A Florida woman who lost 150 pounds after being on Weight Watchers’ healthy eating plan for 2 years is speaking out to encourage others.
Danyeil Durrant, a paralegal from Sebastian, Florida, struggled with her eating habits since she was 10 years old, the Daily Mail reports.
Doctors warned the 41-year-old of the negative impact her weight could have on her health if she didn’t change her ways, so she decided to take action.
“I spent 30 years of my life thinking that if I could just lose this weight, then my life could begin, then I'd make the cheerleading squad, then I could take that vacation, then I would meet the man of my dreams, etc.,” Durrant told CNN. “I never felt like I was enough.”
By August 2012, her weight reached as much as 363 pounds while standing 5 feet 2 inches tall. That’s when she found out about Weight Watchers from her sister, who followed the company’s points system.
For the first time in three decades, Durrant learned how to make a healthy and balanced meal and was surprised that the weight-loss plan, which includes fruits and vegetables, didn’t mean giving up her favorite foods forever.
Durrant was able to drop almost half of her body weight and is now a size 12, but she is determined to reduce a further 73 pounds in order to reach her goal weight of 150 pounds.
In January 2014, she made a New Year’s resolution to go to the gym every single day for a year and so far she hasn’t missed a workout session, according to CNN.
She created a Facebook page, called “Get Down with Dani,” to inspire other women who are struggling with their weight and document her own ongoing diet and fitness routine.
The page has gained more than 21,000 followers.
Image Credit: Danyeil Durrant