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I Lost Weight: Brittany Lacayo Committed To Healthy Eating And Lost More Than 130 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: Brittany Lacayo Committed To Healthy Eating And Lost More Than 130 PoundsName: Brittany Lacayo

Age: 21
Height: 5’6″
Before Weight: 254 pounds

How I Gained It: Coming from a family that is a little on the heavy side, I was always brought up around fattening, unhealthy foods, like sodas, candy, chocolate, pizza, etc. It was not healthy. It was only contributing to a deathly lifestyle. I did not want to be the overweight girl anymore. I wanted to live a long, happy life. One to be proud of.

Breaking Point: It was a cold, hard slap to the face when I stepped on the scale to see how much I weighed. I realized I was not just overweight, I was obese for a girl my height. I was so close to being 300 pounds it scared me. If I did not do anything, I could be close to dying. So I knew immediately from that day forward that I had to stop doing what I was doing and get my life together.

How I Lost It: I cut out all sugary drinks, sweets, pizza and fast food. I stuck to more appropriate choices, like chicken, salad, fish, oatmeal, brown rice, whole grains, apples, strawberries and blueberries. My food plan was strict, and I made sure to eat small meals throughout the day. And I do allow myself once a week to enjoy something that I love, whether it be pizza or ice cream.

I also exercised three to five times a week. When I first started, I decided to go to the gym with my father whenever I could. I lost 20 pounds just going to the gym on the weekends and eating healthier. But I knew I needed to speed things up a little, so I tried exercising at home. I would run three or four times a week and still stick to my eating habits. Now, I enjoy running so much that I make it a daily habit and still eat appropriately. I do sometimes go to the gym with my father, and I use the treadmill or the elliptical to help with toning and maintaining my weight.

I realized that after losing so much weight there is some major toning to do. I use most of the machinery at the gym to help with my legs and arms, or when I am at home I use my weights to help with my arms.

I was amazed to know that I could do this on my own. I always saw stories on TV and thought, “That is not me. I can not do that. It is just not possible.” But it is. It is possible, and I made it possible. I lost another person, as much as I weighed. I was two people in one. And now, I am just myself, just as beautiful as I have always been, but healthier. And I am incredibly proud of myself and my success. It is a true test of patience and belief. And in the end, it all works out for the best. A year later and I am the healthy person I aspired to be — and so much more.

After Weight: 117 to 124 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

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2 Comments

  1. Tina

    May 15, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I love, love, love this story because she is so close to me in age. I don’t have to wait until I have kids and am married to make a change. I just have to find strength and proceed!

  2. Janelle

    April 2, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am 10lbs away from where you started and its great to see someone about the same size and height do it the right way with no surgeries or pills. I am inspired!

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