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I Lost 72 Pounds Without a Diet

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Tracy Ring found easy ways to exercise and dropped five dress sizes.

Before: 242 Pounds, Size 20
Now: 170 Pounds, Size 10
Total pounds lost: 72

In January 2007, my friends and I were making resolutions. Mine was to lose a few pounds—no big deal. I’d always been chubby but thought I “carried it well.” I didn’t know how wrong I was: when I stepped on the scale, it read 242 pounds. I was heavier than some football players!

The next day, I hit the gym. I managed to find a treadmill behind a pole, so nobody could see me work out. To avoid feeling self-conscious, I started going to the gym at odd hours (like 3 a.m.!) and tried different routines like Spinning, weight lifting, yoga, and cycling. And I used a Polar heart-rate monitor to push myself to burn more calories.

Dieting was a real challenge. As an information-technology consultant, I’m constantly traveling (more than 200 nights a year), and I relied on fast food and chocolate cake to comfort me after long days.

Since my job makes eating out inevitable, I needed to make better choices. I started asking for meats grilled, without sauce or cheese, and salad dressing on the side. I also kept healthy snacks like Larabars in my carry-on and tracked my calorie count (1,500 per day) online, so I wouldn’t overindulge or deprive myself.

After 11 months, I lost 72 pounds. I’m now thinner and healthier than I was in high school!

From size 20 to slim timeline:

• 242 lbs: January 2007-Went to the
gym for the first time in forever.

• 220 lbs: April 2007-Using a heart-rate monitor for motivation works.

• 190 lbs: July 2007-Dropped more than 50 lbs—the weight of my dog, Bailey.

• 175 lbs: October 2007-Completed my first triathlon. What a rush!

• 170 lbs: Now–I’ve kept it off for two-and-a-half years!
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 | I Lost 72 Pounds Without a Diet

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