At the beginning of the year, an East Texas mom found herself in a position she says she could hardly believe. She weighed almost 290 pounds and no longer could keep up with her two children.
A lot has changed since the first day the 35-year-old walked into Jazzercise class at First Christian Church in Tyler.
“You know at 289, you can’t really do much. So at the beginning, I couldn’t last the whole class. I could last maybe half of the class,” Ms. Kincaide said.
But she kept going.
“Everybody just accepts everybody,” Ms. Kincaide said. “Everybody just tries to motivate you, even the instructors. They motivate you and tell you if you just keep coming, you will see results.”
Between Jazzercise, walking and boot camp, she exercises six days a week and she’s changed the way she eats 24/7.
“I started an accountability program in Longview. She taught me how to eat and the things I should be eating and not eating,” Ms. Kincaide said.
That meant giving up her 64 ounces of Dr Pepper a day for water and trading her favorite candy bars for her favorite fruits.
“I log everything I eat, whether it is bad or it is good, so I can kind of see where I am at — 1200 calories is where I am at,” Ms. Kincaide said.
“I felt like a heart attack was just around the corner. The way I was eating and feeling and I feel like I am going to be around a long time for them to show them better choices and better ways of living,” Ms. Kincaide said.
She plans to hit that magic mark of 100 pounds lost just after Thanksgiving.
Ms. Kincaide healthy lifestyle and dramatic weight loss seem to be rubbing off on her family. Both her mom and dad started an accountability program and are losing weight.
She has advice for anyone needing to lose 100 pounds or more: “Take it day by day. One pound at a time, and try not to focus on the scale.
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