Woman loses 222 pounds, becomes a foodie

POSTED: 6:58 AM PDT June 9, 2014    UPDATED: 6:59 AM PDT June 9, 2014 

Akilah Monifa wasn't a foodie until she lost 222 pounds. The San Francisco-based communications director says she never used to taste her food. She ate mainly to feed an addiction.

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Akilah Monifa wasn't a foodie until she lost 222 pounds. She started with small changes. She gave up diet soda first. At her heaviest, Monifa weighed over 400 pounds. She says there was no one moment when she realized she needed to lose weight. Around 2000, when Monifa did this AIDS ride, she had gotten so heavy she stopped weighing herself. "I was pretty sure I was beyond 400 pounds, but I quit weighing myself when I got to 389."


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