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How Mindfulness Helped Kathleen Fee Lose 140 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 | How Mindfulness Helped Kathleen Fee Lose 140 PoundsName: Kathleen Fee

Age: 51
Height: 5’7″
Before Weight: 296 pounds

How I Gained It: I was the queen of unconscious eating and drinking. I rarely paid attention to what I put in my mouth. Sadly, for a very long time, I just didn’t care.

Breaking Point: At my annual physical, my doctor told me that I had over 100 pounds to lose and if I didn’t get it off by age 50, it was never coming off. I didn’t believe I had that much weight to lose, because I never allowed him to tell me how much I weighed, but I trusted him because he had helped me overcome so many things already. That was in December, and by the new year, I was ready.

How I Lost It: I lost my weight through diet and exercise. My sister wanted to join Weight Watchers in January, so I thought I would go with her and try to lose 20 pounds or so. The weight came off slowly.

At about a year and a half in, and still with 70 pounds to go, I was stuck! I was at a plateau, and I was about to give up. Then I discovered Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien and her daily emails. She saved me and my weight loss journey. I was able to lose the next 70 pounds using her cookbooks and emails. I still use her recipes today to maintain my weight.

As for exercise, I started out walking the floor at work. Nobody really knew at first what I was doing. I would just lap around for 10 minutes at a time. Then, as I lost more weight, I was able to walk all three floors and the stais. Then I started walking outside. As the weight dropped off, I used the Couch to 5K app and eventually became a runner. I have completed numerous smaller races, a half-marathon and a sprint triathlon. What an unbelievable gift running has been. Each time I cross a finish line, I am not the same woman. I am healthier, stronger, more determined and fierce.

My life is so different now because I walk through it conscious, aware and happy, whereas before my only goal was to be numb. I am conscious about what I eat, what I drink, how my body looks and most importantly how it feels. I am also really conscious about other people and their relationship with their bodies. I want them to have what I have. Being able to help people love themselves again as a life coach and through my own personal experiences has been so awesome. Weight loss was really a journey about finding me, and in the process, I got healthy and happy.

After Weight: 156 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-05 06:18:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

58 Comments

  1. Chantal Bonneau

    July 18, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    As long as mindfull.. Is Real food that keeps your insulin low.. Anyone will loose weight… Thst is science with mindfull eating…

  2. Sylvie Monette Chartrand

    July 17, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Congrats….I need to loose 140 pounds and I have a hard time. Since i found out the I became diabetic I’m mad very mad…I need help…..Thank you Kathleen for you story….I know have hope for me….

  3. Alexis Yarbrough Drake

    July 17, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Kathleen…you look amazing!!

  4. Bonnie King

    July 17, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    🙂

  5. Cherise Brown

    July 17, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Wonderful.

  6. Debbie Beattie

    July 17, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Wow

  7. Mozhgan Akhtar

    July 17, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    great

  8. Brenda Moore

    July 17, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    That good

  9. Trish Hardy

    July 17, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    You look awesome

  10. Rachel Anne Hicks

    July 17, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Wow!

  11. Rebecca Smith

    July 17, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    good job

  12. Deb Owensby

    July 17, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Wonderful…..

  13. Gwen Gilbert

    July 17, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Well done 🙂

  14. Mary Hake Christman

    July 17, 2015 at 8:14 am

    You look amazing!

  15. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    July 17, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Awesome

  16. Cher West

    July 17, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Fantastic good for you

  17. Sandra Procario

    July 17, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Awesome!!

  18. Karen Tabor

    July 17, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Your an inspiration, and you look FABULOUS. Thanks for sharing

  19. Colin Hinze

    July 17, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Well done

  20. Christi Morgan

    July 17, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Way to go!!!

  21. Vanessa Cruz Torluemke

    July 17, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Wow! Congrats!

  22. Michelle Pollard-Vaughan

    July 17, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Looking good

  23. Sandra Sinclair Chittum

    July 17, 2015 at 12:33 am

    You look terrific!

  24. MaryCara Ferdinando

    July 17, 2015 at 12:28 am

    So inspiring!! You go girl!

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    July 17, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Wow you look amazing

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  27. Deborah Alexander

    July 17, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Awesome

  28. Yvonne Villalobos

    July 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    awesome job (y)

  29. Lisa Larson

    July 1, 2014 at 7:03 am

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  30. Tammy B. Havard

    June 30, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Hey I know how you felt on your weight loss journey I’m still on my journey of losing weight I have 100 to go I’ve lost 130 in 21/2years and my husband & I were blessed with a beautiful little boy now we have our family complete even thou our 2 children are 24 years apart we are very proud to have them both they are both a blessing congrats on your weight loss

  31. Dana Gamboeck Schaeffer

    June 29, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I really envy these ladys who can run, I cannot due to a hip replacement, I feel doomed at this point.

  32. Lisa Hoppel Proulx

    June 29, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Very inspiring! You look great.

  33. Linda Thompson

    June 29, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Wow! You are so beautiful!! Your such an inspiration! Way to go!!

  34. Freda Stevenson

    June 29, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Wow! You look great

  35. Lucy Wong Rainey

    June 28, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    You look AMAZING!!!! Such an inspiration!!!!

  36. Donna Skon Wortman

    June 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    So freakin awesome!!!

  37. Ebony Soblessed Sweeting Kelley

    June 28, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    What a blessing!

  38. Ebony Soblessed Sweeting Kelley

    June 28, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    What a blessing!

  39. Kathy Clark-Corturillo

    June 28, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Love my C25K app and the MyFitness Pal app. 30# so far and I feel amazing!

  40. Debi Hartman

    June 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    How inspiring I am trying myself to loose 150 pounds. Your story gives me hope:)

  41. Leontyne Steele

    June 28, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Deborah, great job! Looking good.

  42. Janie Garcia

    June 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Wow blessing to everyone

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    June 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Brooke Hill Moore I can help send me a friend request! 🙂

  44. Carla Martin Furches

    June 28, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Wow, Inspiring!!!!!!

  45. Lillie Locklear

    June 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Great job!

  46. Brenda Croft Smith

    June 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Love your story!! You look Fab!!:-))

  47. Donna Gray

    June 28, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Awesome

  48. Keshia Rawle

    June 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Your story is such a beautiful one! You look GREAT!

  49. Phalla Lam

    June 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    You look fantastic!

  50. Elizabeth Urgell

    June 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I’m on week 5 of the 5k running app!

  51. Brooke Hill Moore

    June 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Awesome ! I need to moose weight but do t know where to start

  52. Brooke Hill Moore

    June 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Awesome ! I need to moose weight but do t know where to start

  53. Tonya King Wyatt

    June 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I also became a runner after losing 80 lbs…this brought tears to my eyes.

  54. Michelle Pollard-Vaughan

    June 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    WTG!!! You look good!!!

  55. Indira Kanikella

    June 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Supb no words

  56. Debra Avis

    June 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Kathleen you look AWESOME!!!! Your hard work shows!!!!

  57. Jane Firewoman

    June 28, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Amazing!

  58. Jackie Makowsky Whitworth Bourland

    June 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    That’s awesome! You look great! This article inspires me to continue on to Week 2 of C25K.

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