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Diet Success Stories: How I Lost Weight – Bonnie Rutherford

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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 | Diet Success Stories: How I Lost Weight   Bonnie RutherfordName: Bonnie Rutherford

 

Home: Riner, Virginia

Age: 40

Height: 5’9″

Previous Weight: 302 pounds

Current Weight: 160 pounds

Pounds Lost: 142 pounds

How I Lost It

I booked a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France in 2009 that I wanted to be fit enough to enjoy. So I became a team captain for a wellness competition at my job that encouraged eating more produce and working out. I also started logging my meals and activity on SparkPeople.com. After six months, I’d lost 70 pounds.

Buddying up for exercise changed everything. I’d walk with a friend, take Zumba classes and meet with a trainer every two months. Once his workout became too easy, we’d meet so he could show me a new one. Now I plan to start training for a marathon.

I never order out with my coworkers. I pack lunch, like a chicken sandwich on whole wheat and high-fiber cereal mixed into Greek yogurt. Dinner is salmon or a Boca burger with whole wheat pasta and veggies. Breakfast is high in protein, like eggs.

Don’t let a bad day lead to a bad week or month. If you slip up on an exercise or diet plan, you can always turn things around.

Source: FamilyCircle

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24 Comments

  1. Michelle Annette Rosiles

    June 3, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Look at Bonnie! You go girl!!

  2. walty

    June 3, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Good job, I recently lost 32 pounds, got about 30 more to lose,, I needed to hear the fact that you should not beat up on your self if you slip, for some reason I have been back- sliding, and sliding, mi dont want my hard work to be in vain. I rise daily and challenge myself.

  3. Kristy Yoder

    June 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Cricket Emerson your my buddy lol

  4. Brittany Clayton

    June 3, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Great job!! I bet she feel so much better and healthier too!

  5. My Weight Loss Journey & Motivation

    June 3, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Great job!! 🙂

  6. Meg Torelli

    June 2, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Wow, love this! I need to lose 75 lbs..

  7. Judith Nugent

    June 2, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    want to lose too

  8. Stephanie Spuria

    June 2, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Amazing! Ur after pic looks like the daughter of ur before pic. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Lillie Locklear

    June 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Great job

  10. Dawn Waterman

    June 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    You look fantastic!

  11. Mona Caballero-Mata

    June 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    How? May I ask?

  12. Carrie Elizabeth Pichardo

    June 2, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Lol ok good! 🙂

  13. Mindi Russell Dawson

    June 2, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Carrie Elizabeth Pichardo I sent you this page in an email last week…hahaha

  14. Carrie Elizabeth Pichardo

    June 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Awesome inspiration! You have to follow this page Mindi Russell Dawson

  15. Ann Ponder

    June 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I’m so glad I found this page. Stories like this are SO inspirational. Thank you, Bonnie, for sharing your story.

  16. Brooke Evans Cohara

    June 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Amazing ! Great job !

  17. Freda Stevenson

    June 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Great Job!

  18. Leslee Ferguson

    June 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Inspiring!!

  19. Tracy Wilborn Mitchell

    June 2, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    That is inspirational !

  20. Cathy Waters

    June 2, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Congrats!!!

  21. Karen Gorzycki Gavirati

    June 2, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    She lives right by me

  22. Mildred Peterson

    June 2, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    GREAT

  23. Heather Melton Brinkley

    June 2, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    wow….really? that is 142 lbs??? WTG! does not look like she had that much to lose!

  24. Nerys Mancebo

    June 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Congrats!

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