19 December 2012

Weight Loss Success Story: Ruth Lost 68 kg in 10 Months

Ruth transformed from fat to fab. Image from {2B} Fit, Fab, Fierce!
A friend shares this inspiring weight loss story of Ruth aka DivaSlimsDown, who has amazingly lost 150 pounds from 341 pounds (68 kg) in 10 months. An exclusive interview about her weight loss success on  {2B} Fit, Fab, Fierce! give me the motivation I need to lose weight and  to live a healthier lifestyle, so I decided to re-share this story on Healthy Beautiful Blog to encourage fellow friends who still struggle to shift their weight. 

Inspiration to lose weight
Ruth who famously known as DivaSlimsDown decided to lose weight because of health factor. She is having type 2 Diabetes, and only by exercising and changing her eating habits was the chance for her to prevent it.

Obstacle in losing weight
The hardest part about losing weight, according to Ruth is staying focused. So she made 'stay focused on the task at hand' as her daily goal.

Motivation to lose weight
Documenting her weight loss progress via YouTube videos is the way she kept motivated through her weight loss journey. Check out her videos channels here.

Diet Plan

  • Drink tons of water - no sodas anymore.
  • Eating 5-6 small meals throughout the day.
  • Breakfast - Eggs and turkey bacon.
  • Snack 1 - any fruit of her  choice.
  • Lunch - chicken salad.
  • Snack 2 -  fruit and a 100-calorie pack snack.
  • Dinner - Chicken breast with vegetables.
  • Snack 3 - almonds or fruit.

Workout Plan
15 minutes of walking 2-3 days a week at the beginning. Her workouts grew longer as she got more endurance. Now she workout 6 days a week for 2-3 hours a day. She split her daily workout schedule: a shorter workout in the morning, usually a workout DVD that less then 30 minutes; and strength training and an hour zumba class for the evening workout. 

Weight Loss Plateau
Ruth hits a weight loss plateau many times in her weight loss journey. But she breaking through a plateau by changing up the food or her exercise.

The vivid details about DivaSlimsDown's weight loss success story can be found on {2B} Fit, Fab, Fierce! Make sure you read the full interview and keep your spirit up.

A weight loss plateau can be so frustrating. How do you fight back, break a weight loss plateau and start losing again? Share your tips how to get over it in the comments. If you want to share your weight loss success, submit your weight loss story here.

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