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75 Pounds Lost: How I turned my life around

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NAME : Lobke
BEFORE WEIGHT : 233 lbs
AFTER WEIGHT : 158 lbs
POUNDS LOST : 75

WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?

After my mother died, I stopped caring about myself and my health. I completely let myself go.

HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
I had back pain just walking down the road. I was out of breath just going up the stairs, I couldn’t tie up my shoelaces without holding my breath as my stomach was in the way, I couldn’t sleep on my side because I was crushing my Lungs

WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
I had a at home diabetes kit and I was borderline diabetic, I was constantly out of breath by doing minimal movements

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
Got myself a fit bit started doing more steps and joined weight watchers

HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
It took about 1 1/2 to 2 months before things started to improve , my back pain was going , I wasn’t out of breath as much any more and people started to notice I lost weight

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
I have always been a lazy person, exercise has always been a challenge for me. So I decided to start small and just start walking more. When I lost a little bit more weight, I was then ready to going to the gym and do Zumba classes. Now I’m confident enough to actually do cardio as well

DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
Losing weight is a challenge. It’s a completely different frame of mind. It’s not because you lose weight that you all of a sudden do not enjoy junk food. It will always be a challenge but I know I never want to go back to where I was. There Has been times where I didn’t want to go to the gym, and ended up eating bad food instead but it’s all part of the journey

DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
One year

DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
Being able to walk without backpain, fitting into smaller clothes, be more confident in general life

WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
Before I would eat unhealthy all day through, then I would come home after work and I would eat a pizza, multipack bag of crisps, cookies, sweets, everything. Now I know how to eat in moderation. I still treat myself on a daily basis but just in smaller quantities

HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
In the beginning I couldn’t even walk without back pain, now I walk for a whole hour on my lunch break at work, I go to the gym 3 to 4 times a week. I just feel so much healthier in general

MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS

  1. Take your time , don’t rush. It’s a sprint, not a marathon.
  2. Set yourself realistic goals, goals you can meet each month, treat yourself to something you’ve always wanted when you reach those
  3. When you have a bad day, just draw a line under it. Don’t feel bad. We all have those. Nothing’s lost. Just don’t give up completely, start again.

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 | 75 Pounds Lost: How I turned my life around

Originally posted 2017-01-18 11:56:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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