Janette Colantonio used to weigh 412 pounds. She is now down an amazing 243 pounds. How did she do it? Did she crash diet? No. Did she have weight loss surgery? No. She did it the natural way…hard work, healthy eating, and exercise.
Janette tells her story of how she was pulled over by a police officer one day in 2011 and was given a ticket because she wasn’t buckled up. She couldn’t fit her seatbelt around her to obey the law. She said she stepped on the scale and when she saw that she was 412 pounds she decided that she’d had enough. She began counting calories and exercising. She was determined to get healthy. Her current diet is around 1400-1500 calories per day which is mostly made up of lean meats, veggies, and some fruits and nuts. Her current weight 2 years later is 169 pounds.
During a normal day Janette says that she will eat lean meats such as turkey and fish. She keeps a close eye on her sodium intake and on her sugar as well. She makes sure that she doesn’t cut carbs out of her diet but is very careful with them and has them in moderation. She tries to eat any carbs that she does have before 2pm. She started drinking water and now drinks around a gallon a day.
For exercise she would work out five or six days per week and spend two to three hours per day. She did a bunch of different exercises. She would go to Zumba classes, joined a gym and did weight training, and used the elliptical machine. Now she has cut back a bit on the amount that she exercises and instead focuses on shorter sessions but at a higher intensity.
Let’s congratulate Janette for all of her success and take her story as inspiration for those out there who may be struggling and who may think that it is impossible for them to be healthy.