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A Bridesmaid’s Battle of the Bulge

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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 | A Bridesmaids Battle of the BulgeGetting chosen to be one of her pal’s bridesmaids inspired Leora Terebessy to slim down for the big day 

 

Vital Stats

Name Leora Terebessy

HomeSan Diego,CA

Age 25

Height 5’8″

Job Teacher

Weight before 175

Weight after 148

The Gain: Leora Terebessy’s habits kept her heavy as a child. “I drank a lot of soda and always chose chips or candy. Because I wasn’t active, I gained weight,” she says. “My brother ate the same way, but he was very athletic and never had a weight problem.”

The Change: As an adult, Terebessy stayed just under 200 pounds by going to a gym, but it took the engagement of her best friend to kick-start serious weight loss. “I was a bridesmaid in the wedding, and I didn’t want to have hundreds of pictures of me looking awful!”

The Life: At 23, Terebessy joined Weight Watchers and always stayed within her daily allotment of points. “When I ate out, I was adamant about putting fattening foods like sauces and dressings on the side,” she says. “I always had to be in control of how much I was eating.” Her diet consisted mostly of fruit, grilled chicken, vegetables, and ground turkey (instead of the beef she used to eat three times a week). She also upped her workouts, spending 4 days a week in the gym doing 30 minutes of cardio followed by some weight work. When she wasn’t in the gym, she walked or ran.

The Reward: “I couldn’t shop in a regular store. Now I can walk into any store and try on clothes. My wedding dress was a size 6!”

Her Tips

Always be ready to exercise. “My workout clothes are always in the car. Whenever I have a free moment, I can hit the gym.”

Use a kitchen scale. “It’s easy to underestimate what you’re eating if you don’t measure.”

Eat what you love. “Certain foods I won’t give up. I use less than half the amount of ranch dressing I used to, but I refuse to get rid of it altogether or use a low-fat, low- flavor substitute.”

 

Source: Womenshealthmag

Originally posted 2012-05-17 10:13:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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