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How I lost 130 pounds and kept it off!

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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 | How I lost 130 pounds and kept it off!May 2008. I had been separated from my ex-husband for two years and the stress of dealing with the financial mess he left pushed my weight up to 320 pounds.

I’ve been overweight since I was five years old. I have lost weight on diets and always, always gained it back, so, by this point, I had pretty much given up hope of ever even being close to a normal weight again. With a sedentary job and my age (48) I thought “This is it, this is the way I will look the rest of my life.”

One day, though, I was on MySpace (minding my own businss) when a person wrote to me and said “Would you like to be friends?”

I thought at first this person was promoting themselves because they were a professional entertainer.(not a famous one, but definitely someone who makes their living in that field)

I wrote back, “Sure, I’ll be your friend” and much to my surprise they wrote back! After a few letters back and forth, he said he wanted to see a full-length picture of me. When I sent it, his response was..

“YOU’RE TOO F#@!ING FAT!”

At first I thought “Wow, that is so rude!” But I also could not help but think “Wow, unfortunately, they have a point!”

So, this person, who lives in California, who I’d never met, started calling me every day. Sometimes several times a day to make sure I was eating right and loosing weight.

At first, I thought it was silly. I mean, me? Loose weight for good? Without a diet? All this person asked is that I try to pick the healthiest and best thing for me every time I ate and to start exercising in some minimal way.

And much to my shock, it started working!!

I ate vegetables when before I would snack on chips and candy. I kept it simple. I did not do a diet where I had to count carbs, etc. I just tried to make the best choices every day and keep my intake to a certain number of calories. I also ran for the first time in 25 years.

This person and I started on a journey together and decided that when I got most of my weight off, I would come out and visit. I’d never been to California, much less to Hollywood, and the idea helped me through the rough spells when I wanted to eat.

Then, a year after we met, my friend had a stroke. I flew out and we finally talked face to face. He was making a good recovery, and I could tell part of that was knowing that I was depending on him to be there for me for the rest of the time I needed him to help me.

I’m about 50 pounds away now from my goal weight. I admit after I lost the first 100 pounds I became frightened that I would gain the weight back, but, with the help of my friend I’ve kept the weight off for over a year now. A FIRST! and I’m slowly going in the right direction.. headed down the scale, not up.

 

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Originally posted 2015-02-10 20:00:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2 Comments

  1. wendy

    February 14, 2015 at 2:10 am

    love all the reading

  2. wendy

    February 14, 2015 at 2:09 am

    great fantastic stories thank you so much and well done to all the ladies you are all winners

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