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105 Pounds Lost: Catherine Anliker loses 105 pounds

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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 | 105 Pounds Lost: Catherine Anliker loses 105 poundsFormer weight: 268 pounds

Current weight: 163 pounds

 

Pounds lost: 105

Height: 5 feet 5 inches

Age: 35 years old

How long she’s kept it off: She began in August 2008 and hit her 100-pound weight-loss goal in February.

Personal life: “I am a single professional,” Anliker said. “I own a small stationery store called By Invitation Only in Fayetteville.”

Turning point: “In July of 2008, I traveled with family and friends to Switzerland for what I knew would be a life-changing vacation,” she said. “I expected to be altered by the beautiful scenery. … It was not until I returned home that my life was truly changed. Upon seeing myself in some of the photos we had taken, I was mortified. I knew I was heavy, and I knew I was unhealthy, but when I saw those pictures, I knew I had to make a change.”

She decided to join Weight Watchers.

“By September 2009 I had my eating and exercise plan worked out. … However, the other mountain in my life, my financial debt, was becoming more elevated. I signed up for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University through my church. … I was awestruck at the principles I was learning. … I had never understood how the issues that surrounded my overeating and overspending were so remarkably similar. It was definitely an ‘ah ha!’ moment.”

Diet plan: Breakfast is a bar with a yogurt smoothie. Lunch is a sandwich or salad, and dinner is lean protein with vegetables and a starch.

Exercise routine: “I exercise for about 50 minutes approximately four times per week,” she said. She uses Leslie Sansone’s “Walk Away the Pounds” DVDs.

Biggest challenge: “So far, the biggest challenge has been the periods of plateaus I’ve faced,” she said. “There were times I wanted to give up, but I knew it’s worth it.”

How life has changed: “Life, for me, is completely different than it was before,” she said. “I have more energy, I have more motivation, and I have more life than ever. … I’m no longer destined to hiding my personality inside a body of which I was ashamed. More than ever, I walk with confidence and grace — with humility, though, because I know I’ll struggle in this area the rest of my life.”

Source: AJC

Originally posted 2012-10-07 07:08:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

6 Comments

  1. Joyce Anderson Rockefeller

    January 2, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Weigh to go

  2. Sissie Slayman

    January 2, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Her dvds are the best.I do this in a class and at home. I’m down 30 lbs.since October. But I’m also doing weight watchers. Way to go!

  3. Renee Pigeon

    January 1, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Congratulations & Happy New Year

  4. Demoada Fischler

    January 1, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Awesome! !! I am working on that too.

  5. Rhonda Boyd

    January 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Congrats I to love Leslie’s dvds

  6. Teresa Coney

    January 1, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Congrats Catherine! Look forward to making some AHA moments of my own this year. Happy New Year!

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