5 things I did to lose 92 pounds

I started my weight loss journey in 2012 after making a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight.

I was starting to develop symptoms associated with Diabetes and that scared me. My knees and hips hurt every day and it was getting harder and harder to go up and down the stairs.

why did i gain weight

I would say that a lot of my weight gain had to do with inactivity. I work from home so I didn’t really have to leave the house. I was very inactive. Also, during this time, my husband was also out of work, so it was a bit stressful for him. I made a lot of stress eating. He was eating at least 3,000-5,000 calories a day without exercising and burning less than a few hundred calories a day.

Here is what I did:

sugar detox

My husband came home from work one day and mentioned to me that a co-worker had lost a tremendous amount of weight simply by cutting sugar out of his diet.

It is almost impossible to eliminate all sugar from your diet. Fruits and some vegetables contain natural sugars. Some simple carbohydrates can be converted to sugar in your body. The sugar he was referring to was white sugar and brown sugar. I eliminated sugar from my diet.

I started looking at my diet and noticed that I was eating a lot of carbohydrates (pasta, bread, rice, potatoes). I removed them from my meal plan. I also eliminated donuts, honey buns, cakes, cookies, ice cream, and tarts from my meals. He wasn’t a juice or soda drinker, so it was easy to weed out. I also eliminated cheese and cow’s milk from my diet completely.

My meals:

My meals consisted of: oatmeal, bananas, strawberries, eggs, turkey bacon, chicken, ground turkey, collard greens, collard greens, spinach, green beans, great northern beans, chic peas, broccoli, almonds, sunflower seeds. almond milk.

Water consumption:

I drank half my weight in water every day. This included green tea with lemon (no sugar, honey, or agave nectar). Probably the hardest thing, but I knew that drinking water would help me stay full longer, help keep me hydrated, and help flush toxins out of my system.


I walked more than 20 minutes a day 3-4 times a week. I would walk everywhere. The closest store was about 8 blocks away. I didn’t care how cold it was outside. I made a commitment to get as much exercise as possible. I would make up reasons why I have to walk to the store in order to take my steps every day.

Bathroom breaks:

Most people only release waste 2 or 3 times a week. He ate 3-5 meals a day but released 1-2 times a week. He was beyond constipated.

Why is waste release important?

Cleaning your colon has the ability to help you lose weight. People have lost up to 20 pounds in a one month period. What a colon cleanse does is remove affected foods, parasites, worms, and intestinal sediment from your colon. One of the many things this will do is help jump-start your metabolism, which will help you burn fat faster.

I knew I had to do something, so I started taking castor oil. That stuff is terrible and it made me throw up, but it worked. Within hours I was clearing but after I stopped the castor oil my system wouldn’t clear so I had to try something else.

What I found is that there are gentle detox teas that will give you the same results. I started adding this along with a liquid multivitamin to my diet and am now able to do this 2-4 times a day.

My results:

As a result of changing my diet, increasing my vitamin intake, and releasing more waste, I lost 92 pounds over a 2-year period. I went from a size 18 to a size 10.

This was the plan I followed. I have been able to maintain my weight loss for the last 2 years.

For me this is not just a diet but a lifestyle change. I still enjoy the foods I like, but in moderation.

Can this work for you? Yes. The question to ask yourself is if your current health is worth it.

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