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65 Pounds Lost: I thought I could, and I did!

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | 65 Pounds Lost: I thought I could, and I did!

NAME : Kelly
BEFORE WEIGHT : 215
AFTER WEIGHT : 150
POUNDS LOST : 65

WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
After having my daughter in 2014, I found that the weight was not just coming off as expected. I was told that breastfeeding had the tendency to do this at a faster pace than if I was not breastfeeding. I did not lose weight and found myself falling deeper into depression as a result.

The more I thought I was too far gone to take control of my weight, the longer the pounds stuck around. It was not until I changed my frame of thought that I started to see results.

HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
At my largest weight I was depressed, stressed and overwhelmed. I ached in various parts of my body as I was inactive physically and did not eat right. I was doing what we have done in our family for years… Saying that I was big boned and settling for the weight that I had allowed myself to get to. I decided that to change and save my loved ones I had to start with getting my mind right and ready for the challenge.

WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
I had a thought cross my mind that scared me one day. I was looking in the mirror and I did not like what I saw. I said to myself “you have just let yourself go”. I started to cry and knew that the pain I felt then could possibly drive me out of the weight loss battle I was facing.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I started to listen to motivational audio books and read much more. I wanted to go about this journey a different way than I had done in the past. I vowed to condition and nurture my mind to formulate a welcoming environment for weight loss success.

HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
I started to see results just a few weeks into the journey.

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
I typically get bored with a work out regimen easily. To solve this problem I started just playing music and making up my own dance routines. I would incorporate moves that targeted the desired body parts and it worked like a charm.

DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
I did want to give up a few times. I felt as though I was not seeing my goal results fast enough. I kept envisioning the end result to push me to keep going.

DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
I hit a plateau with about 7 lbs left to my goal weight. I worked out harder and ate a bit less to tackle those.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
It took me about 6 months to lose the weight.

DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
I remember going to Macy’s after not shopping in almost a year. I did not know what size I was as I was still just wearing my maternity dresses or other items that I already had in my closet. I tried a 10, 8 and then the 6 which is what fit.

WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
When I was heavier I had no regard to my portions. Now, I eat less and drink plenty of water.

HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I barely walked for 20 minutes a day when I was heavier. Now, I workout from 30 minutes to an hour daily.

MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS

  1. Create a picture of who you want to be and make that picture bright until you get there
  2. Stop negative self talk
  3. Control your food portions

Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | 65 Pounds Lost: I thought I could, and I did!

Originally posted 2017-01-20 14:12:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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