Name: Miesha Avery
Height: 172 cm
Weight (before): 113 kg
How I gained weight: I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and fast food most of the time. I ate foods high in sugar and carbohydrates. If I skipped any meal, I usually replaced it with junk and unhealthy food. I tried to diet but it did not help me at all. I somehow felt comfortable in my skin and
I had no intention to change. Being plus-sized was my norm.
Breaking point: It was in April and May 2012 when I started to change. I underwent oral surgery and
I had braces applied afterwards. I was subjected to a special diet that included mainly fluids and soft food. After a month and a half my surgeon advised me to come back to normal and eat other types
of food, as well. Then I realized that I had lost 12 kg. I decided to maintain my current weight and not to lose more.
Losing weight: I tried to find healthier alternatives to everything. For instance, I replaced a big ice-
cream with a cup of frozen yogurt. Also, I started cooking for my own and eliminated purchasing fast food meals.
Then, I started to walk about an hour twice a day, before and after work. By the end of 2012, I stopped eating meat, except for seafood. By 2015, I am looking to become a vegan. I also started running, first on the treadmill and then outside.
In July 2013, I had to weigh myself for the first time since 2012. I found out that I had lost over 25 kg.
I was ecstatic.
I no longer deal with high blood pressure. I have more energy and I can fall asleep more easily. I train regularly and I sometimes go out for a jog. I have no desire to lose more weight. My main goal is to live healthier, says Miesha Avery for huffingtonpost.com.