Transformation of the Day: Tracy lost 40 pounds. Finding out that she has type 2 diabetes motivated her to change her life. Her doctor suggested Mounjaro as part of her plan, and she’s found it to be a beneficial tool on her journey.
Facebook: Tracy Quarcoopome
What was your motivation?
I had a health scare, and I had Covid. I was heavy when I was sick, but I was comfortable. Then I was put on the ventilator for 32 days and lost 80 pounds. (Eventually, I gained that weight back.) After losing that weight, I couldn’t walk fast or take the stairs without getting short-winded. I knew I was small during that time, but the reason it happened differed from now.
Now my motivation is that after having Covid, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Today, after changing my lifestyle, I can breathe better and climb my stairs better. I love dancing, and my back and knees don’t hurt.
What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
- Coming off some of my medications
- Being able to do physical activity
- I have a vision of how I want to look
- Reminding myself what is at stake if I don’t care or didn’t lose weight
How did you change your eating habits?
The medicine that I take changed my eating habits for me, so to speak. I eat more protein, green vegetables, and fiber.
I’m doing the Mounjaro shots. I’m a true diabetic, and my doctor felt this would help me with my diabetes and the bonus of losing weight.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 272 pounds, and my current weight is 232 pounds.
What is your height?
When did you start your journey?
How long did your transformation take?
It’s been three months so far, and I’m still going.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I learned to be patient. Nothing happens overnight.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose?
Focus on you and only you. Don’t listen to the negative feedback. Instead, surround yourself with positive people & things and pray.