Today’s healthy transformer is Terri King, a New York mother of four children and grandmother of 9 children. We love her determination—especially during the busy holiday season. Her hard work is paying off!
Weight lost: 13 lbs.
Biggest hurdle: “Giving up pasta and bread. I also am a nighttime-snacker.”
Most proud of: “I stuck with it through the holidays and I gave up making excuses for myself.”
Wake-up call: “I never realized how much I weighed until I went to a Weight Watchers weigh-in for the program. I was surprised to learn how much help I needed. I am learning more and more how to get control of my life every day.”
Breakfast of choice: “Rice Chex and fruit with Silk soy milk or an egg with fruit, oatmeal or cream of rice.”
One change that has made the most difference: “I completely gave up on bread and pasta. With me it’s all or nothing. I have always loved Diet Pepsi. I gave that up as well so now I drink a lot of water. I also never ate breakfast, so it is different for me to eat in the morning.”
How she tracks her weight loss: “I log into coach on Transformation Nation.”
Exercise she is doing most: “Treadmill, Wii Fit and Active 2 Personal Trainer. I also enjoy long walks in the woods with my dog.”
Secrets to fighting food cravings: “Hot Black cherry tea makes me think I am cheating. I also like grapefruit pealed and sectioned, by the time I am ready to eat it – it satisfies me. I do also have always enjoyed pumpkin seeds.”
What is driving her to keep going: “My health. I am diabetic and have hypertension . I don’t have any insurance, so I have to get healthy on my own. My children are my main motivation. I need to be there for them as long as possible.”
Her mantra: “Destination is not goal – but keeping on the journey is.”
What is driving her energy: “It is a struggle just trying to eat healthier. I now eat snacks that are healthier and EXERCISE gives me energy.”
How she avoided weight gain/overeating during the holidays: “I surprised people at our family dinner by bringing foods I could eat, such as venison garlic meatballs in a light tomato sauce.”
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