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Her Children Motivated Her to Lose 104 Pounds by Walking!

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Kaci Monaghan was afraid of dying and abandoning her four kids, so she started walking and lost almost a third of her body weight

Before: 277 pounds

After: 173 pounds
Height: 5’4”

Kaci Monaghan, a teacher from Lawson,Mo., was always what you could call “a little overweight,” but after the birth of her fourth child, the scale read 277 pounds and she just couldn’t shed the weight. She was always busy running around, taking care of her kids and husband, and she didn’t have time to focus on herself. Eventually, she sought comfort in late-night eating. “It was the only quiet time of day, when everyone was asleep. I could sit and watch TV—that didn’t have singing cartoons—and just indulge in whatever I wanted,” she says.

The Turning Point

Her body began to shut down. She had severe neck problems that caused her to pass out if she laughed or coughed. She had been seeking medical treatment, but nobody could figure out what was wrong. She feared she would die driving in the car with her kids. The thought of leaving her children terrified her, and she knew it was time to make a change.

The Lifestyle

Kaci set two big goals: no eating after 7 p.m. and no diet soda. She also started eating healthier foods. By the end of the first month, she lost 26.5 pounds—just by adjusting her diet. She started exercising the second month, walking a mile 3 days a week and doing strength training (light weights, squats, and abs exercises) 2 days a week. Each month, she upped her regimen. She now walks 10 miles a week and has added Pilates to her strength training.

The Support
She couldn’t have lost the weight without help from her friends. She told everyone about her plan and kept in touch with a couple people who were also making lifestyle changes. She also started writing a blog about her weight loss journey, which was very therapeutic.

The Reward
When Kaci went back for her high school’s homecoming, her grandma didn’t recognize her. Once her grandma figured it out, she cried.

Kaci’s Tips
Make a goal. Sticking to your goals is key. “I never miss an exercise day and I never ‘cheat’ on one of my goals.”

Keep a schedule! Wake up and go to bed at the same time every day, and work out when you’re supposed to. “It’s important to keep a routine no matter what time of year it is.”

Start fresh every day. “[When] I have a setback, I erase it from my mind immediately.”

Source: fitbie

Originally posted 2012-03-28 18:39:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

35 Comments

  1. Linda Creel

    September 14, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    need help loosing 40 lbs please

  2. Audrey Wheeler

    September 14, 2015 at 8:08 am

    <3

  3. Madiha Khan

    September 14, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Wow great

  4. Jodie Card Nystrom

    September 14, 2015 at 7:29 am

    WOW you look fantastic!

  5. Delgado Gonzales Maria

    September 13, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Geez it seems so easy for others… congrats

  6. Tyanna Geller

    September 13, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Michelle Morris Sherrer no diet soda, hmmm

  7. Marie Johnson

    September 13, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    You look fantastic!!

  8. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    September 13, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Congrats

  9. Reeny Ormsby

    September 13, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    it looks like the 1st pic was taken second to me lol the young girl is older, in the 1st pic hahah are trying to pull a shonky?? hhahahahaha

  10. Tristen Pehrson Jones

    June 17, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Amazing job!!

  11. Seanna Caddell

    June 17, 2015 at 12:11 am

    This is amazing and so encouraging congrats great job

  12. Seanna Caddell

    June 17, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Timelines would be helpful within the posts

  13. Yadira Velasco

    June 16, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Congrats

  14. Jennifer TruDiamond Hall

    June 16, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Melissa Hall Powell

  15. Betty Brown

    June 16, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    You look great!

  16. Helen Nkrumah

    June 16, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Amazing it’s feels fantastic when you lose weight I have lost 11 kilos myself by walking and eating healthy anyone can do it

  17. Cherise Brown

    June 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Amazing transformation.

  18. Evette Harris

    June 16, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Excellent job- very inspiring

  19. Joyce Wilbur

    June 16, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Congratulations what a great job you have done. You look wonderful !!

  20. Angie Guthrie Stine

    June 16, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    u go girl!

  21. Travis-Monica L Riley

    June 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I want to learn how & what to do I need to lose at least 60lbs. Can u help?

  22. Angela Owsley Bevans

    June 16, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Thank you for the encouragement! Way to go!

  23. Maryanne Derricks

    June 16, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Awesome job!! Your determination really shows!!

  24. Stephanie Daniels

    June 16, 2015 at 10:20 am

    REALLY? JUST WALKING AND NOT EATING AFTER 7 CONGRATULATIONS!!!#

  25. Mindy Cohen

    June 16, 2015 at 10:15 am

    awesome!

  26. Dale Moffitt

    June 16, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Awesome

  27. Travis-Monica L Riley

    June 16, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Wow!

  28. Latresia Sullivan Johnson

    June 16, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Amazing, congrats!

  29. Julie Brim

    June 16, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Nice!!!

  30. Heather Pierson Kellogg

    June 16, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Great job! Congratulations!

  31. Kelli Moe

    June 16, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Congratulations! You have just motivated me on what I need to do.

  32. Toni Stevens

    June 16, 2015 at 8:57 am

    You look amazing!!

  33. Pamela Lynn Mittelsteadt

    June 16, 2015 at 8:56 am

    ME TOO !! Walk on !!

  34. Courtney Kernodle

    June 16, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Luci Spitler

  35. Mary Capasso-Newman

    June 16, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Great job you look amazing!

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