When Albert Hernandez made a bet with a co-worker to lose his extra weight, his wife, Adriana Hernandez, joined him.
“We [used to] get a pizza and to not leave any leftovers, I would just finish the whole thing,” Albert said. “She would just try to keep up with me. It was just overeating.”
Albert and Adriana supported each other with their weight loss goals. “The secret to my success is my wife,” Albert said. The couple began measuring their food and keeping track of what they ate. When they started to see results, they began an exercise regimen as well.
Adriana believes the secret to success is portion control. “We do eat what we want.” She said, “We can still have pizza…but it really is taking the time to measure it or to stop yourself after one or two pieces.”
Walking has played a role in the couples’ weight-loss journey, too. “We go for walks around our block, around our neighborhood,” Adriana said. “We live near some great open space.” To mix up the routine, the couple takes advantage of nice weather to go on bike rides.
After losing more than 50 pounds, Albert feels great. “We no longer fit in our old clothes!” Albert said. “I think just about anybody with a little support and commitment could lose the weight.”