Weight Loss Stories

HEATHER McCRANIE, 29

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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 | HEATHER McCRANIE, 29Former weight: 247 pounds
•Current weight: 161 pounds

 

•Pounds lost: 86
•Height: 5 feet 2 inches

•How long she’s kept it off: Started in October 2007 and still losing. “My ultimate goal is to be at 145 pounds and to run a triathlon,” McCranie said.

•Personal life: “I am a nurse recruiter for DeKalb Medical, and I love hanging out with my friends from Buckhead church.” She lives in Stockbridge.

•Turning point: “Over my lifetime, I have always struggled with weight. When I was in high school, I got diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome.”

PCOS is a leading cause of infertility and weight gain. Because of the severe insulin resistance that accompanies this hormonal disorder, losing weight through diet and exercise alone is difficult without insulin-sensitizing medication or medical help.

“In December 2006, my dad had to have triple bypass surgery. My parents began changing their diet to be more heart-healthy and exercised frequently. I finally got fed up with how I felt and wanted to join my parents on the healthy journey. So I called the DeKalb Medical Wellness Center to request the help of a personal trainer.”

•Diet plan: “I eat very low-carb, low-fat, heart healthy.”

Breakfast is two eggs with a slice of turkey bacon, followed by a snack of banana and almonds. Lunch is tuna, lettuce and light dressing. Late afternoon, she has a snack of oatmeal with almonds and grapes, and dinner is fish with vegetables. After dinner she has a protein shake or fruit smoothie.

•Exercise routine: “I work out six days a week for an hour of cardio and strength circuit training. I got connected with Daryl Madison with Lifestyle Fitness and this was the turning point of my life. I train with him about two to three days a week for an hour.

“I am now at a fitness level I could never imagine. I am looking to compete in a 10K in the spring and hope to one day complete a triathlon.”

•Biggest challenge: “Overcoming the addiction to sugar.”

•How life has changed: “I have confidence. I am setting big goals for my life and look forward to each day. My stress level is down and my energy is up.”

Source : AJC

Originally posted 2012-03-26 10:22:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

26 Comments

  1. Sheila Tashiro

    October 14, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Great job you are an inspiration

  2. Michele Drake Stiffler

    October 14, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I read your story and your results are awesome and inspiring, the story stated you overcame your sugar addiction was just wondering how you did that ?

  3. Debbie Worrell Dalton

    October 13, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Sugar is a b–ch to get away from..

  4. Laine Ricker Wolfe

    October 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    How did you curb your sweet tooth?

  5. Carol Cline

    October 13, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Keep it up .

  6. DebRocka LoveZumbatoo Williams-Hangen

    October 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  7. Kristie D Sumrall

    October 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Awesome what an inspiration

  8. Cindy Termuende

    October 13, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Do that triathlon! I did one at 250 pounds and you can too! I promise!

  9. Cindy Termuende

    October 13, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Amazing. Way to go!

  10. Enemyga Maricela

    October 13, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I bought ice cream… It didnt end well.

  11. Donna Wood

    October 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Weigh to go! You look fabulous!!

  12. Tanaya Koger

    October 13, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Stephanie Janelle…. i read all these stories and they are helping me. Might help some of your other clients

  13. Marsha Talbert Weaver

    October 13, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Very nice

  14. Paula Marie

    October 13, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    You rock!

  15. Faithful Fae

    October 13, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Marvelous

  16. Donna Parsley McNutt

    October 13, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Very inspiring! You look wonderful!

  17. Angel Revis

    October 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    AWESOME ..GREAT JOB KEEP IT GOING

  18. Tia Stull-Baber

    October 13, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    You look great! Keep it up!!

  19. Regena Wolter

    October 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Fantastic job!!

  20. Bobbie N Terry Fowler

    October 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Wtg! Happy for you;)

  21. Jeannette Johnson

    October 13, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Great job Heather!

  22. Brenda Elizabeth Baker

    October 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Congrats .you look amazing.

  23. Jessica Tucker Unruh

    October 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    So awesome! I have PCOS as well and love seeing success stories

  24. Melissa Baggs

    October 13, 2014 at 6:29 pm

  25. Camalee Hefty

    October 13, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Awesome!!

  26. Joseph Gillen

    October 13, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    great job

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