HOLMES COUNTY Fla. (WMBB) — Greater than 200 kilos in 4 years is how a lot weight an area instructor misplaced to pursue her objective to really feel more healthy than ever, however she shouldn’t be stopping there.
On Monday, Ponce De Leon Excessive College instructor Donna Hicks is on the highway to an extended restoration, in Atlanta, however stated it’s all price it.
After struggling a spinal wire damage 4 years in the past which may have been attributable to her weight problems, Hicks stated it was a wake-up name and she or he knew she needed to make a change for her well being.
“As a result of I do know folks will take a look at it and suppose, ‘Man she was massive!’ and I used to be, and I didn’t see it again then,” stated Hicks.
Following a low-carb eating regimen, intermittent fasting, and setting objectives Hicks stated she has by no means felt this assured and wholesome earlier than.
“You already know, going to 150 lbs, after which ultimately going to 200 lbs, after which as of immediately I’ve misplaced 250 lbs,” she stated.
Hicks described herself as a side-line particular person. There have been actions she bodily couldn’t take part in due to being chubby.
“It’s laborious to fathom that I nonetheless don’t weigh what I did 4 years in the past,” she stated. “Nevertheless it’s additionally good to have the ability to not should plan the place I can sit in a restaurant since you couldn’t sit in a sales space at that time in life.”
This complete weight-loss journey has taught Hicks to not choose others, and see the facility of goal-setting.
“I believe it’s vital that we educate our college students to set objectives it doesn’t matter what that space is,” she stated. “Even when it’s one thing private, one thing academically, one thing with relation to their well being. And I hope that even when one particular person sees this story and says, ‘look what she’s completed, I can try this,’ then it is going to be price it, price sharing my story.”
Her seventh-grade college students Gracie and Madison stated Hicks impressed them to set their very own long-term objectives.
“It helps me look ahead to the best way I set my objectives and the best way how I need to do it,” stated Madison.
“After I was youthful I used to weigh extra,” stated Gracie. “And other people used to select on me on a regular basis, so seeing her change, helps me know that I can get higher and preserve going.”
Beginning Monday, Hicks can be going by means of considered one of 4 pores and skin removing surgical procedures out of Atlanta. This can assist along with her general mobility, in the end permitting her to examine off gadgets on her bucket checklist. Together with buying in a brick-and-mortar retailer, which she stated she has probably not accomplished earlier than.
“I’ve a grandchild that’s due in 5 weeks and so I need to have the ability to get on the ground along with her and play along with her and that is among the greatest objectives that I’ve for proper now,” stated Hicks.
All people has a unique weight reduction journey Hicks stated. What labored for her over time, could not be just right for you. Though, if in case you have questions, she stated she will be able to step in as an accountability companion.