also walk 2 to 3 miles a morning and incorporate cardio and weights into my routine three times a week.

How often did you work out? I work out 4 to 5 days a week.

What was your starting weight? I weighed 295 pounds on 10/1/2022

What is your current weight? I weigh 190 pounds as of 1/20/2024

Des before and after

What is your height? 5 feet even.

When did you start your journey? It started on 10/1/2022

How long did your transformation take? 15 months

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far? Never stop improving your life. It’s never too much. Eat to live, don’t live to eat, and measure yourself. The scale is deceiving. 

What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight? Do it. It’s never too late to do better, look better, and feel better. 



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