My name is Latoya Thomas, I'm 40 yrs old, married with two boys ages 7 and 17 years old.
I am currently down 71 lbs from my highest weight of 291 lbs. I have been a type 2 diabetic for 12 years and my blood sugars were out of control. In February of 2013 my doctor said she would have to put me on insulin to get my a1c under control as well as my fasting blood sugars. In march my a1c was 8.4(normal 7.0 or lower) and my fasting blood sugars were 256 (normal 100 -120). I decided to join weight watchers a week before my 40th bday. Weighing in at 254 I was determined to get off the weight. 3 months later I was down 22 lbs, fasting blood sugars were 108, a1c was 6.4, and my cholesterol had dropped 100 points. Since march I have lost 35 lbs, I exercise and run 6x a week and I cook all my own meals following weight watchers. I feel amazing! I joined Black Girls RUN! the first week of January 2014;and I fell in love with the group and running. Planning to run my first 5k this year. My journey has been great and I will keep on moving and losing for my family and myself.