Tamiko Grant Shares Her Weight Loss Story: Maintain The Motivation To Maintain The Weight Loss
Hello, my name is Tamiko Grant and I’ve lost 144+ lbs naturally. My starting weight was 277 lbs and I’m currently 130 lbs. I come from an obese genetic background. Most of the women from my maternal size are overweight. I was a pretty normal size most of my childhood until the late teenage years. After becoming a teenage mom my weight skyrocketed and continued on into adulthood. Being a single mother to 3 young daughters and working full time left me tired and sluggish most days.
After being present with two of my aunts as they had gastric bypass surgery I decided I wouldn’t be the 3rd person within the family to climb onto the operating table. I decided to change and take my life back! I started measuring/weighing my foods.
I stopped binging on fried foods and started baking all meats. I stopped drinking juice and upped my water intake. I learned how to prepare healthy meals not only for myself but for my children also. I noticed my clothes fitting looser and the scale was moving in a positive direction.
I was truly embracing a new healthier lifestyle. After a month I was down 20 lbs and I joined a women’s gym. I started working out and that opened up an entirely new world for me. I tried Zumba, various fitness classes, used cardio and strength training equipment etc. I started walking, I took the stairs and parked further from the door when shopping. The weight continued to drop and my confidence continued to rise. I was becoming a better version of myself. I now took pride in my appearance. I had a lot of family support during my journey and of course my 3 little cheerleaders.