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I Lost Weight: A Family Picture On Facebook Inspired Melody Millay To Lose 100 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 | I Lost Weight: A Family Picture On Facebook Inspired Melody Millay To Lose 100 Pounds

Name: Melody Millay
Age: 28
Height: 5’4″
Before Weight: 265 pounds
After Weight: 165 pounds

How I Gained It: My brothers and sister were always involved in sports, but I was very lazy as a child, and I had no desire to play any sports of my own. I grew up not knowing how to eat healthy because the house was always stocked full of junk food and soda.

When I went to college I started to pack on the pounds. It didn’t help that the relationships I was in weren’t very healthy, so I was both physically and mentally out of shape. I never felt comfortable in my own skin. I hated dressing up for teaching experiences in the classroom because I knew the kids would be brutal and honest about how I looked and dressed.

Breaking Point: I saw a picture from Christmas 2008 that my sister had posted on Facebook and MySpace that was me at my worst. I was so embarrassed that I didn’t even want that picture on there. I couldn’t believe that I had allowed myself to gain that much weight.

I knew then that I had to get up and move and do something better for myself. I’ve always wanted to wear cute clothes, run 5Ks and feel proud and confident. I used that photo as my motivator from then on to learn how to eat right and workout daily.

How I Lost It: I researched tons of websites and bought tons of books to help me figure out how to learn to eat clean. I cut out a lot of processed foods and soda altogether. I bought several workout DVDs and started walking to help provide a variety to my routine. Changing it up every couple of months helped change the muscles in my body.

I became a Beachbody coach to hold myself accountable for my journey, as well as help others with their own. It’s been five years since I fully committed to becoming the person I’ve always wanted to be. I’ve had ups, downs and many injuries along the way, but I never gave up on myself! I’ve had tons of support from family and friends. Listening to their encouraging words has helped me stay committed. I’m very close to my ultimate goal, and I’m hoping to reach it by my 29th birthday! I plan on training for local 5Ks in the future!

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-05 15:14:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

43 Comments

  1. Theresa Padovano

    February 8, 2017 at 3:21 am

  2. Theresa Padovano

    February 8, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Congratulations

  3. Dianne Suzuki

    February 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Fabulous job!!!

  4. Margaret Gaskell

    February 7, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Great job you look fabulous

  5. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    February 7, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Good for you!!!

  6. Colin Hinze

    July 14, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Well done

  7. Janet Cruver

    July 14, 2015 at 11:04 am

    looking good girl….keep it going!!

  8. David Hartman

    July 13, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I love these stories !!!

  9. Billie Sanders

    July 13, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Awesome

  10. Karen Enslin Dukerich

    July 13, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    You look fabulous Melody!

  11. Melody Millay

    July 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing my story. You can go here:https://www.facebook.com/CoachMelody for health/fitness support and to continue to follow my journey!

  12. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    July 13, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I wish our niece would do what you did. She’s morbidly obese and almost 29 with a great job and lots of people love her. She would be gorgeous if she lost 150 lbs. but no one wants to hurt her feelings by talking to her.

  13. Terri McClure

    July 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Way to go healthy and beautiful!

  14. Mary Hake Christman

    July 13, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    You look amazing!

  15. Winter Jones Taber

    July 13, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Melody Millay

  16. GailAnn Diaz

    July 13, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Great job!

  17. Roberta Germain

    July 13, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Wow she looks amazing

  18. Jenn Lilly Fordham

    July 13, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    It was probably very hard to sit down at a table and eat dinner with them. Competing, or placing the same portion sizes on the plate would be too easy to do.

  19. Melody McCollister Kane

    July 13, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    You go girl!!!

  20. Jan Lotter-Steele

    February 8, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    wow!!

  21. Billie Powell

    February 8, 2015 at 12:10 am

    I need help lose weight

  22. Vanessa Cruz Torluemke

    February 7, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Woooo wooooo!

  23. Erin Dentinger

    February 7, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Go girl! Congrats!!!

  24. Brandi Lopes

    May 13, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Good stuff#ugogirl

  25. Mildred Peterson

    May 12, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    me too lazy

  26. Cathy Mckimmey

    May 12, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Great job!! That’s how I lost mine also 😉 makes you feel terrific doesn’t it

  27. Janet Turner

    May 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Inspiring.

  28. Juanita Bowen

    May 12, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    wow so good

  29. Joseph Gillen

    May 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    good job

  30. Stephanie Spuria

    May 12, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Awesome!

  31. Nerys Mancebo

    May 12, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Great job, congrats

  32. Lauren Butts

    May 12, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Me too, Nese Gentry!

  33. Wendy Zimmerman Simmons

    May 12, 2014 at 11:47 am

    applause!!

  34. Alejandrina Torres

    May 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Fantastic job!

  35. Brenda L. Goehring

    May 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Congrats you look great!!!

  36. Nese Gentry

    May 12, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I need to get so motivated so bad but have no energy to get started.

  37. April Locke Olmsted

    May 12, 2014 at 10:25 am

    That’s what I do, I have a before and after picture on my phone screen, great motivation

  38. Tina M. James-Smith

    May 12, 2014 at 10:16 am

    A photo put out there sure will do it. My children posted one yesterday. Makes you seriously take a good look. Great job, hope I have the same great results.

  39. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    May 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful!

  40. Barbara Bonk

    May 12, 2014 at 9:48 am

    U look fab

  41. Marie Steffens

    May 12, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Congrats!

  42. Teri Harris-Naethe

    May 12, 2014 at 9:44 am

    WOW

  43. Virginia Stephens

    May 12, 2014 at 9:42 am

    You look AMAZING….

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