Dorinda lost 106 pounds | Black Women Weight Loss Success

Transformation of the Day: Dorinda lost 106 pounds with exercise and a plant-based diet. After her husband was killed, she went into a depression and reached her highest weight. She was also dealing with high blood pressure and pre-diabetes. On her 34th birthday in 2018, she decided that enough was enough.

I was a chubby kid, and I’ve been overweight my entire life. I found out that I was pre-diabetic, and my blood pressure was elevated during a doctor’s office visit! After my husband was killed, I went into a depression and reached my heaviest weight at 300 pounds!


One day, right before my 34 birthday, I was walking up the stairs in my house, and I said to myself, “I have to make a change!” I haven’t looked back since that day!

How did you change your eating habits?

In the beginning, I just did portion control and worked out. Four months into my journey, after studying and researching the foods we eat and their correlation to diseases, I transitioned to Veganism.

What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?

I started by just walking around my neighborhood five days a week after work! Eventually, I began jogging, and that led to increased endurance.

What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?

My starting weight is 296 pounds, and now I’m about 190 pounds (maybe less). I don’t get on the scale often.

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When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?

It was July 16, 2018, on my 34 birthday, that I decided enough was enough.

Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?

No, I never had surgery, and I never used any diet trend supplements

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?

My biggest lesson was learning never to doubt myself. I can do anything.

What advice would you like to share with women who want to lose weight?

Don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s. Stay consistent. A little progress is still progress. Also, it’s a journey, so it will never end! Be patient.


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