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I Lost Weight: After A Wake-Up Call Diagnosis, Carrie Moran Lost 170 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: After A Wake Up Call Diagnosis, Carrie Moran Lost 170 PoundsName: Carrie Moran

Age: 28
Height: 5’8″
Before Weight: 320 pounds

How I Gained It: At age 6 I had a growth spurt that made me noticeably bigger than my peers. I spent my youth on the heavy side. When I graduated high school, I managed to lose some weight and was down to around 160 pounds. I gained weight steadily through my first two to three years of college. I was eating a lot of meals out and not getting much exercise. I primarily ate fried foods and drank a lot of soda and other calorie-filled beverages.

Breaking Point: When I was 21, I was starting to have knee pain and trouble breathing while I took even short walks on campus. I had to get to all of my classes early to find a desk I could fit into. I went to the doctor about my shortness of breath and found out I weighed 320 pounds. I’d never seen the scale go over 300 pounds prior to that, and it was a huge wake-up call. During the same doctor’s visit I did a blood test and the results showed that I had nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which meant my liver was in danger of becoming cirrhotic. I decided then that I had to change my lifestyle.

How I Lost It: The first thing I did was visit my on-campus nutritionist. She introduced me to the concept of tracking my food intake and making meal plans. I was shocked by the amount of calories in some of my favorite foods, like chicken tenders and bacon and cheese omelets. I immediately decided to stop drinking soda and quickly realized fried foods weren’t an option either. I used a calorie-counting website and kept my intake around 1,600 calories per day. I learned to cook and to enjoy eating more foods, and lost the first 70 pounds within about six months.

That was late in 2006. I stopped eating fast food in 2007. I started exercising regularly in 2010 and took up running in 2011. In 2012, I switched to an entirely plant-based diet, and now I exercise six to seven days a week. I maintain a blog about my journey. I am currently training for my first half-marathon.

After Weight: 150 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-05 13:26:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

62 Comments

  1. Jacqueline Yesudas

    March 11, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Wow. Seems impossible. But Yippeeee! It is

  2. Diana Rollison

    March 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Great job!

  3. Mary Capasso-Newman

    March 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Wow you look great !

  4. Mary Rivera

    March 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Beautiful Congratulations

  5. Marina Lebid

    March 11, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Вау

  6. Trudy Lowther Hess

    March 11, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Congratulations! You’re an inspiration!

  7. Linda Rikard Gordon

    March 11, 2015 at 11:51 am

    encouraging!! Thanks!

  8. Tess Kurczeski Schneider

    March 11, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Great job. Be proud of yourself.

  9. Shayna Wilcomb

    March 11, 2015 at 10:58 am

    You look fantastic!

  10. Stacey Williams

    March 11, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Way to go!!!

  11. Bev Messa-Prigge

    March 11, 2015 at 9:57 am

    good for you

  12. Gwen Gilbert

    March 11, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Way to go 🙂

  13. Ronald Davies

    March 11, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Gratz.

  14. Jill Bomer DeTavernier

    March 11, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Have a great race!!

  15. Pamela Stalion Tojek

    March 11, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Way to go, Carrie!

  16. Marika Eggington

    March 11, 2015 at 4:16 am

    amazing

  17. Robyne Chabant

    March 11, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Amazing!! you must feel so great!!!

  18. James F. Alger

    March 11, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Congratulations……looking great and I bet your feeling even better…..?

  19. Lisa L. L. Lowery

    March 11, 2015 at 3:09 am

    You are a inspiation to me just starting this journey.

  20. Jennifer Sawyer

    March 11, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Congrats!

  21. Sonya O. Robertson

    March 11, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Keep up the great work!

  22. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    March 11, 2015 at 1:02 am

    You look great

  23. Nancy Hodgson

    March 11, 2015 at 12:47 am

    What an accomplishment! !

  24. Vanessa Cruz Torluemke

    March 11, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Congrats!

  25. Sheh Ju Mao

    May 25, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Amazing,need strong will to do it.good for you.

  26. Janet Maldonado

    May 24, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Great job! Congratulations! You look Great! I bet you feel better and healthier!
    I’m working to lose my weight as well and realize it will take time. I have already lost 23 lbs.in 4 months and still going! I will remember your achievement and continue to tell myself that I too can do it! Thank you and keep heathy! God Bless!

  27. Michelle Harwood Dero

    May 24, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Way to go!! I need some inspiration and you guys rock!!!

  28. Andrea Goldman

    May 24, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Wow! Congrats girl! You look fab!

  29. DebRocka LoveZumbatoo Williams-Hangen

    May 24, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Congratulations!!!

  30. Rosewitluv Richardson-coleman

    May 24, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Well done!!

  31. Lauren Medlin

    May 23, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    How did you get rid of the extra skin?

  32. Barbara Ann Harakal

    May 23, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Looking good girl! Keep it up!

  33. Neva Pesce

    May 23, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I need help please

  34. Melissa qualls

    May 23, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I’m a 39 year old mother who weighs 215lbs I’m trying to lose weight but I also have diabetes type 2 and high bold pressure and now I have a under active thyroid and I’m on medicine for all that and now they found out I’m anemic so I have to start taking iron 325mg a day. I just want to lose weight but it’s so hard . Any advice will help.

  35. Carol Richardson

    May 23, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Beautiful

  36. Doreen Davies

    May 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Well done

  37. Kate Kohorst

    May 23, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Way to go, you look good!

  38. Freda Stevenson

    May 23, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Inspiration!

  39. Tina Williams Derhammer

    May 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    GOOD FOR YOU!

  40. Mary Lou Longley

    May 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Truly an inspiration!

  41. Jane Firewoman

    May 23, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Awesome …. thanks for the insparation!

  42. Dawn Tighe Grant

    May 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Great Job.

  43. Maureen McKibbin

    May 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Good girl. Looking good. I am counting my calories also, but going down very slow.

  44. Kyle M. Thomas

    May 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    The Weigh We were.com…How do I get featured for your page..my name is Benita Albert and I have lost 110Lbs through exercise and changing my eating habits..I wanted the surgery but my insurance refused to help…I was 415 and I weighed in today at 305!!!..Goddd isss sooo good! CONGRATS TO YOU CARRIEEEEE….YOU ARE MOTIVATION FOR ME!!!

  45. Sharon Pearson

    May 23, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    You go girl! 🙂

  46. Carrie Elizabeth Pichardo

    May 23, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Wow, thanks for the inspiration!

  47. Maria Gonzalez

    May 23, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    You look great

  48. Billie Jean Millen

    May 23, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Well done, Carrie!

  49. Deb Jo Heck

    May 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    So inspiring!

  50. Jason Cyphus

    May 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    OMFG! Brilliant!

  51. Jewel Alpeter

    May 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you for sharing ur story. Very inspiring. You look beautiful.

  52. Jackie Martin

    May 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    You look maaahveless !!! Well done

  53. LeeAnne Duffy

    May 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    You look awesome!

  54. Cj Moore

    May 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    BRAVO !

  55. Megan Ollis

    May 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Wow

  56. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    May 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Those pictures are really inspiring!

  57. Geneva Van Pelt

    May 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Way to go Carrie!!!

  58. TamaraMichael Clevenger

    May 23, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Beautiful!

  59. Barbara Bonk

    May 23, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Omg u look amazing

  60. Zahera Yousofzoy

    May 23, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Inspiring

  61. Melissa Moreno

    May 23, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Awesome Congratulations!!!

  62. Chanel Rankin

    May 23, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Tony Rankin did they tell you that you had that liver condition? Read story.

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