114 Pounds Lost: Realizing a Dream
NAME : Victoria
BEFORE WEIGHT : 273
AFTER WEIGHT : 159
POUNDS LOST : 114
WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
I’ve always had a weight problem.
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
My weight affected every area of my life. Mostly my desire to start a family. I developed PCOS which effects your ability to have children. I tried for 3 years. Then after finally getting pregnant I was told I couldn’t have the birth I wanted because of my weight.
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
After I had my daughter I lived my life for her and my weight start melting off. I decided to start my journey to keep up with her.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I started with walking and doing a few home workouts then I joined a gym.
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
After 3 months I began to physically see a change.
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
I had to find time to get to the gym. I had a full time job, a new baby, a home to take care of as well as other things.
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
I wanted to give up when I wouldn’t see a change in the scale. I reminded my self progress takes time and if I stopped now I would very soon be back to where I was.
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
Right when I was about to lose 100lbs I hit a major plateau I didn’t lose a pound for weeks. Then I took a break. Took a few days off the gym and had a few cheat meals. Then went right back to it. Immediately I saw results.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
It took me about a year.
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
Many! One that stands out is getting on a seesaw with my husband and not being able to make him go up.
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I would eat whatever I wanted before. Now I am so aware of everything I put into my body, everything is a number.
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I am active always, I walk, ride a bike and workout daily.
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Do it for you!
- Results make it an addiction, but results take time, keep going!
- Write down what you eat. Don’t be afraid to eat.
- Compete with yourself, do better than you did yesterday.
- When you fail, don’t beat yourself up. Tomorrow is a new day.
Originally posted 2017-01-18 12:06:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter