Joanna lost 53+ pounds | Black Women Weight Loss Success

Transformation of the Day: Joanna lost 53+ pounds. She tried Keto, but it wasn’t a good fit. Eventually, she tried Weight Watchers and fell in love with the program. Her workouts began with walking, and now she’s worked her way up to conquering the Insanity program.





What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?

My fiancé was and is my motivation. We spent quarantine together, and cooking is healthy meals was a great bonding activity for us.




How did you change your eating habits?

I tried Keto for a couple of months, but it didn’t agree with my digestive system. I switched to Weight Watchers in July, and I LOVE it!

 

What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?

I started by walking 2 miles 3-4 times a week. I began doing HIIT workouts in July. Currently, I’m doing Insanity and have almost finished the two-month program, so now I work out between 5-6 times a week.

 

What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?

Highest weight: 252 pounds

Starting weight (January 2020): 233.6 pounds

Current weight: 180.2 pounds

I’ve lost 53 pounds this year so far and a total of 72 pounds since my highest weight!

 

What is your height?

5’2″



When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?

I started in January 2020, and I’m still going!

 

Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?

No, I have no had surgery.

 

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?

Eat the foods you love and crave. Just make them fit in with your goals.

 

What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?

Find a community and surround yourself with people who inspire you, and TAKE PICTURES!

 

Instagram: @journeytojoanna

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