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90 Pounds Lost: Mom to 3 boys and 90 lbs gone!

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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 | 90 Pounds Lost: Mom to 3 boys and 90 lbs gone!

NAME : Ashley
BEFORE WEIGHT : 237
AFTER WEIGHT : 147
POUNDS LOST : 90

WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
I have always been a thicker girl. In high school I was always around the 160s-170s, but I looked healthy. After having 3 little boys back to back I gained a lot of weight and after the second kid I was up to 277 lbs.

HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
It was hard to go places with my kids that required a lot of walking. My kids love the zoo, but I was always done after an hour due to the extra weight I was carrying. Summer was always a rough time for me because I never wanted to get into a swimming suit, so I rarely took my kids swimming.

WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
I was honestly just sick of feeling bad about myself. I also never want my kids to have to worry about my weight because it was something I can control. My kids are my motivation. I also have a supportive husband.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I made a myfitnesspal account started logging everything I ate. I wanted to stick around 1200 calories a day. In the beginning I didn’t even exercise. I always tell people for me it was 95% food and eating healthy.

HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
Pretty quickly. I started after my 3rd kid, so I dropped a decent amount fast. Logging my food really helped.

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
I really do not like much healthy food or exercise, so I would try to find things that I could tolerate. Eating healthy just sort of became a new habit for me and I love doing it now.

DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
Oh yes!! I wanted to throw in the towel multiple times, but I had 3 pairs of eyes watching my every move. I wanted them to know that their mom is not a quitter. My kids keep my fire alive and I love that they try to mimick me when I am on the floor doing exercises.

DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
I think everyone hits a plateau at some point. I would just try to switch up my eating routine and try some new workouts I would find on pinterest.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
The majority has taken me about 14 months to lose 90 lbs. I still would like tone my extra skin and maybe lose another 10 lbs and be in the 130s.

DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
I went from a size 18-20 pants down to a size 8. I wear small and medium shirts now and shop in the junior section. I’ve been married 8 years and my wedding dress falls off me!

WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I stick to 1200 calories and eat a lot of salads, chicken and kale shakes. I like to use my nutribullet and come up with new shakes to keep me interested.

Before the weight loss I would prob consume 2,000-3,000 calories easy!

HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I am able to out walk my kids and my husband at the zoo now! I do not get winded like I use to.

MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS

  1. Don’t eat after 7pm.
  2. Drink a lot of water! At least 8 cups a day.
  3. Write down everything you eat! It really helps.
  4. Don’t give up. You will give in and eat a bad meal, but it won’t erase all of your hard work.
  5. Have a support group. My family has really encouraged me and given me the drive to continue.

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 | 90 Pounds Lost: Mom to 3 boys and 90 lbs gone!

Originally posted 2017-01-20 13:21:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2 Comments

  1. Lucy

    September 13, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Really inspiring, I have the same target problems as you to with my back tummy, inner thighs… I want to try so badly. You story and journey is really inspiring and helpful.

  2. Vicky

    August 14, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    So nice to hear real people I can so relate to Ashley seeing my 7 yrs old ask me to go to the park and swimming.

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