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Gia Bujak of Acworth loses 125 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 | Gia Bujak of Acworth loses 125 poundsFormer weight: 293 pounds

Current weight: 168 pounds

Pounds lost: 125 pounds

Height: 5 feet, 6 inches

How long she’s kept it off: She started in March 2008. “I’d like to lose about 25 more pounds to reach my ultimate goal, but I’m also pretty happy where I am,” Bujak said.

Personal life: “I’m a divorced mom of three fantastic children, ages 2, 4 and 6, plus two dogs, a cat and four fish. I work as a data analyst at a large financial services company in Norcross.” She and her family live in Acworth.

Turning point: “I wanted to set a good example by being a healthy mom and making the right food choices so that [my children] learn those behaviors as well and, hopefully, don’t struggle with weight problems when they’re older,” she said. “In February of 2009, I met my biological brother for the first time. I was adopted at birth and he wasn’t. When we met, we became instantly close and I didn’t want to be the fat sister.”

Diet plan: “I don’t believe in fad diets and, since I’m a single mom, I don’t believe in paying for something that I think I should be able to do myself,” she said. She developed a set of rules to manage her weight. The rules included limiting desserts, cutting back on sodas and not eating after 7 p.m.

Exercise routine: “Right now, I’m focusing on toning more than anything else,” she said. “When you lose that much weight, there’s a lot of extra skin left over and it’s hard to get rid of. I’m doing a weight loss Pilates DVD five to six times a week right now.”

Biggest challenge: “For me, getting started was the hardest part,” she said. “Giving up foods I loved and putting in the time and energy to pack my lunch and make healthier meals was difficult at first, but once I started seeing the number on the scale get smaller it was easy to stay on track.”

How life has changed: “I’m much more confident in everything I do and I’m more outgoing,” she said. “I have much more energy and have lost a significant amount of back and knee pain.”

Source: AJC

Originally posted 2012-09-28 09:28:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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