I knew that, this time, I wasn't going to give up. I knew that I needed to lose weight. I know that I want to have children in the next couple of years. I knew that, in order for me to live a healthy lifestyle for myself, I needed to be healthy for my child. ... Plus, I will be the big 30 this year. I knew that I could not be the same carrying over 300 pounds with my height. I was always athletic when I was younger. Losing weight, the majority of it is a mental thing. ... I think this time I just told myself, 'This is it, Chana.
Breakfast is eggs and turkey sausage or bacon. Lunch is taco salad without chips, and dinner is fish or chicken with vegetables.
I normally go to a boot camp four times a week." She also walks at a local park.
It's funny, when you think you're not losing weight, other people see it all the time. Everybody is always like, 'You're getting so skinny.' I'm looking at them like, 'I'm skinny?' [I'm] not used to the compliments.
My biggest challenge was getting rid of the foods I love; I was a big pasta and rice girl. ... I know my body. ...Those kinds of foods are not good for my body. Not that I will never have it again; it just can't be my typical, everyday foods."
Now, I'm realizing I have put in the work and I'm acknowledging I am proud of myself