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Getting educated about nutrition and setting a goal helped me lose 160lbs!!

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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 | Getting educated about nutrition and setting a goal helped me lose 160lbs!!My name is Ann. I am 31 years old. I have been heavy all my life. In fact, I weigh now what I weighed in 4th grade.

I was teased by classmates and family members most of my life. Although I had friends and was very outgoing, my weight held me back from doing so many things.

My heaviest recorded weight was 311lbs. I was a size 26 pants. I was one 5 blood pressure pills a day, my whole body ached from carrying the weight. It was no way to live. Even though I tried every “diet” in the book, from starvation, to Richard Simmons, nothing worked.

I found a wonderful man who loved and accepted me for me, and we were married in 2007, but still I knew I had to do something about my health and happiness.

My turning point was when we moved from New York to Arizona in January of 2011.We didn’t know anyone. I took this time away from family, friends, my environment and old habits, to focus on myself. I learned about eating clean and proper exercise. I cut out simple sugars, watched my calories, and limited my saturated fat intake. I learned to always prepare my food and had a plan of when and what I was going to eat for the day. I worked out 6-8 times a week. I started to think of exercise like breathing; something I had to do, there was no other option!

I set a goal that on my 30th birthday (November 2011), I would run my first 5K. I had never ran before in my life but it was something I always wanted to do. I think the first time I ran, I made it for about 20 seconds! I wasn’t sure if I could do it. But I kept trying. I would not give up on myself, not this time! And on my 30th birthday, which was 9 months after I started my journey, not only had I had lost over 120 lbs, I ran that 5K!!! I never stopped running and didn’t even come in last!!

It has now been 26 months since I started my path to better health and a happier life, I have lost 160 lbs. I am now 148lbs and a size 6!!! I now run 4 times a week, anywhere between 3 and 10 miles at a time. I’m officially addicted!!!

Source: iReports

Originally posted 2014-08-03 20:00:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

74 Comments

  1. Kimberly Piter

    August 25, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I enjoy reading about your journey. Thank you for having the courage to go after your goal and share it with us. You are truly an amazing woman. I live in AZ too. I hope you are enjoying living here.

  2. Maria Rossi

    August 16, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I am an italian woman I don’t underground English very well There are a site in italian Thank you

  3. Jimmy-Linda Aymond

    August 16, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Amaaaaazing results!!

  4. Melissa Moore

    August 16, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Good for you!!

  5. Annie Gonzalez

    August 16, 2017 at 4:30 am

    You go girl!!!

  6. Irene Pirker Jensen

    March 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Way to go!

  7. Jane West

    March 7, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Proud of YOU!

  8. Shonna Parker

    March 7, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Wow! Great job!

  9. Ellie Mccall

    March 7, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Beautiful great job

  10. Theresa Padovano

    March 7, 2017 at 12:29 am

  11. Theresa Padovano

    March 7, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Congratulations

  12. Frances Williams

    September 10, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Bravo Bravo Bravo…

  13. Sharon Bobo

    September 9, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Great job, such inspiration….thank you for sharing

  14. Tanya Michelle

    September 9, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Yesenia Santivanez

  15. Diana Harvey Johnston

    September 9, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Wow!

  16. Lisa McDonald

    September 9, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Atta girl, very inspirational, I won’t give up!

  17. Sheila Tashiro

    September 9, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Fantastic job 🙂 yay! ! ! ! !

  18. Mary Hake Christman

    September 9, 2015 at 9:36 am

    You look amazing!

  19. Monique Mullin

    September 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    oh yes….planning is crucial.

  20. Audrey Wheeler

    September 9, 2015 at 8:52 am

    <3

  21. Jeanne Landolfi DeMonte

    September 9, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Congrats meal planning Does Work!!

  22. Zetta Nganga

    September 9, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Kudos!

  23. Bonnie Stecher Nolan

    September 9, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Fabulous!

  24. Dana Genett Stephens

    September 9, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Awesome job!!!!

  25. Jodie Card Nystrom

    September 9, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Amazing!

  26. Becky Bogart

    September 9, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Amazing!

  27. Sharon Rojek Dileo

    September 9, 2015 at 6:25 am

    A W E S O M E !!!

  28. Kelly Lynn Pesce

    September 9, 2015 at 6:02 am

    Congrats!

  29. Isabelle Tsamo

    September 9, 2015 at 5:42 am

    So inspiring congrats you dit it

  30. Pamela Martin Gavrity

    September 9, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Look wonderful

  31. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    September 9, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Congrats

  32. Carol Fargnoli

    September 9, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Congrats. You look great.

  33. Courtney Rovar

    September 9, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Way to go!!

  34. Marie Johnson

    September 9, 2015 at 1:53 am

    You look fabulous! Great job!!

  35. Joyce Wilbur

    April 28, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Great job !! Congrats !!

  36. Luci Spitler

    April 28, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Courtney Kernodle.

  37. Cynthia Moorehead

    April 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

    You look great! So inspiring!!

  38. Nilay Nilay

    April 28, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Beautifulll

  39. Chacha Colley

    April 28, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Thank you for sharing!

  40. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    April 28, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Congrats

  41. Leslie Le Bours

    April 28, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Congratulations!

  42. Connie Condo

    April 28, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Oh my goodness you book absolutely amazing, you are very inspirational 🙂 <3 thank for sharing your story

  43. Mary Capasso-Newman

    April 28, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Wow!Great job! you look amazing!

  44. Nichole Cherry

    April 28, 2015 at 2:57 am

    You look great

  45. Janna Jansen

    April 28, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Gorgeous!

  46. Wendy Swanepoel

    April 28, 2015 at 2:00 am

    well done

  47. Anna Burton

    April 28, 2015 at 1:49 am

    you go girl!!

  48. Lisa Raffaelli

    April 28, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Tc Tc Hannigan inspiration!

  49. Sylvia Padilla

    April 28, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Beautiful. 🙂
    Congrats on your success.

  50. Kathy James

    April 28, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Wow.. Kudos!!!!!!!

  51. Bonnie Sue Robison

    October 12, 2014 at 9:38 am

    thats awesome, you look great

  52. DebRocka LoveZumbatoo Williams-Hangen

    October 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  53. Michelle Herrera

    October 8, 2014 at 9:24 am

    WoW! You are gorgeous!

  54. Stacey Arthur-Washburn

    October 7, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    I aspire to tour achievements… TY for the HOPE…

  55. Michelle Stone

    October 7, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Great job!!

  56. Joseph Gillen

    October 7, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    awesome

  57. Carol LoGiudice

    October 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    gorgeous!

  58. Debra Avis

    October 7, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    WTG!!! You look AMAZING!!

  59. Vera Bonner

    October 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Help me

  60. Norma Ortiz Pinzon

    October 7, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Como me gustaria que esto fuera en español para poder entender todos los comentarios y el encabezado de cada historia de vida.

  61. Francis Doyle

    October 7, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Pretty awesome of her

  62. Freda Stevenson

    October 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Fabulous!

  63. Kendra Lake

    October 7, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Beautiful before and after. Thanks for the kick start motivation! Awesome keep it up! 🙂

  64. Sandy Manning

    October 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I love these stories! They are great motivation. ….. it’s hard not to just want to give up, but it’s nice knowing you aren’t alone!

  65. Janet Moses

    October 7, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Great job! So happy for you. My weight loss journey has led me to a MUCH happier place. I hope yours has too.

  66. Holly McDannell Gordon

    October 7, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    You sound just like me!! Thanks for the motivation!

  67. Diane Hutchinson Ratcliffe

    October 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Congrats

  68. Roberta Germain

    October 7, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Wow fantastic

  69. Gloria Stears

    October 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Awesome girl…;)

  70. Sheila Tashiro

    October 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    You look fantastic hope you feel great you should 🙂

  71. Megan Ollis

    October 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Wow.

  72. Deborah Ann Joseph

    October 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Food….I am working in Egypt but from Canada. I get so tired at the end of the day that I don’t want to cook. It’s still hot here so the kitchen gets pretty hot. I’ve become diabetic now with high blood pressure. Also taking meds for high cholesterol as a precautionary measure. I have lost my get up and go and to be honest it’s making me pretty depressed.

  73. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    October 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    You look amazing!!!

  74. Deborah Ann Joseph

    October 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    OMG you look amazing! I wish I had someone who could sit with me and educate me. I am on the edge of just giving up.

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