Wiltonja lost 130 pounds | Black Weight Loss Success


Transformation of the Day: Wiltonja wrote in to share how she lost 130 pounds. This mother of two struggled with her weight for years and was determined to take her life back. She decided to have weight loss surgery last year.


Wiltonja before and after weight loss

Hello my name is Wiltonja, and I am 47 years old. I am a mother of two young men and a wife of 21 years. I have struggled with weight loss just about all my life. In 2020, I decided it was time to take my life back.


What was your motivation?
Weighing in at a whopping 399 pounds, I was out of breath and hurting. I had high blood pressure and was borderline diabetic. My doctors had never mentioned any other methods of weight loss. They just kept prescribing pills.


Finally a new physician asked if I wanted to consider weigh loss surgery. That was an eye opener, considering that I had tried everything (and I mean everything) to lose weight! I went through many obstacles trying to get surgery, but I didn’t quit. I was determined to get my life back.


When did you have weight loss surgery?
In July of 2022, I had gastric sleeve surgery and it has changed my life!


What is your current weight?
I went from 399 pounds to now weighing 269 pounds! I still have a ways to go, but I am so proud of the person that I have become. I am thankful for my husband and children pushing me!


What is your workout routine?
I work out at least three times a week and try to maintain my weight! It’s still a struggle at time, but I will not allow myself to go back to that old person!


What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Stay focused, don’t get distracted! Stay the course! We are not perfect, but we are worth it!


I hope this helps somebody.

Wiltonja before and after weight loss



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