DivaWorld Fitness Challenge: Meet Donna O

Published March 24, 2014 by TrueLifeDiva Sparkles and Shines


Fitness Diva Donna is doing it!!!

Donna O

Fitness Challenge Diva

Fitness Challenge Diva



My name is Donna and I have been trying to lose for a while and still figuring out why the weight is not coming off. I restarted my plan on 1/1/14 and have lost 10 pounds so far. I work out about 6 days a week. My goal is to get down to 200 pounds by 10/8/14. Short term for this challenge is to be about 240 by 6/1/14. I started out at 279.2 pounds. I log my weight on fit day and I have a BodyBugg. The bugg I have had for about 6 months. I have learned a lot about myself with the BodyBugg. One thing it has told me is that I am burning a lot of calories per day from about 2500 on workout days up to 3300 on Zumba days. If I don’t work out I burn about 2200 per day. I try and eat about 1500 to 1700 calories a day although I don’t count calories as I am on a low carb plan. The one issue I have found out is that I do not sleep enough from the body bug. You lose weight when you sleep.

I eat healthy and do not enjoy eating junk food anymore. For me a great piece of meat and a big organic kale salad with raw sesame seeds, strawberries, gorgonzola cheese and my homemade orange and evoo dressing is so yummy. As of 1/1/14 my husband is on board with me and doing the same plan. He of course has lost about 18 pounds already and almost to his goal. We found that he is gluten intolerant and this has really helped him to feel better. This has helped the most since we went through the house and got rid of all the bad foods. He is no longer sabotaging me with junk food he used to bring to the house, so we are both on track.

So, my goals are to get more sleep, continue to lose weight, get into my too small but very cute workout clothes, build muscle so I need to add weight training to my workout plan and feel more comfortable in my own body.

I choose to give myself a break and know that this way of eating is for life. I know that doing it slow is the best way to keep the weight off. I have a vacation coming up 2/28/14 so pray for me to stick on plan during those eight days in Hawaii……


I did good on vacation, I did not really gain after losing the flying water weight. We cooked in the room since we had a villa with a full kitchen. I am happy that we did not gain on vacation for 8 days in Hawaii…. Still dealing with time change and jet lag. Will get back on track with fitness in the next few days or next week…


Thanks for checking in Donna.  Looking forward to some pictures of your progress Hint Hint.  I’m sure the other Fitness Divas can relate to what you’re going thru right now.  See you at Zumba class soon! 😀  {{{HUGS}}}

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