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I Lost Weight: April Dixon Was Inspired By Her Father To Exercise And Lost 135 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: April Dixon Was Inspired By Her Father To Exercise And Lost 135 PoundsName: April Dixon

Age: 25
Height: 5’4″
Before Weight: 260 pounds

How I Gained It: I had always been overweight throughout my childhood. I was over 100 pounds when I was five years old. The students at school would tease me because of my weight. I would be embarrassed to go out in public because I was paranoid of what others thought of me. I always turned to food for comfort. Food was my best friend that I could always depend on. I used to eat a lot of fast food. Breakfast was my favorite meal. I was over 200 pounds at the age of 10.

One day when I was 16 I looked in the mirror and cried. I felt so disgusted because I had allowed myself to get so big. I made a decision to do something about my weight.

I started walking at the park with my dad. I participated in more activities in school, including basketball, softball, swimming and ballet. But I still struggled with my eating habits, and when I went to the doctor, my heart dropped. The scale read 260 pounds. I couldn’t believe that all my efforts had failed! The doctor was concerned about my weight and explained to me that I was at risk of becoming diabetic. I decided to give up, because I felt losing weight was a waste of time.

Breaking Point: Someone made a comment about my weight loss at the end of my junior year in high school. That gave me courage to get on the scale again. I had lost 20 pounds without diet or exercise! I decided to make a real commitment to lose weight over the summer.

How I Lost It: Every day, I walked five miles on the treadmill. I changed my eating habits by taking only small portions of food. For breakfast, I would eat old-fashioned oatmeal without sugar or butter, with two slices of bacon and fruit such as peaches, apples, grapes and bananas. For lunch, I would eat grilled chicken salads and fruit. For dinner, I would eat steamed vegetables, grilled chicken and salads. The only fluid I would drink was water.

I continued to exercise every day and sometimes changed my exercise routine. I would do 30 to 45 minutes of aerobic videos, and every week or two, I would weigh myself. Sometimes I would lose five pounds in a week, sometimes more. I had to buy a new wardrobe. I joined a fitness club, and worked out there three days a week lifting weights, running on the treadmill, doing sit-ups and push ups and using the bicycles.

I entered into my senior year in high school 135 pounds lighter! I went from a size 22 to a size six. I’ve lost 28 inches off my waist and 22 inches off my hips and thighs. My family, friends and teachers were amazed at how much weight I had lost during that summer.

I am now a size 4. My goal is to help people who are overweight to overcome their struggles on losing weight. There are times when I crave for certain foods, but I learn to control my eating habits. I have kept the weight off for eight years now, and I continue to exercise three days a week. I use a website called weightathon.com to stay inspired and motivated. I became a vegetarian five years ago. I could have given up — but I chose to lose weight and never give up.

After Weight: 125 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-08 06:10:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2 Comments

  1. wilma

    October 14, 2014 at 3:06 am

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