Shandra Redwine was cleaning out her closet last month when she found her old size-22 wedding dress. She used this time to reflect on her weight-loss efforts and celebrate how far she has come. “What a crazy journey!” she wrote in an Instagram post.
POPSUGAR caught up with Shandra, who gave us some insider details on her journey. She has lost 92 pounds in total so far, and she did it all on her own! “I lost the first 62 pounds by reducing my caloric intake to 1,200,” she explained. Rather than following a strict diet, though, Shandra said, “I eliminated all processed food from my diet.” By eating healthier foods on the regular, she was able to drop those 62 pounds in a healthy and sustainable way.