Gabby lost 25 pounds | Black Weight Loss Success

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Transformation of the Day: Gabby lost 25 pounds. She was embarrassed about how her clothes fit as the number on the scale increased and how tired she felt after walking short distances. She reached out to a weight loss coach for help and accountability. They showed her how to get results and maintain them.

Gabby before and after

What was your motivation? 
To be honest, seeing the scale continue to increase was the big “wake-up call” for me and the motivation I needed to really start taking my health seriously and get myself together.  

I was embarrassed with how my clothes fit and how tired I would get (quickly, too) when walking short distances. I knew all that resulted from my weight continuing to increase, which motivated me even more to start taking my health and weight more seriously.  

What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up? 
Seeing Monique of Sculpting Bodies’ testimonial is what initially inspired me to start working on my health. She made me realize that I could do it and be successful at it too, even though I didn’t feel like I could.  

Having someone hold me accountable was also the key to keeping me inspired! When I wanted to give up and thought I couldn’t, Monique was there to help push and guide me in the right direction and keep me on track. I knew I wanted to feel healthier and lose the weight, so in order to do that, I had to stay the course.  

Once I started to see the scale drop and see the new habits I was creating, I became even more inspired and motivated to keep going because I knew my old habits needed to change and weren’t going to work for me or help me get to a healthier state.   

How did you change your eating habits? 
Working with Monique made it VERY easy for me to change my eating habits. Before I started working with her, I didn’t have a plan or structure. I just ate whatever I wanted, however much I wanted, and whenever I wanted. I indulged in a lot of fried foods, pasta, and sweets with little to no control over the amount.

However, once I started working with Monique, she replaced many of my poor-choice foods with healthier options. Believe it or not, I still had pasta in my plan (I thought she’d completely get rid of it), but it was just a healthier kind.  

I started eating more protein and nutrient-dense foods and reduced the high amounts of processed foods, sugar, and soda I was previously eating. I followed my customized meal plan that Monique created specifically for my body type and goals, preventing me from underrating AND overeating. I was so happy that the food was still delicious, creative, and not dry and boring. I remember I even had tacos in the plan at one point, too! 

Along with teaching me about proper nutrition and healthier food options, Monique really helped me learn about portion control and helped me manage my portion sizes better, which is something I always struggled with. It was a challenge to eat less than what I was used to, but I got used to it and felt less sluggish and more energized once doing so.  

What is your workout routine?
I did strength training only a couple of times per week at home. I tried to get as many steps in each day by walking (even on the days I didn’t work out). When I could, I occasionally did some fun classes like Zumba at my local gym, too.  

How often did you work out? 
Four days per week.

What was your starting weight? What is your current weight? 
When I started working with Monique, I was 290 lbs, and she helped me get down to 265 lbs within 2 1/2 months of working with her. I’ve maintained it since working with her! 

What is your height? 
I’m 6’0″. 

When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take? 
I started working with Monique in June 2020. By mid-August, I was down to 265 pounds. I had been trying to start my journey off and on for years by myself but could never actually stick to a plan because I wasn’t sure what I was doing. 

Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No surgeries, just hard work and dedication 

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far? 
Portion control, consistency, and patience ARE EVERYTHING! Portion control gives you the guidance to stay within your range and not overeat, while patience helps you trust the process and believe that the work is 100% working, even if you’re not fully aware of the changes.  

If you want to get results, you need to find a plan that works for YOU and not follow a plan. I used to try to follow a lot of different influencers’ plans, but nothing worked for me. Once I was able to have a plan that was made for my body with things that I actually liked and could do, then it became easier to see some changes. 

What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight? 
Have patience! You may not see the changes immediately after starting, but trust me…YOU WILL! As long as you’re putting in the work, YOU’RE CHANGING! 

Also, find what works for YOU. Don’t just follow everything you see on Google or YouTube! And if you realize you don’t have all the answers and need additional guidance, don’t be afraid to reach out for help! 




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