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I Lost Weight: Elise Huffman Let Go Of A Painful Past And Lost 70 Pounds

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Name: Elise Huffman

Age: 42
Height: 5’3″
Before Weight: 217 pounds
After Weight: 147 pounds

How I Gained It: I was living a very unhealthy lifestyle and it showed all over my body. I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband and two healthy, beautiful kids — but I wasn’t able to fully enjoy my life because of my obesity and all the inner turmoil that came with it. I had no self-confidence. I was holding on to a lot of pain for things that happened in my past. It had affected my weight but it was starting to affect my family life, too.

Even though as a stay at home mom I made three healthy meals a day for my family, I ate terribly. I never ate breakfast. Often I would not eat until 1 or 2 in the afternoon and I would eat late into the night. I fed my stress and loneliness after everyone would go to bed. I would stay up very late watching TV and eating high-fat and high-calorie foods. I was addicted to Coca Cola, drinking four to six cans every day! I often paired Coke with chips and/or chocolate. Sometimes on particularly tough nights I would actually eat a whole fast food meal even though I had eaten dinner with my family earlier in the evening.

Breaking Point: I finally grew so desperate for change I knew I had to try to lose weight and gain control of my life. I had tried and failed many times before, but I had to give it another shot

How I Lost It: First I found a diet that made sense and that I could do. I used the Flat Belly Diet. Today, the first thing I do is eat breakfast! I eat five to six small meals throughout the day made up of all the food groups. I eat as many whole foods as I can, including whole grains, lean proteins, greens and other vegetables, fruits and nuts, and even a little dairy. I eat chocolate every day! It is my special treat to eat just a little dark chocolate or chocolate almond butter. I measure everything!

After a couple of weeks of getting the eating plan down I began using Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home Program on DVD. I walked three miles every day. It was challenging, but doable. The weight started to come off! I noticed I got better at keeping up with her pace the longer I did it. I think starting out slowly with walking was instrumental in getting me physically active. It taught me how to incorporate exercise in my day and created the habit of a daily workout, but it was not so difficult that it left me discouraged.

As my confidence grew and my desire to be active increased I decided I needed to learn how to run. My hubby and kids joined me and we did the Couch to 5K program and ran our first 5K as a family on Thanksgiving Day 2011. My whole family and I crossed the finish line together. It was so special to me. My precious husband and kids have been my biggest cheerleaders!

The weight continued to come off. Earlier this year I seemed to hit a plateau so I hired a personal trainer to shake things up a bit for me. Boy, did she! Now I love to interval train and lift weights. While my weight hasn’t changed that much, my body composition has! I now have so much more muscle, and I love it! As extreme as my physical transformation is, my emotional, mental and spiritual transformation has been even more so. I live with joy and confidence now. I have so much confidence that at 42 years old I walked into a college classroom to take a personal trainer certification class! I knew I’d be the oldest one in there but it’s okay! I have something to share and I want to share it! I look forward to life and the adventures it brings, I’m no longer content to watch it go by!

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-08 06:32:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

34 Comments

  1. Theresa Padovano

    February 23, 2017 at 1:40 am

  2. Theresa Padovano

    February 23, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Congratulations

  3. Donna Garber Stewart

    February 22, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Rebecca Dula, she walks too!

  4. Kristin O'Grady

    February 22, 2017 at 1:09 am

    I do the Leslie Sansone DVD ‘s too. I love Leslie!

  5. Dana Genett Stephens

    February 22, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Great job! 🙂

  6. Tracey Lutgens Calix

    February 22, 2017 at 12:54 am

    I love what you said about adding the weights – it’s so true. You weigh the same but your body composition has changed. I started lifting weights and love it as well. Good job!

  7. Dianne Suzuki

    February 22, 2017 at 12:52 am

    You look wonderful…..keep up the good work!!

  8. Jennifer Petty Samuels

    February 22, 2017 at 12:46 am

    I like seeing someone who is not a 20 something losing weight..at almost 44 it gives me hope!

  9. Charlan Johnson Nowak

    March 1, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Cheryl Boggs this is the one that loss weight with Leslie Sansone Walk at Home videos.

  10. Lisa Book

    February 27, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Great job! I’m addicted to Diet Pepsi, any ideas what I can replace it with? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

  11. Nicole Siebel

    February 27, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Cortney Bartow-Siebel

  12. Bobbie York

    February 26, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Isn’t Leslie great?

  13. Tina Fisher

    February 26, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Sorry I am not giving up my diet cokes.

  14. Patsy G Clark

    February 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I am so happy for you, that’s an amazing accomplishment Elise!!!

  15. Humaira Warsi

    February 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    my story

  16. Humaira Warsi

    February 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    my story

  17. Ericka Owens

    February 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Amazing transformation!

  18. Ericka Owens

    February 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Amazing transformation!

  19. Ronald Davies

    February 26, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Gratz.

  20. Linda Vida

    February 26, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    You can do it to ebony

  21. Jonelle Dunkley

    February 26, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Wow the similarities between our two stories are chilling! I’m so excited for you and happy that you found the right program for you 🙂

  22. Rosemary Santos

    February 26, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. Gwen Gilbert

    February 26, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Well done 🙂

  24. Cindy Mitchell Hord

    February 26, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Leslie Sansone’s in home walking videos are amazing.

  25. Melissa Kropff

    February 26, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Awesome! Great job 🙂

  26. Sherri Eaton

    February 26, 2015 at 7:45 am

    What an inspiring story!! So happy for you

  27. T.j. Jordan

    February 26, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Great job i also took control of my life after two years of realy hard work ive lost So far..152 pounds..it took total of three years but toned in last two…still have ten pounds to go till im 125..but im very happy with my results without anyones help!!! Lots of catdio..walking is best then switched to running great job girl proud of u …wish i had a before body shot to send u compared to my after…Rock on..

  28. Shirley W Meskenas

    February 26, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Wonderful and inspiring story…just proves you can do it at home for at least awhile..

  29. Miriam Jato

    February 26, 2015 at 4:25 am

    You look happy and beautiful.

  30. Pamela Smith

    February 26, 2015 at 4:12 am

    These stories are so inspiring & help keep me motivated. Thx for posting them!!

  31. Alison Beltran

    February 26, 2015 at 3:42 am

    I lost 110 pounds over the course of several years just by moving and moderation. I USED TO work out at 4 o’clock in the morning 5 or 6 days a week. I have had a year long plateau with quite a bit more to lose . I know why I’ve been on this plataea, its for several reasons. You are amazing. I’m just in awe of you. Your story moved me. Your last paragraph made me cry.

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