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I found ME at 32

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NAME : Britt
BEFORE WEIGHT : 257
AFTER WEIGHT : 204
POUNDS LOST : 53

WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
I have always been on the “bigger” side, but about 12 years ago I started gaining weight really quickly and later found out that I have PCOS and a thyroid problem.

HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
I had zero confidence in myself and it affected every aspect of life. I had no energy, no desire to do anything. I hated looking at myself in the mirror. I felt unattractive to my husband and I was embarrassed to go to school events because I didn’t want to be the fat mom.

WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
The turning point was when I saw a picture of me and I didn’t recognize myself and how much weight I had gained. My health was awful. My cholesterol was in the 300’s, I had tachycardia, and my cardiovascular health was at a 7. Currently my cholesterol is 108, I know longer have tachycardia and my cardiovascular health is at a 2.6.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I started doing TurboFire and eating healthier foods, calorie intake and watching my portions.

HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
Amazingly I lost my first 30 lbs in 90 days and with having PCOS and thyroid problems that was a huge accomplishment.
In the past I tried everything even getting the lapband and that never helped. I felt like I was gonna be stuck like this forever

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
I had to overcome myself. I had to realize that I could do it and I deserved to be healthy. I needed to learn to love myself and put myself first. My support system was strong for the most part. I did go through some ups and downs in some friendships, but I had to learn to move on.

DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
I felt like giving up numerous times, but I had to remember why I started and that plus seeing results kept me going. Getting my health back kept me going

DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
I did. In order to overcome them I just had to keep pushing through. I know sometimes I had to switch up my calorie intake and change up my exercises.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
I still have 25 lbs left to lose, but it took me about 90 days to lose the first 30lbs.

DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
I have done three 5ks and just registered for my 4th. I went from a size 18 to a size 10-12. I also quit smoking cigarettes after 10 years of smoking

WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I drink my shakeology, eat lots of veggies and protein. I have really learned to watch my sugar intake because it become an addiction for me and I crave it. When I was heavier I always ate what I wanted and always ate sweets.

HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I was not working out or doing much physical activity when I was heavy, but now I workout everyday and strength train regularly as well as run 5ks, hike, walk and just try and do more physical activity when I can

MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS

  1. Drink tons of water. I try to drink 100 oz a day
  2. Even if you don’t see any results on the scale that doesn’t mean you aren’t losing inches. Muscle weighs more than fat
  3. Sugar is considered to be more addictive than heroin and so limit your sugar intake.
  4. One of the best things I have learned is that “diet” is 80% of the equation and so always watch your portions and don’t deprive yourself. This is a lifestyle change and so find a healthy way to eat that you can maintain
  5. Your journey not only changes your pusillanimous appearance, but it changes you internally. Embrace the journey

Originally posted 2016-04-20 14:29:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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