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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 Changing HeartJuly 4, 2012. I came home from the hospital with our third child. I weighed 295lbs. It was the heaviest I had ever been.

 
I hated myself, from the way I looked, the way I felt, to the way I even walked. Or waddled rather… I knew we weren’t going to have anymore children. My oldest child kept asking why I was so big, and was sure to let everyone know her mommy had a big belly. I hated shopping, for food, clothes, even shoes and jewelry. My ring size had gotten up to an 8, my shoe size a 10.

 

I wore a size 26 dress, pants and a 4x shirt. I was miserable taking medications for blood pressure and migraines. My doctor kept telling me I was morbidly obese and recommended I undergo weight loss surgery. That was pretty much the last straw for me. I decided my life was more valuable, and my children deserved a better role model, and a mom that could play for more than 10 minutes before tiring out. So I decided to start dieting. Dieting alone I lost about 15lbs.

 

Then I bought a treadmill. The weight just started falling off. 295, 280, 270, 250, 220, etc. Around 215 I really stalled. I was so upset. I’ve had a bad food addiction, and its like any other addiction. I read therapy books and prayed. Soon I realized that piece of chocolate or that extra bowl of rice wasn’t worth it. So I decided to track all of my calories. I had to burn more than consumed, and I made sure I walked at least ten thousand steps a day.

 

I started parking far away from the store, or the entrance to my work building. I also would run 5 miles a day 5 days a week. I started lifting weights and drinking protein shakes. I lost inches and gained muscle. I realized I had to take care of myself, and I found myself again in doing so. I wear a size MEDIUM now in clothes. I wear size 9 shoes.

 

And my ring size is down to a 6. I’ve lost 120 lbs. I feel amazing. Better yet, my amazing kids don’t think I’m fat anymore. I’m off blood pressure medication, and I literally have changed the way I think and feel about food. I don’t eat to comfort me. I eat to sustain me.

 

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Originally posted 2014-06-14 08:00:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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